'Jersey Shore' Star Angelina begins Training at IWF Wrestling School:
TMZ on hand as MTV
Reality Show Star Hits the Mat with Kevin Knight
Latest News: March 25, 2011
(WOODLAND PARK, NJ)- Angelina from the MTV Reality Show 'Jersey Shore' participated in her first training class
with 15-year ring veteran Kevin Knight at IWF Wrestling School in Woodland Park, NJ, this past Tuesday evening.
TMZ.com photographers and TMZ
Live television cameramen were on hand for the training session. Angelina hit the mat with Knight, IWF American
Champion Real Deal Flex Freeman, Hi-Definition Chris Steeler and Bright Lights Jarrett Foster.
"Angelina was definitely not hesitant to hit the mat and get thrown around," Knight said. "She
survived the first training session and learned some basic falls and takedowns."
IWF Wrestling School, established in 1999, trains hundreds of
wrestlers and managers from 20 states and nine countries that perform in bouts around the globe. Darren Young signed
with WWE in 2009 and appears on Raw and Superstars. Fady The Bull Rakman signed with WWE in 2010 and trained at FCW
in Tampa. The Shore Robbie E signed with TNA in 2010 and is a former X-Division Champion.
3/7/2011 12:45 AM PST
Forget reality television -- former "Jersey Shore" star Angelina has found her calling ... and we're
told, it involves fighting gorgeous women in a wrestling ring while thousands of people watch.
Sources close to
Angelina tell TMZ, it all started after her appearance on TNA last week -- Angie had the most incredible time getting choked
out by a smoking hot blonde chick ... and now she's hooked on suplexes and sleeper holds.
According to sources,
she's already taking her new career ambitions extremely seriously -- in fact, the former "Jersey" girl is all set
to begin training next Tuesday at the Independent Wrestling Federation in West Paterson, NJ.
It starts out pretty basic -- holds, how to take a fall, etc. -- but the schedule
is pretty grueling ... four days a week.
So far, no word on any long-term deal with TNA or WWE.