The first comprehensive book on WWE’s hottest brand
NXT: The Future Is Now follows the rise of WWE’s popular NXT brand from its conception to the brink of taking over WWE with its own rabid following. For decades, sports-entertainment had no centralized system for recruiting and training talent. Recognizing this need, Paul Levesque — better known as 14-time World Champion Triple H — convinced Vince McMahon that WWE must reinvent itself. This book delivers the revealing story of Levesque’s vision and the revolutionary impact it has already had on the WWE landscape, cultivating such world-renowned stars as Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Charlotte, Finn Bálor, Sami Zayn, Sasha Banks, and so many more.
Learn about WWE’s groundbreaking approach to talent development and take a look inside the state-of-the-art WWE Performance Center as exciting performers hone their wrestling skills, characters, personalities, and so much more under Triple H’s watchful eye. With new, insightful interviews from Triple H, NXT trainers, Superstars, and other personalities, discover how WWE’s future is now!
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Jon Robinson is a sports and entertainment writer from San Francisco, California. His work has appeared on ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and IGN.com, and he is the author of six books, including Rumble Road, The Attitude Era, and Ultimate Warrior: A Life Lived Forever. Vincent K. McMahon is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of WWE. A third generation promoter, McMahon purchased the company from his father in 1982. Under his leadership, WWE has developed into one of the most popular and sophisticated forms of global entertainment today.
Published: April 2017
Dimensions: 6 x 9 in.
“This is going to be a hard book to put down.” — The Sports Blaze
“NXT: The Future is Now is packaged extremely well, with many of the pages filled with full-colour, beautiful photos of wrestlers mid-action.” — Brief Take
“Whether a casual fan or a hardcore disciple of NXT, this publication is definitely worth a read. The photographs in this book are integral in the book's ability to take you down memory lane and remind you of how far NXT has progressed in its short history. . . This book now has a proud place amongst my other WWE memorability and should make up part of your collection too.” — Real Sport 101
“I couldn't put the book down . . . For any WWE fan who is interested in the entire story on how NXT was created, this is the book for you. The stories from people like Kevin Owens, Bray Wyatt, Bayley, Triple H and more are worth it alone. I would recommended this book to any WWE fan who really is interested in the history of the business.” — Wild Talk Radio
“If you're a fan of NXT, this is a must-read. If you're new to the product, this is the best way to start. If you're interested in pursuing a pro wrestling career with WWE, this is your Bible.” — Wrestledelphia
”The book itself is an excellent read and provides a truly special behind the scenes look at the way NXT developed.” — Real Sport 101