LOUD & PROUD Preview on TAPinto.net (March 2019)

 IWF in TAPinto Nutley 2019

    


          

  

IWF FIREPOWER June 10 Preview in Nutley Sun (May 2018)

IWF in Nutley Sun May 2018 

 


 

IWF LOUD & PROUD Featured in Nutley Journal (April 2018)

IWF in Nutley Journal Newspaper April 2018 

 


 

IWF LOUD & PROUD Featured in Nutley Sun (January 2018)

IWF LOUD & PROUD Featured in Nutley Sun Newspaper 

      


 

IWF LOUD & PROUD Featured in Nutley Sun (April 2017)

IWF 20th Annual LOUD & PROUD Featured in Nutley Sun Newspaper IWF 20th Annual LOUD & PROUD Featured in Nutley Sun Newspaper

IWF 20th Annual LOUD & PROUD Featured in Nutley Sun Newspaper 

 


 

IWF LOUD & PROUD Featured in Nutley Journal (March 2017)

IWF 20th Annual LOUD & PROUD Featured in Nutley Journal Newspaper 

 


 

IWF Featured in Nutley Journal Newspaper (December 2016)

IWF Wrestling in Nutley Journal Newspaper

IWF Wrestling in Nutley Journal Newspaper 

 


  

IWF Featured in Pioneer Times Newspaper (December 2016)

IWF Wrestling in Pioneer Times Newspaper 

   


 

IWF Event for Cub Scout Pack 141 in Nutley Journal (June 2016)

IWF in Nutley Journal Newspaper June 2016 

  


  

IWF Event for Cub Scout Pack 141 in Star-Ledger (May 2016)

IWF in Star Ledger Newspaper May 2016

 


 

IWF Wrestling Preview in Nutley Sun (March 2016)

IWF Wrestling in Nutley Sun Newspaper | March 2016 

IWF Wrestling Fundraiser Previewed in Nutley Sun Newspaper (April 2016) 

   


  

IWF Wrestling Featured in Nutley Journal (March 2016)

IWF Wrestling in Nutley Journal Newspaper | March 2016

IWF Wrestling Fundraiser Previewed in Nutley Journal & Belleville Post Newspaper (April 2016) 

    


 

Kevin Knight in NUTLEY NEIGHBORS Magazine (Jan. 2016)

Cover | IWF in Nutley Neighbors Magazine Page 1 | IWF in Nutley Neighbors Magazine

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IWF LOUD & PROUD in Nutley Journal (May 2015)

IWF LOUD n PROUD Fundraiser in Nutley Journal Newspaper (May 2015)

   


   

IWF LOUD & PROUD in Nutley Sun (May 2015)

IWF LOUD n PROUD Fundraiser in Nutley Sun Newspaper (May 2015)

IWF LOUD n PROUD Fundraiser in Nutley Sun Newspaper (May 2015) 

  


 

IWF at Nutley Community Expo - Nutley Journal (March 2015)   

IWF Community Expo in Nutley Journal Newspaper (March 2015)

     

 

IWF at Nutley Community Expo - Nutley Sun (March 2015)    

IWF Community Expo in Nutley Sun Newspaper (March 2015) 

   


  
IWF and Relay For Life in Nutley Journal (March 15, 2015) 
IWF at St. Patrick's Day Parade in Nutley Journal Newspaper (March 15, 2015) 

 


  

Nutley Journal: IWF LOUD & PROUD Preview (Feb 26, 2015)

Kevin Knight Nutley Journal Newspaper 

 


 

Nutley Journal: IWF at Relay For Life Kickoff (Feb 12, 2015)

Nutley Journal Newspaper: IWF at Relay For Life Kickoff Party

 


 

IWF's Michael Cammett in The Observer (August 13, 2014)

Golden Boy Michael Cammett in The Observer Newspaper (August 2014) 

   


     

Local Celeb Wrestler Keeps It Real, Offers Chance For Fame

Kevin Knight with a fan
By Diane Lilli of The Jersey Tomato Press

Posted: June 10, 2014

 

 


IWF Featured on NorthJersey.com (March 1, 2014)

IWF Marches w/ Relay For Life in 36th Annual Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade 

   


  

IWF LOUD & PROUD in Nutley Sun (February 27. 2014)

IWF Wrestling in Nutley Sun Newspaper

      



IWF LOUD & PROUD in Nutley Journal (February 27. 2014)

IWF Wrestling in Nutley Journal Newspaper

   


  

Relay For Life & Kevin Knight in Nutley Sun (Feb 27. 2014)

IWF Wrestling in Nutley Sun Newspaper

    


Kevin Knight in Nutley Journal (April 18, 2013)

