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Unread 06-16-2017, 12:39 AM
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Just letting everyone know in here that I will start training to become a professional wrestler in the upcoming months! any advice or words of wisdom/encouragement are highly appreciated. I'm starting late, at 23 years old, but I have to try. If I fail its on me but I HAVE TO TRY. It's do or die now!
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Just letting everyone know in here that I will start training to become a professional wrestler in the upcoming months! any advice or words of wisdom/encouragement are highly appreciated. I'm starting late, at 23 years old, but I have to try. If I fail its on me but I HAVE TO TRY. It's do or die now!
Hi mate,
I'm a wrestler of 2 years, 3 months. I'm started training at the age of 15, had my first match with in two months. Don't do that. That is the biggest piece of advice. My trainer threw me into a match with 2 months of training and by damned was it terrifying. Luckily I didn't do too bad, but I have seen some people train for that long, or even a tiny bit longer, and stuff the whole thing up.

Another tip, don't go in thinking certain moves are easy, ect. Nothing is easy at the beginning. Also don't go in with a big head, I have seen trainees get destroyed for it.

Also try and find who is safe to work with, and who is not. That way you won't end up like me and get dropped on your head in the fourth match.

Don't think of your character or any of the straight away. Give it time. You learn that stuff as you come to the end of the basics/initial training. You may have an idea for a character but as you train you may find out it won't be for you.

Go in with an open head, listen to feedback. Ask questions to the vets/other workers.

Always shake hands with everyone, it's a basic unspoken rule backstage (Not sure if that is everywhere but from what I have heard/read, it is)

If someone stiffs you, stiff them back.

Work to your strengths. If someone tells you to do a hurricarana and you know you can't do it or it's not clean, then tell them you want to use another move in that spot.

Never pre-sell, oversell if it's needed for the story, never no-sell (Unless you are Braun Strowman big)

Well that's all I have from the top of my head. Hope some of this helps, welcome to the wacky world of wrestling!
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Never pre-sell
Unless you are Eddie Guerrero.
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Hi mate,
I'm a wrestler of 2 years, 3 months. I'm started training at the age of 15, had my first match with in two months. Don't do that. That is the biggest piece of advice. My trainer threw me into a match with 2 months of training and by damned was it terrifying. Luckily I didn't do too bad, but I have seen some people train for that long, or even a tiny bit longer, and stuff the whole thing up.

Another tip, don't go in thinking certain moves are easy, ect. Nothing is easy at the beginning. Also don't go in with a big head, I have seen trainees get destroyed for it.

Also try and find who is safe to work with, and who is not. That way you won't end up like me and get dropped on your head in the fourth match.

Don't think of your character or any of the straight away. Give it time. You learn that stuff as you come to the end of the basics/initial training. You may have an idea for a character but as you train you may find out it won't be for you.

Go in with an open head, listen to feedback. Ask questions to the vets/other workers.

Always shake hands with everyone, it's a basic unspoken rule backstage (Not sure if that is everywhere but from what I have heard/read, it is)

If someone stiffs you, stiff them back.

Work to your strengths. If someone tells you to do a hurricarana and you know you can't do it or it's not clean, then tell them you want to use another move in that spot.

Never pre-sell, oversell if it's needed for the story, never no-sell (Unless you are Braun Strowman big)

Well that's all I have from the top of my head. Hope some of this helps, welcome to the wacky world of wrestling!
All good advice. Basically, don't run before you walk or walk before you crawl. Just focus on what you are being taught at the time and get the basics down before worrying about anything else. Also work really hard on strength and stamina in your own time. No point in learning moves if your body can't handle the pressure. That I learned from watching Tough Enough.
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Unless you are Eddie Guerrero.
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All good advice. Basically, don't run before you walk or walk before you crawl. Just focus on what you are being taught at the time and get the basics down before worrying about anything else. Also work really hard on strength and stamina in your own time. No point in learning moves if your body can't handle the pressure. That I learned from watching Tough Enough.
Oh yea, forgot about that XD

