WWE NXT

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the developmental branch. For the TV show, see WWE NXT (TV series).
WWE NXT
Founded August 2012
Style Professional wrestling
Sports entertainment
Headquarters Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida

WWE NXT, often referred to simply as NXT, is a professional wrestling promotion, a division of the American professional wrestling promotion WWE. It is based in Winter Park, Florida.

While its original purpose was to serve primarily as a developmental division for WWE, NXT has come to be viewed by wrestling writers and fans as its own distinct entity - effectively as a third brand complementing Raw and SmackDown.[1]

Originally holding its shows primarily in the Orlando, Florida area, NXT expanded its reach as time has gone on, having embarked on national and international tours, being praised for its high quality of wrestling,[2][3] captivating storylines, and the opportunities they afford female wrestlers as opposed to on the main roster; the latter of which has led to a change on how women's wrestling is portrayed in WWE.[4][5]

History[edit]

In August 2012, WWE ceased operating Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), its developmental promotion in Tampa, Florida, and began running all of its developmental events and operations at Full Sail University under the "NXT Wrestling" banner. WWE had been using the NXT name for a television program featuring rookies from FCW competing to become WWE main roster members, though the reality television aspects of the show had been dropped earlier in 2012; WWE NXT now serves as the primary television program for the promotion.[6]

On February 27, 2014, NXT held its first live two hour special event called NXT Arrival, which was also the first live in-ring program broadcast on the WWE Network.[7][8][9] Eventually, WWE scheduled more live two-hour special events.[10]

In 2015, NXT promoted its first live events outside of Florida, with an event that was held in March in Columbus, Ohio.[11]

In late February and March 2015, several former NXT trainees previously working within WWE developmental system alleged misconduct by head trainer Bill DeMott, with Judas Devlin and Brandon Traven publicizing complaints which they claimed they had submitted to WWE management about DeMott back in March 2013 when they were still employed with WWE.[12][13] Meanwhile, other ex-trainees like Briley Pierce, Derrick Bateman, and independent wrestler Terra Calaway also made allegations in 2015,[12][13][14][15] while previous allegations made in 2013 by Chad Baxter and Chase Donovan were also noted.[16] They accused DeMott of making trainees perform dangerous drills,[12] physically assaulting and bullying trainees,[12][13] using homophobic and racial slurs amongst other derogatory terms,[13][16] and condoning sexual harassment.[14] WWE released statements regarding some of the claims that came to light in 2013 and 2015 saying that investigations were done and no wrongdoing was found.[12][16] On March 6, 2015, DeMott denied the allegations but resigned from WWE "to avoid any embarrassment or damage" to the company.[14]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Current championships[edit]

WWE NXT
Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days held Location Notes
NXT Championship Shinsuke Nakamura 1 August 20, 2016 38 Brooklyn, New York Defeated Samoa Joe at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 2
NXT Tag Team Championship The Revival
(Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder)
2 June 8, 2016 111 Winter Park, Florida Defeated American Alpha (Jason Jordan and Chad Gable) at NXT TakeOver: The End
NXT Women's Championship Asuka 1 April 1, 2016 179 Dallas, Texas Defeated Bayley at NXT TakeOver: Dallas

Other accomplishment(s)[edit]

Accomplishment Latest winner(s) Date won Location Note
Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe October 7, 2015 Winter Park, Florida Defeated Baron Corbin and Rhyno in the finals to win

Roster[edit]

Male wrestlers[edit]

