MORE ON WWE'S SYFY SERIES
by Mike Johnson @ 8:24 PM on 2/2/2010
Sources in WWE just confirmed the ECW on SyFy series will indeed go forward under the name WWE NXT, with NXT standing for "Next Generation."
As we initially broke back in November 2009 in the PWInsider.com Elite section, one of the concepts pitched to SyFy was to build the series around an entirely new cast of characters with the tease being viewers could watch them debut and develop nowhere but on SyFy. One would think a lot of talents will be coming up from WWE developmental soon.
I actually really like the NXT idea. The name should reflect the product.. somewhat.. and the show on Tuesday Nights at 10 is not Extreme. Only thing is that I wish they'd just call it "Next" but that's just minor for me.
I wonder how it'll work out though.. Are they just gonna come out and say who can and can't be on NXT? Can someone debut on Raw or Smackdown without being on NXT first? Are they not involved with the yearly Draft? How does one move from NXT to Raw and Smackdown?
According to their site they have been around since 2008. The indy fed is based in Rutherglen, Scotland. They have their own wrestling school, produce DVD's and run shows on a fairly regular basis. The next show is scheduled to be this Saturday February 6th.
Apparently someone at the WWE didnt do their homework, or (more likely) they don't care."
The issue between Awesome Kong and Bubba The Love Sponge appears to have been resolved following a meeting between her, Hulk Hogan, and Eric Bischoff, but it wouldn't be too surprising to see management turn it into a storyline if and when Kong returns.
I don't think the name change would hurt. It's still a WWE product, and the WWE name is bigger than the ECW name ever was. Anyone that was drawn in by the ECW name would've been watching regardless,because old school ECW fans were die hard fans that knew the business.
"If you have one finger pointing at somebody, you have three pointing towards yourself."