Jim Ross says NXT has not replaced FCW as WWE developmental territory

via assets.sbnation.com

Well, this just seems odd.

Despite the majority of the Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) talent roster moving over to the newly re-branded NXT, Jim Ross, who worked commentary for the first set of tapings this past Thursday night at Full Sail University in Florida, says the latter has not replaced the former as the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) developmental territory.

From his blog:

NXT has not replaced FCW on TV as FCW will continue to tape its shows as it has been doing for quite some time. FCW actually tapes their next grouping of TV shows next Thursday at the FCW Arena in Tampa, as usual.

That would explain why none of the FCW titleholders who worked the NXT tapings were acknowledged as such. But if the promotion will continue as stated, who exactly will be working there? Will talent simply alternate between the two smaller promotions? Considering NXT taped an entire month's worth of episodes on Thursday, that's definitely a possibility, although it wouldn't make a lot of sense to avoid acknowledging the relationship.

Unless, of course, Ross did just that during his time on commentary, something we won't know until the shows air.

Speaking of which, Ross also talked about the broadcast schedule for the new and improved NXT or rather, his lack of knowledge of it.

NXT will air on TV as it has been but I'm unsure as to where it airs, many of you who currently watch it know that info better than I, nor do I know exactly when the four, one hour broadcasts we taped Thursday evening will launch but I'm assuming that it won't be for a few weeks. ... Apparently, NXT airs somewhat extensively outside the USA already. Again, I 'm not sure of where fans in the USA will be able to see the new, NXT at this time. I'm sure that WWE.com will have all that info.

NXT does not air on television stateside. WWE.com puts each episode up every Wednesday and the company YouTube channel quickly follows suit. It's safe to assume that's what Ross is referring to but it's somewhat odd that he wouldn't know such trivial details.

It would also be odd for WWE to wait a few weeks to broadcast new episodes but we'll find out come next Wednesday exactly what the plan is going forward.

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