The Revival - Dash Wilder (left) and Scott Dawson (right)
Ring name Real name Notes
Adrian Jaoude Adrian Jaoude[17] Wrestling on NXT house shows
Akam[18] Sunny Dhinsa[19]
Wolfe, AlexanderAlexander Wolfe Axel Tischer[20] Wrestling on NXT house shows
Andrade "Cien" Almas, Andrade "Cien" Almas[21] Manuel Andrade[22]
Angelo Dawkins, Angelo Dawkins[23] Gary Gordon
Aries, AustinAustin Aries[24] Daniel Solwold Jr.
Roode, BobbyBobby Roode[25] Robert Roode Jr.
Matthews, BronsonBronson Matthews[17] Joshua Bredl Wrestling on NXT house shows
Murphy, BuddyBuddy Murphy[26] Matthew Adams
Cezar Bononi[27] Cezar Bononi Wrestling on NXT house shows
Chris Atkins[28] Christopher Atkins Wrestling on NXT house shows
Dallas Harper[17] Dallas Harper Wrestling on NXT house shows
Dan Matha Daniel Matha[17] Wrestling on NXT house shows
Wilder, DashDash Wilder[29] Daniel Wheeler NXT Tag Team Champion
Dylan Miley[30] Dylan Miley Wrestling on NXT house shows
Samson, EliasElias Samson[31] Logan Shulo Inactive; fractured ankle
Eric Young, Eric Young Jeremy Fritz
Gabriel Ealy[17] Gabriel Ealy Wrestling on NXT house shows
Itami, HideoHideo Itami[32] Kenta Kobayashi
Knox, HugoHugo Knox [33][34] Stuart Tomlinson Wrestling on NXT house shows
Jeet Rama Satender Ved Pal[35] Wrestling on NXT house shows
Kenneth Crawford[20] Kenneth Crawford
Kishan Raftar Lovepreet Sangha[35] Wrestling on NXT house shows
Mada Mada Abdelhamid[36] Wrestling on NXT house shows
Miller, NickNick Miller Michael Nicholls[37][38]
Niko Bogojevic Nikola Bogojevic[38] Wrestling on NXT house shows
Noah Potjes Noah Pang-Potjes[39] Wrestling on NXT house shows
No Way Jose, No Way Jose[40] Levis Valenzuela Jr.[20]
Oney Lorcan, Oney Lorcan Christopher Girard[41]
Patrick Clark Patrick Clark[42] Wrestling on NXT house shows
Rezar, Rezar[43] Gzim Selmani[44]
Rich Swann, Rich Swann Richard Swann[45] Wrestling on NXT house shows
Riddick Moss[46] Michael Rallis Wrestling on NXT house shows
Samoa Joe, Samoa Joe[47] Nuufolau Seanoa
Fulton, SawyerSawyer Fulton[48] Jacob Southwick
Dawson, ScottScott Dawson[49] David Harwood[50] NXT Tag Team Champion
Thorne, ShaneShane Thorne Shane Veryzer[37][38]
Nakamura, ShinsukeShinsuke Nakamura[51] Shinsuke Nakamura[52][53] NXT Champion
Steve Cutler[54] Tommy Maclin Wrestling on NXT house shows
Sabbatelli, TinoTino Sabbatelli[55] Sabatino Piscitelli Wrestling on NXT house shows
Knight, TuckerTucker Knight[56] Levi Cooper Wrestling on NXT house shows
Dillinger, TyeTye Dillinger[57] Ronnie Arneill
Uriel Ealy[17] Uriel Ealy Wrestling on NXT house shows
Blake, WesleyWesley Blake[58] Cory Weston[59]

Female wrestlers[edit]

Ring name Real name Notes
Aliyah, Aliyah[20][60] Nhooph Al-Areebi
Asuka, Asuka[61] Kanako Urai NXT Women's Champion
Billie Kay, Billie Kay[62] Jessica McKay[63]
Binky Blair[38] Bianca Blair Wrestling on NXT house shows
Danielle Kamela[38] Danielle Kamela Wrestling on NXT house shows
Daria[36] Daria Berenato
Moon, EmberEmber Moon[64] Adrienne Reese
Morgan, LivLiv Morgan[65] Gionna Daddio
Rose, MandyMandy Rose[66] Amanda Saccomanno
Cross, NikkiNikki Cross[67] Nicola Glencross
Peyton Royce, Peyton Royce[68] Cassie McIntosh[69]
Lee, SaraSara Lee[17][70] Sara Lee Wrestling on NXT house shows

Other on-air personnel[edit]

Ring name Real name Notes
Ellering, PaulPaul Ellering[71] Paul Ellering Manager of The Authors of Pain
Hall of Famer

Referees[edit]

Ring name Real name Notes
Danilo Anfibio[72] Danilo Anfibio
Wuertz, DrakeDrake Wuertz[73] Drake Wuertz
Eddie Orengo Eddie Orengo

Off-screen personnel[edit]

Backstage personnel[edit]

