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Originally posted by Rock Mark Rock Mark wrote:

It looks like WWE's answer to the UFC's 'The Ultimate Fighter'. One of the few moments of intelligent, logical thinking by WWE.
 
It's important to note the before "The Ultimate Fighter" UFC was a company struggling to be finanically viable.  Dana White has admitted that UFC's fortunes changed nearly immediately following TUF and UFC has become the leading MMA promotion.  TUF allowed viewers to get an up-close look at the fighters and get to see their personality.  This allowed UFC to develop fighter's public images and in a sense turn them into characters in an on-going drama.  Now fans are more emotionally invested into the fighters and they feel a stronger connection to the fighters.
 
Originally posted by Pac-Man Pac-Man wrote:

So we're looking at a wrestling semi-kayabe version of a competitive reality show? Nice. This is definitely the kind of innovation that, if Vince McMahon can actually get people to pay attention long enough for, will definitely produce much more firmly planted identities for the new talent coming in through that program.
 
WWE acknowledged that the old Heat approach to introducing new talent wasn't working anymore, WWE positioned ECW as a place to re-invent current talent and bring-up new talent.  ECW bounced back and forth between those two roles without truly mastering either. 
 
Guys like CM Punk, Jack Swagger, Evan Bourne and Sheamus were introduced through ECW.  But there was also failures like Chris "Braden Walker" Harris, "Alpha Male" Marcus Cor Von, Elijah Burke, Kevin Thorn and Armando Estrada. 
 
And for every "Johnny Nitro into John Morrison" there was a "Viscera into Big Daddy V."  Most gimmick changes were far less dramatic.  Like, Sheldon Benjamin becoming the Gold Standard.
 
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Source: PWInsider.com

As reported earlier, the new WWE NXT show will feature wrestlers from Florida Championship Wrestling, who will be paired off with WWE veterans in their quest to make it to the main roster.

Here's a look at the nine wrestlers who are expected to be part of WWE NXT: Season 1, which debuts next Tuesday night on Syfy:

- Justin Angel (FCW Champion)
- Daniel Bryan (formerly Bryan Danielson)
- Kaval (formerly Low Ki)
- Skip Sheffield
- Joe Hennig (son of Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig)
- Brett Dibiase (son of the Million Dollar Man
, brother of Ted Jr.)
- Darren Young
- Heath Slater
- Michael Tarver
 


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Source: Ewrestlingnews.com.

The following pairings for the WWE NXT show were announced on the final ECW on SyFy show this evening…

* Chris Jericho will be mentoring Wade Barrett
* Matt Hardy will be mentoring Justin Gabriel
* MVP will be mentoring Skip Sheffield
* Carlito will be mentoring Michael Tarver
* The Miz will be mentoring Daniel Bryan
* Christian will be mentoring Heath Slater
* CM Punk will be mentoring Darren Young
* R-Truth will be mentoring David Otunga

As previously reported, the show will feature teams of eight (4 rookies and 4 coaches per team) and be split by who are the heels and who are the faces. So the teams would be…

FACE TEAM:
* Matt Hardy
* Justin Gabriel
* MVP
* Skip Sheffield
* Christian
* Heath Slater
* R-Truth
* David Otunga

HEEL TEAM:
* Chris Jericho
* Wade Barrett
* Carlito
* Michael Tarver
* The Miz
* Daniel Bryan
* CM Punk
* Darren Young

Have to say I'm intrigued.

This is totally different to standard WWE programming and will have alot more realism about it, well at least I hope it will.

A nice mix of ''name'' talent there, I'm glad they didnt just use talent that noone cares about to mentor the newbies.

I'm guessing the show will broadcast training sessions and perhaps even the wrestlers bonding away from the ring as well as matches between the talent involved.
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Where is Warrior? On the original list it was nine and they had Kaval down.

Powerslam magazine have asked on their Facebook status what Danielson will think to teaming with Miz like it's a bad thing or something.
 
I put how Danielson can learn how to win over a locker room, improve his craft, get very good on the mic and get a couple of deserved title victories now and again.


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Yeah I noticed Kaval, Brett Dibiase and Joe Hennig are all absent from the list which is a shame.

Maybe Dibiase is not quite ready but Hennig and Kaval surely are considering Kaval's experience and how long Hennig has been in developmental now.
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Quote Variety has an article up on WWE dropping ECW, and starting NXT. Here are the highlights…

Vince On Making The Change: "This is an opportunity to show another side you've never seen. 'ECW' feels old, it feels tired," McMahon said. "Sometimes our brands need freshening up. You have to continue to reinvent yourself."

Vince On Developing The Kids: "These kids crash and burn a lot," McMahon said. "By putting them into this environment we'll find out if they can make it. There's no better way to develop skills than being in front of an audience. And that makes for good television."

SyFy President Dave Howe On The Concept: "Syfy is excited to continue our partnership with WWE, Vince and his team with this innovative live event-reality show," said Syfy president Dave Howe. "The 'NXT' rookies take the challenge of our new tagline 'Imagine Greater' to heart as they embark on their ultimate dream quest to be the next generation of revered heroes and champions in the fantastic arena of the WWE."

