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WWE to open training facility in central Florida

Posted at 4:59 PM, Apr 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-18 13:50:04-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - World Wrestling Entertainment is planning to open a state-of-the-art training facility in central Florida.

Gov. Rick Scott and WWE executive Paul "Tripple H" Levesque appeared in Orlando Thursday to announce that the Global Performance Center will open this summer.

The facility will serve as the new home to WWE's talent developmental system, recently re-branded NXT. It will house seven training rings, a gym and production facilities.

Scott says the new center - which represents a $2.3 million capital investment - should create nearly 100 jobs.

Levesque says building the facility in central Florida continues an existing partnership with Full Sail University, where students in media broadcasting concentrations were able to work on live tapings of the WWE NXT series.