List of WWE NXT special episodes

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This is a list of WWE NXT special episodes, detailing all professional wrestling television special cards promoted on NXT by WWE.

Special episodes[edit]

Episode Title Date Location Rating
(18–49)
U.S.
Viewers
(million)
Notes
NXT season 1 premiere February 23, 2010 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1.3[1] 1.7[2] Debut episode on Syfy, replacing ECW.
First episode under the old, reality competition-based format.
NXT season 1 finale June 1, 2010 Dallas, Texas 1.17[3] 1.4[4] Wade Barrett was declared the winner.
NXT season 2 premiere June 8, 2010 Tampa, Florida 1.07[5] 1.5[6]
NXT season 2 finale August 31, 2010 Albany, New York 1.02[7] 1.3[8] Kaval was declared the winner.
NXT season 3 premiere September 7, 2010 Baltimore, Maryland 0.96[9] 1.2[10] Featured an all Divas season.
Show was moved from Syfy to WWE.com mid-season.
NXT season 3 finale November 30, 2010 Norfolk, Virginia N/A Kaitlyn was declared the winner.
NXT season 4 premiere December 7, 2010 Dayton, Ohio First season broadcast entirely on WWE.com.
NXT season 4 finale March 1, 2011 Cleveland, Ohio Johnny Curtis was declared the winner.
NXT Redemption premiere March 8, 2011 Houston, Texas Featured seven rookies chosen from the previous male-only seasons.
NXT Redemption finale June 13, 2012 Manchester, New Hampshire Final episode of NXT under its reality competition-based format.
No winner was declared.
NXT season 6 premiere June 20, 2012 Winter Park, Florida First episode of NXT under its developmental brand format.
Debut at Full Sail University.
NXT Rewind 2013 December 25, 2013 Recap episode featuring all of the year's events on NXT.
Featured a match between Antonio Cesaro and William Regal, in what would be Regal's final professional wrestling match.
NXT Rewind 2014 December 25, 2014 Recap episode featuring all of the year's events on NXT.
Featured Charlotte (c) vs. Sasha Banks for the NXT Women's Championship.
The Best of NXT 2015 December 30, 2015 Recap episode featuring all of the year's events on NXT.
NXT in Japan December 28, 2016 Osaka, Japan First 2-hour edition of NXT, from the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium in Osaka, Japan.

Featured matches included:

NXT Holiday Week December 13, 2017 Winter Park, Florida 0.27[11] 0.84[12] Christmas special on the USA Network, while being simulcasted on the WWE Network.
Part of USA's WWE Holiday Week.
NXT's USA Network premiere September 18, 2019 0.43[13] 1.18[14] Live debut on the USA Network.
2-hour show in which the first hour aired on USA, while the remainder aired on the WWE Network.
Featured Roderick Strong (c) vs. Velveteen Dream for the NXT North American Championship.
First two-hour NXT on USA October 2, 2019 0.32[15] 0.89[16] First 2-hour live episode aired in full on USA Network.
First episode opposite of AEW Dynamite, in what would start the Wednesday Night Wars.

Featured matches included:

2019 NXT Year-End Awards January 1, 2020 0.15[17] 0.55[18] Year-end awards edition of NXT.
The Great American Bash July 1, 2020 0.22[19] 0.79[20] The first part of a two-week special event.
Both nights went head-to-head with All Elite Wrestling's Fyter Fest.
July 8, 2020 0.20[21] 0.76[22] Featured Adam Cole (NXT Champion) vs. Keith Lee (NXT North American Champion) in a Winner Takes All match.
Super Tuesday September 1, 2020 0.26[23] 0.85[24] The first part of a two-week special Tuesday event due to 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs on USA Network in the normal Wednesday time slot.
Featured Finn Bálor vs. Tommaso Ciampa vs. Adam Cole vs. Johnny Gargano for the vacant NXT Championship in a 60 minute Iron Man match.
September 8, 2020 0.22[25] 0.84[25] Featured matches included:
Takeoff to TakeOver September 23, 2020 0.18[26] 0.7[26] TakeOver 31 preview show.
Featured matches included:
NXT: Halloween Havoc October 28, 2020 Orlando, Florida 0.25[27] 0.88[27] Special Halloween-themed episode of NXT, hosted by Shotzi Blackheart.
First Halloween Havoc event held since 2000, making its WWE debut.
Featured the classic "Spin The Wheel, Make the Deal" gimmick, where match stipulations are determined by a spin of a roulette wheel.

