In what seemed like the longest job interview in the history of mankind, WWE has finally signed Adam Pearce to a contract. He will be joining the developmental training staff of NXT. Pearce will also be working as a producer on their weekly show. Over the past year, the former NWA Heavyweight Champion has done guest training at the performance center. Management was impressed, but they did not finalize a deal until now.
May 19, 2015
Things are looking up for Sara Del Rey. She has now been officially promoted by WWE to Assistant Head Coach of NXT, which means that her role within the company has increased dramatically. When she was first brought into the developmental program, Sara was specifically tasked with grooming the next wave of divas. Since she did such a tremendous job with that, management will no entrust her to work with every developmental wrestler.
May 19, 2015
When the controversial Bill DeMott was forced to resign from WWE, management gave Matt Bloom a chance and promoted him from Assistant Head Coach to Interim Head Coach of NXT. Well, after several weeks, he has proven to the front office that he is the man to lead the next generation of stars. Bloom has now been officially promoted to Head Coach. The company cited his years of experience in the business as a major asset for developmental.
May 19, 2015
Reports have surfaced that Samoa Joe has signed a developmental contract with WWE. Terms of the deal are said to be for two years. The sum has not been disclosed, but the belief is that someone with the stature of Joe would be able to comment a bit more money that what the NXT performers normally get paid. The company has yet to confirm the signing, but they do not usually make an announcement on developmental signings.
May 15, 2015
During a recent interview, Sheamus revealed some information on his tryout match with WWE. He admitted that they were awful. For whatever reasons, management opted to choose Dolph Ziggler as his opponent, even though Ziggler was a developmental wrestler himself. The Celtic Warrior stated that Finlay was the one that made the odd choice. He also stated that he was hoping to receive more advice than he was being given at the time.
May 3, 2015
WWE feels that they might have found a centerpiece for their tag team division in New Day. The trio produces nice combinations. Xavier Woods, who almost received a release while working in developmental, is considered the strongest talker in the group. Management has long loved the athletic style that Kofi Kingston utilizes. Big E Langston has the size and look that the front office has long preferred in their performers.
April 29, 2015
A good portion of the internet wrestling community believes that Uhaa Nation has all the tools to become a major star in WWE. The company, on the other hand, is not as quick to jump the gun. Even though they desperately need another African American star, they are going to take the patient route and see what he can do in developmental first. They know that Nation also still has to prove his mettle when he moves up to NXT.
April 28, 2015
From early on in his career, Cody Hall became married to the idea that he would not rush to sign with WWE. He wanted to be well traveled and well trained before accepting his destiny in the biggest wrestling promotion in the world. That move has turned out rather well because his stock has been rising pretty rapidly in the industry. Hall could conceivably jump ahead of other performers when he finally joins the developmental program.
April 26, 2015
The second developmental wrestler to be released by WWE is Tony Briggs, who told his fans through social media on Friday afternoon. He was very thankful of the company and had nothing but nice things to say about those that trained him and helped him. Briggs vowed to make it back to NXT some day, so there is a very good chance that he will pursue his opportunities on the independent wrestling circuit to prove is worth again.
April 24, 2015
Rumors spread on Thursday that Samoa Joe met with WWE officials to negotiate a developmental contract. It is now looking more and more likely that it did happen, as Jim Ross himself has confirmed that he saw Joe earlier in the day. Ross is in Orlando, where the performance center happens to be, to tape a show with Mick Foley for the Network. The belief is that Joe will sign a deal and start with NXT around June of 2015.
April 24, 2015