2002 Documentary On Independent Wrestling

Here is an interesting look at the independent professional wrestling scene from back in 2002:

It features some clips from people you would recognize, some you don’t, and footage from around the world at different wrestling styles.  While most people involved in the wrestling industry know this already, it is still interesting to watch because of the personalities you recognize to get some of their backgrounds.

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Justin Credible Interviews Tommy Dreamer To Help Young Pro Wrestlers

Justin Credible interviewed Tommy Dreamer (who gave this website an over-90 minute interview about becoming a pro wrestler).  Dreamer covered a lot of ground in a short window of time, including the need for passion for the wrestling business and what it will take to get noticed:

You can see more of Justin Credible’s videos here.

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Justin Credible Offers Some Solid Advice For Pro Wrestlers

Former ECW heavyweight champion, ECW tag team champion, WWE Hardcore champion, and New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame member Justin Credible has produced a series of very helpful short videos for those who either want to become a professional wrestler or those who want to further their current careers as pro wrestlers.  He talks a lot about various ways to improve if a wrestler is on the independent wrestling scene; and he has had some terrific guests who have some terrific advice for young wrestling talent.

Here is the first video which will be added to this blog, and it features an interview with Dustin Rhodes, the current WWE tag team champion known as Goldust:

If you want to check out more of Justin Credible’s videos on this topic then go here.

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How To Become A Professional Wrestler – Tips From William Regal

William Regal (formerly known as Steven Regal) has long been a respected veteran in-ring wrestler, talker on camera, and trainer of the next generation of wrestlers.  A few months ago he was asked his advice on how to become a professional wrestler.  In this interview he, along with his quote of Jim Ross, emphasize the importance of DVD study of the all-time greats in order to watch what they did to elicit crowd emotion and make people want to pay for tickets.

Here is the link to the complete article:

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Wrestling School Opened By Big Vito

Big Vito wrestled in the WWF, ECW, WCW and WWE throughout the 1990’s and 2000’s.  He has now opened a wrestling school in Clearwater Florida.

Vito was kind enough to do an interview for the “Become A Pro Wrestler” audio series; and he gives some fantastic information for those wanting to learn how to become professional wrestlers.

You can get more information on his new wrestling school here:

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Clips From Dory Funk’s Training School

Here is a clip from Dory Funk’s training school “The Funkin Conservatory”:

More on his school, and the wrestlers he has trained, can be found here:

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Dojo Training At New Japan

Here is some of the training regimen which trainees for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) had to do back in 2002:

Obviously, please consult with your medical provider or physician before you undertake any fitness program.  The moves you see performed here may not be in your best interest, so you must get medical clearance before doing any of them.

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Becoming A Pro Wrestling Manager

Bobby The Brain Heenan, one of the longtime pro wrestling managers – and considered one the best of all time, gives several tips and insights about becoming a good pro wrestling manager.  His insights are terrific for those who are considering becoming a wrestler and helping your wrestling talent draw emotion out of the crowd.

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How To Do A Wrestling Promo

One of the best talkers ever in the professional wrestling industry, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, discusses the art of doing (cutting) a promo.  There are several points about putting over your opponent’s strengths as well as how not to sound “scripted”.

Bobby was one of the best, so learn how to do promos in order to become a pro wrestler who can help your promoter draw money.

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Jim Cornette And Percy Pringle Discuss The Wrestling Business

Two longtime pro wrestling veterans, Jim Cornette and Percy Pringle (aka “Paul Bearer”), discuss the wrestling business today versus previous decades:

Those who want to know how to become a professional wrestler can do well to take notes on how to improve their abilities to generate the emotions from the crowd.

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