Former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas appeared on Kayfabe Wrestling Radio with Alan Wojcik, where he discussed his book ‘The Three Count’ detailing his WWE experiences, watching Owen Hart fall to his death, the night after WrestleMania crowd, being awestruck by former co-workers, and more.Highlightsfrom theintervieware as follows:
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.”
Today, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino have announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, Inc. to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013.
If he would turn heel:
“Everybody on Twitter seems to want me to turn bad… I would try my hand at anything and I think I could do it well.”
Part-time wrestlers involved in the top WrestleMania matches:
“The Rock and Brock Lesnar have really paved the way for guys like me. Maybe somewhere down the line we can be the ones coming back for the big appearances and there is certainly a desire for young talent to come through to high profile matches. I’m sure you’ll see that in the coming years.”
“This is one of the tours we look forward to the most as the environment and culture are both very different to the USA. We often hear some pretty unique football chants at the Scottish shows.”
Scott Hall joined ‘Inside The Ropes’ this past Thursday to talk about getting sober and his career in professional wrestling. Highlights from the interview are as follows:
About being a top guy in the WWE today and his son Cody going there: “I don’t get to watch a lot of WWE, but through this internet thing, Some people comment about a guy becoming the World Champ or the US champ and a couple of weeks later he’s down the card in the opening match. I think that kills the image of being a top guy. But I guess the promoters, the guys in the WWE calling the shots are seeing it like ‘We’re giving you a chance and if you don’t produce, you don’t produce and back down you go’ I’ve talked to Cody about it a lot and he’s in no hurry to go there. He’d rather be seasoned and polished before he makes a move like that.”
According to a WrestleZone.com report, it appears Batista may end his MMA career with a perfect 1-0 record. The report states that Batista is rapidly getting back into wrestling shape, and fast approaching 290 lbs, his listed weight at the time he was last seen in the WWE back in 2010. Batista is also open to a return to the company and listed The Rock and Brock Lesnar as potential opponents.
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Dig into these never-before-seen photos from the truly historic event that was WrestleMania 29.
ECW Press just released “The Hardcore Truth: The Bob Holly Story”, written by Bob Holly and Ross Williams.
OWW has a free copy to give away. Here’s how to win:
Email us your favorite Hardcore match from the past 20 years and explain in 3-4 sentences “why” it is your favorite. It can be a match from any promotion and include any number of wrestlers (so, it doesn’t have to be a Bob Holly match).
The deadline for entry is Friday April 19, 2013, 1:00pm EST. The winner will be notified on Saturday April 20, 2013.
Due to the cost of shipping, only US residents are eligible (sorry!)
It’s hard to believe, but The Show of Shows has once again come and gone, as an epic and historic night has now turned quietly to dawn. For many in the WWE Universe, the past seven days have been somewhat of a blur, as the New York/New Jersey area was transformed into one giant theater to play host to The Grandest Stage of Them All.
One day later, though, and the WWE Universe is still buzzing — not only from the momentous events of last night, but also from the anticipation of everything that lies ahead, spinning out of The Show of Shows.
But before we officially turn the corner on that road departing WrestleMania, WWE.com presents its five favorite moments from WrestleMania 29.
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