WWE Prized Rookie Round-Up Part 1: A Look Back at NXT Season 1

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WWE Prized Rookie Round-Up Part 1: A Look Back at NXT Season 1

A couple of years ago (doesn’t feel like that long), I wrote an analysis about NXT’s Season Two and where they might be heading. 

Flash forward to now: some things have turned out how we’d thought with the NXT rookies, some have not.   

So, what with WWE’s season five—aka “Redemption” aka “Holy Crap, Are We There Yet?—coming to close (I think?), I think it’s time to take a look back at the first five seasons of WWE’s developmental program NXT and how their participants have done so far.

Today, I'm going to look back at the first season of the show, featuring the group that would become The Nexus.  For the first season of NXT, one would think that WWE would decide to bring up the best crop of rookies to start off with a bang, especially when all of them were brought up together to try to take on the established order.

The story of The Nexus is one for another day, but in short Nexus vs. WWE was both 1) awesome and unexpected, and 2) the biggest bust since the WCW/ECW Invasion, mainly due to the fact that some of the rookies were pulling their weight, while others…

Well, let’s take a look.

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