According to a report by PWInsider, the plan for tonight’s “season finale” of WWE NXT is to introduce the cast of the upcoming third season. Were told the original plan was to include four male rookies and four female rookies. The show will be finishing up on SyFy in the next four weeks after tonight with the debut of Smackdown on the network on October 1.
While the company has been shopping the show around to other networks, they were not able to keep the timeslot on SyFy and it would appear they will move the show to WWE.com for the time being as they have every intention of continuing the concept. SyFy reportedly passed on renewing the show feeling it performed poorly in the ratings after a pitch by Kevin Dunn and WWE promised higher ratings than ECW. The network was much higher on the idea of bringing Smackdown to the network with its much more longer and successful track record on broadcast television.