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WrestleMania at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa is just a month away. An impressive number of the wrestlers you’ll see April 5 at Ray Jay got their first big break in pro wrestling 6 miles south on Dale Mabry at a little warehouse that’s now occupied by a children’s play area. Florida Championship Wrestling is the subject of a new special on the WWE Network. FCW where WWE sent prospects to Tampa to live and get trained by wrestling legends like “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes. The impact that FCW had is evident when you see how the students became WWE superstars. These 10 WrestleMania competitors all performed for a tiny crowd of about 100 fans at that little warehouse on Dale Mabry for a $5 ticket. Popcorn was $1. And this wasn’t even 10 years ago!



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