So, a bodyslam from across the ropes for our economy, then! We sent our intern Shelby England – ON HIS LAST DAY, SIGH – to cover Gov. Rick Scott's appearance in at the Full Sail-adjacent new WWE violence complex, and this is what he brought back. You might know by now that Gov. Scott has no access to that odd equator of taste and/or value, but it's always hilarious to watch him side-clap in a really awkward situation that involves BIG PEOPLE knocking down a wall. We have some of that down below, but the Sentinel captured his speech here (as well as some of the more salient details of the ridiculous deal that will save Orlando). WE'RE WRASSLIN' AS FAST AS WE CAN, PEOPLE!
Today, the Orlando Weekly was able to listen in on some exciting news for Orlando. WWE is opening their state-of-the-art Performance Center just down the road from Full Sail University. Remember, last year, WWE and Full Sail joined forces that brought live tapings of the WWE NXT series to Full Sail Live, the university’s performance venue; their partnership was strengthened today with this announcement. Among those flexing at the the Press Conference were Governor Rick Scott (who made the initial address), Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs (huge biceps), and Full Sail University President Gary Jones (more money than is possible).
The WWE Performance Center, in Orlando, “will be the home of the next generation of WWE Superstars” says Executive Vice President, Talent and Live Events Paul “Triple H” Levesque. This facility will act as a regional posts for the WWE, allowing them the ability to train more potential performers. In addition to this, this facility will also create close to 100 high-wage jobs in Orlando for Central Florida families. Mayor Teresa Jacobs mentioned that they have approved 11 economic development projects in the last year. Nearly 300,000 new private sector jobs have been created in order to stimulate our economy (really?). This regional performance center can only aid in creating more jobs for the Florida community.
Orlando Weekly, along with other media outlets, were given the opportunity to tour the facility – all which will be state-of-the-art. It will be a two-floor building that will offer some high quality stuff. Some of the amenities include a Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation center, a Strength and Condition lounge, a Confessional Room where the potentials learn how to act in front of crowds and shape their WWE personae, and the Training Room that will be full of seven training rings for in-house WWE training. Triple H said, during the press conference, that the WWE Performance Center will teach their potentials on how to be bullet-proof. GUNS!
This is exciting news for Orlando because this is only Phase two of seven and is only the beginning of a continuing partnership with the esteemed college Full Sail University. With that being said, Full Sail Students are given unprecedented access to WWE NXT in order to teach students while giving them backstage access to their events. Sex is everywhere (kidding).
Hey. We’re excited because Orlando is becoming the central point for all the wonders of the nation – with Disney World and their new Fantasyland, Universal Studios and Transformers along with the highly praised Wizarding World of Harry Potter (not to mention more exciting news to come). Now we will soon have WWE right down the road, housing some potential talent.
This is groundbreaking (or more appropriate because we are talking about the WWE here, WALL SHATTERING!)
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