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IWF Wrestling Training School
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:
Testimonials & Endorsements:
"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.
"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 Wrestling School: Aspiring wrestlers
ready to rumble into sports-entertainment and be a WWE Raw, SmackDown, NXT or TNA superstar can fulfill their dream.
The nationally-accredited 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:
* 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
* Legendary WWE & OVW Trainer
Rip Rogers (2016 - present)
* 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 20-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 we assist in making
valuable industry connections.
Open to men & women ages 18 & up in good physical and mental health, preferably
with a sports background.
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.
If you are interested in Visiting, please attend Live Event to watch students and graduates.
IWF 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.
First-Aid, CPR, AED & Choking Certification (for adult, child & infant).
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.