A NEW BEGINNING FOR WWE®
STAMFORD, Conn., July 11, 2013 – WWE today opened its world-class training facility that is the new foundation for WWE's guaranteed success. As the new home to WWE's talent developmental system, NXT®, the new facility in Orlando, Florida was officially unveiled at a press conference hosted by Paul "Triple H®" Levesque, Executive Vice President, Talent and Live Events, WWE, Stephanie McMahon, Executive Vice President, Creative, WWE, Florida Governor Rick Scott, Mayor of Orange County Teresa Jacobs and Ken Goldstone, Chief Operating Officer, Full Sail University.
With 26,000 square-feet, seven training rings, a world-class strength and conditioning program and cutting-edge edit and production facilities, the new state-of-the-art Performance Center will give WWE the ability to train more potential performers than ever before through a comprehensive program including in-ring training, physical preparedness and character development.
"The WWE Performance Center represents the guaranteed future success of our company, providing the next generation of WWE Superstars with a world-class facility to call their own," said Paul "Triple H®" Levesque, Executive Vice President, Talent and Live Events, WWE. "The venue offers our developmental talent a full training experience with real time feedback from WWE coaches, trainers and doctors, giving them the resources they need to develop their talent both athletically and creatively."
"We are happy to be back here at WWE's Global Performance Center, officially opening this state-of-the-art training facility," said Governor Rick Scott. "WWE is a big name in sports entertainment so it's fitting that they have chosen to take a one-way ticket to Florida to grow their business. In only two and a half years, Florida has created 330,000 private-sector jobs and our unemployment rate has dropped well below the national average to 7.1 percent. It's working in Florida."
"Creating new, high-value jobs has been a top priority for my administration since day one. The grand opening of the amazing WWE Performance Center is terrific news for our local economy," said Teresa Jacobs, Orange County Mayor. "Not only are these great jobs, the presence of the WWE Performance Center adds to Central Florida's reputation as a television, film and entertainment production hub."
"Throughout our evolving partnership with WWE, our students have had the unique educational opportunity to take part in the live production process for WWE NXT tapings within the Full Sail Live venue," said Ken Goldstone, Chief Operating Officer for Full Sail University. "We are delighted to have the WWE Performance Center in such close proximity to our campus, and we are proud to participate in welcoming this facility to Central Florida."
The new center will be the training ground for approximately 75 talent who include former professional and collegiate athletes, Olympians and entertainers, offering a best-in-class sports medicine program and a central location for all current WWE Superstars to receive the best care both in and out of the ring.
WWE Performance Center Key Highlights:
In-Ring Training Room
12,000 square-foot world-class training room with seven training rings
Including one "show ring" with theatrical lighting and broadcast capability to provide developmental talent with a full training experience
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