WWE Superstar and former member of the Shield
|School Name / Operator||Location||contact|
|Boogie’s Wrestling Camp|
Run by Jimmy Valiant
|Buddy Wayne Wrestling School|
Run by Buddy Wayne
|Chaotic Training Center||North Andover, MA||Website|
|Chikara/CZW Wrestle Factory|
Trainers: Mike Quackenbush, Skayde, and Chris Hero
|Eddie Sharkey||Edina, MN||Website|
|E W A’s: The Pain Factory|
Trainers: Derek Frazier and Stevie Riggs
Run by Mark Sloan
|The Funkin’ Conservatory|
Run by Dory Funk Jr.
|Hard Knocks Wrestling Academy|
Trainers: CJ Conners and Neil Faith
|Daytona Beach, FL|
and Deland, FL
|ICWF Universal Bumps N Bruises Training Center|
Head Trainer: Dave “Mac Robo” Olah
|Independent Pro Wrestling Training Center|
Head Trainer: Frankie Reyes
Trainers: Anthonio Merced and Dustin Holifer
|International Grapplers Alliance|
Head Trainer: “The Grappler” Lynn Denton
|“Killer” Tim Brooks|
Run by Tim Brooks
|Kyda Pro Training School|
Trainer: Jimmy Z.
|Lima Wrestling Academy|
Trainer: Flavio Moran, Carlos Roman, and Otto Vidal
|The Monster Factory Training Facilities|
Run by “Pretty Boy” Larry Sharpe
|Westville, NJ and Washington, D.C.||Website|
|Main Stage Wrestling||Dublin, Ireland|
|New York Wrestling Connection Training Academy|
Head Trainer: John Mair
|Deer Park, NY||Website|
|NY Wrestling School|
Run by Johnny Rodz
|Team Vision Dojo|
Trainers: Larry Zbyszko, Chasyn Rance, and Scott Hall
|ROH Wrestling School|
Head Trainer: Delirious
|Ron Hutchison Professional Wrestling Academy|
Run by Ron Hutchison
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada||Website|
|Santino Bros. Wrestling Academy|
Head Instructor: Kaos (WSX, XPW)
|School Of Hard Knocks Wrestling School|
Run by Jesse Hernandez
|San Bernardino, CA||Website|
|Scottish School of Wrestling||Scotland||Website|
|Team 3D Academy of Professional Wrestling |
Trainers: Brother Devon
|Test of Strength Wrestling|
Head Instructor: Slick Wagner Brown
|Ultimate Championship Wrestling Training Center|
Trainers: Frankie Reyes and Prince Iaukea
|Wild Samoan Pro Wrestling Center|
Trainer: Wild Samoan Afa
|World All-Star Wrestling|
Trainer: Irish Mickey O’Doyle
|Michigan and Wisconsin||Website|
Professional Wrestling is a highly competitive sport and working at the top in the wrestling business is every bit as rewarding as you might think from watching wrestling on television.
Professional Wrestlers at the top are mainstream superstars in America. For example imagine being the main event on Wrestlemania. The payoff for the main event for Mr. McMahon and Donald Trump was said to be 4,000,000 dollars which they will donate to charity. (At the Funking Conservatory, we train wrestlers, promoters, writers, managers and all wrestling related jobs)
That is a chunk of change and that is what wrestling superstar billionaires get paid.
Wouldn’t we all like to be Mr. McMahon or Donald Trump or Stone Cold Steve Austin, Jeff Jarrett, Hulk Hogan, Kurt Angle, Ric Flair, Edge, Lita, Mickie James, Christian, Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, Rhino, Chris Sabin? How did they get there? Through hard work, determination and sacrifice and the same is true for any professional wrestling superstar you may want to be like.
According to Rob Van Dam, the only way to learn the wrestling business is to get instruction from someone in the business as he did. (RVD and Sabu were trained by The Original Sheik)
Some things to consider when choosing a wrestling school
What will I receive in return for the money?
What is the track record of the owner of the school?
How long has the training school been in business?
Who has trained under the owner now in the wrestling business?
How strong is the marketing arm of the school to help the talent?
What is the safety record of the school?
How extensive is television used for training?
Is there a television show associated with the school?
How soon will I have a real match on television?
How clean and safe is the facility?
What alternate training programs are offered?
For the answers to these and other questions, visit our website at www.dory-funk.com. Click on Frequently Asked Questions or you may call 352-895-4658
Dory Funk Jr. – Coach of the Funking Conservatory.