“The WWE developmental system has allowed me to fulfill my dream. I went to WrestleMania 26 [in Glendale, Ariz] as a WWE superstar against Triple H. I went onto to capture a World championship [at WrestleMania 28 in Miami] in 18 seconds. It allowed me to travel the world, to perform in front of millions of people worldwide and hundreds of cultures around the world.
“The development system I was in to get here was great, but it was nothing compared to this. World-class training center, medical facility, pre-tapes room, commentary, a place to work on your character and seven full-sized rings with the best trainers in the world. The WWE’s future has never been so bright. It’s gleaming. It’s beaming, and I’m proud to be a part of it.”
• WWE in the Sunshine State
What does the future hold for Orlando, Miami, Florida with WWE?
A WWE Hall of Fame facility?
A new Stanford?
WWE’s creed: “Never say never.”
• Video links of WWE Performance Center grand opening Thursday, July 11 in Orlando on YouTube Jim Varsallone (the jimmyv3 channel).
WWE superstar Sheamus inspirational speech
Florida Gov. Rick Scott speech
Dr. Joseph Maroon, medical director of WWE, speech
WWE executive Paul (Triple H) Levesque speech (Part 1)
WWE executive Paul (Triple H) Levesque speech (Part 2)
WWE executive Stephanie McMahon
WWE announcer Michael Cole emcee
WWE Performance Center tour start
WWE Performance Center tour