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Posted 9/15/14 , edited 9/25/14
It's amazing how much NXT I've watched. When it first began as a sort of Tough Enough replacement with some funky booking, the rise and fall of the Nexus, some of the worst seasons ever late in that version, to now being their WWE Network 1 hour wrestling show to present a ton of the up and coming talent from the Performance Centre in a Florida campus environment that loves it. So this thread welcomes any and all talk on the NXT show and roster!

It's been always a ground to find the new stars and now it's even presenting some of the best from the indies. It's been a pleasure to have actually met and worked booking indy shows up here with many of them who are or have been there: Tyson Kidd, Natalya, Xavier Woods (my favourite and a a good friend too as he's come up multiple times even when he was working in NXT to even just enjoy the conventions we're run Anime Pro Wrestling shows at), Cesaro, Sami Zayn, Tye Dillinger and the incoming soon to debut Kevin Steen.

Keep an eye on that talent pool that started when it went to the current format with guys like the Shield, the Wyatt Family, Bo Dallas, Big E, Emma, Paige, Adam Rose, Fandango, Summer Rae, Rusev, Lana and even announcers like Renee Young, Byron Saxton and Tom Phillips to name a few. Having William Regal as GM now and formerly a great announcer was a great move. Keep a look out for the debuts of Hideo Itami (formerly KENTA from NOAH in Japan), Steen, Fergal Prince Devitt (coming red hot from NJPW, now being called Finn Balor), and Willie Mack. Right now they got some of the shining talent that's even on the road with the main roster to do matches too there like Sami, Adrian Neville, Tyler Breeze, Kidd, and more, while the NXT roster I'll point out the Lucha Dragons of Kalisto and Sin Cara, Enzo Amore, Colin Cassidy, and a deeper, better in ring score of Divas like Sasha Banks (easily my favourite right now), Alexa Bliss, the champ Charlotte, Bayley and Becky Lynch. Do enjoy the future, now!
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It's actually a nice addition made by WWE (Triple H's proposal). WWE has no more competition. Even if we mention TNA, TNA is just a separate brand about to die out. Why I said it's a nice addition is that WWE is stepping on the right foot and it's trying to be identified not as an entertainment but almost on par as a sports league. We got NFL, NBA, NFL, and Baseball (lol) and they get their new recruits straight from colleges and similar. WWE doesn't need to head hunt by asking scouters to check out several indie shows. The pool of talents are now concentrated on their on camp. Not to mention, the camp provides all these wrestlers the materials to sharpen their crafts. Everything is there, the stage is just smaller. But, when they finally get drafted to the big league they'll easily get adjusted because everything they see in the Performance Centre is the same in both Raw and Smackdown.

A lot will join in but a few will be selected to enter center stage.
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Here's a great piece by former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas at http://wwe.sportsnet.ca/nxt/nxt-showing-international-flavour/ talking about several international talents from Canada and elsewhere on the WWE NXT roster just to give folks a bit of background on each of them. Enjoy!
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