Jim Ross reveals the WWE Performance Center's opening date, comments on Ric Flair's daughter's first match, NXT Divas and Sara Del Rey


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Jim Ross reveals the WWE Performance Center's opening date, comments on Ric Flair's daughter's first match, NXT Divas and Sara Del Rey
Jun 24, 2013 - 10:02 AM


WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross updated the blog section of JRsbarbq.com. The following items are among the highlights. To order J.R.'s BBQ products, visit WWEShop.com.

-Ross on the WWE Performance Center: "The new, WWE Performance Center will officially open on Thursday July 11 which is also the next time we tape NXT at Full Sail. This grand opening is not open to the public and will be via invitation only to the media and a variety of WWE business partners, etc. 
The Performance Center begins a new era in the development of WWE talents that is truly exciting. I went through the facility again last week and it is amazing. There is not a NFL training facility that exceeds what WWE has done with this facility. With that said, the training of these future WWE Superstars will be amped up and the expectations raised not only for the athletes but for the coaches as well. The higher expectations also include the number and quality of young athletes that are recruited and signed to begin their WWE journey in NXT. "

Powell's POV: WWE's investment in the development of future stars is such a smart move that will pay long term dividends. TNA can't replicate what WWE is doing, but they definitely need to make their own developmental system a much higher priority than it is. It's not a matter of competing with WWE in this area, rather it's for the long term good of TNA.

-Ross on Ric Flair and Charlotte: "Ric Flair was on hand to see his athletic daughter, Charlotte, make her in ring debut and Charlotte did well for her first outing. She's approximately a 6 footer who has a viable upside."

Powell's POV: Charlotte is better known as Ashley Fliehr, the youngest daughter of the Nature Boy. She's getting a bit of a late start at age 27, but I am curious to see how she fares in the pro wrestling business.

-Ross on future WWE Divas and Sara Del Rey: "Arguably, the 'stars' of the Thursday NXT taping were all the Divas who had a series of fundamentally sound bouts including many within the first ever, NXT Women's Title tourney. 
Sara Del Ray has done a marvelous job in coaching and teaching the females in NXT and her efforts are certainly obvious to any fan of the genre."

Powell's POV: There is more of an emphasis on the in-ring abilities on the NXT Divas than there is on standard WWE television these days. Here's hoping that carries over to the main roster. With the A.J. Lee vs. Kaitlyn program, the premiere of Total Divas next month, and the talented developmental Divas, it seems like we could be on the verge of seeing a resurgence in female wrestling in WWE.

Other topics include J.R. and Gerald Brisco recruiting for WWE developmental, WWE and the NFLPA, Ross's spoken word events in the UK, and more on WWE NXT.

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