WWE issued the following press release early Friday morning announcing the opening of the company’s first international training facility, officially known as the UK Performance Center. The announcement was made earlier today in London.
The 17,000 square feet features “two training rings, world-class strength and conditioning equipment and versatile content creation infrastructure.” It will allow talent to signed to take part in “in-ring training, physical preparedness and character development.”
You can check out the official announcement below.
WWE® OPENS FIRST INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE CENTER
LONDON, UK and STAMFORD, Conn., January 11, 2019 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced the opening of the UK Performance Center, the first world-class WWE training facility outside of the United States and a significant step in WWE’s efforts to localize content around the world.
With 17,000 square feet, two training rings, world-class strength and conditioning equipment and versatile content creation infrastructure, the UK Performance Center will enable WWE to train athletes through a comprehensive program including in-ring training, physical preparedness and character development.
“This is the latest milestone in our global localization strategy and the next step in establishing local NXT brands around the world,” said Paul “Triple H®” Levesque, Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative. “We are incredibly proud to open the UK Performance Center and provide our NXT UK Superstars the same world-class coaching and development programs that we deliver at WWE’s Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.”
More than 30 of the best European talent signed to the NXT® UK brand will train at the UK Performance Center and can be seen weekly on the NXT UK program that streams on WWE Network every Wednesday night at 8 pm GMT/3PM ET.