Posted: April 26, 2013

Kevin Knight featured in Nutley Journal at Relay For Life Fashion Show 

   


IWF LOUD & PROUD Photos in Nutley Sun (April 25, 2013)

Posted: April 25, 2013

IWF LOUD 'n' PROUD Event featured in Nutley Sun Newspaper 

 


 

IWF LOUD & PROUD Preview in Nutley Sun (April 4, 2013)

Posted: April 4, 2013

IWF LOUD 'n' PROUD Event Preview featured in Nutley Sun Newspaper 

 


  

IWF LOUD & PROUD Preview in Belleville-Nutley Patch

Posted: February 18, 2013

IWF in Belleville - Nutley Patch

    


 

IWF Relay For Life Fundraiser in The Observer

March 14, 2012

IWF Fundraiser in The Observer Newspaper

 


 

IWF Relay For Life Event Featured in Nutley Sun

March 8, 2012

IWF Fundraiser in Nutley Sun Newspaper

  

 

IWF Relay For Life Fundraiser in Nutley Journal

February 9, 2012

IWF Fundraiser in Nutley Journal Newspaper  


Kevin Knight in Nutley Sun (August 4, 2011)

Kevin Knight / Nutley Sun Newspaper

IWF Wrestling School in Nutley Sun (October 28, 2010)

IWF - Nutley Sun Newspaper 10/28/10


IWF Wrestling School in Nutley Sun (October 21, 2010)

IWF - Nutley Sun Newspaper 10/21/10



  
IWF in Passaic Valley Today (August 5, 2010)
  
Passaic Valley Today Newspaper 
IWF in Passaic Valley Newspaper   
     

   
 
IWF in Paterson's Italian Voice (August 5, 2010)

Italian Voice Newspaper

IWF in Italian Voice Newspaper


www.BackSportsPage.com
Kevin Knight - Randy Zellea
 
BackSportsPage.com Feature Story on Kevin Knight
Monday, March 29, 2010 at 7:54PM
By J.D. Mowery.  Photos courtesy Brian C. Reilly.
   

IWF Ocean Star Newspaper
PHF WALK RAISES $30,000 AS 300 PEOPLE WALK TO FUND A CURE
   
Woodbridge, NJ – Over 300 people took part in the 2009 PHF WALK & Family Fun Day September 13, 2009, as the Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation, Inc. raised over $30,000 in their signature event.
  

  
Kevin Knight Nutley Journal

A Knight’s Tale

by: Derek Pivko 6/6/09
University of Arizona

 



Mad Dawg Jenkins in Union Leader Newspaper


Herald News
IWF Herald News 
IWF Wrestling School teaches hopefuls all the right moves

  

        
IWF Observer
Wrestler Stars in Burger King Commercial
The Observer, National News at a Community Level   
 
Posted: March 15, 2006

(WEST PATERSON, NJ) - IWF Wrestling Champion Kevin Knight appears in the new Burger King TenderCrisp Chicken commercial airing nationwide.  Knight recently participated in the filming of a new Burger King television commercial, which began airing nationwide the week of March 6.

Filmed in February in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Knight plays Burger King’s new TenderCrisp Chicken mascot. Knight is a Nutley High School graduate, attended William Paterson University, operates the IWF Wrestling School in West Paterson, and performs periodically for World Wrestling Entertainment.

Knight auditioned for the part in New York in January, as the Hungryman Production Company sought a 6-foot 4-inch, 240-pound wrestler to don the chicken suit.  Knight won the part and was flown to the legendary Stan Winston Studio in Los Angeles for a costume fitting, then traveled to Brazil for a week of shooting.

“It was 104-degrees the first day of shooting, we were in the middle of a sweltering valley in Rio and I was in a chicken suit that weighed 20 pounds and had a 4-foot 5-inch, 80-pound midget stuntman strapped on my back ... now that’s entertainment,” Knight said.
  

 
IWF Nutley Sun
From Emcee to Businessman, Nutleyite Trains Wrestlers for Big Time
Part-time Job Leads to Career as Wrestler, Wrestling School Founder

Nutley Sun Newspaper, July 7, 2005
by Brian Smith 

(NUTLEY, NJ) - While the moves in wrestling leagues such as the WWE are staged and the outcomes predetermined, the effort and training a wrestler must put in to arrive on wrestling's biggest stage are anything but easy.

With approximately 100 wrestlers on the WWE's roster, professional wrestling is one of the hardest "sports" to break into, real or fake. One place a wrestler can cut his teeth with the hopes of making it to the big-time is Nutley native Kevin Knight's IWF Wrestling Training Program in West Paterson, NJ.

