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IWF Wrestling Training School - Nutley, NJ 

Professional Training in a Friendly & Safe Environment Since 1999

Kevin Knight / Darren Young Shawn Bennett / Darren Young / Danny E Anfibio

Testimonials & Endorsements:
JBL John Brawshaw Layfield IWF Seminar "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
 
WWE Hall of Famer Tito Santana “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
  
Honky Tonk Man "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
  
Dr. Tom Prichard "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
  
Kevin Knight / Pix 11 / Jim Powers "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
  
Kevin Knight / WWE Hall of Famer Bushwhacker Luke "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
    

  
About IWF Wrestling School: Aspiring wrestlers ready to rumble into sports-entertainment and be a WWE RAW, SmackDown, NXT, ROH or IMPACT 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.
  
50 IWF Graduates worked for WWE, NXT, ROH & IMPACT, 11 signed full-time:
* Referee Shawn Bennett signed with WWE in 2013
* Referee 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 TNA in 2010
Darren Young signed with WWE in 2009
Drew Chiminec joined WWE TV Production in 2009
Rich Ross supervises WWE programs 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 hosts Seminars with WWE Hall of Famers & Legends:
* WWE Hall of Famer Honky Tonk Man
* WWE Hall of Famer Tito Santana
* WWE Hall of Famer Bushwhacker Luke
* WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Steamboat 
* WWE Legend Dr. Tom Prichard
* WWE Legend B. Brian Blair
* UFC & WWE Legend Ken Shamrock
* WWE & OVW Trainer Hustler 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
          
Head Trainer is 22-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 and Impact, appeared as Undertaker druids in WrestleMania XX and more.
     
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 Live Events, and upon graduation we assist in making valuable industry connections.
  
* Open to men/women age 18 & up in good physical & mental health.
* Course length 6 months.  Students can earn spot on event after 3 months.
* No wrestling experience required, but sports background is preferred.
 
Kevin Knight / Darren Young TNA Superstar Robbie E
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.

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