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#1 Posted on 31.8.04 2241.39
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Here's the situation - Within the next few months, I plan on enrolling in one of the MANY pro wrestling schools. I live in Staten Island and my original plan was to go to Afa's Wild Samoan school in Sciota, PA. It's only an hour away from where I live (Staten Island) so it would be convenient to set up shop there. Also, Afa has a reputable name. He's trained Kidman and Batista as well, who both made it (obviously).

However, there's a guy that goes to my gym that laughed when I mentioned the "Wild Samoan" school. He says I should go to Johnny Rodz in Brooklyn if I want to really learn. Rodz trained Tazz, D-Von Dudley, Tommy Dreamer, among others. Brooklyn isn't too far either from where I live, but of course it's a bit more inconvenient because, well, if you live in NYC, you know.

I've checked out the Wild Samoan site but can't find any real hard info on the Johnny Rodz school. As far as I know these are the biggest name schools on the east coast. I want to go somewhere that will give me the best chance of getting a head start in wrestling. If anybody has any kind of advice on which school appears the best bet (training-wise, not location and travel), it would be appreciated like hell. Thanks y'all.
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#2 Posted on 31.8.04 2255.10
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OVW as a tryout camp coming up but that's not exactly near where you live.

The ROH Wrestling School is in PA. http://www.rohwrestling.com/rohwrestlingschool.asp

That would probably be a good place to go get trained because it may help you get work quicker then others if you stick with it.

If you go with Rodz or Afa, I'd be prepared to get beaten up but you'll probably have to deal with some of that wherever you go.
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#3 Posted on 1.9.04 0736.10
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I know it's not near your house, but Chaotic Wrestling School in MA has a great reputation. They merged with Kowalski's school recently.

Chaotic is new but they trained Aaron "the Idol" Stevens (WWE developmental talent), John Walters (done some WWE dark matches and is on a lot of ROH cards), and Christopher "Harvard" Nowinski. Kowalski trained HHH, Albert and I know that Jonah from TE III was going there. A kid I used to work with loved going there and said it was good.

Whatever you do, best of luck on pursuing your dream!

(edited by wordlife on 1.9.04 0536)
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#4 Posted on 1.9.04 1020.59
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The ROH school I would think would be a very good bet. You'll get exposed to a lot of solid workers, and you do have a pipeline then into one of the best-regarded indies in the country.

Buy a crate of Advil man. You will never do anything in your life that will leave you aching like this. Good luck on it, and don't forget us on the W when you're working for Vince

One last thing...wrestling school threads remind me of possibly my single favorite poster in the history of the W, so I have to post the two threads that make me laugh my ass off even now
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#5 Posted on 1.9.04 1056.10
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You know, now that my trip south has to be postponed for a week for obvious, Frances-related reasons, maybe instead of taking the week after that off to go to Miami I should use my vacation time that I already have reserved to drive to Lima, Ohio and look for Al Snow's wrestling school.

It IS in Lima, right?

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#6 Posted on 1.9.04 1125.12
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    Originally posted by Blanket Jackson
    You know, now that my trip south has to be postponed for a week for obvious, Frances-related reasons, maybe instead of taking the week after that off to go to Miami I should use my vacation time that I already have reserved to drive to Lima, Ohio and look for Al Snow's wrestling school.

    It IS in Lima, right?




Can't tell how joking you're being, but...

Al Snow sold his school.
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#7 Posted on 1.9.04 1132.20
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Furry, How big a boy are ya?

Height, Weight, (arms chest measurements if you do that sorta thing), how much can you bench and squat(or clean and jerk if you do that sorta thing).

Just wondering.
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#8 Posted on 1.9.04 1135.34
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    Originally posted by Mild Mannered Madman
      Originally posted by Blanket Jackson
      You know, now that my trip south has to be postponed for a week for obvious, Frances-related reasons, maybe instead of taking the week after that off to go to Miami I should use my vacation time that I already have reserved to drive to Lima, Ohio and look for Al Snow's wrestling school.

      It IS in Lima, right?




    Can't tell how joking you're being, but...

    Al Snow sold his school.



Someone didn't click spf's links...
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#9 Posted on 1.9.04 1224.36
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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
      Originally posted by Mild Mannered Madman
        Originally posted by Blanket Jackson
        You know, now that my trip south has to be postponed for a week for obvious, Frances-related reasons, maybe instead of taking the week after that off to go to Miami I should use my vacation time that I already have reserved to drive to Lima, Ohio and look for Al Snow's wrestling school.

        It IS in Lima, right?




      Can't tell how joking you're being, but...

      Al Snow sold his school.



    Someone didn't click spf's links...


You're right...I should try Cleveland maybe?

[I DID read the links, the first thing was just me being a smartass...I WILL make it in this crazy business, you'll see!!!]

(edited by Blanket Jackson on 1.9.04 1325)
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#10 Posted on 1.9.04 1307.08
Reposted on: 1.9.11 1310.45
    Originally posted by Blanket Jackson
      Originally posted by JayJayDean
        Originally posted by Mild Mannered Madman
          Originally posted by Blanket Jackson
          You know, now that my trip south has to be postponed for a week for obvious, Frances-related reasons, maybe instead of taking the week after that off to go to Miami I should use my vacation time that I already have reserved to drive to Lima, Ohio and look for Al Snow's wrestling school.

          It IS in Lima, right?




        Can't tell how joking you're being, but...

        Al Snow sold his school.



      Someone didn't click spf's links...


    You're right...I should try Cleveland maybe?

    [I DID read the links, the first thing was just me being a smartass...I WILL make it in this crazy business, you'll see!!!]

    (edited by Blanket Jackson on 1.9.04 1325)


Umm...I meant "Triple M" didn't read 'em. Obviously, YOU read them.
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#11 Posted on 1.9.04 1323.27
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    Originally posted by Blanket Jackson
    It IS in Lima, right?




No, no... *Lama*, Ohio.
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