WWE Touts Opening of New Performance Center
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.11.2013
It's "a new beginning for WWE"...
- WWE has issued a press release touting the opening of the new performance center. The press release, titled "A New Beginning for WWE," includes quotes from various people present at the opening including the following:
Triple H: "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. 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."
Florida governor Rick Scott: "We are happy to be back here at WWE's Global Performance Center, officially opening this state-of-the-art training facility. 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."
Orange County mayor Teresa Jacobs: "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. 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."
Full Sail University COO Ken Goldstone: "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. 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 press release included the following "Key Highlights" of the center:
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
*Connectivity between the Performance Center and WWE's headquarters in Stamford, Conn., via closed circuit cameras will allow for real time feedback from WWE executives
*Best-in-class sports medicine facility with on-site medical care creating a central location for all WWE talent to receive the best care both in and out of the ring
*Dr. Michael Sampson, Medical Director, holds regular office hours
*Access to a full-time athletic trainer and full-time physical therapist whenever talent are training as well as a network of local specialists
Strength and Conditioning
*5,500 square-foot state-of-the-art strength and conditioning room that will allow for daily training sessions for all developmental trainees
*Featuring cutting edge strength and conditioning equipment, cardio machines, medical rehab equipment and floor space for stretching and plyometric movement
*World-renowned strength coach Joe DeFranco will serve as a consultant
*A small, private studio that allows talent to practice on-camera techniques and work individually on character development and performance skills
*Capable of being operated by the talent themselves, this one-of-a-kind studio functions without technical personnel and is controlled using a simple iPad interface
Edit and Production Suites
*Cutting-edge edit and production facilities dedicated to creating improved TV performances for in-ring talent
*Flash (Pre-tape) Studio - a full-function, green-screen capable studio designed to allow talent to practice their TV presentation skills or to create content for NXT or WWE programming. The room features a Sony ENG style camera, studio lighting and high-resolution recording using AJA Digital recording hardware operated by production staff
*VO Booth - a practice room designed for announcers-in-training to work with WWE seasoned professionals to hone their live action announcing and play-by-play skills. The room allows for up to three announcers to work directly with an audio engineer to provide quick and easy record and playback functionality