WWE had NXT Superstars fill the Performance Center as a live crowd. This was a very long experience and it took their toll on the Superstars as well.
Ringside News exclusively reported that no writers concocted lines for those Superstars to yell out. They were encouraged to keep the energy up throughout the over ten-hour shoot for three days straight.
Wrestling Inc reports that WWE NXT Superstars were instructed over loud speakers to keep the energy up. “One source described it as a parent talking down to a child.”
The NXT Superstars were also made to pack their own lunches. They were not allowed in catering with the other Superstars. The NXT Superstars had to eat their meals in tents outside during their break.