Ring name Real name Notes
Pearce, AdamAdam Pearce Adam Pearce Trainer[74]
Producer
Berkley Ottman Berkley Ottman Floor manager
Brian Duncan Brian Duncan Head athletic and medical trainer[75][76]
Ceman, CanyonCanyon Ceman Canyon Ceman Vice-president of talent development[77]
Kelley, CathyCathy Kelley[78] Catherine Kelley Backstage correspondent
Backstage interviewer
Scobille, ChrisChris Scobille[79] Christopher Scobille Assistant writer
David Bailey David Bailey General manager of the WWE Performance Center[80]
Brisco, GeraldGerald Brisco Floyd Brisco Recruiter
Hall of Famer[81]
Joe Belcastro Joe Belcastro Lead writer
Albert, JasonJason Albert Matthew Bloom Head trainer
Mikaze Sarath Ton Seamster
Keegan, MickeyMickey Keegan Max Pelham Creative[82]
Smiley, NormanNorman Smiley[83][84] Norman Smiley Trainer
Assistant coach
Brookside, RobbieRobbie Brookside Robert Brooks Trainer[85]
Ryan Katz, Ryan Katz Ryan Katz Associate producer
Promo trainer
Amato, SaraSara Amato[86] Sara Amato Assistant head trainer
Producer
Stock, SarahSarah Stock Sarah Stock Women's trainer[87]
Scotty 2 Hotty, Scotty 2 Hotty Scott Garland Trainer
Sean Hayes Sean Hayes Strength and conditioning coach
Petruzelli, SethSeth Petruzelli Seth Petruzelli Striking coach
Keirn, SteveSteve Keirn[88] Stephen Keirn Trainer
Tara Halaby Tara Halaby Physical therapist
Athletic and medical trainer[75][76]
Taylor, TerryTerry Taylor Paul Taylor lll Trainer
H, TripleTriple H[89] Paul Levesque WWE minority owner
WWE executive vice president (talent/live events/creative)
Senior producer

On-air personalities[edit]

Authority figures[edit]

Authority figures Dates Position
Dusty Rhodes June 20, 2012 – September 12, 2013 Interim General Manager
John "Bradshaw" Layfield September 12, 2013 – July 31, 2014 General Manager
William Regal July 31, 2014 – present General Manager
Michael Cole^ November 25, 2016 (2016 -11-25) – December 16, 2017 (2017-12-16) Interim General Manager
Notes
    1. ^ Michael Cole acted as Interim General Manager of NXT while William Regal recovered from neck surgery.

Commentators[edit]

Commentators Dates
Jim Ross^ and Byron Saxton June 27, 2012 (2012-06-27) – July 4, 2012 (2012-07-04)
Byron Saxton, William Regal and Jim Ross7 July 11, 2012 (2012-07-11) – October 17, 2012 (2012-10-17)
Jim Ross and William Regal June 20, 2012 (2012-06-20)
October 24, 2012 (2012-10-24) – October 31, 2012 (2012-10-31)
Tony Luftman^ and William Regal October 24, 2012 (2012-10-24) – October 31, 2012 (2012-10-31)
Tony Dawson, William Regal, Tom Phillips and Brad Maddox^ 8 November 7, 2012 (2012-11-07) – July 31, 2013 (2013-07-31)
Tony Dawson, William Regal, Tom Phillips and Alex Riley8 August 7, 2013 (2013-08-07) – September 20, 2013 (2013-09-20)
Tom Phillips, William Regal, Byron Saxton, Alex Riley, Jason Albert and Renee Young September 20, 2013 (2013-09-20) – April 3, 2014 (2014-04-03)
Tom Phillips, William Regal, Byron Saxton, Rich Brennan, Alex Riley, Jason Albert and Renee Young April 10, 2014 (2014-04-10) – July 24, 2014 (2014-07-24)
Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, Renee Young, Rich Brennan, Alex Riley and Jason Albert July 31, 2014 (2014-07-31) – September 11, 2014 (2014-09-11)
Rich Brennan, Alex Riley, Jason Albert, Renee Young September 18, 2014 (2014-09-18) – December 11, 2014 (2014-12-11)
Rich Brennan, Alex Riley, Jason Albert, Renee Young and Corey Graves December 11, 2014 (2014-12-11) – January 21, 2015 (2015-01-21)
Rich Brennan, Tom Phillips, Alex Riley, Corey Graves and Jason Albert January 28, 2015 (2015-01-28) – March 4, 2015 (2015-03-04)
Rich Brennan, Tom Phillips, Corey Graves and Jason Albert March 11, 2015 (2015-03-11) – March 18, 2015 (2015-03-18)
Rich Brennan and Corey Graves March 25, 2015 (2015-03-25) – April 22, 2015 (2015-04-22)
August 26, 2015 (2015-08-26) – September 9, 2015 (2015-09-09)
December 30, 2015 (2015-12-30) – January 6, 2016 (2016-01-06)
Rich Brennan, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton April 29, 2015 (2015-04-29) – August 22, 2015 (2015-08-22)
September 16, 2015 (2015-09-16) – December 23, 2015 (2015-12-23)
Tom Phillips and Corey Graves January 13, 2016 (2016-01-13) – present
Notes
  1. ^ Jim Ross largely only called the main event.
  2. ^ The pairings of Dawson and Regal and Phillips and Maddox commentated on alternate shows. Riley replaced Maddox in August 2013 after Maddox became General Manager of Raw.
  3. ^ Tony Luftman and Tony Dawson were the same commentator. Scott Stanford serves as narrator.

