How safe is pro wrestling?

Pro wrestling carries with it an almost inherent risk of injury. That goes for training as well as actual matches. We will strongly emphasize safety in teaching the techniques of pro wrestling. However the likelihood of injury of some kind is almost inevitable if you wrestle for any significant length of time. The risk is even real of injuries resulting in paralysis or death, however unlikely, while participating in pro wrestling. As wrestlers, safety must always be our highest priority, but accidents do happen and bodies do break down over time due to wear and tear.

We are especially concerned about the long-term effects from head injuries as a result of either concussive or repeated subconcussive hits. We strongly recommend anyone participating in pro wrestling or considering training for pro wrestling obtains a good understanding of the risks of head injuries as well as the long-term effects related to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). We urge you to read more about CTE from sources like the Concussion Legacy Foundation and Boston University.

We strongly recommend you see your doctor before participating in this trial, or beginning any training with us whatsoever, to determine whether you are healthy enough for vigorous physical exercise such as pro wrestling training.

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