Travel to the Dubai Opera House to witness WWE's recent talent tryout, featuring more than 30 athletes from around the globe.05/25/2017 - 14:15
NXT Champion Bobby Roode selects his victory over Hideo Itami at WWE NXT TakeOver: Chicago as his WWE Network Pick of the Week.05/24/2017 - 11:30
After suffering a vicious beatdown at the hands of his tag team partner, Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano is carted off on a stretcher and put in an ambulance.05/21/2017 - 00:45
Hideo Itami's frustration boils over as he loses his cool in the locker room following his NXT Championship Match loss at TakeOver: Chicago.05/21/2017 - 00:30
The Bruiserweight gets his first pictures taken as the WWE United Kingdom Champion.05/21/2017 - 00:15
After a hard-fought victory over Hideo Itami at NXT TakeOver: Chicago, The Glorious One is ready to relax.05/21/2017 - 00:15
By overcoming the odds to defeat Eric Young at NXT TakeOver: Chicago, Roderick Strong showed that he will do whatever it takes to stand up for his family.05/20/2017 - 23:45
The Empress of Tomorrow is all smiles after another successful title defense at NXT TakeOver: Chicago.05/20/2017 - 23:00
Pete Dunne feels vindicated after defeating Tyler Bate to become the new WWE United Kingdom Champion at NXT TakeOver: Chicago.05/20/2017 - 23:00
Matt Striker discusses WWE NXT's new twist
There's a new twist to the scoring system on WWE NXT in season four. Some of the NXT Rookie Challenges will be worth more immunity points than others. These challenges will be selected randomly, and will surprise not only the NXT Rookies, but the WWE Universe. WWE.com's Joey Styles talked to WWE NXT host Matt Striker about the exciting new element in the competition to become WWE's next breakout star!
WWE.com: How do you think the new scoring system will affect the show?
Matt Striker: I think it's going to be up to the mentality of each individual competitor. That's really what we're going to have to see. The guys who can look past the mind games, and just go out there and physically perform and show their passion for becoming WWE's next breakout star, they will excel. The ones that allow this mentality of "Oh my God, this is two points, what am I going to do?!" -- they may very well crack under the pressure because any athlete out there knows the minute your mind starts going, your feet get tangled up and your body doesn't do what you're naturally gifted to do.
WWE.com: The system of having the challenges between eliminations count toward immunity debuted in season three. How do you feel about the format carrying into season four?
Striker: Some will argue that compromise is the nature of the competition by allowing the WWE Universe and the WWE Pros to vote, but at the same time, what exactly are you voting on? You're voting on who should be WWE's next breakout star. So if these NXT Rookies can earn immunity and earn your trust and earn your eyes, then they deserve to move on forward and deeper into the competition. It all depends on if you're a purist, or if you really like to see the true competition WWE NXT brings on.