Ring announcers[edit]

Ring announcer Dates
Caylee Turner, Summer Rae and Chris Russo June 20, 2012 – October 17, 2012
Howard Finkel Main event, July 29, 2012 (aired on August 29, 2012)
Summer Rae and Byron Saxton October 24, 2012 – February 14, 2013
Byron Saxton, Kendall Skye, Alexa Bliss and Veronica Lane February 21, 2013 – September 19, 2013
Eden Stiles and JoJo September 26, 2013 – October 10, 2014
Byron Saxton and JoJo October 16, 2014 – November 6, 2014
JoJo November 13, 2014 – April 29, 2015
JoJo and Greg Hamilton May 6, 2015 – July 15, 2015
Greg Hamilton, Dasha Fuentes, Mike Rome, Andrea D'Marco and Charly Caruso ^ July 22, 2015 – present
Notes
  1. ^ D'Marco and Caruso are currently announcing at NXT live events.

Television show[edit]

Main article: WWE NXT (TV series)

NXT's eponymous television program is broadcast on the WWE Network in the United States. The show features wrestlers from NXT and WWE.

From 2010–2012, WWE aired a previous version of NXT which consisted of pairing "Rookies" with WWE main roster members (known as "Pros"), with the pairs competing in challenges until there was one sole winner. The winners of the show were Wade Barrett (Season 1), Kaval (Season 2), Kaitlyn (Season 3) and Johnny Curtis (Season 4). After NXT Redemption (Season 5), the show was replaced by the current developmental program.

Production[edit]

NXT, in its original format, was taped in large venues before the SmackDown tapings from 2010–2012. When WWE revamped the show, they moved the tapings to Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida, with the venue known as Full Sail Live. WWE started taping NXT in Florida on May 17, 2012.[90] Tickets are available free for Full Sail students; general admission for non-students is $10.[91]

NXT began airing on the WWE Network on February 27, 2014 with a live event called NXT Arrival. Most broadcasts are one-hour episodes taped once a month; periodically live, two-hour episodes will be produced as part of the NXT TakeOver series of WWE network events.

NXT TakeOver specials[edit]

