AEW star MJF has shut down a fan who tweeted their criticism at the output from the WWE Performance Center.
The PC, which serves as the developmental setting for wrestlers looking to get into WWE, has been heralded by many over the years.
It is a state-of-the-art training facility where budding stars come to show off their skills. According to WWE’s official website, a massive 80 per cent of current Raw and SmackDown Superstars came through the Performance Center. However, it is worth noting that some Superstars arrived from other successful wrestling companies, and some went straight to NXT.
Wrestlers are first recruited after completing a WWE tryout before relocating to Orlando, Florida – which is where the PC is based. They will then complete daily in-ring training and participate in classes. Those good enough will then progress to NXT, or straight to the main roster.
Fan criticises Performance Center; MJF strikes back
Taking to Twitter, MJF decided to take one fan to task after he attacked the WWE Performance Center.
The AEW star initially responded to a tweet from Create A Pro New York, who were advertising a training class and live demo with Pat Buck.
Buck, who currently works for AEW, is formerly a WWE producer and on-screen official, and also worked for several other promotions. He founded the Create A Pro Academy alongside ex-WWE wrestler Curt Hawkins in 2014.
MJF – who has been linked with joining WWE when his current deal expires in 2024 – tweeted: “Where real wrestlers learn real wrestling.”
A fan then responded: “Lmao, $20m tied up in the WWE PC, and they’ve produced no-one.”
He tweeted: “Liv Morgan. Big E. Bianca Belair. Baron Corbin. Naomi. Alexa Bliss. Charlotte Flair. Roman Reigns. Just to name a few.
“People on this app have f***ing brainworms.”
Of course, there are plenty of other recent successes, such as former Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, to have come through the WWE Performance Center. It shows the depth of talent the company has, and can continue to utilise in the future.
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