The WWE on Thursday broke ground on a new facility in Orlando that will train the next generation of wrestling superstars. The company announced its plan at the warehouse on Forsythe Road in Orlando with Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs cheering the addition of nearly 100 jobs.
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Governor Rick Scott and WWE star Paul Levesque, better known as Triple H, took a tour of the facility. It will have 7 training wrestling rings, a medical and weight facility and more. What neither man could answer was exactly how many jobs would be coming, and how many would come from the WWE corporate headquarters in Connecticut and how many would be relocated from Tampa. Triple H stepped in when Governor Scott would not be specific.
"They're all going to live here. I'm sure you saw some of them on that stage. They eat a lot, they spend a lot of money in this area," said Levesque. "I'd have to say it's a fluctuating number. Our developmental staff that are people coming in and out all the time and that's kind of the caveat of the number is it will go up and down. You know in the ballpark of 100 people will be operating this facility at all times."
Full Sail is another big beneficiary of the new WWE facility. They will get access to the company's digital studios that will be located in the new building, and will help the WWE produce its television shows, giving them valuable real world experience before they ever enter the job market.