Event Date Venue Location Main event
NXT Arrival Feb 27, 2014 Full Sail University Winter Park, Florida Bo Dallas (c) vs. Adrian Neville for the NXT Championship
NXT TakeOver May 29, 2014 Full Sail University Winter Park, Florida Adrian Neville (c) vs. Tyson Kidd for the NXT Championship
NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way Sep 11, 2014 Full Sail University Winter Park, Florida Adrian Neville (c) vs. Sami Zayn vs. Tyson Kidd vs. Tyler Breeze for the NXT Championship
NXT TakeOver: R Evolution Dec 11, 2014 Full Sail University Winter Park, Florida Adrian Neville (c) vs. Sami Zayn for the NXT Championship
NXT TakeOver: Rival Feb 11, 2015 Full Sail University Winter Park, Florida Sami Zayn (c) vs. Kevin Owens for the NXT Championship
NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable May 20, 2015 Full Sail University Winter Park, Florida Kevin Owens (c) vs. Sami Zayn for the NXT Championship
NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn Aug 22, 2015 Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York Finn Bálor (c) vs. Kevin Owens in a Ladder match for the NXT Championship
NXT TakeOver: Respect[92][93] Oct 7, 2015 Full Sail University Winter Park, Florida Bayley (c) vs. Sasha Banks in a 30-minute Iron Man match for the NXT Women's Championship
NXT TakeOver: London Dec 16, 2015 SSE Arena London, England Finn Bálor (c) vs. Samoa Joe for the NXT Championship
NXT TakeOver: Dallas[94] Apr 1, 2016 Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Texas Finn Bálor (c) vs. Samoa Joe for the NXT Championship
NXT TakeOver: The End Jun 8, 2016[95] Full Sail University Winter Park, Florida Samoa Joe (c) vs. Finn Bálor in a steel cage match for the NXT Championship
NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II[96] Aug 20, 2016 Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York Samoa Joe (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the NXT Championship

Scheduled upcoming events[edit]