You can check out the full article at http://www.variety.com/

 
ECW feels old and tired Vince? Or course his flagship broadcast doesn't feel the same.....
 
This new show sounds like a mini soap opera which should bring in better ratings than ECW did.
 
I don't see the show having a title so it's not going to be taking up pay per view time.
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No pairing of WWE NXT Pros and Rookies has garnered more scrutiny than Daniel Bryan and his allocated mentor, The Miz. In a blog post on the WWE Universe website, the United States Champion responds to those online saying he's not fit to teach a wrestler of Bryan's caliber.

In its entirety, here is what The Miz wrote:

Mentoring Daniel Bryan on WWE NXT

There has been a lot of controversy this week about me mentoring Daniel Bryan on WWE's new show, WWE NXT.

I've read a lot of interviews, blogs, ect. about the matter and they all seem to be asking the same thing. "Why is The Miz mentoring Daniel Bryan when Daniel Bryan has wrestled all over the world for 10 years plus?"

It's come to my knowledge that some members of the WWE Universe think they know everything about WWE and what it takes to be a WWE Superstar. They think that if a guy does well in the independent minor leagues, then all of a sudden he should be in the WWE.

They think that if a guy can main event in front of a hundred people at a bingo hall, then he's ready to main event at WrestleMania. Just because fans on the Internet say you’re ready doesn't mean you really are.

Just because a fat guy with no teeth who sits in the front row, buys your T-shirt and says you're the king of wrestling, doesn't mean you really are.

What the WWE Universe doesn't understand is there is so much more then I can describe in a single blog involved in being successful in the WWE.

My job is to make Daniel Bryan a star in the WWE, because let's face it, if you look at a picture of him right now, do you think STAR?

No, Daniel Bryan looks like my accountant ... ordinary and bland.

Maybe if he had The Miz's charisma and look, he would have been in the WWE by now. Don't hate on me because it didn't take me a decade to get a WWE contract and go down in WWE history to be the first Superstar to win the United States Title and Unified Tag Team Titles.

Don't get me wrong, Daniel Bryan has all the talent in the world, but every wrestler has weaknesses. And that's what my job is, to find his weakness and make him the biggest star possible.

I just hope Daniel Bryan doesn't believe himself what these ignorant members of the WWE Universe believe about him, or WWE NXT is going to be a nightmare for him.

MIZ

Well said Miz. Clap

The people out there who think just because Danielson has wrestled on the indi-circuit for years he should walk straight in to a top-spot in WWE and that a guy like Miz isnt fit to lace his boots are idiots.

You can have all the wrestling talent in the world, that dosnt mean you are going to make it in WWE, far from it. You need the ''it'' factor far more than natural in-ring ability which is something that in my opinion Miz has.

In a conversation I had with Grace recently she told me about Bret Harts theory on wrestlers making the grade in WWE as she was reading his book, he scores them out of ten on look and gimmick, in ring ability and charisma and mic-skills, this gives them a mark out of thirty and says a wrestler needs twenty or more to be WWE worthy, I think the system is very accurate. Now as things stand Danielson would get a nine for in-ring work or even a ten if your generous but as for look well I think a two would be generous and three or four perhaps for mic skills.

Bottom line, Miz may not be the gifted wrestler that Danielson is but he is more accustomed to the WWE in-ring style and he knows how to expertly work the crowd and get over and above all else become a elite WWE superstar, that in my book makes him more than qualified to mentor Danielson and I think these people on the internet should keep their mouths shut about something they clearly have no idea about.



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I agree with Miz to an extent, but he seems very harsh and bitter that people consider Danielson a better wrestler than him. I dont think he should of been put straight into a top spot, but he could of been put on the roster and given a slow burning push like CM Punk on ECW, look at Nigel McGuinness in TNA, did he need help from a TNA mid-card act to get over in TNA? No. So the "he needs to be taught the WWE way" arguement doesnt really stick.
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I think people might be giving to much credit to what 'mentoring' will entail. I guessing it'll all be heavily kayfabed, and not actually involve loads of training/hanging out unless they're filming a bit.
 
Tho, yes, if Danielson needs improvent anywhere, it would be on the mic, and Miz is the near perfect guy to give him a few tips on that.
 
Personally, I would have liked to see CM Punk with Danielson, as a little nod to their epic ROH battles (and when the inevitable 'rookie turns on teacher' angle - of which I suspect we will see several times during the NXT season - a Punk/Danielson rematch given a decent amount of time on a WWE PPV could easily be WWE's MOTY.
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NXT is on Sky Sports 3 at 11.00pm on Thursdays (the ECW timeslot) in UK. Not sure about the U.S or elsewhere though.
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http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/february15-21/13532536
 
1) When Season 1 finishes after sixteen weeks does Season 2 start straight away the week after without a break?
 
2) Will voting be involved for some sort of vote off a few weeks in?
 
We haven't been told too much information so far to say it starts in a few days.
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