Breaking Ground & NXT: The New Breed


NXT Baron Corbin

If you’re a fan of WWE or dabble in shows every so often, you’ll notice there’s a distinct lack of main event talent across both Raw and Smackdown.

Let’s do the rundown of some of the missing talent:

  • John Cena, currently taking some time off/part-time
  • Seth Rollins, missing 6-9 months because of a knee injury
  • Brock Lesnar, on a part-time contract making very limited appearances on WWE television
  • Daniel Bryan, out on a concussion-related injury
  • Chris Jericho, on a part-time schedule
  • Randy Orton, injury
  • Sting, part-time/out on injury

That’s not a huge amount of top-tier guys. That’s a handful. Enter: NXT.

I previously reintroduced myself to the WWE Network and its tremendous line-up of shows.

Breaking Ground, one of the network’s newest and most interesting shows, gives the audience an insight into professional wrestling which hasn’t been seen since the early seasons of Tough Enough.

Not only does this series take a deeper look into the lives of the up-and-coming Wrestlers(/performers/Superstars) and what it actually takes to become a Professional Wrestler.

 

NXT

NXT is the level before the ‘big leagues’, i.e. Monday Night Raw or Smackdown, for example. Previously known as FCW (Florida Championship Wrestling), NXT showcases some of the finest wrestling (and talent) you’ll see outside of any independent wrestling show.

Performing in front of crowds a fraction of Monday Night Raw’s, the NXT superstars are the future of the professional wrestling business.

If you’ve seen any NXT show, you’ll notice there’s a distinct difference between the superstars of yesterday and the ones on NXT.

Many of the superstars you see on the main roster had their humble beginnings in NXT, such as Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins.

Easily one of the most insightful and entertaining shows to come out of the Network, Breaking Ground is a wonderful look into how the NXT talent become full-fledged superstars.

NXT is exactly what the main roster needs to inject life into the company.

Roman Reigns is a prime example of a superstar who started out in NXT and is now at the top of the ladder as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Some may argue that his position has been ‘handed’ to him because of his lineage, but his in-ring talent speaks for itself.

 

Breaking Ground

Easily one of the most insightful and entertaining shows to come out of the Network, Breaking Ground is a wonderful look into how the NXT talent become full-fledged superstars.

The new series, now in its 8th episode, follows some of the NXT superstars and their journey to the top. Praise has to be given to its candid (sometimes quite revealing) look at the lower echelons of the WWE.

You can check out the first episode in its entirety here:

Honestly, it’s never been a better time to be a Wrestling fan. We’re treated with countless hours of WWE programming for a fraction of the price of a monthly Pay Per View.

This post hasn’t been endorsed in any way by WWE/NXT or any of it’s subsidiaries. I’m just a Wrestling fan.

Cool, hope you enjoyed this post.

Karan.

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