Ever dreamed studying professional wrestling? Well, now you can at a Florida college!
Full Sail University, a for-profit college based in Winter Park, Fla., announced a partnership with World Wrestling Entertainment this week which includes the weekly tapings of a new program called WWE Superstar Smackdown at their multipurpose venue on campus.
Students studying Film, Show Production, Digital Arts and Design, Internet Marketing and Entertainment Business will get the chance to be involved in the production of the WWE shows.
"With this unique partnership with Full Sail University, WWE will develop stars behind the camera as well," Paul "Triple H" Levesque, executive vice-president of talent and live events for WWE, said in a release. "With the opportunity to host events at Full Sail's top-notch facilities and the chance to tap into Full Sail's greatest resource -- its students -- we are excited to provide real-world experience while giving us a fresh, creative perspective from ambitious students.”
The program being taped is a part of WWE's NXT series where Florida Championship Wrestling wrestlers aspiring to move up to the WWE will compete. WWE is hoping the college students will provide a boisterous crowd for the show. According to a release, proceeds from merchandise and ticket sales will go towards a scholarship fund for students to attend Full Sail.
Full Sail is a trade school which focuses on different sectors of the entertainment business.