In regards to WWE resuming training for their Performance Center, Fightful has learned some more information.
As previously reported by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, regular classes for WWE developmental talent resumed on August 10. Classes had stopped during the COVID-19 pandemic and main roster shows were filmed inside the Performance Center.
Reportedly, the newer classes will be held in a warehouse near the Performance Center and not the actual PC itself. Rings were to be set up in the warehouse. It was said that only two people will be allowed in the ring at a time and those not in the ring will have to wear a mask. All NXT talent, including those on television, reportedly had to attend the classes.
In addition to all of this, Fightful has learned that wrestlers began to learn things in bits and pieces on July 31, with coaches telling wrestlers they'd be heading to a new facility, which we now know is a warehouse really close to the WWE Performance Center. We're told that some of the coaches were frustrated that the trainees were getting paid in full to not train, and that some of them were opting out of the audience tapings as well.
In the meantime, WWE has had skull sessions and tape study, as well as a recent "Promolympics," headed up by Ryan Katz. This saw wrestlers submit their own promos and pitches.
WWE is also looking to leave the Performance Center for the main roster shows in the foreseeable future. Learn more about that at this link.
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