WWE NXT: Why WWE's Developmental Show Is Worth the Price of Hulu Plus
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WWE NXT is worth the price of Hulu Plus.
WWE’s evolving show merged with Florida Championship Wrestling to provide the current NXT today. No more worthless challenges and games are being played. Instead, wrestling is the focus of this show.
Unfortunately for wrestling fans, it’s only available on Hulu Plus every Wednesday. Fans would have to pay a subscription to see the NXT programming on Hulu Plus. The network offers a free one-week trial, which really isn’t enough.
Once you see matches on the NXT programming, you’ll be amazed at how far it’s improved. Here are five reasons why WWE NXT makes the price of Hulu Plus worth it.
Stars of Tomorrow
WWE NXT remains current in spotlighting tomorrow’s stars.
Their current champion, Seth Rollins, is the face of NXT. He was a star in FCW, winning every single title presented by that organization. Rollins now is the measuring stick of NXT.
The show also features wrestlers who have had brief stints in the main shows.
Bray Wyatt, formerly Husky Harris, looks impressive in his new, southern motivator gimmick.
Mason Ryan, Johnny Curtis and Percy Watson also wrestle in NXT. Indy favorites Dean Ambrose and Kassius Ohno, formerly tag team partners with Antonio Cesaro in Ring of Honor, are also on the show. Plus, second-generation wrestler Richie Steamboat (son of the Hall of Famer Ricky Steamboat) is a fan favorite in NXT.
These are just examples of the talent the WWE is developing under the NXT show.
Legends and Superstars Appearances
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NXT features legends and current WWE Superstars.
WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes is the current commissioner of NXT. He runs the show as a strong figurehead and brings credibility as the boss.
Superstars appear on the show, including midcarders Tyson Kidd, Drew McIntyre and Antonio Cesaro. Jinder Mahal lost to Rollins for the NXT title.
Even CM Punk and John Cena have appeared on NXT, with Punk wrestling a few of his former ROH buddies.
It goes to show you never know who will appear on NXT.
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The commentary brings a unique experience to the wrestling domain.
Regular shows divulge stories of the wrestlers but sometimes lose the entertainment value. It’s fine, but some fans might want more.
Enter the team of Tony Luftman and William Regal. Regal provided commentary with Byron Saxton before Luftman started last week. He brings the wrestling mindset to the commentary table, an insight missed on the big shows up until recently.
Jim Ross also provides commentary on the main events. Ross brings his usual self, always on his A-game at the table.
It’s a unique experience for any wrestling fan.
The matches are superb, almost reminiscent of the independent scene.
They are given time to develop and tell a story. It only gets better when WWE Superstars, who might not get the push on the big shows, get the length to show the world what they can do.
Rollins provides entertaining matches, giving it all he’s got on the show each night. The reigning NXT champion had the opportunity to team with CM Punk against Ohno and Cesaro. While the match hasn’t been found anywhere (yet), it’s gotten rave reviews for their hard work. Even female wrestlers are featured in matches.
Watching them work with enough time can provide an entertaining story. Quality matches where wrestlers thrive are the backbone of NXT.
Overall, this is the show the WWE Universe has been anticipating.
It’s new, exciting and reveals the future of the WWE. The future looks bright for NXT.
Let’s review the show. Amazing talent is given the time and opportunity to work and hone their skills. Commentary is superb with insight on the wrestlers’ backgrounds and specialty moves. Appearances by WWE Superstars and legends bring the show credibility while also giving the stars of tomorrow a chance to learn about the wrestling domain.
What are you waiting for Hulu subscribers? WWE NXT is worth the price of Hulu Plus. You won’t regret it.