The PWInsider.com website reported today that WWE NXT will be canceled off SyFy when Smackdown moves to the network this fall. While that report is accurate, I was told this morning that WWE NXT will likely finish after the first "season" of the show concludes in mid-June. It's unknown at this point what is going to happen from the end of June until Smackdown moves to the network, but it is possible there will not be any WWE programming on the network for those months.
WWE officials are high up on the NXT concept and if they are unable to find a network to pick up the series there is talk within the company about incorporating the series into either Raw or Smackdown, much like what the company did with their Tough Enough reality series when it lost its TV deal with MTV.
The cancellation of WWE NXT comes as no surprise as officials from both WWE and SyFy were disappointed with the numbers ECW was doing which is what created the NXT concept. Several weeks in, the series has actually done lower ratings than ECW, which ended up being the writing on the wall.
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