During an interview with The National in Abu Dhabi, WWE's Triple H said there will be at least three more Performance Centers coming in the near future.
With the growth of WWE and the need for the continued training of new talent, WWE has had to search the globe to find the best of the best in terms of raw professional wrestling talent that can be molded into future WWE stars. The company recently opened a UK branch of their famous Performance Center and in much the same way NXT branched out of the first Performance Center, NXT UK has become a popular brand for WWE.
WWE, specifically Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative, Triple H believes they've found a winning formula and during an interview with The National in Abu Dhabi, he said, "I can tell you there will be a performance center in India." He added, "There will be a performance center in the Middle East. There will, more than likely, be a performance center in Latin America. We will be replicating this process around the globe, all over."
India and the Middle East have become strategic locations for WWE to grow their brand in recent years. With the vast amount of people who populate the countries and the fan base for wrestling being quite strong, Triple H must see these locations as logical growth areas for the company.
Triple H explained, "I see that, as you said, the product is very big there, very successful there, there's a lot of people that have a very strong interest in it." But, he also knows that not everyone will be a good fit.
The plan will be to weed out those who have interest from those who have passion and can survive the rigorous training that is becoming a WWE Superstar. If there are a handful that make it, they'll head to the Performance Center for more training and eventually get a look by WWE.
What This Means
WWE understands the future of wrestling isn't just going to come from North America. To find the best of the best from around the globe, they'll need to set up facilities that will train aspiring wrestlers.
How long before there are over 10 WWE Performance Centers around the globe. What about 20? The way WWE is expanding, that doesn't seem too far out of the question.