The WWE Performance Center currently has nearly 100 wrestlers either learning or honing the craft. WWE is constantly recruiting from all over the world, and the Performance Center has always been meant as a way to allow wrestlers to train, work on their in-ring and microphone skills and characters, and also prepare them to wrestle for television, which is a skill in and of itself. While a lot of experienced wrestlers have spent time learning at the Performance Center, a good amount of NXT and WWE Superstars have been complete PC creations.
One of the biggest knocks on the Performance Center — a criticism that predates the Center, actually — is that hardcore fans believe the “official” WWE training results in a homogeneity among wrestlers. This is a drum that fans have been beating since the phrase “WWE main event style” became a thing. While the criticism might have been a lot more appropriate during the abs-trunks-and-tribal-tattoos phase of the early- to mid-aughts, the talking point persists.
Triple H, who oversees the Performance Center and NXT, understandably disagrees with detractors of the Performance Center style or method or what have you. As he explained to Sports Illustrated: