Triple H Sets The Record Straight - FCW "Is Being Revamped, Not Shut Down"

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The official WWE website has released an announcement by Executive Vice President of Talent, Paul Levesque, otherwise known as Triple H. Levesque had the following to say to the rumors about Florida Championship Wrestling, WWE's developmental territory, closing down:

“It is absolutely not true. FCW is not closing. I don’t know how the rumor started but I believe it’s a situation where the ‘dirt sheets’ want to believe they have the scoop on everything. If anything, we are in the process of ramping up our entire developmental system. It’s the lifeblood of our company. It’s what feeds our future and in no way are we going to close it down.”

In addition, Levesque had the following to say about possibly relocating FCW out of Tampa, Florida:

“There are plans in the works, but nothing definitive I can discuss right now. Shortly after WrestleMania, there will be a major announcement about our developmental system.”

“WWE’s developmental system is being revamped, not shut down. If anything, it’s going to get bigger and better than ever. WWE Developmental cultivates the future talent of WWE. By no means is it going to get smaller or shut down.”

Click here to view the article.

Thanks to WNW reader Fernando for sending this in.

  • Fernando

    I can't help but wonder what HHH means with "bigger and better"… Are they thinking on buying ROH? Meh, perhaps I digress.

  • Moist Farts Stink!!

    Panda aint selling ROH.

    • jake

      Panda owns TNA. Sinclair Broadcasting owns ROH.

      • Philip Thompson

        That sounds, to me, like an excellent reason for Panda not selling ROH!

    • diddy

      Panda owns TNA not ROH. ROH is owned by Sinclair broadcasting

    • christopher525

      Ted Turner isn't selling WWE either.

  • billy

    fcw to take over for nxt

  • Wwe4L76

    Buy TNA as a place for talent development 😛 sad thoug. Thougt this was a Good way to get andy out of wwe

    • Brisbane

      Have you lose your ‘H’ key?

      • bobafettish6602

        have you lost your 'T' key ? 😛

        • Hardy


      • XKonn247

        Dude you put lose instead of lost…

        • Wwe4L76

          Yeah yeah 😉 hehe
          I know my english suck

  • Alex P

    They have so much talent in FCW right now (Tyler Black, Chris Hero, Claudio Castagnoli, and others)….no way they could shut it down.

  • Dave L

    Not for nothing but Its instances like this that I love the new age of the internet wrestling communities! WWE would never have made a statement had it not been for sites like this posting about the possible closer of FCW, and it just goes to show that sometimes the internet can alter a corporations next move.

  • Edgar Gonzalez

    Maybe they are canceling the broadcast of FCW on brighthouse networks because they are moving it. Makes since because brighthouse network is only in Florida

  • Chris

    So much for your “news” about it closing then.