Film study is as much a part of the WWE Performance Center curriculum as in-ring drills. Find out what classic matches and competitors are being watched by NXT Superstars like Dakota Kai and Heavy Machinery at the WWE PC.09/21/2017 - 17:15
The top women's freestyle wrestler in the world talks about her experience watching the Mae Young Classic and training with NXT Superstars at the WWE Performance Center.09/18/2017 - 17:00
As the state of Florida continues to recover from the damage caused by Hurricane Irma, Triple H begins tonight's NXT taping with a special message for the NXT Universe inside Full Sail University.09/14/2017 - 20:30
As one of the longest-tenured Superstars in the NXT Women's division, Liv Morgan makes it clear that General Manager William Regal should include her in his plans for the vacant NXT Women's Title.09/13/2017 - 16:15
With Tino Sabbatelli by his side, cocky powerhouse Riddick Moss sounds off on the Superstar he'll face one-on-one tonight, Johnny Gargano.09/13/2017 - 12:30
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.