WWE's love affair with the reality television series format shows no sign of slowing down in the future.
Following the success of Total Divas on the E! Network and not deterred by the unmitigated disaster Tough Enough has been, the WWE Network is set to produce another series focusing on their Performance Center.
Triple H has been promoting a one-off documentary that is upcoming on the WWE Network entitled WWE Performance Center: All Access over Twitter and other social media platforms.
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This has been heralded as a one-off special to showcase the inner-workings of their developmental system.
However, PWInsider has revealed that WWE have been looking to make a grander series looking in-depth into the training of new wrestlers and the creative processes behind NXT. This would suggest that the All Access documentary will either be the start of the series or will test the waters for audience interest in the concept.
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It will build upon previous documentaries and series that have looked behind the scenes in the training of wrestlers and the life of a young performer looking to get to the main roster. Around WrestleMania, ESPN broadcast an E:60 special called Behind the Curtain, which focused on NXT talent and recent call-ups like Adam Rose.
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This sounds like an excellent idea to both shine a light on talent which is striving to make it in WWE, and also encourage other athletic fans that are intrigued by the idea of trying out in WWE to see behind the scenes. It has the potential to make stars out new faces before they even apply a headlock in NXT, which is undoubtedly a good thing.
It should essentially be the series that Tough Enough should have been, exploring their training and development in the ring rather than a popularity contest with ridiculous challenges. The WWE has already written off this format as a failed experiment, so hopefully lessons will be learned and little of its examples are followed.
This will instead explore promo work, training between the ropes and follow the realistic journey of upstarts in the business, which might on the surface appear slower but would be far more intriguing for the keen wrestling fan.
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