New training center announced by WWE in Orlando
April 24, 2013 by Sarah
Florida Governor Rick Scott, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Executive Paul ‘HHH’ Levesque, and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs recently announced that a training and development center 26,000 square feet in size will be built near the city of Orlando. No doubt flyer printing and poster printing are being used to let the community know that the future of the WWE will be in the city.
Since 2008, the WWE has had a number of programs in the state, including Florida Championship Wrestling and a partnership with Full Sail University, where a weekly television show entitled ‘WWE-NXT’ has been produced in an arena studio for the production of professional television. According to Levesque, with the building of this new center, it will prevent any move by the organization to build more developments closer to its corporate headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut.
Senior vice president of WWE, John Saboor, says that the new facility will employ between 80 and 100 wrestlers and create 16 new full-time jobs in administration, television production, sports medicine, and coaching. In addition to the elements of a sound stage for students and wrestlers to learn about television production, the new center will offer physical therapy, strength-and conditioning areas, and seven wrestling rings – thus helping to train future athletes and the next generation to understand what the WWE does.
About $3.5m will be spent in order to build the new facility on the site of an existing warehouse, for which a long-term lease is held by the WWE. It is expected that it will open in the early summer.