WWE Breaking Ground was a WWE Network series that follows the NXT superstars. The show debuted on October 25, 2015.


Narrated by William Shatner, WWE Breaking Ground takes a special look at the WWE Performance Center and what it takes to become a WWE Superstar. It featured a NXT Superstars and Divas, Former WWE Tough Enough contestants, and a revamped coaching lineup after the resignation of Bill DeMott, with Matt Bloom promoted as head trainer, Sara Amato promoted to vice head trainer, and NXT GM William Regal also appointed as trainer, and also mic skills trainer after the passing of Dusty Rhodes.

Season 1

Season 1 consisted of 10 episodes that ran from October 25, 2015 until January 4, 2016.

No. Title Original air date Notes
1 Onward and Upward October 25, 2015 The road to become a WWE Superstar isn't easy and doesn't go as planned for everyone that walks through the doors of the PC.
2 New Energy November 2, 2015 A group of hopeful athletes try out for an opportunity to train to become WWE Superstars and Divas. The grind begins for a rookie arrival.
3 Hittin The Road November 9, 2015 NXT superstars and divas venture to the Lone Star State for a trio of live events, while Josh is trying to get his footing in Florida.
4 Tag Team Turmoil November 22, 2015 An injury threatens Jason Jordan and Chad Gable's status, while distance keeps The Hype Brothers worlds apart. Also, ZZ struggles to train.
5 Call It A Comeback November 30, 2015 As Cal Bishop continues his injury-plagued return, Tino is helping his brother start his own journey to NXT. Tyler Breeze helps the Divas. Jason Jordan and Aliyah both got raises.
6 Road Trip December 7, 2015 NXT Superstars and Divas hit the road for live events in Louisville and Nashville. Also, new international recruit, Lovepreet is welcomed.
7 Proving Ground December 14, 2015 Some NXT talent shine as others fail to make a good impression. Carmella is anxious to return to action, and ZZ gets back to his roots.
8 Crossing Roads December 21, 2015 Sami Zayn struggles with his place in WWE during recovery, meanwhile Legend Scott hall visits the PC and imparts his wisdom on the roster.
9 Countdown December 28, 2015 With TakeOver just days away, the stars of NXT are preparing for the biggest night of their careers.
10 Respect January 4, 2016 In the Season Finale, all roads lead to NXT TakeOver: Respect, where one Superstar or Diva will be getting the call up to the main roster.

WWE Breaking Ground: Reloaded

A special update of Breaking Ground was shown on June 8, 2016.

No. Title Original air date Notes
11 WWE Breaking Ground: Reloaded June 8, 2016 Catch up with the Breaking Ground cast and witness the highs and lows of their quest to WWE during a historic WrestleMania weekend.
List of WWE Breaking Ground episodes
Season One
Onward and UpwardNew EnergyHittin The RoadTag Team TurmoilCall It A ComebackRoad TripProving GroundCrossing RoadsCountdownRespect
WWE Breaking Ground: Reloaded
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