A Complete Wrestling Training System
Pure Pro Wrestling (PPW) is Michigan’s largest and only touring brand of professional wrestling. For nearly 20 years, PPW has produced family friendly live events and has trained some of the finest wrestlers in the Midwest. Past students have gone on to perform for WWE, Impact Wrestling, Ring of Honor, Evolve, and several major independent pro wrestling companies. PPW’s training program takes great pride in providing professional coaching for an affordable price. Our passionate and experienced coaching staff are committed to helping each student achieve their goals.
Training sessions are fun, yet challenging. Our courses are perfect for career minded athletes as well as individuals who are looking for an exciting form of physical fitness and a place to meet other people who share their passion for professional wrestling. Our classes are designed to prepare students to perform on live events. Classes provide an amazing social atmosphere where friendships are built and memories are made.
Our staff will push you to perform at your very best; however this is NOT boot camp. Our coaches teach with safety as their number one priority. PPW doesn’t believe in aggressive physical and mental abuse and degradation as a way to teach. We believe in an abundance of repetition and positive motivation. PPW doesn’t cram too much information into a fixed time curriculum where students only have X amount of weeks to learn. Students who are forced to attempt to learn everything in a short amount of time often graduate from other programs lacking confidence and the ability to perform at a professional level. Our coaches give our students the time they need to develop technique and build confidence.
The curriculum taught at PPW is designed to make you the most well rounded professional wrestler possible. Our coaches focus on grappling, striking, slams, throws, submissions, high flying and more. We teach a variation of styles ranging from traditional American “catch-as-catch-can” along with Japanese “puroresu,” “lucha libre” from Mexico, and “Classic Euro” from England. We put an emphasis on character development, match structure, injury prevention, promos, proper ring positioning, and more.
Students are taught how to eat and train like a professional, develop a resume that may be used to jump start their career, how to identify organizations worth wrestling for, and how to contact and negotiate with promotions while seeking work.
Performing: The goal of our coaching staff is to prepare students to perform in front of a live audience. Our students have their first matches with other students during our “student showcase” portions of our live events. It is here that students will have an opportunity to make their first mistakes in a nurturing learning environment while building their confidence, developing their character, and learning to control the crowd. Once students reach the desired skill level they will have an opportunity to work with veteran wrestlers employed by PPW. Students will have an opportunity to utilize their photography, footage, and relationships to build a resume that can be used to seek work in the independent pro wrestling scene.
Disclaimer: Students are joining a school, not applying for a job. PPW does not compensate students for wrestling. The privilege to perform on live events is a part of our training program and without this experience students would not succeed. Once wrestlers reach a professional level of skill and knowledge they may feel free to move on to other independent wrestling companies. PPW does not guarantee employment for other organizations.