Event Date Venue Location Main event
NXT TakeOver: Toronto[97] Nov 19, 2016 Air Canada Centre Toronto, ON
Canada
NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn (2017) Aug 19, 2017 Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ HHH discusses NXT - 411 Mania.com
  2. ^ Shoemaker, David (December 17, 2014). "The Best Wrestling Show of the Year Wasn't WWE's 'TLC' … It Was 'NXT Takeover: R Evolution'". grantland.com. Grantland. Retrieved February 26, 2015. 
  3. ^ Beougher, Wyatt (December 15, 2014). "NXT Is the Best Weekly Episodic Wrestling Show Today, Period". 411mania.com. 411mania. Retrieved February 26, 2015. 
  4. ^ Oster, Aaron (February 26, 2015). "NXT, Where the Women Work". rollingstone.com. Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 26, 2015. 
  5. ^ Top 7 WWE Moments of 2015 - 411 Mania.com
  6. ^ "WWE News: FCW name being phased out". Wrestling Observer. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 
  7. ^ Meltzer, Dave. "Reported problems related to WWE Network's NXT Arrival show". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 
  8. ^ Caldwell, James. "WWE news: NXT "Arrival" live tonight on the Network - Cena & HBK, two title matches, big names on Pre-Show". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  9. ^ Johnson, Vaughn. "WWE Network issues statement regarding live stream problems of NXT ArRIVAL". Philadelphia Media Network. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  10. ^ "NXT spoilers: Key news & notes for the next set of TV shows leading into "Takedown," plus main roster implications". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved April 26, 2014. 
  11. ^ Caldwell, James (January 14, 2015). "WWE taking NXT out of Florida for big road show". pwtorch.com. PW Torch. Retrieved February 27, 2015. 
  12. ^ a b c d e "Heavy allegations levied against WWE's Bill DeMott, WWE's official response". pwinsider.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  13. ^ a b c d "Second letter of allegations against nxt's Bill DeMott leaks online, Chris Jericho, EC3, others comment on situation". pwinsider.com. Retrieved March 5, 2015. 
  14. ^ a b c "WWE News: Bill DeMott resigns, interim replacement (updated)". f4wonline.com. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  15. ^ "WWE News: Developmental head trainer is under fire again". prowrestling.net. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  16. ^ a b c Powell, Jason. "NXT investigation regarding claims made against Bill DeMott, statement issued by WWE". prowrestling.net. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  17. ^ a b c d e f g "Tough Enough competitors join new class of recruits at the WWE Performance Center". WWE. October 28, 2015. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Akam_WWE". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 
  19. ^ "WWE signs Three New Wrestler". Wrestling Inc. Retrieved 2014-10-26. 
  20. ^ a b c d "WWE Performance Center welcomes new class of recruits". WWE. April 13, 2015. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Andrade "Cien" Almas". WWE. Retrieved 2016-06-15. 
  22. ^ "Manuel Alfonso Andrade Oropeza joins WWE Performance Center". WWE. 2015-11-19. Retrieved 2015-11-19. 
  23. ^ "Angelo Dawkins". WWE. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  24. ^ "Austin Aries". WWE. Retrieved 2016-06-15. 
  25. ^ "Bobby Roode". WWE. Retrieved 2016-08-06. 
  26. ^ "Murphy". WWE. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  27. ^ "WWE Signs Wrestler From Brazil (Photo)". Wrestling inc. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  28. ^ Jason Namako. "Three independent wrestlers reportedly sign WWE NXT deals - Wrestleview.com". wrestleview.com. 
  29. ^ "Dash Wilder". WWE. Retrieved September 2, 2014. 
  30. ^ "Sasha Banks tout new WWE NXT Superstar, Says 'He's going to be Big'". Wrestling inc. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  31. ^ "Elias Samson". WWE. Retrieved December 23, 2015. 
  32. ^ "Hideo Itami". WWE. Retrieved September 12, 2014. 
  33. ^ "New WWE NXT Talent Checks In, Kenta's First In-ring Segment, Randy Savage DVD Update, Santino". 
  34. ^ Scherer, Dave (December 8, 2013). "WWE signs a goalie from the UK, Christian returns Monday, WWE The Musical and more". 
  35. ^ a b "WWE SIGNS TWO INTERNATIONAL TALENTS - PWInsider.com". pwinsider.com. 
  36. ^ a b Johnson, Mike. "WWE Signs More Tough Enough Cast Members". PWInsider.com. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  37. ^ a b "Tag team specialists The Mighty Don't Kneel sign with WWE". WWE.com. March 25, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
  38. ^ a b c d e "WWE Performance Center welcomes new class of recruits". WWE. April 12, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2016. 
  39. ^ "New WWE Signing". PWInsider.com. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  40. ^ "No Way Jose". 2016-04-21. 
  41. ^ "Three independent wrestlers reportedly sign WWE NXT deals-wrestleview.com/author=James Namako". wrestleview.com. 
  42. ^ Johnson, Mike. "WWE Signs Another Tough Enough Competitor". PWInsider.com. Retrieved October 17, 2015. 
  43. ^ "Rezar_WWE". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 
  44. ^ "Photo:WWE Signs MMA Fighter To Developmental Deal". WrestlingInc. Retrieved 2015-05-19. 
  45. ^ Radican, Sean (September 1, 2015). "WWE news:Two independent stand-outs sign with WWE". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  46. ^ "Finn Balor Comments On Samoa Joe, Former Football Player Gets New WWE Name, The Vaudevillians". WrestlingInc. 
