Independent Wrestling Federation
IWF Pro Wrestling School Begins 10th Year in West Paterson NJ:
Facility Trains Top Mat Students from 20 States and 8 Countries
(WEST PATERSON, NJ)- Aspiring wrestlers ready to rumble their way to fame and be the next superstar can make their championship dreams come true at IWF Pro Wrestling School, 32 Willow Way, West Paterson, NJ. Established in 1999, IWF School trains hundreds of prospects from 20 states and eight countries that compete in bouts across the world.
Students have traveled to IWF Wrestling School from Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. International students traveled from Canada, England, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and United States.
Former IWF Heavyweight Champion Kevin Knight, head trainer and 13-year veteran, leads classes four days a week covering basic holds and high-flying moves. IWF offers complete wrestler, referee, manager and valet training. Additional benefits include our weight-room and comprehensive fitness regimen.
To supplement the year-round training program, IWF hosts Seminars and Clinics with major superstars and legends. Former WWE Champion John Bradshaw Layfield, WWE Florida Championship Wrestling Developmental head coach Dr. Tom Prichard, Hall of Famer Tito Santana, and The Legendary Honky Tonk Man appear as guest instructors.
“Kevin Knight does a great job of training future stars of sports-entertainment,” said JBL, whose Layfield Energy Products are available at IWF Centre. “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.”
21 IWF graduates performed on WWE Raw and SmackDown TV and Pay-Per-Views. IWF Centre features a wrestling ring, weight-room, video classroom, and hosts monthly exhibitions where trainees showcase their skills for family and friends.
“IWF impresses me in many ways,” said Tom Prichard, IWF Clinic coach since 2002. “Kevin Knight and everyone involved are constantly looking for ways to improve and help their students be the best. I enjoy doing clinics at IWF because I know the students are hungry and looking to better themselves. Kevin has taught these students the respect for the business and this is why I would recommend his people for extras and training partners for WWE Superstars.”
“As IWF School enters its 10th year, they continue to provide top-notch training necessary to become a successful professional wrestler,” said Honky Tonk Man, IWF Clinic coach since 2002. “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.”
IWF Commissioner Rich Ross heads the management team at USA Network and NBC Universal, partnering with WWE supervising Raw and ECW programming. Former WWE Diva Dawn Marie trained at IWF and had her first-ever match with IWF in 2001. Former IWF Tag Team Champion Marc Verow works for UFC Event Production Staff.
“Wrestlers excel in the program and receive WWE tryout opportunities as a result of our first-rate training regimen coupled with our friendly and safe environment,” Knight said. “Our top graduates literally circle the globe, traveling to Canada, Puerto Rico and Japan.”
Classes are Saturday & Sunday 12-3 pm and Tuesday & Wednesdays 7-10 pm. Free Open House Tours are offered one hour before classes Saturday & Sunday 11am-12noon and Tuesday & Wednesdays 6-7 pm with no appointment necessary and no obligation to enroll, so drop-in anytime. Tours take 30-minutes and parents are welcome to attend (closed holidays & live event days).
Program is open to ages 15 and up, course length is 8 months, qualified students can perform on events after 3 months of training, and graduates may continue to use the facility upon course completion. New students can begin training the first weekend of every month. You can enroll during any Open House the month prior to starting.
Tuition rates are posted on our website and you have the flexibility to pay tuition in full at a reduced rate, or utilize our monthly finance plan suited to meet any budget. For directions, photos, frequently asked questions, and endorsements from stars and legends, visit www.WrestlingIWF.com.