Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
The winner of the inaugural season of NXT had already been determined several weeks ago as plans called for Daniel Bryan to win the competition, which has been described as a hybrid between reality television and WWE's scripted live event shows.
The plan several weeks ago was that when Bryan won the competition, he would face The Miz for his U.S. title on the first pay-per-view event following the conclusion of the season.
The rumor at RAW on Monday was that the new current plan is to have the NXT Rookie move to RAW under the name Bryan Danielson and team with someone (possibly John Morrison) to face Chris Jericho and The Miz. Of course, they could also still do The Miz vs. Bryan Danielson for the U.S. title as well and that would appear likely that we'll have a title change. Stay tuned as there are two ways in which this could go and both have been talked about backstage.
The first season of NXT was initially pegged to conclude on Jun. 8, with a new cast for a second season announced the following week. It remains unclear at this point how much longer the ongoing season will continue. Should WWE go through with a second season, it would likely conclude at the end of September since the show will at least end on Syfy at that point.
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