Triple H Announces New WWE Performance Center In Orlando

WWE COO Triple H and Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday the opening of the WWE Performance Center in Orlando. The sports-entertainment organization issued the following press release touting the opening.


STAMFORD, Conn., April 18, 2013 – Opening this summer, the WWE state-of-the-art Performance Center will serve as the new home to WWE’s talent developmental system, recently re-branded NXT® and create nearly 100 high-wage jobs in Orlando, Florida.

With 26,000 square-feet, seven training rings, a world-class strength and conditioning program and cutting-edge edit and production facilities, the new 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 new center will be the training ground for talent that includes former professional and collegiate athletes, Olympians and entertainers, and will offer a best-in-class sports medicine program creating a central location for all WWE talent to receive the best care both in and out of the ring.

“Our economy has created nearly 300,000 new private sector jobs in just over two years, meaning that thousands of Florida families now have the opportunity to pursue their dreams,” said Governor Rick Scott. “WWE could have chosen anywhere in the world to house this new global performance center – and they chose the Sunshine State. Today’s announcement that WWE will create nearly 100 more jobs for families in Central Florida is further proof that everything we do is geared towards job creation and it’s working.”

“We are so excited that WWE has chosen to establish its training and talent development operations in Central Florida,” said Teresa Jacobs, Mayor of Orange County. “In addition to strengthening our burgeoning entertainment production industry, the WWE Performance Center brings high-value jobs, capital investment and continued economic expansion to our area.”

Today’s announcement solidifies WWE’s presence in Orlando and evolves WWE’s partnership with Full Sail University. Last year, WWE and Full Sail announced an innovative partnership that moved live tapings of WWE NXT series, WWE’s weekly one-hour show that broadcasts on and in more than 60 countries worldwide, to Full Sail Live, the university’s state-of-the-art performance venue. The partnership, which created a new student scholarship fund, also allows students of the university’s entertainment-focused degree programs, including Film, Show Production, Digital Arts and Design, Internet Marketing and Entertainment Business, to gain real-world experience alongside WWE production staff during WWE NXT tapings.

“The WWE Performance Center and our partnership with Full Sail University are critical to the future of our company,” said Paul “Triple H®” Levesque, Executive Vice President, Talent and Live Events, WWE. “Orlando is now the home to the next generation of WWE Superstars.”

“Collaborating with WWE has elevated the education experience here at Full Sail University by creating many opportunities for our students to gain hands-on experience by being mentored by some of the best minds in the entertainment production industry,” said Garry Jones, President of Full Sail University. “We are excited to welcome WWE to the neighborhood and can’t wait to see what the future holds for this evolving partnership.”

Daniel Pena

Daniel Pena is a longtime wrestling news reporter and the webmaster of

  • MalaysianInvasion

    good now john cena can train on how to wrestle!!!

    • Marko

      Nah, Cena can wrestle. Send Ryback, Otunga, Khali and some other goofs also there to train.

      • 7 year old boy

        You are so right! Instead of the regular chant “You can’t wrestle” towards Cena, they should chant “You can wrestle”!

        • Chris Savage

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      • Orestis

        He doesn’t show us very often…Not to mention his selling …

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    • backblack25

      COO stands for Chief Operating Officer

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    • Stratojacker

      Please leave the internet.

    • was that really necessary?

      Damn idiots these days……

  • Pozessed

    I think the WWE should open some performance centers in other countries around the world, that would be good to make more international superstars.

    • Dickcheese

      Just what we need. More technical superstars that can’t cut a promo to save their life AND can’t even speak clearly. Sin Botch-a, Drew Crap-intyre, and Shit-ino Marella. They need character development over anything. Hulk Hogan was GARBAGE in the ring, Rock didn’t do crazy stuff in the ring, and neither did Stone Cold. They ENTERTAINED in and out of the ring, and they will forever be idolized for it.

      • currygoi

        Santino is from Canada. English is his first language.

      • Marvin B.

        Lol Austin could wrestle especially before the neck injury

      • JamieEvsxx

        well the whole point of opening the performance centers is for people to develop their skills in the ring and on the mic, so they’d get the training they need to cut a promo if they were complete dog shit…xD

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  • Dickcheese

    You do realize Paul Levesque is not really the COO, right? He is Executive VP of Talent & Live Events, taking the position that John Laurinaitis once had. This is still my favorite wrestling news site, but damn, they do not check anything they put out.