Wrestling School Graduates to Receive WWE Tryouts
Congratulations to Justin Adams, Tony Graves & Atkins Brothers!
August 6, 2017
(NEW JERSEY)- Four more outstanding graduates from Independent Wrestling Federation Training School in New Jersey
will receive WWE tryout opportunities in the coming weeks. IWF American Champion First-Class Justin Adams, former IWF
Tag Team Champion Southside Slugger Tony Graves, and IWF Tag Team Champions Brian and Robert Atkins have a chance to make
their ultimate dream a reality.
Former standout baseball player turned professional wrestler, Justin Adams is
the IWF American Champion, having won the title on June 24, 2017. He is also a former two-time IWF Junior Heavyweight
Champion. A native of Staten Island, NY, he began training at IWF Wrestling School in November 2015, debuted
on Live Events in January 2016, and graduated from the program in June 2016.
After spending nearly seven
years in the United States Army as a Specialist, Tony Graves is one-half of the former IWF Tag Team Champions "The Street
Kings." Hailing from the streets of South Philadelphia, Graves began training at IWF Wrestling School in
July 2015, debuted on Live Events in October2015, and graduated from the program in March 2016.
Atkins Brothers, former NCAA Division 1 amateur wrestlers, transitioned flawlessly into the pro game and won the 13th Annual
Commissioner's Cup Tag Team Tournament on June 17, 2017. The duo from Midland Park, NJ, then won the IWF Tag Team Titles
on June 24, 2017. They began training at IWF Wrestling School in November 2016 and graduated from the program in
Adams and Graves will participate at WWE Events including SummerSlam, Monday Night Raw, SmackDown Live,
and NXT at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, August 19 to 22. The Atkins Brothers will participate at WWE Events in the
Head coach at the nationally-accredited IWF Wrestling School is Kevin Knight, a 21-year professional in the
sports-entertainment industry. A total of 44 IWF graduates received WWE tryouts with 11 gaining full-time employment, both in the ring and behind the scenes.
Since its inception in 1999, home-grown prospects from 20 states and nine countries
have competed in matches across the world, with many also appearing in TV shows and commercials.
Famous graduates include WWE Superstar Darren Young from Union, NJ, and WWE Referees Shawn Bennett from Butler, NJ
and Danilo Anfibio from Woodland Park, NJ.The school is endorsed by WWE Hall of Famers and Legends who
serve as Guest Coaches, including Tito Santana, Honky Tonk Man, John Bradshaw Layfield, Bushwhacker Luke, Dr. Tom Prichard,
Rip Rogers and more.
For more Independent Wrestling Federation information, find IWF on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram @WrestlingIWF.
(NUTLEY, NJ)- Four days a week, men and women from all walks of life travel to Nutley in the hopes of becoming a
WWE Superstar. From college students to accountants, Independent Wrestling Federation makes championship dreams come
true for aspiring grapplers.
The nationally-accredited IWF Wrestling School in Nutley, NJ hosts an Open House Tour &
Registration Session on Saturday, May 20 with a
guided tour at 2 pm.Tour starts on-time and runs 30-minutes.
Kevin Knight, a 20-year professional, teaches students the moves needed to be successful in the
sports-entertainment industry.39 IWF
graduates received WWE tryouts with 11 gaining full-time employment, both in the ring and behind the scenes.
“Since 1999, we train prospects from 20 states and nine countries who compete in matches
across the world,” said Knight. “Many also appeared in TV shows and commercials.”
Famous graduates include WWE Superstar Darren Young from Union, and WWE Referees Shawn Bennett
from Butler and Danilo Anfibio from Woodland Park.The school is endorsed by Legends and Guest Coaches Tito Santana,
Honky Tonk Man, John Bradshaw Layfield, Bushwhacker Luke, Tom Prichard and more.
During the Open House, visitors can tour the facility and gain an insight into training classes, as well as register
for upcoming programs.The next Adult Beginner Session starts the week of June 1, and Youth Clinics for ages 13-17 take place May 13-14 and June 10-11.
IWF Centre features a wrestling ring, martial arts room, dressing rooms, merchandise store, party
room and more amenities.The school
was located in Woodland Park until 2012.
IWF produces Live Events where students showcase skills for family and friends, and hosts Birthday Parties where guests are treated to dinner and a show.For information, find IWF on Facebook, Twitter,
YouTube and Instagram @WrestlingIWF.
IWF WRESTLING FUNDRAISER APRIL 8 NUTLEY
Annual LOUD & PROUD Event to Benefit Relay For Life!
Tickets On-Sale Now as WWE Legends & Local Stars Unite for Charity!
Updated: March 28, 2017
(NUTLEY, NJ) ~ Get ready for adrenaline-charged excitement as Independent
Wrestling Federation presents a family-friendly Live Event Saturday, April 8, 2017, 7:30 pm to
benefit American Cancer Society's Relay For Life at Rec Center, 44 Park Avenue, Nutley, NJ.
Headlining IWF’s action-packed 20th Annual LOUD
& PROUD extravaganza are WWE Hall of Famer Tito Santana, WWE
Legend Tommy Dreamer, Nutley’s Master of Chaos Kevin Knight, North Arlington’s
Golden Boy Michael Cammett, Fifth Element Roman Zachary, Heartless Hellraiser Dracko, Outlaw Shane O'Brien, Phat Daddy Biggie
Biggs, Shawn Donavan, International Icon Galindo, First-Class Justin Adams, Mad Dawg Jenkins and more.
“Relay For Life is a spectacular display of how our community continuously
comes together to fight for a cause we truly believe in, and this promises to be our biggest year yet with your help,”
said Mauro G. Tucci, Commissioner of Parks & Recreation.
