"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
"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
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 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.
IWF Graduates worked for WWE & NXT & TNA, 11 full-time:
Head 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.
* Course length 6 months. Qualified students can earn spot on event after 3 months.
No wrestling experience is required, but a sports background is preferred.
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.