Full Details On NXT’s Championship Tournament

Posted by Brad Davis July 13, 2012 13 Comments

As previously reported, WWE NXT will be crowning it’s first ever NXT Champion in the coming weeks. At Thursday night’s tapings from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, an 8 man “Gold Rush Tournament” began to crown the first NXT Champion.

First Picture of the New NXT Championship Belt

The 8 participants include:

  • Bo Dallas
  • Richie Steamboat
  • Leo Kruger
  • Jinder Mahal
  • Seth Rollins
  • Drew McIntyre
  • Michael McGillicutty
  • Justin Gabriel

The first 2 rounds of matches took place Thursday night, with the finals set to take place at the next NXT tapings later this month.

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    • http://facebook.com/HoustonTexansFanatic TexansFanatic

      why don’t they just release Jinder Mahal & The Great Khali??? And make Dolph Ziggler the World Champion??? And bring back the cruiserweight title and have Sin Cara the champ???

      • http://twitter.com/HEELDaiveedino Dave Nemeth

        Dolph yes. Jinder rocks, cruiserweight championship yes, on Sin Cara? hell no.

      • Steve

        I agree with the release Mahal, but Khali?!? Sin Cara would never be a good cruiserweight champ, but they should bring the title back. and Are you fucking kidding me?!? Drop Khali and make that faggot ziggler world champ?!? Ziggler sucks and Khahli could kick his tiny candy ass with one hand tied behind his back.

    • 40 dawg

      So first nxt sort of rips of tna’s x division title design and now they are copying tna’s bfg series with there own little tournament. Remember not so long ago when tna was copying what wwe was doing? Tables are turning.

      • #HEEL

        Yes cuz TNA’s BFG series was the first ever tournament to crown someone.

        • 40 dawg

          I wasn’t saying tna wasw the first. But tna started a tournament and all of a sudden nxt decides to have they own tournament. Wwe is now copying tna and it used to be the other way around.

        • MRNC

          KING OF THE RING was way before BFG Series. TNA has been around since 2000.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000391614861 Donald M. Arno Jr.

            Hey, TNA was Founded in 2002, come on get your years right.

      • Max

        What did TNA copy from WWE, remind me please. I forgot.

      • Max

        What did TNA copy from WWE? Remind me please, I forgot.

    • Broski

      Jobber’s Tournament

    • Mike

      Really? Really? You guys are morons.. Lets not forget the Million dollar belt. That was WAY BEFORE TNA days. So, the look might kind of be the same but, the thought and the creation was WWE not TNA. Get your facts straight.

    • Steve

      GO GABRIEL!!!

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