This event will be a sports experience
that delivers edge-of-your seat thrills and is affordable for the entire family. Tickets are
$25 and $20, and available at CampIWF.com, or Rec Office weekdays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. For information, call
Doors open 6:30 pm for All-Access
FanFest with Wrestler Meet & Greet. Supporting the event are Parks & Recreation Department, IWF
Wrestling School & Party Place, 1450 WCTC-AM, Busted Open on Sirius XM, and Clinical Sports Labs.
will witness the unexpected and unforgettable as the best of sports and entertainment collide to create a memorable event,”
said Kevin Knight, who serves on Relay Leadership Committee. “Fans of all ages will enjoy our unbelievable athleticism
Wrestling Federation, established in 1998, produces Live Events, hosts Birthday Parties, and trains WWE and NXT stars in Nutley. For information,
find IWF on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube @WrestlingIWF.
Veterans to Receive Free IWF Wrestling Training
‘Freedom to Wrestle’ Contest Gives Wrestling
Veterans at World Famous Training Facility in Nutley, NJ
Updated: November 1, 2016
(NUTLEY, NJ)- To kick off their 20th year, Independent
Wrestling Federation partners with Nutley Chamber of Commerce for ‘Freedom to Wrestle’
contest saluting Military Veterans.
professional wrestling training scholarships for Veterans will be awarded at the nationally-accredited IWF Wrestling School in Nutley, NJ, with a male and female selected.
Kevin Knight, a Nutley resident and 20-year IWF professional wrestler, will teach the Veterans all the moves needed to be successful in
the sports-entertainment industry.
and women from all walks of life travel to Nutley daily in the hopes of becoming a WWE Superstar,” said Kevin Knight,
head coach at IWF Wrestling School. “The military keeps us free so our aspiring grapplers can pursue their dreams.
Now, IWF gives back and provides a special opportunity for Veterans.”
FOX News contributor Steven Rogers, a Township of Nutley Commissioner and Board of Education
member, Senior Military Intelligence Officer, and retired Lieutenant Commander of United States Navy Reserves, stated, “Kevin
Knight is a role model for every American patriot in this nation. He continues to do his part to provide our Veterans
opportunities to move forward. This is a program that should be duplicated nationwide. As a Veteran, I salute
Kim Mulligan from WDHA-FM Radio,
and Bert Baron from WCTC-AM Radio select the winners. The vets will be included in 20th Annual IWF LOUD ‘n’
PROUD Live Event April 8, 2017 to benefit Relay For Life, and receive nutritional products from Clinical Sports Labs.
“Veterans are some of the most inspiring men and
women around,” said Kim Mulligan, host of The Morning Jolt on WDHA. “IWF's commitment to Veterans and the
community is so genuine. I'm grateful to be involved with this program.”
“These heroes put their own dreams on hold to defend the very freedoms
we enjoy each and every day,” said Bert Baron, host of Jersey Central on WCTC. “I can't think of a more
fitting way to say ‘thank you’ then to afford them this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
Clinical Sports Labs CEO Michael Carrubba stated, “Clinical Sports Labs
realizes and appreciates the tremendous commitment it takes to serve your Country in the Armed Forces, which is why we are
supporting this cause to reward our Veterans.”
“The Nutley Chamber of Commerce is always supportive of our Veterans,” said Daniel Leon,
Chamber President and longtime community leader. “We are pleased to help provide them with exciting opportunities
within the Township of Nutley.”
from New Jersey and the New York City area are eligible and can apply by November 23 at CampIWF.com. Military ID and proof of service required. Winners to be selected
November 28. IWF will also donate a limited number of Live Event tickets to applicants.
IWF trains prospects from 20 states and nine countries who compete in matches
across the world. 39 IWF graduates received WWE tryouts with 11 gaining full-time employment.
IWF produces Live Events where students showcase skills for family and friends, and hosts Birthday Parties where guests are treated to dinner and a show. For information, visit CampIWF.com, or find IWF on Facebook, Twitter,
YouTube and Instagram @WrestlingIWF.
IWF on YES Network & ESPN Radio
November 30, 2015
IWF Wrestling "Busted Open Wedding" discussed on The Michael Kay Show
with Michael Kay & Don LaGreca on YES Network & ESPN Radio 98.7 FM on November 30, 2015. The wedding ceremony
and reception, as well as the match between Master of Chaos Kevin Knight and Fifth Element Roman Zachary in Nutley, NJ, are
Tanning Mom Visits IWF Centre in Nutley, NJ on May 29, 2014
Posted: May 29, 2014
Pictured above are Kevin Knight, Patricia "Tan Mom" Krentcil and Anthony
"Stallone" Patanella. Anthony is an IWF Graduate and is training The Tanning Mom at IWF Centre for her celebrity
boxing match June 21, 2014 in Philly.
Established in 1999, IWF Wrestling School in Woodland
Park, NJ, teaches hundreds of prospects from 20 states and nine countries. This year marked the 12th Anniversary of
the famous facility, recognized as the premiere training school in the Northeast by countless wrestling and news media outlets.
'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: April 1, 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 Training 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."
TMZ.com and TMZ Live will soon feature more exclusive photos and video from Angelina's training sessions.
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.
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.
IWF Wrestling "Behind the Scenes" with Chiropractor
Dr. Steven Clarke
Posted: July 27,
Direct from IWF Centre in West Paterson, NJ, welcome to IWF Wrestling "Behind the Scenes" with Chiropractor
Dr. Steven Clarke of High Street Rehab of Nutley, NJ.
Dr. Steven Clarke, President of the Association of
New Jersey Chiropractors (ANJC), gives chiropractic adjustments and provides treatment to several wrestlers from
the Independent Wrestling Federation (IWF) prior to a recent wrestling card at the IWF Wrestling Centre in West Paterson,