Between The Ropes | Arda Ocal – July 15, 2013

Brian talk with Arda Ocal about the grand opening of the WWE Performance Center which he was  at last week, the Money in the Bank PPV and looking ahead to SummerSlam, Triple H’s role with WWE, Orlando becoming such an important city for WWE, the Hall of Fame, WrestleMania host cities going forward and more.

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Triple H Talks Performance Center, Transition to WWE Executive

WWE Executive Vice President of Talent and Live Events Triple H talks about the new Performance Center, his vision for it, what this means for the company, the advantages new talent will have, his transition from in a full-time wrestler to being an executive, how much he wants to be in the ring and the challenges of doing it now and more.

Sheamus Talks WWE Performance Center, Wants the Gold Again

WWE superstar Sheamus talking about the new Performance Center, his training when coming into the wrestling business, the upcoming Money in the Bank PPV and his part in the All-Stars ladder match and wanting to get back in the WWE Championship picture.

Stephanie McMahon Talks Performance Center, Back on WWE TV

WWE Executive Vice President of Creative Stephanie McMahon talks about the new Performance Center in Orlando, her husband Triple H’s vision for it and being back on WWE television.

Mark Henry Talks WWE Performance Center, Money in the Bank

WWE superstar Mark Henry talks about the new Performance Center and his current run in the WWE including his upcoming match against John Cena at the Money in the Bank PPV.

The Shield Talk Performance Center, Success in WWE

WWE superstsars Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns of The Shield talk about the new Performance Center in Orlando, FL, some places they trained at when breaking into the business and their quick success in the WWE.

WWE Performance Center Grand Opening Press Conference Video

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Here is the press conference at the grand opening of the WWE Performance Center in Orlando including Michael Cole, Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, Florida Governor Rick Scott, Orange County Commissioner Jennifer Thompson, Sheamus, Xavier Woods and Dr. Joseph Maroon.

WWE Performance Center Tour Video

A quick video tour at the grand opening of the WWE Performance Center in Orlando including WWE Executive Vice President of Talent and Live Events Paul Levesque (Triple H) and Florida Governor Rick Scott talking about the facility.

Video: WWE Press Conference Announcing New Performance Center in Orlando

WWE Press conference announcing the new Performance Center in Orlando with WWE Executive John Saboor, Florida Governor Rick Scott, WWE Executive Vice President Paul Levesque, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Full Sail University President Garry Jones.

Video: Triple H Talks New Performance Center in Orlando

WWE Executive VP of Live Events and Talent Paul Levesque (Triple H) talks about the new Performance Center in Orlando, FL, the future for WWE developmental, trying to recruit elite athletes to the WWE and his own recent arm injury.

Video: Mason Ryan Looking Forward to New WWE Performance Center

WWE developmental wrestler Mason Ryan talks about the new performance center that is being built in Orlando and what it means for people like him in developmental as well as how his training is going.

WWE Announces New Performance Center Opening

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STAMFORD, Conn., April 18, 2013 – Opening this summer, the WWE state-of-the-art Performance Center will serve as the new home to WWE’s talent developmental system, recently re-branded NXT® and create nearly 100 high-wage jobs in Orlando, Florida.

 

With 26,000 square-feet, seven training rings, a world-class strength and conditioning program and cutting-edge edit and production facilities, the new Performance Center will give WWE the ability to train more potential performers than ever before through a comprehensive program including in-ring training, physical preparedness and character development. The new center will be the training ground for talent that includes former professional and collegiate athletes, Olympians and entertainers, and will offer a best-in-class sports medicine program creating a central location for all WWE talent to receive the best care both in and out of the ring.

 

“Our economy has created nearly 300,000 new private sector jobs in just over two years, meaning that thousands of Florida families now have the opportunity to pursue their dreams,” said Governor Rick Scott. “WWE could have chosen anywhere in the world to house this new global performance center – and they chose the Sunshine State. Today’s announcement that WWE will create nearly 100 more jobs for families in Central Florida is further proof that everything we do is geared towards job creation and it’s working.”

 “We are so excited that WWE has chosen to establish its training and talent development operations in Central Florida,” said Teresa Jacobs, Mayor of Orange County. “In addition to strengthening our burgeoning entertainment production industry, the WWE Performance Center brings high-value jobs, capital investment and continued economic expansion to our area.”

 

Today’s announcement solidifies WWE’s presence in Orlando and evolves WWE’s partnership with Full Sail University. Last year, WWE and Full Sail announced an innovative partnership that moved live tapings of WWE NXT series, WWE’s weekly one-hour show that broadcasts on WWE.com and in more than 60 countries worldwide, to Full Sail Live, the university’s state-of-the-art performance venue. The partnership, which created a new student scholarship fund, also allows students of the university’s entertainment-focused degree programs, including Film, Show Production, Digital Arts and Design, Internet Marketing and Entertainment Business, to gain real-world experience alongside WWE production staff during WWE NXT tapings.

 

“The WWE Performance Center and our partnership with Full Sail University are critical to the future of our company,” said Paul “Triple H®” Levesque, Executive Vice President, Talent and Live Events, WWE. “Orlando is now the home to the next generation of WWE Superstars.”

“Collaborating with WWE has elevated the education experience here at Full Sail University by creating many opportunities for our students to gain hands-on experience by being mentored by some of the best minds in the entertainment production industry,” said Garry Jones, President of Full Sail University. “We are excited to welcome WWE to the neighborhood and can’t wait to see what the future holds for this evolving partnership.”