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IWF Wrestling Training School
IWF Centre, 75 Franklin Ave, Nutley, NJ 07110
Training in a Friendly & Safe Environment Since 1999.
39 Home-Grown Talents Worked for WWE & TNA, with 11 Receiving Employment.
- Attend Live Event
to Watch Students & Grads in Action!
Open House Tour: Sat
Feb 13, 10
am & Sun Feb 14, 10 am
(Tours start on-time and run 30-minutes)
"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
“If you want the best school to become a professional wrestler, it’s all about the IWF. From learning
how to wrestle, from learning how to do interviews. There have been many wrestlers who have had the door opened for them in
the WWE, why, because they know what they are doing in the IWF. They give you the time and the training that you need. The
number 1 school is the IWF, and I am a part of the IWF. I guarantee you, the students do learn.” - WWE
Hall of Famer Tito Santana
"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
"IWF impresses me in many ways. 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." - WWE Trainer Dr. Tom Prichard
"I've traveled all over the world countless times. I've been in every gymnasium and wrestling school...I've
been everywhere. But now, I find the IWF and their training facility. Bar none, this is the finest training facility
and wrestling camp that I have ever come across. A tremendous facility with all the potential to be world-class.
I have attached myself to the Independent Wrestling Federation, to this facility, and to Kevin Knight, and I will make sure
that we produce nothing but champions!" - WWE Legend Young Stallion Jim Powers
"Just wrestled for IWF in West Paterson, NJ, with old ring rival, now amigo, Tom Prichard, and had a great
time. Anyone interested in becoming a wrestler in the area, this is the company. They have a great training facility and Tom
Prichard, WWE head trainer at FCW in Tampa, frequents the school and does clinics. Check it out mates! The greatest
training camp in the world." -
WWE Legend Bushwhacker Luke
"Just took a tour of the new IWF Wrestling facility with
Kevin Knight. Absolutely amazing. Future is bright!" - Sirius XM radio host David LaGreca
About IWF School: Aspiring wrestlers ready to rumble into
sports-entertainment and be a WWE Raw, SmackDown, NXT or TNA superstar can fulfill their dream. IWF School, in
our 16th 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. IWF Centre in Nutley, NJ is a dynamic, state-of-the-art facility with amazing features such as a wrestling ring, amateur
wrestling/MMA room, dressing rooms, bathrooms, showers, pro shop with merchandise, concessions & supplements, lobby &
lounge, private party room and offices.
39 IWF Graduates worked for WWE & TNA Impact with 11 receiving
* Kev Kage joined WWE Creative Services in 2012
* Drew Chiminec joined WWE TV Production in 2009
* Richard Ross supervises WWE programs on USA & NBC Universal since 2008
* Vladimir Kozlov signed with WWE in 2005
* Dawn Marie trained at IWF and had her first-ever match with us in 2001 before signing with WWE in 2002
* WWE and ECW Legend Stevie
Richards (2003, 2004, 2005)
* WWE and ECW Legend Nunzio (2003, 2004,
* WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Steamboat (2004)
* UFC and WWE Legend Ken Shamrock (2002)
* WWE Legend Tom Brandi /
Salvatore Sincere (2000, 2001)
Trainer is 19-year pro Kevin Knight, who 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. His graduates wrestled on Raw, SmackDown, NXT, Heat, Velocity, TNA Impact and
appeared in WWE commercials, Undertaker druids in WrestleMania XX and more. Graduates also network within the entertainment business appearing in TV shows and commercials.
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 men & women ages 18 & up in good physical
and mental health, preferably with a sports background. Course length approximately 8 months, and qualified students
can earn a spot on events after 3 months of training. New beginner sessions start the first day of
each month. To see Requirements and Apply, visit Application Page. Once accepted, to Join, visit Enrollment 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 Live Event to watch students and graduates.
School Instructor Safety Certification:
* CPR, AED & Choking Certification (for adult, child & infant) by American Heart
Association & Lifesaver Techniques LLC.
* Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Coach Certification.
* First Aid Certification by American
* American Red Cross Professional Rescuer.
* AED, EPI, PEN Certifications.
* First-Aid, CPR, AED & Choking Certification (for adult, child
Did You Know? Since 1999, students from 20 states trained with IWF 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. Students traveled from 9 countries,
including Canada, England, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Puerto Rico and USA.