Various media outlets have reporting for quite some time on WWE wanting to open a physical location for its Hall of Fame.
WZ has learned from sources that WWE has been in work mode for this for several years. We were told that in 2011, the company hired someone who was put in charge of this project on a weekly basis.
The WWE will more than likely have the Hall of Fame location in Orlando. Universal Studios in Orlando is owned by NBC. NBC of course has a long standing relationship with WWE. NBC Universal owns USA and Syfy network as well as have aired many WWE specials over the years.
We're told because of this relationship, WWE is expecting to get a space in Orlando but has not finalized terms on the exact location.
WWE has been in the process of developing and creating many of the attractions the Hall of Fame would contain. A source said they want a physical Hall of Fame location to be an experience like a museum. A place people come back to more than once and will spend more than an hour to fully experience the facility.
There's currently no specific time table of when this location could be open and active, but WZ was told WWE feels there are enough pieces currently in place that beginning operation in 2013 is very possible.