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WWE NXT was a WWE television program that aired on SyFy. Since June 2012, it has served as the flagship television show of WWE's developmental system. Prior to this, NXT existed as a seasonal show which was presented as a hybrid between reality television and WWE's scripted live event shows, in which select talent contracted to WWE's then developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) participated in a competition to become WWE's next "breakout star" with the help of mentors from WWE's Raw and SmackDown brands. Five seasons of this version of NXT were broadcast from February 23, 2010 to June 13, 2012, with the first four seasons seeing Wade Barrett, Kaval, Kaitlyn, and Johnny Curtis as winners.

In the later stages of season five, the all-rookie competition was abandoned with no winner being officially named, although Derrick Bateman was the final remaining rookie on NXT Redemption after both Titus O'Neil and Darren Young were signed to the SmackDown brand. Following the end of the fifth season, WWE ended the seasonal competition format of the show and renamed its developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling to WWE NXT.

The show originally made its debut on Syfy in February 2010, replacing WWE ECW, which concluded the previous week. Less than a month after its premiere, it was announced that WWE SmackDown would move from MyNetworkTV to Syfy in October. NXT aired its final episode on Syfy on September 28, 2010 to make way for SmackDown, and began airing as a webcast at for visitors from the United States from October 5, 2010 to June 13, 2012.

Season 1 Rookies / Pros

The Rookies from Season 1 debuted on WWE Raw and The Nexus

Season 2 Rookies / Pros

Season 3 Rookies / Pros

Season 4 Rookies / Pros

Season 5 Rookies / Pros

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