Grapplers Anonymous opened in July 2014 to give wrestlers in the Buffalo/Western New York (WNY) area a place to train and improve. Since opening, we’ve taken on new trainees who do not have prior pro wrestling experience.
High Standard of Training
We require all prospective students to take a physical tryout to demonstrate they are prepared to begin pro wrestling training. We believe this helps us offer the best possible learning environment for our trainees. Contact us about visiting our school or scheduling a tryout.
All active pro wrestlers are welcome to train with us. Active wrestlers frequently sharpen their skills at our gym, which only enriches the varieties of experience we offer in our training.
Everyone who trains with us must be at least 18 years old.
Read more about our fundamental curriculum.
The fee to take the tryout is $50. Other than that, there is no upfront cost to begin training with us.
If you pass the tryout, fees for unlimited sessions for the month are $50.
We strongly recommend training with us 3-4 days a week for at least the first few months of your training.
Active wrestlers may be charged a lower fee and may be offered single session fees. All payments must be made in cash at the gym itself. Single session fees must be paid on the day of the session.
We occasionally offer optional seminars with special guests for an additional fee.
Who Have We Trained?
Since opening in 2014 we’ve trained these wrestlers at Grapplers Anonymous who received most or all of their original training at our school:
- Anthony Musso
- Dakoda Orion
- Daniel Garcia (All Elite Wrestling)
- Dave Tracey
- Daniel Faranacci
- Frank Faranacci
- Gordon Iiya
- Jeremiah Ritcher
- “Downtown” Kenny Brown
- Kevin Blackwood
- The Landlord
- Matt Rattcliff
- Megabyte Ronnie
- Mr. Brickster
- Nick Marek
- Vinnie Moon
- Wes Adams
- Xavier Jones
Before Grapplers opened, some of our trainers also had a hand in training:
- Anthony Gaines
- Kevin Bennett (appeared on WWE Smackdown, Impact Wrestling)
- Frankie Feathers
- James Sayga
- Roscoe Black (received WWE tryout)
- Terrell Kenneth
- The Butcher (Andy Williams) (All Elite Wrestling)