PWTorch.com is reporting that it looks as though WWE will be holding their final Florida Championship Wrestling television taping on Thursday, according to a tweet sent out by reigning FCW Champion Seth Rollins (better known as Tyler Black): “With NXT moving in, tomorrow could very well be the last FCW TV tapings ever. Rumor has it my greatest rivalry is getting renewed.”
While earlier reports mention that WWE was planning to permanently move the NXT show to Winter Park, FL to tape alongside FCW at Full Sail University, but this tweet suggests that the NXT show and concept will be replacing the more traditional show that FCW has.
The new NXT show has already taped it’s first few episodes, but there is currently no plans in place to air the new NXT either online or on television in the United States. However, anyone who has been on the WWE.com site today will notice that a new episode of NXT is available to watch. It does appear that, for the time being, WWE is going to technically have two shows with the same NXT name; one that they put online on Wednesdays, taping alongside SmackDown on Tuesdays, and another that they tape instead of the FCW television show. This is likely because, while WWE sorts out what to do with the Florida NXT, they are still contractually obligated to provide the hour of television in international markets. In addition, it looks as though the online version of NXT (still under the banner, “NXT Redemption”) is changing quite a bit as it more closely resembles WWE Superstars now as it simply features a series of matches between Superstars from RAW & SmackDown, as well as NXT Rookies from past seasons, and does not feature any of the backstage segments we used to see on the show.
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