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Beth Phoenix Helping Grow Female Roles Within WWE Broadcasting Ring on NXT

After a successful WWE Hall of Fame career, Beth Phoenix is rising to the occasion as a commentator for NXT. She is part of the brand’s next evolution, lending a female perspective and wealth of in-ring experience to the weekly broadcast now airing live Wednesday nights on USA Network. The gig is the result of a journey that began after receiving rave reviews for her Hall of Fame induction speech in 2017. “I did my talking in the ring, but I got such a positive reception that night,” Phoenix reflected. “From there I got a phone call from Michael Cole […]

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Bianca Belair Ready to Become Queen B of WWE NXT on USA Network

When Bianca Belair found out NXT was going live Wednesday nights on USA Network, it was hard for the superstar to contain her excitement. The blood, sweat and tears poured into WWE’s yellow brand has created a buzz among fans. Although the “EST of NXT” a proud member of the locker room for three-and-half years, she is grateful to those who came before her to lay the foundation. “I’m reaping the benefits of what they did,” Belair said. “Combine that with all the work we put in, and it’s all paying off now. I’m very anxious. We just want to […]

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Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque on WarGames to WWE at ‘NXT TakeOver’

Paul “Triple H” Levesque has envisioned bringing back the iconic WarGames for some time. And come Saturday the vision becomes reality as the “The Match Beyond” makes its big return at NXT TakeOver live on WWE Network.  The event kicks off four events in Houston at the Toyota Center with Survivor Series following up Sunday, and Raw and SmackDown broadcasting Monday and Tuesday. “Coming off a massive hurricane, flooding, just natural disaster of epic proportions. We made the decision to stay in the market and continue forward as that was kind of all happening,” Levesque said during a media conference […]

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WWE EVP Paul Levesque on Why NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III is Special Homecoming

The first NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn in 2015 rocked the Barclays Center with a series of exciting moments and matches on the eve of SummerSlam. Paul Levesque, WWE executive vice president talent, live events and creative, believes the success of the event put the developmental brand on another level. NXT’s biggest fan predicts much of the same with NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III on the horizon. For legendary performer, it’s an annual homecoming. “It’s very exciting to come back to Brooklyn and the Barclays Center and SummerSlam,” he said during a media call to promote the WWE Network show. “NXT TakeOver has […]

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Paul “Triple H” Levesque breaks down the WWE NXT TakeOver Toronto Card

NXT has a unique identity as a developmental system that grooms WWE superstars for Raw and SmackDown while growing as an ever-evolving brand at the same time. This environment brings a unique set of challenges, especially when many of the top names received the call-up all at once after the main roster draft not long ago. New faces have been given the opportunity to fill in these spots. A great showcase of that is NXT TakeOver Toronto airing Sunday, Nov. 19 at 8/7CT on WWE Network. Paul “Triple H” Levesque, executive vice president of talent, creative and live events, is […]

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NXT champion Shinsuke Nakamura on captivating the WWE Universe

No matter what country or language spoken, pro wrestling is proven to be a universal form of entertainment. A recent example of that is the immediate popularity of NXT champion Shinsuke Nakamura. The unique Japanese WWE superstar brings a unique mix of showmanship and in-ring ability that has resonated with fans. It also doesn’t hurt the “King of Strong Style” walks to the ring with one of the best entrance themes in recent memory. Despite being a relatively recent addition to WWE, the 36-year-old achieved legendary status over the course of 14 years in New Japan Pro Wrestling. The veteran won […]

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WWE Rivals: Sasha Banks and Charlotte on Taking Women’s Wrestling to a New Level

Sasha Banks and Charlotte have captivated WWE fans with their heated feud and string of competitive matches. From partners in NXT to longtime rivals on the main roster, the two have played an important part of this women’s wrestling renaissance. Despite their differences, they share a deep passion for their profession and putting female talent at the forefront of WWE for many years to come. Banks and Charlotte have a deep-rooted history in a similar way as Trish Stratus and Lita. It’s been a remarkable 2016 for one-half of the celebrated Four Horsewomen. A milestone for Banks was winning the […]

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Paul “Triple H” Levesque on NXT success and its inclusion in “WWE 2K17”

There is no doubt NXT has become a global phenomenon within pro wrestling, and a brand all its own for WWE. Now it takes another step in its exponential growth with its inclusion in “WWE 2K17,” scheduled for worldwide release on video game consoles Oct. 11. 2K has created an NXT Edition of the game that is limited to 50,000 copies. This will include a copy of the game, exclusive premium packaging, as well as an Enhancement Pack that will give you 50 percent more points in NXT MyCareer and complete with playable characters Shinsuke Nakamura, Nia Jax and Apollo Crews. […]

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Jason Jordan on American Alpha’s path to WWE NXT tag team gold

Genuine emotion could be felt when Jason Jordan and his partner Chad Gable won the NXT tag team championship at NXT TakeOver: Dallas. After fighting and clawing up the rankings of WWE’s developmental brand, the duo — known as American Alpha — finally struck gold WrestleMania week. Jordan can recall himself and Gable, along with their opponents, The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder), going into the match with high expectations for themselves. “We feel like we are rejuvenating the tag team division,” he said, just days away from American Alpha’s title rematch against The Revival at NXT TakeOver: The End  […]

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Neville on recovering from injury, WWE return and working with Stephen Amell

There is never a good time for injury when you are a WWE superstar, but Neville’s recent setback was especially frustrating for hm. “The Man Gravity Forgot” was set to be a part of WrestleMania 32 before fracturing his ankle in a match on Raw against Chris Jericho. This put him out of the company’s biggest show of the year. Considering how much worse the prognosis could be, Neville looks at the bright side. “It’s going to be about three months,” he said. “I broke my ankle in two places, but fortunately it was a clean break. The bone remained in […]