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WWE Shifting NXT Tapings To Full Sail University In Winter Park, Florida

Beginning next Thursday, WWE’s WWE NXT and FCW Wrestling tapings will emanate from Full Sail University’s multi purpose performance venue in Winter Park, Florida. Tickets for the events are free to university staff and students with ID as long as they are reserved in advance.

The events, which are being branded as WWE Superstar Showdown, are taking place near the company’s developmental facility in Tampa, Florida as means to integrate Florida Championship Wrestling talent on NXT more smoothly. Company officials hope the “university feel” will give the show better crowd reactions as well as to upgrade the look of Florida Championship Wrestling programming.

Triple H, WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent, is heavily involved with the project. He was said to be a high on the facility after scouting it with other WWE executives last year.

Triple H is advertised for Thursday’s event, which will also feature World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio and WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and R-Truth vs. Epico and Primo. Events are also scheduled for June 14, July 5, July 19, August 9, August 23, September 6 and September 20.


  • SYM

    @adam you sound Like a Retard STFU.

  • Angry Benny

    I think its awesome, they tape Tna 20 minutes from there, and if they did it on monday they would take away from that crowd, if not, they would have 2 shows in the orlando area, and full sail is a scam, too much money for this school, and the school schedule is crazy, there are labs in the middle of the night, classes during the day, you better take a lot of drugs to keep up with that kind of schedule

  • adam

    It should be intresting because then more FCW talent can show up on NXT so could be pretty cool and finally make fcw intresting again.

  • 1919dpg

    i considered going to Full sail for a while. seems like a good school for audio engineering.

  • Disgruntled Wrestling Fan

    I’m not sure about this only because I don’t know when NXT would be taped under this new schedule. If it’s taped on Thursday as the article is hinting then I’m fine with it as the NXT talent can still appear on Superstars and Raw/Smackdown if needed.

  • SuckYourself

    NXT just needs to go away period

  • Mr E.

    Fullsail will be a great move. Been to the studios there, and the kind of students they have would make a good crowd. I’ll be at the first taping next week, we will see if this works out.

  • Bill

    I think that a move there for NXT & FCW would be pretty awesome. Maybe make NXT almost like a hybrid of a Smackdown or Raw & FCW show.

  • Myers

    That type of arena reminds me of the old days of 5 hour WWF Superstars of Wrestling tv tapings.