Saturday, July 24, 2010
The first season of NXT began airing on Syfy on February 23, 2010 and ended on June 1, 2010. The plot of this innovated new show was for 8 FCW rookies to come into the NXT program to prove to people that they have what it takes to become a WWE superstar. Furthermore, who ever won the NXT season would receive a WWE contract and a title shot at a PPV. Season one rookies were, Darren Young, Daniel Bryan, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Skip Sheffield, Michael Tarver and Wade Barrett. The rookies competed in many challenges and matches each week. Fifteen episodes later elimination season started. On May 11th Daniel Bryan and Michael Tarver were eliminated from the competition. The remaining rookies continued to wrestle week after week. The rest of the rookies were eliminated and the winner of season 1 was Wade Barrett.
About a week later during a match pitting against John Cena and CM Punk NXT came out from the crowd and attacked Both Men. However, this was just the beginning NXT attacked time keepers, security guards, camera men and even the announce team, Matt Striker and Jerry Lawler. NXT then destroyed the ringside area by tearing up the ring, ripping of the safety pads from ringside and breaking TV monitors from the announce table. It was a night that the WWE universe and superstars will never forget. The other week on Raw the WWE board demanded that they go into the ring and apologize for what they did. Unfortunately NXT did not. (What a Surprise). NXT started talking about how they were never respected in there time in the WWE and demanded respect. A few minutes of their boring speech Raw GM Bret Hart came out and fired all 7 NXT members and had them removed from the building. Later that night during a tag match, the lights shut off and on the titantron showed NXT beating the hell out of Bret Hart. They tossed Bret into the back of a limo and brutally started smashing into other cars in the parking lot. It was continued about 3 times until NXT stopped and pulled Bret out of the limo and demanded next week he give all seven of them WWE contracts. The other week Bret was replaced by an anonymous Raw GM who still has not been shown yet, there is a laptop by the announce table where the mystery GM sends emails running raw. Seems like a dumb gimmick if you ask me and annoying. Who ever it is gave all seven NXT members their contracts.
Later on that night NXT demanded everyone to call them” The Nexus”, week after week Nexus continued destroying WWE superstars and legends. The life of story of the Dragon DVD was released, showing the amazing career and unforgettable matches of Ricky Steamboat. The dragon came out to the ring to promote and celebrate the releasing of his DVD with Dean Malenko, Michael P.S Hayes and Arn Anderson. During the middle of Ricky's speech Nexus came out and tried to attack the 4 legends. They held Nexus off for a moment until the numbers game caught up. Nexus one by one pulled three men out of the ring and started beating them down outside the ring. Steamboat was left in the ring alone and Nexus brutally beat him down executing all there finishing maneuvers on him. Steamboat was left motionless in the ring. Steamboat suffered Injuries to his neck and shoulders, two weeks later Mr. McMahon fell victim to NXT. The WWE locker room could not stand seeing the assaults on WWE anymore after getting screwed twice out if winning the WWE title John Cena rounded up a team of WWE superstars including himself...Edge, Chris Jericho, R-Truth, John Morrison, The Great Khali and Bret” The Hitman" Hart. They will battle Nexus at Summer Slam and hopefully end them once and for all. Rumor has it that there will be a leader to the whole NXT invasion. The rumors stated that Triple H will be the perpetrator of the whole thing thus making him a heel once again. However this is just a just rumor. The Game is not scheduled to return until mid October due to injuries, so if this is true...Then long live The Nexus.
Article by Wes
Posted by WWEGossip at 9:09 PM