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NXT TV tonight to feature the debut of Eric Young

Eric Young

The NXT show tonight on the WWE Network will feature the debut of former TNA champion Eric Young, who confronted the brand new NXT champion and old TNA colleague Samoa Joe. Young, along with Bobby Roode, quit TNA on March 19 and both were expected to make the transition to WWE. While Bobby Roode has appeared at NXT Takeover: Dallas and even...

3 NXT on the road live events added to June calendar

NXT

June is looking like one of the busiest for NXT as apart from the television tapings, Takeover, and the UK tour, three on the road dates have been added to the calendar. On June 2 NXT visits Evansville, Indiana for a show at the Old National Events Place, followed by a return to Nashville, Tennessee the next day at the War Memorial Auditorium, and...

Former TNA champ Eric Young arrives at NXT

Eric Young

NXT continues to be the destination of former TNA stars as the latest arrival, Eric Young, made his NXT debut during last night’s television tapings at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. The former TNA World, Tag Team and X-Division champion, left the Nashville-based company in mid March after 12 years with the company. He left...

Finn Balor tells fans after NXT show “See you all on Monday!”

Finn Balor

Following last night’s NXT show in Lowell, Massachusetts, several fans waited for the NXT stars to board the bus which was waiting for them outside the venue ready to get them to the next stop. When now former Finn Balor came out, fans started chanting “Balor Club” and Balor acknowledged the fans and went in the bus…only to come back out...

Samoa Joe wins NXT title at non-televised live event

Samoa Joe

At yesterday’s non-televised live event in Lowell, Massachusetts, Samoa Joe defeated Finn Balor to capture the NXT title. It is very rare that a title change happens at a regular house show but it happened before, most notably when Bret Hart defeated Ric Flair for the then WWF title in the early 90s. Joe secured the pin after hitting the...

Finn Balor becomes the longest reigning NXT champion in history

Finn Balor

Yesterday, the current NXT champion Finn Balor became the longest reigning NXT champ in history, surpassing Neville’s record of 287 days. There have been seven NXT champions so far – Seth Rollins, Big E, Bo Dallas, Adrian Neville, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, and Balor – and Balor won the title on July 4, 2015 during a WWE Network event...

NXT live special on June 8 to start busy week for NXT stars

NXT

NXT will have another live special, presumably a Takeover event, on June 8 according to the NXT Twitter account. Tickets for this show, to be held on June 8, along with other television tapings set for May 19 and June 9 will go on sale this Monday at 10AM ET. It’s going to be quite a busy week for NXT stars as after the live special on June 8...

Shinsuke Nakamura gets 4 staples to the head

Shinsuke Nakamura

Shinsuke Nakamura received four staples to the head yesterday to close a cut he suffered during an NXT live event in Columbia, South Carolina. The injury happened when Nakamura was wrestling Manny Andrade and hit a moonsault from the top rope to the floor. The match was stopped for a few minutes as WWE’s medical team attended to Nakamura. The...

NXT returns to the United Kingdom and Ireland in June

NXT

NXT will be traveling to the United Kingdom and Ireland in June for their second tour including a shows at the popular music Download Festival. From Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12, the NXT brand will be at the Download Festival at Derby’s Donington Park. Fans attending the festival will be able to meet NXT’s brightest stars during...

Japanese sensation Kota Ibushi at NXT Takeover: Dallas

NXT Takeover Dallas

Apart from Bobby Roode, another Superstar was ringside at NXT Takeover: Dallas yesterday and his name is Kota Ibushi. Ibushi was accompanied by former WWE star Funaki and backstage posed for a photo with NXT’s William Regal as well. WWE did not announce that he signed with the company however in an article on WWE.COM they wrote, “Does the man...

Bobby Roode appears ringside at NXT Takeover: Dallas

Bobby Roode

Another former TNA champion looks like is jumping ship to WWE as Bobby Roode was ringside for NXT Takeover: Dallas. “Well…………” Roode wrote on Twitter to sum up his appearance. Bubba Ray Dudley who worked with Roode in TNA also wrote, “Great to see @REALBobbyRoode at #NXTTakeOver … Whos NeXT?” Roode left TNA in mid-March after...

NXT Takeover: Dallas report

NXT Takeover Dallas

WrestleMania weekend officially starts in the ring tonight, and Wrestling-Online.com – in conjunction with BackBodyDrop.com – brought you live coverage of perhaps the show of the year: NXT Takeover in Dallas, TX. The main event sees Finn Balor defend his NXT championship against Samoa Joe – four months on from their battle at...

All NXT titles are odds-on favorite to change hands tonight

Samoa Joe

In the most anticipated NXT event in the brand’s short history, all titles are favorite to change hands in Dallas on Friday night as Samoa Joe is a 1/2 favorite to beat Finn Bálor (odds 7/5) to win his first ever NXT title. The bookies are also expecting a title change in the Women’s division with Asuka an 11/20 favorite to beat Bayley...

NXT Takeover: Dallas live on the WWE Network tonight

NXT Takeover Dallas

Live tonight from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, WWE presents NXT Takeover: Dallas, exclusively on the WWE Network. The full card is as follows: Finn Balor vs Samoa Joe for the NXT title; Bayley vs Asuka for the NXT Women’s title; The Revival vs American Alpha for the NXT Tag Team titles; Sami Zayn vs Shinsuke Nakamura; Austin Aries...

NXT Takeover: Dallas preview

NXT Takeover Dallas

WrestleMania weekend kicks off for WWE on Friday night, with a NXT Takeover event that many feel will overshadow the big show itself. During last year’s WrestleMania festivities, NXT held a (non-televised) show that many felt should have received some coverage outside of Stephanie McMahon’s Periscope account. This time around it’s live on...

NXT visiting Midwest and Northwest for six shows in May

NXT

The next NXT road trip live events will occur in May with six shows in the Midwest and Northwest. The six cities NXT is visiting are Salina, Kansas on May 5, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on May 6, Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 7, Seattle, Washington, on May 12, Spokane, Washington on May 13, and Portland, Oregon on May 14. This will be the first time that NXT...

Former Tough Enough competitor ZZ makes NXT debut

ZZ

Tough Enough favorite ZZ made his NXT debut last night at a non-televised NXT live event in Orlando, Florida. ZZ wrestled against Chris Girard, who is formerly known as Biff Busick, and won the match. Girard took a shot at ZZ on Twitter writing, “ZZ is hands down the very worst competitor I’ve ever been in a ring with. Yes, even worse than...

Australian tag team The Mighty Don’t Kneel sign NXT deal

NXT

WWE.COM reported today that Australians Michael Nicholls and Shane Veryzer – known to wrestling fans as the tag team duo The Mighty Don’t Kneel – have signed with WWE. Nicholls and Veryzer are relocating to Orlando, Florida, and will start at the WWE Performance Center in early April as part of a new NXT class. The two have wrestled...

NXT book by ECW Press set for release on April 1, 2017

NXT

ECW Press today announced the publication of NXT: The Future Is Now, a book written by Jon Robinson which will be released on April 1, 2017. The new book follows the rise of NXT from its conception to becoming WWE’s newest global brand. The preview of the book reads, “Learn how NXT came to be, from the opening of the WWE Performance Center to...

Emma knocked out by Asuka during NXT event

Emma

Yesterday’s non-televised NXT live event in Cleveland, Ohio, started off on the wrong foot as Emma got legit knocked out by her opponent Asuka. Asuka performed a combination of kicks and backhands on Emma and one kick to the face put Emma on the floor. The ref immediately checked on her as it looked like a stiff one but Emma tried to get up...