Featured matches included:

A Very Gargano Christmas Special[28] December 23, 2020 0.19[29] 0.7[29] Christmas special episode.
Went head-to-head with All Elite Wrestling's Holiday Bash.
Featured Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan (c) vs. Drake Maverick and Killian Dain in a street fight for the NXT Tag Team Championship.
2020 NXT Year-End Awards[30] December 30, 2020 0.59[31] 0.12[32] Year-end awards edition of NXT.
Went head-to-head with All Elite Wrestling's Celebration of Mr. Brodie Lee's Life.
NXT: New Year's Evil January 6, 2021 0.64[33] 0.16[34] New Year's special, hosted by Dexter Lumis.
Went head-to-head with night 1 of All Elite Wrestling's New Year's Smash.
First New Year's Evil special since 1999, making its WWE debut.
Featured matches included:
TakeOver: Stand & Deliver
Night 1
April 7, 2021 0.24[35] 0.768[35] Night 1 of a two-night TakeOver special event, airing in NXT's normal timeslot.
Was the first TakeOver event to air on the USA Network.
Concluded the Wednesday Night Wars, as NXT moved to Tuesdays starting April 13.[36]

Featured matches included:

NXT's move to Tuesday April 13, 2021 0.22[37] 0.805[37] Was the first NXT episode since the conclusion of the Wednesday Night Wars and the first on their new night on the USA Network.

Featured matches included:

The Great American Bash July 6, 2021 0.19[38] 0.707[38] Featured matches included:
NXT on Syfy July 27, 2021 0.12[39] 0.52[39] Special airing of NXT on Syfy due to NBCUniversal coverage of the 2020 Summer Olympics on USA Network.
First episodes of NXT broadcast on Syfy since September 28, 2010.
August 3, 2021 0.10[40] 0.52[40]
NXT 2.0 premiere September 14, 2021 0.21[41] 0.77[41] The first episode of the newly revamped NXT, featuring a new logo, remodeled WWE Performance Center, and new theme song performed by Wale.
Featured the wedding of Indi Hartwell and Dexter Lumis.
Featured Tommaso Ciampa vs. Pete Dunne vs. L. A. Knight vs. Von Wagner in a Fatal 4-Way match for the vacant NXT Championship.
Halloween Havoc 2021 October 26, 2021 0.18[42] 0.746[42] Special Halloween-themed episode of NXT.
Featured Tommaso Ciampa vs. Bron Breakker for the NXT Championship.
New Year's Evil 2022 January 4, 2022 0.16[43] 0.685[43] New Year's special of NXT. Featured Tommaso Ciampa vs. Bron Breakker for the NXT Championship
Vengeance Day 2022 February 15, 2022 0.11[44] 0.525[44] Valentine's Day special edition of NXT. Featured Bron Breakker vs. Santos Escobar for the NXT Championship
Roadblock 2022 March 8, 2022 0.13[45] 0.613[45] Featured Bron Breakker vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Tommaso Ciampa in a triple threat match for the NXT Championship
Spring Breakin' May 3, 2022 0.13[46] 0.661[46] Spring Break special edition of NXT. Featured Bron Breakker vs. Joe Gacy for the NXT Championship
The Great American Bash July 5, 2022 0.12[47] 0.593[47] Fourth of July special edition of NXT. Featured Bron Breakker vs. Cameron Grimes for the NXT Championship
Heatwave August 16, 2022 0.14[48] 0.678[48] First Heat Wave event held since 2000, making its WWE debut. Featured Bron Breakker vs. JD McDonagh for the NXT Championship.
1 Year Anniversary Celebration of NXT 2.0 September 13, 2022 0.15[49] 0.728[49] One year anniversary celebration of NXT 2.0.
At the end of the show, a video narrated by Shawn Michaels featured a revised NXT logo which effectively ended the "2.0" branding.

See also[edit]

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