Make sure to get your stuff. The last year and a half has been a heck of a ride for WWE television. The start of the Coronavirus pandemic caused the promotion to be stuck in Florida for well over a year, with the television shows being filmed in various locations called the Thunderdome. WWE had previous longstanding locations as well, but now one of them is off the list.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE’s relationship with Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida has come to an end. Instead of taping NXT television from the venue, WWE will instead be upgrading the Performance Center and running the show from there. WWE is considering adding new lighting and color to the Performance Center to make it stand out more. NXT first aired at Full Sail in March 2012 and stayed at the facility until October 2020.
The place was special. Check out some of NXT’s time at Full Sail University:
Opinion: As great as NXT’s time at Full Sail was, I can understand why they are moving on. There is something to be said about having everything in house, as WWE might not want to worry about something going wrong with Full Sail to prevent television from being taped. Moving seems more efficient, though it is going to be a bit sad to say goodbye to a place that was so special to NXT’s history.
What did you think of Full Sail? What is your favorite wrestling venue? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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