Update On Resumption Of Training In WWE Developmental

Classes restarted on August 10...

As Dave Meltzer had previously reported, regular classes for the WWE Performance Center resumed on Monday, August 10. Classes had stopped at the onset of the pandemic, in part due to WWE needing the Performance Center for their TV tapings.

The new classes are reportedly being held in a warehouse near the PC. Rings were set up there, with the mandate that no more than two people will be in the ring together at the same time. Additionally, all NXT talents (including those wrestling on TV) were reportedly required to attend classes.

Fightful shed a little more light on the ongoing restart of classes. According to their report, there were coaches at the PC who were unhappy by the fact that the trainees were still getting paid in full during the shutdown, and because some of the trainees were opting out of the audience tapings.

To make up for the lack of training, WWE utilized lots of tape study sessions. There was also a "Promolympics" headed up by producer Ryan Katz, in which wrestlers submitted their own ideas and promos.

With WWE taking up residency at Orlando's Amway Center for TV through the end of October, it's not clear if the PC will be utilized for training once more during that time.

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