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WWE wrestling school opens in London

The UK Performance Centre has opened in Enfield. Credit: ITV News

WWE have opened their first wrestling school outside of the United States in north London.

The UK Performance Centre, located in Enfield, will train wrestlers in the hope of them becoming good enough to be part of the American show.

The centre will have two training rings and a strength and conditioning unit to help maximise the capabilities of those working there.

More than 30 performers from NXT UK, the British-based brand of WWE, will train at the performance centre.

Paul “Triple H” Levesque. Credit: ITV

Paul “Triple H” Levesque told ITV London: "The goal for us now is to become even bigger by delving into globalisation.

"London is a hub for the rest of the world - it's easy to get to.

"It [London] has a great wealth of talent here and through hardwork and passion over the past few years, these talents have developed here."

  • Jinny Couture

It is hoped local wrestlers will be able to learn the trade in order to become professionals, like who has always dreamed of making it in the States.

"I've loved wrestling since I was a child, I actually started watching WWE when I was nine years old and when I grew up that passion didn't fade, I just got stronger and stronger," London wrestler Jinny Couture told ITV London.

"Once I graduated from uni, I knew I had to start training, I knew I had to follow my dream, as I didn't want to be one of those people to look back and regret that I didn't go for something."