Notable PWX Academy Alumni
Corey Graves (f/k/a Sterling James Keenan)
Sean "Shocker" Evans
"Big Time" Vince Kaplack
Ganon Jones, Jr.
and many more!
The PWX Academy is the place where a
career in professional wrestling can begin!
Officially sanctioned and operated by Pro Wrestling eXpress, the PWX
Academy has trained athletes who have appeared on cards for WWE, TNA,
WCW, ECW, and the independent circuit, including Europe and Asia! In
fact, many of the athletes on the PWX roster and on the Pittsburgh
wrestling scene got their start in the NWA East Academy!
native and former Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle (pictured right), who
began his career in professional wrestling at the PWX Wrestling Academy,
mentioned the PWX Academy as a place where an aspiring wrestler can get
a start in the sport of professional wrestling.
"If you’re going to learn, learn the right
way and do it from someone that knows how to do it. For instance, if
you’re in Pittsburgh, [PWX] is here. You can learn from guys there,
learn the proper way, and prove yourself that way," stated Angle during
the interview on the WWE's “Byte This” internet talk show.
The PWX Academy has a team of instructors more than qualified to teach
the finer aspects of the sport of professional wrestling, and who have
the knowledge, expertise, and ability to instruct the basics of the
sport to the students of the school. The PWX Academy offers students the
most fundamentally sound training around, where students can concentrate
on learning the skills needed to pursue a career in the sport of
While many wrestling schools may charge outrageous prices, and have a
questionable track record, the PWX Academy provides a complete and
comprehensive (not to mention rigorous) training regimen, with a track
record over ten years long. The PWX Academy will not only strengthen
your body, but your mind and spirit, and well as teaching the basic and
advanced skills necessary to compete in the squared circle.
The PWX Academy is also now the only professional wrestling school in
the area to not only offer classes during the week, but also classes
during the weekends for those who might not be able to attend during
weekdays. This gives the PWX Academy more flexibility in learning than
any other school in the area!
How much does all of this cost?
It is actually quite affordable. A tryout for
the PWX Academy costs only $200. This tryout is necessary to gauge the
physical and mental toughness of an individual, and requires no previous
wrestling experience. The fee for this non-contact tryout is applied to
the total cost of the training program, if you are accepted into the
Academy. You must be at least 16 years of age to tryout, and if you are
under 18 you will need medical clearance from a physician, and written
permission from a legal guardian.
The total cost for training is $2000. When you compare the PWX Academy
to other training centers with a similar history and track record the
value is clear. Yes, the PWX Academy will work with you on an
installment play for payment. No, there will never be any additional
charges or fees! No, there is no specific time period when your training
will end - you will train until you have mastered the art of
professional wrestling! The PWX Academy is a school dedicated to
creating athletes... that foundation is part of the tradition the sport
of professional wrestling is built on! We will not damage our reputation
or that of this sport by offering incomplete or incompetent training.
For more information about training at the PWX Academy, please contact