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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.
House Tour Dates: Tue, July 29, 5:45 pm * Wed, July 30, 5:45 pm * Thu, July 31, 5:45 pm * Sun, Aug
3, 10 am
"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 or TNA superstar can fulfill
their dream. IWF School, in our 15th 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.
The new IWF Centre in Nutley, NJ is a dynamic, state-of-the-art
7,000 square-foot facility with amazing features such as a new wrestling ring, padded amateur wrestling/MMA room, dressing
rooms, bathrooms, showers, pro shop with merchandise, concessions & supplements, lobby & lounge,
private party room, offices and more first-class amenities.
39 home-grown talents worked for WWE, with 11 receiving employment.
Darren Young signed with WWE in 2009. Fady The Bull signed with WWE in 2010. Robbie E signed with TNA in 2010. Flex Freeman signed with WWE in 2011. Referees Shawn Bennett and Danny E signed in 2013. Rich Ross supervises WWE programs on USA & NBC Universal since 2008.
WWE Superstar Vladimir Kozlov trained at IWF in 2002. WWE Diva Dawn Marie trained at IWF and had her first-ever match with us in 2001.
18-year pro Kevin Knight 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.
Graduates wrestled on Raw, SmackDown, NXT, Heat, Velocity, TNA Impact and appeared in WWE TV commercials, Undertaker
druids in WrestleMania XX and more.
IWF hosts Clinics with top stars. WWE Legend John Bradshaw Layfield, Hall of Famer Tito Santana, Intercontinental Champion Honky Tonk Man, WWE trainer Tom Prichard, WWE Legend Jim Powers, Hall of Famer Ricky Steamboat, UFC Champ Ken Shamrock,
Stevie Richards, Nunzio, Dawn Marie, and WWE star Tom Brandi (Sal Sincere) hosted clinics.
Graduates network within the entertainment business appearing in TV shows and commercials. Former referee Kev Kage starred as Rangers hockey mascot Bobby Granger on MSG Network and now works with WWE Creative Services. Michael
T. Blake, Shawn Donavan, Aaron Stride, Justin Corino and Shawn Bennett wrestled on Nickelodeon WACK and
Danny Phantom Ultimate Enemy.
offer wrestler, referee, manager and diva training, 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 18 & up in good health,
preferably with a sports background. Course length approximately 8 months and qualified students can earn a spot
on events after 3 months. Doctor’s Note required stating you are cleared for athletics. New
beginner classes start the first Sunday of each month. To apply now,
visit Application Page. For age 17, you may qualify if you play high school
sports (parents permission required). For ages 13 to 17 we host Youth Summer & Winter Clinics. If you are interested
in visiting, please attend a Live Event to watch our students.
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 Red Cross.
* American Red Cross Professional Rescuer.
* AED, EPI, PEN Certifications.
First-Aid, CPR, AED & Choking Certification (for adult, child & infant).
Class Schedule: No
guests or visitors allowed
Tue: 7:00 pm to
9:30 pm (Doors 5:45 pm. Warm-up 6:45 pm)
Wed: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm (Doors 5:45
pm. Warm-up 6:45 pm)
Thu: 7:00 pm to 9:30
pm (Doors 5:45 pm. Warm-up 6:45 pm)
Sun: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm (Doors 9:45 am. Warm-up 10:15 pm)
recommended to attend 2-3 classes per week.
- No Thursday class if there is a Friday event.
- No Sunday class if there is a Saturday or Sunday event.
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.