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Inside The WWE's Professional Wrestling Training School

The $2.5 million facility is described as a graduate school for the WWE's next generation of talent and a training and rehabilitation center for its top-tier pro wrestlers, according to the Associated Press.

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More than 75 aspiring wrestlers will train there, like Corey Graves, right. "Most kids grow up and at least at some point in their lives want to be a fireman or a cop. I've always wanted to be a pro wrestler since I was a little kid," he said.


According to the Associated Press:

Aspiring wrestlers currently in training range from former NFL players and Olympians to a former beauty pageant contestant. They signed contracts allowing them to work solely on becoming wrestlers ... Those who succeed will advance to WWE's "Raw" and "Smackdown" television broadcasts, as well as to pay-per-view shows, like "WrestleMania."

The WWE was founded in 1952. It was previously known as the World Wrestling Federation, or WWF, but the organization changed its name following a 2000 lawsuit by the World Wide Fund for Nature. It generates a revenue of half a billion dollars annually.

Here's video of the new facility.

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