During an appearance on Good Morning Britain, it was announced by Pete Dunne, Tyler Bate and Trent Seven that WWE has opened a Performance Center in the United Kingdom. This is the next step in their worldwide expansion. There are plans to open more centers in other parts of the world.
WWE issued the following press release:
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.