IWF Pro Wrestling School
Aspiring wrestlers ready to rumble into sports-entertainment and be a Wrestling Superstar can now fulfill their dream. The nationally accredited IWF Wrestling School, in our 20th year, offers first-rate instruction in a friendly and safe environment. Established in 1999, we train hundreds of wrestlers, referees and managers from 20 states and 9 countries that perform in bouts worldwide.
Head Coach is 23-year pro Kevin Knight, who worked for major groups including WWE, wrestling against countless Hall of Famers and Legends since 1996. He has experience in all aspects of entertainment and combines his knowledge into formulating a strategy for success. His graduates perform on WWE RAW, SmackDown, NXT, ROH and IMPACT.
We offer wrestler, referee and manager training, whether it’s a hobby or your career aspiration. Classes cover basic holds, high-flying maneuvers, character development, interview skills, and tape studies to evaluate progress so you reach maximum potential. You'll build self-confidence, learn discipline, feel energized and get into the best shape of your life. Trainees display skills at Live Events, and upon graduation we assist in making valuable industry connections.
School open to men and women 18 and up in good physical and mental health. No previous wrestling experience required but a sports background is preferred. Course length is 6 months and students can earn a spot on events after 3 months of training.
50 Graduates worked for WWE, NXT, ROH & IMPACT w/ 12 signed full-time:
* Fallah Bahh signed with IMPACT in 2019
* Shawn Bennett signed with WWE in 2013
* 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 Impact in 2010 & WWE in 2019
* Darren Young signed with WWE in 2009
* Drew Chiminec joined WWE TV Production in 2009
* Rich Ross supervises WWE on USA & NBC Universal since 2008
* Vladimir Kozlov signed with WWE in 2005
* Dawn Marie had first-ever match in 2001 before signing with WWE
IWF hosted Seminars with Hall of Famers & Legends:
* WWE Hall of Famer Honky Tonk Man
* WWE Hall of Famer Tito Santana
* WWE Hall of Famer Bushwacker Luke
* WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Steamboat
* WWE Legend Dr. Tom Prichard
* WWE Legend John Bradshaw Layfield
* WWE Legend Young Stallion Jim Powers
* WWE Legend B. Brian Blair
* UFC & WWE Legend Ken Shamrock
* WWE & OVW Trainer Rip Rogers
* WWE Superstar Darren Young
* WWE Referee Shawn Bennett
* WWE & ECW Superstar Stevie Richards
* WWE & ECW Superstar Nunzio
* WWE & ECW Superstar Dawn Marie
* Legendary Trainer Les Thatcher
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 Hall of Famer 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." - Legendary 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 Hall of Famer Bushwhacker Luke
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.