WWE NXT has been making big headlines in the past few months, ever since their switch from WWE Network to USA Network, and even ended up winning the brand warfare at Survivor Series against the bigwigs, RAW and SmackDown.
NXT has found a new home in Australia’s one of the biggest networks, Foxtel Fox8TV. This channel has a wide userbase down under and is available in over seventy percent of Aussie homes.
Australia’s very own Rhea Ripley recently laid her hands on the NXT Women’s Championship. Ripley is currently one of the biggest prospects in the company, and after several inspired performances in the last few months, she won the coveted title last month.
WWE is one of the biggest global brands and with this move, they are tapping into a huge market which will help them to make the yellow brand even bigger. NXT is currently competing with AEW Dynamite on Wednesday Night Wars, and despite a big fall last week, it has competed well with the Florida based promotion since Survivor Series.
Speaking of NXT, one of the only two superstars left from the first season of NXT from 2010, Heath Slater, is visibly frustrated with his current position in the company. Slater and Daniel Bryan are the only two names left from the inaugural season of NXT when it was merely a reality show competition as opposed to its current format.
Replying to a tweet that said that Slater is underutilized and under-used in the company, Slater said ‘preach’, visibly outlining his frustration with the way he is handled. Slater was a key part of the highly successful outing for SmackDown in 2016, but has since fallen over to wayside and has faded into obscurity.