Definitely work on your cardio and stuff in your own time. If you get injured, take the time to heal too. I rushed back when I did my neck in and I was back out in less than 2 months.
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Unread 06-16-2017, 11:14 AM
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Thank you for the words of advice, Im working on cardio now, probably won't start training until August. I'm gonna train through Ian Rotten and IWA-MS so I don't think he likes to throw trainees in before being ready. He does two weekly shows though so I'd have tons to study and I've met alot of the wrestlers already.
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Since they have two shows a week, be at both as much as humanly possible. Ask questions. Be the first person to jump in when the ring starts getting taken down or set up. Make yourself useful as much as you can.
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Thank you for the words of advice, Im working on cardio now, probably won't start training until August. I'm gonna train through Ian Rotten and IWA-MS so I don't think he likes to throw trainees in before being ready. He does two weekly shows though so I'd have tons to study and I've met alot of the wrestlers already.
That's good at least. I trained in South Australia and we don't really have any notable wrestlers here.
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I've been doing it seven years now. From training to wrestling on actual shows. Your first day remember you aren't s%$@. So here is what I'm going to tell you.

1) Listen don't talk. Ears open mouth closed.

2) Never say no. Say I'll try. If you try and fail at least you tried. If you don't try then there's no point. Never say no.

3) Trim your finger nails. Its a sign of disrespect to not have your nails trimmed

4) Tuck your laces into your shoes, securely. If you kick some one and they get a lace to the eye that's on you.

5) Wipe your feet before you get in the ring. Every single time. Some places will have a mat outside the ring, if not do it on the ring apron before getting between the ropes.

6) Don't try and do a spear like reigns, or a stunner like austin. Those guys are the best those guys they can be. You need to be the best you you can be. Do not emulate others. Be you.

7) Back to the beginning you don't know S*$@.
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6) Don't try and do a spear like reigns, or a stunner like austin. Those guys are the best those guys they can be. You need to be the best you you can be. Do not emulate others. Be you.
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This right here

Too many times I've seen guys on the indies try to emulate someone instead of trying to stand out. In my era we had a dime a dozen Jeff Hardy "gimmicks." I looked at a guy and asked him why does he want someone to think Jeff Hardy when they first see him. Why not do his own thing and they will start to remember him as him.

Just ask yourself do you want to be known as that Roman Reigns knock off or do you want to be known as PeterCrimson. I don't know if that is your actual in ring name but you get the point.
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Are there better options then Ian Rotten around? I would check. As he doesn't have the best of reputations. It might be misinformation on my part but still. And good for you for trying.

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Are there better options then Ian Rotten around? I would check. As he doesn't have the best of reputations. It might be misinformation of my part but still. And good for you for trying.
Truthfully I have been at multiple of his shows and all were great, and I've talked to him personally a few times now, it's much cheaper than anywhere else in the area and honestly I like his product the most.

OVW is the other option and they have 3 courses. 1 is 1000, 2nd is 2000 and so on.
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OVW is a great school.

Ricky Shane Page is from my neck of the woods and has said nothing but good things about Ian.

I'm fairly certain he has screwed tons of people over, but the way RSP makes it sound he's really come a long way.
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Here's some more things.

1) Come early, stay late. Especially if you're helping put on shows. Even if you're not wrestling and your school puts on shows get their early to help set up. My school had its ring in one location but we'd occasionally do outside shows. Get there and help set up the ring. Don't wait to be asked just go.

2) You're going to fail. A lot. Until you succeed. A lot of guys get frustrated because they can't do something right way. When they get frustrated thye make even more mistakes. Its a vicious cycle. Accept you are going to fail, often and don't let it effect you.

3) Hygenie. I've already mentioned finger nails, but seriously brush your teeth. Wear some deodorant. Nobody wants to work the smelly guy.

4) Also on a hygine note bring extra shirts. I sweat, a lot. Just body chemistry. Especially in the summer. Bring four or five extra t-shirts. When one starts to get too damp change. This is polite to your training partners and to the ring.

5) Basics, basics, basics. You gotta crawl before you can run. You are gonna roll and fall a billion times before you do anything cool. Don't rush ahead. Get the basics right. I can work with a guy who knows nothing more than the basics. I can't work with a guy who skipped all the basics to learn that one bg flippy move.
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Here's some more things.

2) You're going to fail. A lot. Until you succeed. A lot of guys get frustrated because they can't do something right way. When they get frustrated thye make even more mistakes. Its a vicious cycle. Accept you are going to fail, often and don't let it effect you.
I definitely know that from experience XD

I spent 3 hours trying to do a kip-up, gave up on it for the day. The next day I went back into training, ribs, back and hips sore from the previous day, and got a kip-up on the first try.

Everything takes time. You basically need to practise a move 1000 times before you have it down.
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