A new report has shed more light on the future of NXT and says a key partnership for the black and gold brand has come to an end.
NXT is reportedly in line for some big changes to the brand following the latest round of releases that saw thirteen members of the roster leave the company recently.
Following that, big changes have been mooted with a new logo and new set apparently in the works along with a complete change of ethos for the brand. A change of direction in recruiting has also been discussed with the feeling that WWE is looking for bigger and younger competitors to make up their next crop of stars.
Now Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has reported that one key relationship that was pivotal in the early success of NXT is coming to an end. In his latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Meltzer says that the brand’s partnership with Full Sail University has ended. NXT will be filming several week’s worth of action for their upcoming shows with this now said to be down to the company upgrading the Performance Center which will be NXT’s new permanent home.
There had been talk that the company was moving to a permanent taped schedule for the brand rather than their Tuesday night show on the USA Network airing live. Representatives of the network were said to be not happy at the notion of potentially changing to a taped format.
Full Sail University had been the home of NXT since the developmental brand began in 2012. The venue in Winter Park, Florida was also the home to many of the early NXT TakeOver events. In October 2020, WWE shifted operations of NXT to the WWE Performance Center due to the pandemic, christening their new arena in the PC as the Capitol Wrestling Center.