WWE Star Explains Why Veterans Go Through The Performance Center

WWE NXT Performance Center

A new insight has been given as to why even the most seasoned wrestlers can end up spending time at the WWE Performance Center.

Whilst the WWE Performance Center has become a home for newer wrestlers to hone their skills, there have also been plenty of stars with many years experience under their belts who’ve also come through the same system, including spending extended periods as part of NXT before making their way to the main roster.

It may be a golden rule in wrestling, like in most walks of life, that you never stop learning but a veteran could very well be forgiven if they felt like their career was being sent a step backwards by being asked to attend.

In a discussion on Under The Ring, current WWE superstar Santos Escobar explained why it’s important for even the most seasoned competitors to spend time learning the way things are done in the Performance Center.

You’ve got to be humble enough to allow the universe to teach you things every day. You got to be able to allow yourself to be surprised, and I think the Performance Center is just that. When I got there I was 19 years in the business. On the surface, you might say, ‘Well, what are they going to teach you? If you’ve been doing this for 19 years, it means you know enough to survive 19 years,’ but in reality, the Performance Center is there for a reason.

You got to check a lot of boxes and the Performance Center and NXT make sure that you check all those boxes so that when you’re finally called […] you’re ready for it.

The stock of Santos Escobar has seemingly risen further recently as part of the LWO, and in the same interview he also discussed how he feels he would be ready if he became the inaugural WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

With thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.