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WWE NXT

Popular as the developmental division of the WWE, NXT is their third most popular professional wrestling promotion. It was started with an intention to create a space wherein the WWE wrestlers can undergo the complete training before being drafted on the main roster.

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NXT Championship  
Andrade "Cien" Almas   
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Drew McIntyre
NXT Women's Championship  
Ember Moon    
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Kairi Sane
NXT Tag Team Championship  
The Undisputed Era(Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly)
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Eric Young and Killian Dain of Sanity
WWE United Kingdom Championship  
Pete Dunne       
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Tyler Bate


The Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative for WWE, Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque has been the mastermind behind NXT since 2013. He plays a major role in the decision regarding every aspect of the yellow brand. The promotion currently operates under William Regal as their General Manager.

Within few years since its inception, NXT was successful in building its unique identity and became popular as a brand across the wrestling fraternity. In fact, the talented NXT roster as well as high quality wrestling and engaging storylines are considered at par with WWE’s flagship show, Monday Night RAW and SmackDown Live.

Initially, WWE had Florida Wrestling Championship (FCW) serving as the official development territory for the WWE. The FCW was then rebranded in June 2012 and the promotion started organising wrestling events under the name NXT.

NXT Arrival was their first ever two-hour special event and it was broadcasted LIVE on the WWE Network. Soon, these two-hour specials started featuring regularly on the company’s network.

The Florida based wrestling promotion was moving towards unimagined success, one step at a time. In 2015, NXT organised its live events outside Florida for the first time. Not only that, the yellow brand’s enormously popular NXT: Takeover also crossed the international boundaries when pay-per-view was held in London.

In its early days, NXT was quite different from the self-sufficient brand that it became over the years. Back in 2010-2012, the shows were recorded at SmackDown venues. These tapings were done broadcasted via the WWE Network. Since the show was taped before SmackDown, the venues kept changing every week.

However, in 2012, NXT was revamped and the tapings were moved to the Full Sail University. The new venue became popular as Full Sail Live. NXT are shows are of two kinds. The regular one-hour show is pre-taped and is broadcasted on the Network.

Their two-hour special Live shows are produced as a part of the Takeover series. These shows usually precede any of WWE main roster PPV.

NXT has produced several wrestlers who went on to have an incredibly successful career on the main roster. The show has its wrestlers battling it out for four championship belts. The first is the NXT Championship. It is the most important title of the yellow brand and was first won by Seth Rollins.

“The Architect” had a massively successful period in the NXT both as a single wrestler and as the member of the infamous “Shield”. Samoa Joe and Shinsuke Nakamura are the only wrestlers who held the Championship more than once (Both these Superstars had two reigns as the NXT Championship). Joe’s second title reign lasted for only 14 days making it the shortest time period for which the title was held. Finn Balor, however, holds the record of the longest title reign that lasted 293 days.

This championship is currently held by Andrade “Cien” Alma who won it after defeating Drew McIntyre. 

NXT Tag-team Championship is yet another major title in the yellow brand. Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey were the inaugural NXT Tag Team Champions as the British Ambition. Currently, the Tag Team Championship is held by the Undisputed Era including Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly.

The Ascension formed by Conor O'Brian/Konnor and Rick Victor/Viktor has held the Tag Team Championship for the longest period of time. Their title reign of 344 days is almost seven times the shortest reign in the Title’s History. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan of the Wyatt Family have held the title for 49 days and it is the shortest time period for which the title was held by any team.

Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson’s The Revival is the only team to have two reigns in the Championship’s history. 

NXT indeed did a brilliant job in preparing the wrestlers for their main roster debut. The likes of Finn Balor, Seth Rollins, Alexa Bliss, Chrlotte Flair, Big E, Samoa Joe, Kevin Owens and many more can be credited to their time in the developmental territory. These wrestlers made a big name for themselves on WWE RAW and SmackDown and came out as stronger than ever.

This might not be true in the case of few wrestlers who could not find their deserved success on the promotion’s flagship shows. However, the success to failure ratio still speaks highly of the incredible job that NXT does in terms of training the future Superstars. 

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WWE News: Triple H reveals why Adam Cole and EC3 weren't booked at Takeover: Chicago 
Adam Cole and EC3 didn't wrestle in Chicago
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WWE News: Adam Cole reveals his plans for the NXT North American Championship
WWE News: Adam Cole reveals his plans for the NXT North American Championship
Adam Cole has high hopes for the NXT North American Title.
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WWE News: Top NXT Championship changes hands yet again at recent tapings
A major NXT Title has changed hands yet again at the Full Sail University.
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WWE News: Triple H reveals if John Cena will wrestle in NXT
WWE News: Triple H reveals if John Cena will wrestle in NXT
John Cena in NXT? Is that even possible?
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NXT News: *Spoiler* NXT title match made official for Takeover: Brooklyn IV
The card for NXT Takeover: Brooklyn is already taking shape
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WWE News: EC3 opens up about his WWE release back in 2013 
EC3 didn't react well to his first WWE release.
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NXT Spoiler: Women's Championship match set for TakeOver: Brooklyn IV
NXT Spoiler: Women's Championship match set for TakeOver: Brooklyn IV
The first match on the TakeOver: Brooklyn IV card was made official.
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WWE News: Hulk Hogan wants to manage NXT talent, gets epic response
WWE News: Hulk Hogan wants to manage NXT talent, gets epic response
Now this was truly savage!
List of 18 newly signed NXT UK competitors
List of 18 newly signed NXT UK competitors
We take a look at all of the wrestlers we can expect to see on NXT UK
5 match predictions for NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV
5 match predictions for NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV
We've begun the road to NXT's WrestleMania.
WWE News: Triple H and Shawn Michaels open up on John Cena possibly wrestling in NXT
WWE News: Triple H and Shawn Michaels open up on John Cena possibly wrestling in NXT
Could we possibly witness John Cena compete in an NXT ring in the near future?
WWE News: New NXT Tag Team Champions crowned at WWE UK Tournament
WWE News: New NXT Tag Team Champions crowned at WWE UK Tournament
The Undisputed Era was in for a major shock!
WWE News: Triple H comments on The Velveteen Dream's unique entrance from TakeOver: Chicago
WWE News: Triple H comments on The Velveteen Dream's unique entrance from TakeOver: Chicago
Triple H certainly seems to be a big fan of The Velveteen Dream.
WWE Rumor Mill: John Cena's "Chosen one" set to move up to main roster soon?
WWE Rumor Mill: John Cena's "Chosen one" set to move up to main roster soon?
Could this NXT Superstar get the push that John Cena wants to see happen?
3 botches you probably missed from NXT Takeover: Chicago II
3 botches you probably missed from NXT Takeover: Chicago II
There were some impressive botches last night in Chicago
Best and Worst of NXT TakeOver: Chicago II
Best and Worst of NXT TakeOver: Chicago II
No titles changed hands, but it was still an exceptional night of wrestling!
5 WWE Superstars on the current roster who would benefit from a run in NXT
5 WWE Superstars on the current roster who would benefit from a run in NXT
Could we see these main roster Superstars light up NXT?
Watch: 3 WWE Wrestlers take on a Lion Cub, Who wins?
Watch: 3 WWE Wrestlers take on a Lion Cub, Who wins?
These WWE NXT wrestlers proved to be no match against a lion cub!
Why NXT Should move to FS1 with the new FOX TV deal in 2019
Why NXT Should move to FS1 with the new FOX TV deal in 2019
With Smackdown moving to FOX in 2019, WWE should also move NXT to TV to get more eyes on the gem of a show.
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