Every bit as important as the
tremendously talented roster of wrestlers who have made NXT what it is
today are the commentators who call the action, and in the five years
the promotion has served as WWE's developmental system based out of
Full Sail University, NXT has had a variety of voices behind the
Two weeks ago marked the official NXT
TV debut of Nigel McGuinness, who replaced NXT original Corey Graves
as the black-and-yellow brand's lead color commentator. Of course, he
will have rather large shoes to fill in the absence of Graves, who
has truly come into his own as an announcer over the past two years.
But based off his work in Ring of Honor and in the United Kingdom
Championship Tournament, it's safe to assume he will fare better than a number of those
who came before him.
NXT has gone through the
best of times as well as the worst of times in terms of its
commentary teams, and in honor of McGuinness' arrival on Wednesday
nights, let's look at every announcer to have had a stint down in
Since 2008, Graham has been a diehard pro wrestling fan and, in 2010, he combined his passions for WWE and for writing and began writing for Bleacher Report. Equipped with a Bachelor's in Digital Journalism from Endicott College and a Master's in Journalism from Quinnipiac University in progress, Graham has contributed to WhatCulture, Daily DDT, Sports Betting Dime, and Gatehouse Media. Along the way, he has conducted interviews with WWE superstars like Chris Jericho, Adam "Edge" Copeland, Bill Goldberg, Jay "Christian" Reso, Diamond Dallas Page, and Jim Ross to name a few.