Jim Ross has a new blog entry available on his official website where he blogs about the rebranding of WWE NXT. He also notes that Florida Championship Wrestling will continue to tape television even with the revamp of NXT. Below is an excerpt from JR’s latest:
The rebranding of NXT at Full Sail University on Thursday night was exciting. It’s great to be provided the opportunity to help with any new, WWE venture especially one that will help facilitate young talents the opportunity to move to the main WWE roster perhaps a little faster.
NXT will air on TV as it has been but I’m unsure as to where it airs, many of you who currently watch it know that info better than I, nor do I know exactly when the four, one hour broadcasts we taped Thursday evening will launch but I’m assuming that it won’t be for a few weeks.
NXT has not replaced FCW on TV as FCW will continue to tape its shows as it has been doing for quite some time. FCW actually tapes their next grouping of TV shows next Thursday at the FCW Arena in Tampa, as usual.
Apparently, NXT airs somewhat extensively outside the USA already. Again, I ‘m not sure of where fans in the USA will be able to see the new, NXT at this time. I’m sure that WWE.com will have all that info.
Yours truly broadcast all four programs working with William Regal, Bryon Saxton and Chris Russo in various incarnations.
Several young talents stood out Thursday night but arguably the best match of the night was Tyson Kidd vs. Michael McGillicutty that was recorded early in the evening. This match was outstanding in my view and was one of the best bouts that I’ve seen on any WWE TV show in the past several weeks.
WWE returns to Winter Haven, Florida and Full Sail University in June and, as with many new ventures, tweaks will be made to make the experience even more productive and enjoyable for the fans in attendance at the approximate 500 seat arena which I felt like produced a great look.
One of the most ignorant Tweets that I received this week @JRsBBQ was from a person wanting to know how I felt about being ‘demoted’ with being assigned to help with the new, NXT. I look at contributing to NXT as an extremely positive thing and when one says that they are a team player, one either is, 100%, or they aren’t at all.
Click here to read the blog in its entirety.