A meeting was held at the November 15th NXT taping where some of the future plans for WWE developmental were explained to the wrestlers and crew. We're told everyone was praised for the progress in smoothly transitioning the developmental television programming from Florida Championship Wrestling to NXT, but it was stressed that everyone remain patient in regards to the developmental live events, which are still handled by the FCW staff under the NXT name.
The events are often held in front of almost non-existent audiences in near empty buildings, which has frustrated a lot of people. After the meeting some of the wrestlers asked "point blank" if the FCW staff would be involved when the transition is complete and they were told "straight up "that Steve Keirn is being fired and FCW is losing its WWE affiliation once the pieces are in place for WWE to handle everything in house with a new office in Orlando.
It didn't take long for word to travel amongst the other wrestlers that the office had acknowledged Keirn would be getting let go sometime next year. Most of them had already suspected it, but were surprised the company had been honest. There was a lot of relief amongst the guys who wish they could be learning their craft in front of at least a couple hundred people when they do the live events instead of the 20-30 people that have been in attendance for some of the recent FCW house shows that have been run under the NXT banner.