  47. ^ "Samoa Joe". WWE. 
  48. ^ "Sawyer Fulton". WWE. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  49. ^ "Scott Dawson". WWE. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  50. ^ "KC McKnight". Cagematch.net. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 
  51. ^ "Shinsuke Nakamura". WWE. Retrieved March 30, 2016. 
  52. ^ Melok, Bobby (February 21, 2016). "Shinsuke Nakamura signs with WWE NXT". WWE.com. Retrieved February 21, 2016. 
  53. ^ Melok, Bobby (January 27, 2016). "Shinsuke Nakamura is coming to NXT". WWE.com. Retrieved January 27, 2016. 
  54. ^ "WWE Signs New Talent, The Miz/Tribute To The Troops Video". eWrestlingNews.com. Retrieved December 15, 2013. 
  55. ^ "Ex-NFL Player Reports To WWE Performance Center, Ambrose & Rollins Table Spot From HIAC (Video)". Wrestling Inc. Retrieved October 27, 2014. 
  56. ^ "Former Amateur Wrestler Training At WWE PC, More Rosebud Identities, SNL Cast Members At RAW". Wrestling, Inc. Retrieved October 8, 2014. 
  57. ^ "Tye Dillinger". WWE. Retrieved May 14, 2014. 
  58. ^ "Wesley Blake". WWE. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  59. ^ Mooneyham, Mike. "Past meets future at wrestlings Funking Conservatory/20120729/PC20/120729225". The Postand Courier. 
  60. ^ Episode 5 of WWE Battle Ground
  61. ^ "Asuka". WWE. Retrieved September 28, 2015. 
  62. ^ "Billie Kay". WWE. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 
  63. ^ "Jessica McKay ProfightDB profile". profightdb.com. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
  64. ^ Johnson, Mike. "WWE Signing Updates". pwinsider.com. 
  65. ^ "New WWE Signings (photos), Total Divas, NFL Player pays tribute to Ric Flair after touchdown (Video).". Wrestling inc. Retrieved October 5, 2014. 
  66. ^ Johnson, Mike. "WWE Signings Update". PWInsider.com. Retrieved September 9, 2015. 
  67. ^ Pappolla, Ryan. "Is NXT recruit Nicola Glencross the 'Best in the Galaxy'? The former Nikki Storm speaks out". WWE.com. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  68. ^ "Peyton Royce". WWE. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 
  69. ^ "Cassie McIntosh ProfightDB profile". profightdb.com. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
  70. ^ Johnson, Mike. "Another Tough Enough competitor appears to have been signed by WWE". PWInsider.com. Retrieved September 15, 2015. 
  71. ^ "Paul Ellering". WWE. Retrieved August 6, 2016. 
  72. ^ "NEW WWE TALENTS SMITH JAMES & DAN ECKOS RECEIVE FAREWELL SENDOFF FROM NYWC". PWInsider.com. 
  73. ^ "WWE NEWS: Drake Younger reportedly signs with WWE, but not as a wrestler?". PWTorch.com. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  74. ^ "Samoa Joe - NXT Thoughts, Another New WWE Signing, Taz, Lana, Owens vs. Cena and Much More". 
  75. ^ a b "Primed and ready: How NXT Athletic Trainers restore the Superstars of Tomorrow". WWE.com. Retrieved September 10, 2014. 
  76. ^ a b "A cutting edge physical therapy and "pre-hab" room helps prevent injuries before they happen". WWE.com. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  77. ^ "Sports and Finance Professional". Canyon Ceman. Retrieved February 10, 2013. 
  78. ^ "Cathy Kelley". WWE. Retrieved 2016-05-20. 
  79. ^ WWE (December 12, 2007). Eddie Guerrero vs Jimmy Jacobs. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  80. ^ "David Bailey Named General Manager of WWE Performance Center". WWE. Archived from the original on April 24, 2014. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  81. ^ "Gerald Brisco". WWE. Retrieved October 27, 2009. 
  82. ^ Middleton, Marc. "WWE Royal Rumble Extended Trailer, Wrestler Now Working NXT Creative, Post-Mania RAW". WrestlingInc. Retrieved December 31, 2013. 
  83. ^ "Norman Smiley". WWE. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  84. ^ "Norman Smiley". WWE. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  85. ^ "PUNK AND CABANA REUNITE FOR CHARITY, NEW WWE SERIES DEBUTS NEXT WEEK, JERICHO, NXT AND MORE NEWS". PWInsider.com. Retrieved September 27, 2012. 
  86. ^ Clapp, John. (March 12, 2014) WWE's secret weapon: How Sara Amato is changing the Divas division. WWE.com. Retrieved on August 18, 2014.
  87. ^ Middleton, Marc. "Kevin Owens Comments On John Cena's Injury, New WWE Performance Casenter Signing Confirmed". WrestlingInc. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  88. ^ "Skinner". WWE. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  89. ^ "Triple H". WWE. Retrieved 2016-06-15. 
  90. ^ "Sold Out WWE Superstar Showdown". Full Sail Blog. May 2012. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  91. ^ "WWE/NXT Live Event". Full Sail Blog. October 2012. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  92. ^ http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/nxt-takeover-october-7-27850381
  93. ^ http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/nxt-takeover-brooklyn-2015-08-22/dusty-rhodes-tag-team-classic-tournament-27849414
  94. ^ Pritchard, Bill. "Triple H Announces NXT Takeover Dallas Live Special; Event Date And Ticket On-Sale Date". Wrestlezone. Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  95. ^ "WWE NXT". Twitter. April 15, 2016. Retrieved April 15, 2016. 
  96. ^ Suleymanov, Mark (September 28, 2015). "WWE NEWS: 'SUMMERSLAM' RETURNING TO BROOKLYN IN 2016/2017". Inquisitr. Retrieved March 8, 2016. 
  97. ^ "NXT: TakeOver added to Survivor Series Weekend in Toronto". WWE. Retrieved September 2, 2016. 

External links[edit]