WWE has a lot of talent on the black and gold brand, and they only have two hours every week to feature that talent. Some fans have wondered what an additional show for NXT might be like. They were not alone.
According to Fightful Select, WWE filmed footage for a secondary NXT show called NXT Evolve. They had previously registered a trademark for that name, and it was thought at the time that a new show could be coming.
It is reported that Jeremy Borash and Gabe Sapolsky are “heavily involved” with this new series. It is also reportedly “nothing like anything else WWE is doing.” The tapings took place at a warehouse that WWE used as they made a shift out of the Performance Center during renovations.
There has already been some content filmed for the program. Several of the newer signings since Summer were involved. Josiah Williams was the host for the show, which saw more of a “fight” feel to it. There was no live commentary, so anything that would be added would be in post-production.
They have been planning this new endeavor for quite a while, as far back as two years. Various versions of the band have existed over the course of figuring things out. It appears that they will be able to feature far more NXT talent soon enough.
The title was reportedly discussed as “NXT Underground” a couple of years ago, but that changed to what we have today.
As of this writing, nothing is set in stone, but the process is coming along.