WWE's global expansion continues.
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 utilizing a comprehensive program, including in-ring training, physical preparedness and character development.
The facility is the first of what will be many Performance Centers outside of the United States, WWE EVP of Talent, Live Events & Creative Paul “Triple H” Levesque said.
“It’s about going the world over and finding the greatest athletes and the greatest performers in any market we can,” he said. “It’s an incredible undertaking, looking for the greatest athletes from around the world, bringing them to places like this that will be set up around the world to train that next generation of Superstars.”
News of the new Performance Center was first announced by Pete Dunne, Tyler Bate and Trent Seven, who appeared on Good Morning Britain Friday.
“We’re going to be able to go from here straight to our secret location -- our new NXT UK Performance Center just after this. Fantastic news coming out all the way through the day. The fact that we’ve had this investment in us, and obviously the other wrestlers, and the British wrestling base is pretty exciting," said Trent Seven.
You can see the clip of the announcement below.
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) January 11, 2019
WWE's United States Performance Center serves as a training ground for wrestlers of all experience levels, and is often utilized to put on in-house events, rehabilitate and more. Since Orlando's opened in July 2013, no other Performance Centers were announced before this week's reveal.
More than 30 of the top European talent signed to the NXT UK brand will train at the UK Performance Center.
— WWE (@WWE) January 11, 2019
Remember, NXT UK Takeover Blackpool is this Saturday afternoon, and we have full, live coverage of the show as well as a live post-show podcast. As a free preview of Fightful Select's premium service you can see this week's NXT UK review show above.