Backstage News on the New WWE NXT Head Writer and How He Got His Job

May 12, 2016 - by Marc Middleton

Longtime wrestling fan and former Tampa Tribune writer Joe Belcastro is now the new head writer for WWE NXT, working under Triple H. He was also involved with the pilot of the NXT Kids show filmed a few months back.

Belcastro is replacing Ryan Ward, who was praised for his work with NXT. Ward is now focusing on writing for RAW and SmackDown. Belcastro originally approached WWE for a job after graduating college in 2008 but was turned down. In addition to writing for the newspaper, he wrote movie reviews for entertainment websites. A friend with a WWE connection got him a second interview in 2013 and he was hired, even though he had never written a TV script in his life.

Belcastro is also working with Triple H on The Cruiserweight Classic that begins next month.

Here’s a tweet from outside of WWE HQ in Stamford that Belcastro made back on August 1st, 2013:

Backstage Big Cass and Vince McMahon Story, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson Heat, WWE Star Saves Career Backstage, Huge WWE Plans for Women In the Works, Bad News for New WWE Stars, Huge Update on The Undertaker’s WWE Status, Possible WrestleMania 33 Plans for The Rock, Who Was “Wasted” at WrestleMania 32?, War Games at WWE SummerSlam?, Big Daniel Bryan Update, WWE Women Character Changes, Roman Reigns Feuding with WWE NXT Star?, Lots of “Bullet Club” Backstage WWE Updates, Must See New Lana & AJ Lee & Maryse, Lots of New GIFs & Exclusives, More

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

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