IWF Wrestling Training School
IWF Centre, 75 Franklin Ave, Nutley, NJ - Contact:
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WWE Superstar Darren Young visits IWF Wrestling School
 Shawn Bennett / Darren Young / Danny E Anfibio
Training in a Friendly & Safe Environment Since 1999
39 Home-Grown Talents Worked for WWE, NXT & TNA with 11 Receiving Full-Time Employment
New Adult Beginner Sessions start First Week of Every Month:
- Tour:  
Open House & Registration: 
Sun, June 26, 1 pm 
(Tour starts on-time and runs 30-mins)
- For Ages 13 to 17, We Host Monthly Youth Wrestling Clinics

JBL John Brawshaw Layfield IWF Seminar  "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
WWE Hall of Famer Tito Santana  “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
Honky Tonk Man  "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
Dr. Tom Prichard  "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
Kevin Knight / Pix 11 / Jim Powers  "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
Bushwhacker Luke  "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
David LaGreca / Sirius XM  "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, NXT & TNA Impact with 11 receiving employment:  
* Referee Shawn Bennett signed with WWE in 2013
* Referee Danny E. Anfibio signed with WWE in 2013
Kev Kage joined WWE Creative Services in 2012
Flex Freeman signed with WWE in 2011
Fady The Bull Rakman signed with WWE in 2010
Robbie E signed with TNA in 2010
Darren Young signed with WWE in 2009
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
IWF hosts regular Clinics & Seminars with Hall of Famers, Legends & Superstars:
* WWE Legend Honky Tonk Man (2002 - present)
* Legendary WWE Trainer Dr. Tom Prichard (2002 - present)
* WWE Hall of Famer Tito Santana (2006 - present)
* WWE Hall of Famer Bushwhacker Luke (2015 - present)
* WWE Superstar Darren Young (2014 - present)
* WWE NXT Referee Shawn Bennett (2014 - present)
* WWE Legend Young Stallion Jim Powers (2010, 2011)
* WWE Legend John Bradshaw Layfield (2009)
* WWE and ECW Legend Stevie Richards (2003, 2004, 2005)
* WWE and ECW Legend Nunzio (2003, 2004, 2005)
* WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Steamboat (2004)
* UFC and WWE Legend Ken Shamrock (2002)
* WWE Diva Dawn Marie (2000, 2001, 2002)
* WWE Legend Tom Brandi / Salvatore Sincere (2000, 2001)
Head 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.  As an added benefit, we'll help you build self-confidence, learn discipline, feel energized and get into the best shape of your life.  Trainees display skills at Weekly Live Events, and upon graduation w
e assist in making valuable industry connections. 
* School Open to men & women ages 18 & up in good physical and mental health, preferably with a sports background. 
* Course Length approximately 7 months, and qualified students can earn a spot on events after 3 months of training. 
* New Beginner Ssessions start the first week of each month.
* To read Requirements and to Apply Now, visit Application Page. 
* Once accepted, to Join Now, visit Enrollment Page.
* For Class Schedule, visit Schedule Page.
* For ages 13 to 17, we host monthly Youth Wrestling Clinics.  
* If you are interested in Visiting, please attend Live Event to watch students and graduates.
IWF School Instructor Safety Certification:
Kevin Knight:
 *  CPR, AED & Choking Certification (for adult, child & infant) by American Heart Association & Lifesaver Techniques LLC.
 *  Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Coach Certification.
Roman Zachary:
 *  First-Aid, CPR, AED & Choking Certification (for adult, child & infant).
Kevin Knight / Darren Young IWF Grads Shawn Bennett and Danny E Anfibio referee for WWE NXT  
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. 
IWF Pro Wrestling School IWF Wrestler Stage

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 WWE Superstar Darren Young visits IWF Wrestling School