WWE NXT

WWE NXT
WWE NXT logo.png
The NXT 2.0 logo as of September 14, 2021
Also known asNXT 2.0 (2021-)
GenreProfessional wrestling
Created by
Written byJoe Belcastro
See list of NXT creative writers
Presented by
StarringNXT roster
Opening theme
ComposerWale
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons15
No. of episodes649 (as of November 23, 2021 (2021-11-23))
Production
Producers
Camera setupMulticamera setup
Running time
  • 120 minutes
  • 120–180 minutes
    (TakeOver specials)
Production companyWWE
Release
Original network
Original releaseFebruary 23, 2010 (2010-02-23) –
present
Chronology
Preceded byECW (2006 (2006)–2010 (2010))
FCW (2008–2012)
Related shows
External links
Website
Production website
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WWE NXT, also known as NXT 2.0, is a professional wrestling television program. It is produced by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE, featuring performers from the promotion's NXT brand division. The show currently airs live on Tuesdays at 8 pm ET on the USA Network.

NXT initially debuted in 2010 as a seasonal show which was presented as a hybrid between WWE's scripted live event shows and reality television, in which talent from WWE's developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) participated in a competition to become WWE's next "breakout star", with the help of mentors from WWE's Raw and SmackDown brands. Five seasons of this iteration were broadcast, with Wade Barrett, Kaval, Kaitlyn, and Johnny Curtis as winners.

In June 2012, WWE ended the seasonal competition format and opted to revamp the show as a developmental wrestling program. WWE NXT became the flagship television show of the NXT brand, and has since received a positive reception and high viewership, with praise for its high quality of wrestling[1][2] and captivating storylines particularly from 2014-2018. Many considered NXT to be superior to WWE's flagship shows during that time.[3][4]

The initial version of the show made its debut on Syfy on February 23, 2010, replacing ECW, but was replaced by SmackDown in October. It then aired as an hourly webcast on WWE.com in the United States until June 13, 2012, before it was expanded to international markets on the WWE Network in 2014. In 2019, NXT expanded into a live two-hour program on the USA Network. In September 2021, the show was revamped and rebranded as NXT 2.0.
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  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Beougher, Wyatt (December 15, 2014). "NXT Is the Best Weekly Episodic Wrestling Show Today, Period". 411mania.com. 411mania. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  3. ^ Oster, Aaron (February 26, 2015). "NXT, Where the Women Work". rollingstone.com. Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  4. ^ Chin, Mike. "The Magnificent Seven: The Top 7 WWE Moments of 2015". www.411mania.com. 411MANIA.

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