– Attend Live Event to Visit the School and Watch Students & Grads in Action! – Or Visit During Open House Tour: Sat, Oct 31, 10 am -or- Sun, Nov 1, 10 am
About IWF School: Aspiring wrestlers ready to rumble into sports-entertainment and be a WWE Raw, SmackDown or TNA superstar can fulfill their dream. IWF School, in our 15th year, offers first-rate instruction in a friendly and safe environment. Established in 1999, we train hundreds of wrestlers and managers from 20 states and 9 countries that perform in bouts worldwide.
The new IWF Centre in Nutley, NJ is a dynamic, state-of-the-art facility with amazing features such as a new wrestling ring, padded amateur wrestling/MMA room, dressing rooms, bathrooms, showers, pro shop with merchandise, concessions & supplements, lobby & lounge, private party room and offices.
39 home-grown talents worked for WWE, with 11 receiving employment. Darren Young signed with WWE in 2009. Fady The Bull signed with WWE in 2010. Robbie E signed with TNA in 2010. Flex Freeman signed with WWE in 2011. Referees Shawn Bennett and Danny E signed in 2013. Rich Ross supervises WWE programs on USA & NBC Universal since 2008. WWE Superstar Vladimir Kozlov trained at IWF in 2002. WWE Diva Dawn Marie trained at IWF and had her first-ever match with us in 2001.
18-year pro Master of Chaos Kevin Knight worked for major groups including WWE, wrestling against countless Legends since 1996. He has experience in all aspects of entertainment and combines his knowledge into formulating a successful strategy for success. Graduates wrestled on Raw, SmackDown, NXT, Heat, Velocity, TNA Impact and appeared in WWE TV commercials, Undertaker druids in WrestleMania XX and more.
Graduates network within the entertainment business appearing in TV shows and commercials. Former referee Kev Kage starred as Rangers hockey mascot Bobby Granger on MSG Network and worked with WWE Creative Services. Michael T. Blake, Shawn Donavan, Aaron Stride, Justin Corino and Shawn Bennett wrestled on Nickelodeon WACK and Danny Phantom Ultimate Enemy.
We offer wrestler, referee, manager and diva training 4 days a week, year-round, whether its your hobby or a career. Classes cover basic holds, high-flying maneuvers, character development, interview skills, and tape studies to evaluate progress so you reach maximum potential. We assist in making connections, and trainees display skills at Live Events.
School open to males & females age 16 & up in good health, preferably with a sports background. Course length approximately 8 months and qualified students can earn a spot on events after 3 months. New beginner classes start the first day of each month. To apply, visit Application Page. For class schedule, visit Schedule Page. For ages 13 to 17 we host monthly Youth Clinics. If you are interested in visiting, please attend a Live Event to watch our students and graduates.
“Kevin Knight does a great job of training future stars of sports-entertainment. To make it in professional wrestling today is tough because there are no more minor leagues…this is why what Kevin does is the future of the sport. Kevin has the best facility and methods for training I have seen…I wish I had this when I started.” – Former WWE Champion John Bradshaw Layfield
“IWF School continues to provide top-notch training necessary to become a successful professional wrestler. Desire comes from the heart and Kevin Knight is passionate about making sure these students are aware of the dedication you must possess…both mentally and physically…to work hard every day to improve in the ring as a performer.” – WWE Legend Honky Tonk Man