Top wrestlers who have opened their own gym

Seth Rollins

Former WWE champion Seth Rollins teamed up with his former tag team partner, Marek Brave to open a wrestling school, which is called the Black and Brave Academy in 2014. In context to Rollins accomplishment in the industry, the school has become one of the most prestigious wrestling academies in the United States. Although, due to his busy schedule in wrestling, Seth Freakin Rollins ensures that he gives full time to the whole course and hands-on training and evaluation to every student.


One of the greatest of all time, Kane decided a return gift to the wrestling world, the former WWE champion opened up his own wrestling school, The Jacobs – Prichard Wrestling Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee. The school was jointly opened by him and Tom Prichard in the year 2018. Of course, Kane is busy as the Mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee, so Prichard handles the duty of the head instructor of the academy. The academy is also linked up with a wrestling promotion called Bandits Wrestling.

Finn Balor

The inaugural Universal Champion and former NXT Champion, Finn Balor, once ran his own school in the Ireland. After a tour in the United Kingdom and its neighbors in his initial years, Balor felt motivated to open the school due to lack of proper wrestling institute in his home country. The NWA Ireland merged with the NWA UK Hammerlock, however, Balor found out some success as a trainer. He has trained WWE superstar Becky Lynch and WWE NXT UK Superstar Jordan Devlin.

Tyler Breeze

Tyler Breeze, former WWE NXT Tag-Team Champion opened his own wrestling school in 2019 along with AEW Superstar Shawn Spears. Flatbacks Wrestling School is located in Florida. Though it’s a fairly new program, it has come out immense popular among prospective wrestlers. The institute has an eight week training course, in which basics and fundamentals of the sport is learnt. Moreover, some of Breeze’s student were also in the WWE RAW Underground back in the summer.

Booker T

Commentator and six time world champion, Booker T has his own school in Houston, Texas. Called the “Reality of Wrestling”, the school also functions as a wrestling promotion. The school was opened in 2005 along with his brother, Stevie Ray and his wife, Sharmell. The institute was on the verge of a shut down, but some crucial last minute investments ensures satisfaction. Beginners and Advance training programs are available, Booker himself evaluates the performers.

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