Knight has operated the program for six years and in addition to training wrestlers, he is also the owner of the Independent Wrestling Federation that has events in its home center in West Paterson and other high schools and recreation centers in the state.  The IWF has belt holders within its federation and holds from 28 to 30 events each year.

Knight got into wrestling 10 years ago and like many people, used one job as a springboard into another. Knight was a radio and television major at William Paterson University and while there he did sports and news for WGHT 1500 AM in the mornings.  The station was given tickets to wrestling events similar to the ones his IWF now holds and it was Knight's job to "hype up the crowd" before the events. While Knight enjoyed watching wrestling, he never thought it would lead to a career in it.

"The promoters saw the enthusiasm I had in getting the crowd involved, saw I was relatively tall and asked me if I wanted to get involved," Knight said.  "I said 'sure' and there is where it all started."

Knight trained briefly and started organizing and wrestling in several events at Nutley High School and the Nutley Recreation Center.  While signing autographs after the matches, children, young adults and even adults would ask Knight how to get involved in wrestling. Knight was intrigued by the numbers of inquiries and began planning and saving.

"People would ask me how to get started and most of the schools I knew of were dirty and run by sleazy characters so I started planning to open up a school," Knight said. "It took about four years of saving money but wrestling was popular when we opened and we are still doing well now."

Even with the WWE's popularity down, Knight's training programs are still flourishing.  He runs clinics for teenagers, and has events at the IWF's home arena this summer and will have two on the road at towns like Aberdeen and Medford in New Jersey next month.
   

 

Twist and Yell:
February 18, 2005
BY CAROLINA GONZALEZ

Would-be grapplers longing to piledrive, bulldog and body slam can make their ring fantasies come true at schools like the IWF Wrestling Training School in West Paterson.

Kevin Knight opened the school in 1999 after a career in public relations and several years knocking around as a wrestler in leagues around the Northeast. Knight has retired from the ring, but still gets a thrill tagging others in. "People enjoy being involved in an activity they enjoyed watching as a child," he said of his students.

IWF students -- there are currently about 35 active, and 200 have hit the mats since it opened -- tend to have the mild-mannered professions of superhero alter egos: college students, teachers, social workers, Knight says. 

Students can take classes as many as four times a week. Some train simply to keep in shape, but others hope to become the next Stone Cold Steve Austin. Roman Zachary, 24, of Manville, was in Knight's first class and has performed in WWE shows. Pro hopefuls get instruction in "scientific" holds and moves like body slams (throwing yourself on your opponent to knock him on his back onto the mat), bulldogs (grabbing your opponent around the neck and leaping onto the canvas head first) and supplexes (lifting your opponent over your head and dropping him on the mat).
  
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IWF Herald News
Hulk wannabes eye 'Smackdown'
Where aspiring wrestlers go to learn

Monday, December 6, 2004

By AMY L. KOVAC, HERALD NEWS

WEST PATERSON, NJ - Tucked behind McBride Avenue at 32 Willow Way stands a cream-colored building that looks like an average warehouse. But don't be fooled by the bland exterior. Four times a week, the building comes alive with the body slams and faux punches of the Independent Wrestling Federation.

The center is entering its sixth year.  On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, the center held its annual open house, where the public is able to get a glimpse of the athletics and antics of the center's members. About 35 men and women are active members of the center, and they range in age from 14 to 45.

Though several members have performed in World Wrestling Entertainment's television shows, including "Smackdown" on UPN and "Raw" on Spike TV, Knight admits that most will never make it onto television. The training center primarily provides a place for people to pursue their fantasies, get a good workout and meet others with an interest in wrestling.

Many come long distances to train under Knight and his assistant trainers - some from as far as Brooklyn and Point Pleasant. All have a love for the theatrics and physicality of wrestling.

On Sunday, Roman Zachary, an assistant trainer and one of the center's stars, instructed a group of eight young students during a drill to overexaggerate their movements, to think big.

Dangerous Dan McGuire, a West Paterson native, graduated two years ago from the training center's program and still comes four day a week to lift weights, watch training videos and practice routines.  The 17-year-old senior at Passaic Valley High School said that his parents didn't care for his love of wrestling, so he works two jobs to pay the monthly fee to participate in the program.
 
 

 
IWF Asbury Park Press 
Meet & Greet: Wrestlers meet Middletown Cub Scouts
Published in the Asbury Park Press 5/05/04
THE JERSEY SHORE'S LARGEST NEWS SOURCE
By MICHELLE GLADDEN, STAFF WRITER
 

IWF - Middletown NJ Newspaper

Fred Sampson Newspaper
 

IWF The Record