WWE developmental update: End of FCW TV?
A sign of things to come?
According to WrestlingObserver.com, WWE developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling's TV station home in Bright House Network did not receive a show tape this week. The significance? Well, there's a few possibilities.
No wrestling show aired today on Bright House Cable in Tampa. It was reported here earlier today that WWE had not sent the tape of NXT to Bright House, although reasons have not been disclosed.
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WWE could be changing local networks within Florida or finally beginning to transition FCW talent to a new, long-rumored developmental territory, most likely in the northeast. It could even be a case where WWE just doesn't see the need in producing any FCW shows, even the new NXT, which airs internationally, is taped at Full Sail University with good production values, and features a mix of veteran and developmental talent.
This summer, WWE has been taping evergreen NXT shows, meaning the episodes are formatted in a way where they can air anytime and not be outdated. If the WWE Network ever launches, the new NXT would most likely make its way on there.
It should be noted that FCW still plans on running house shows, so attendance will either stay about the same (according to wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer, the crowds probably aren't that big) or dwindle. WWE superstars often do meet and greets at FCW shows, so without TV, autograph signings will have to be promoted solely through social media and local advertisements.
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