The most important thing pro wrestling trainers teach is unintentional: it’s in the example we set, the habits and attitudes we spread.
Training is about more than just teaching moves or even teaching how to work a match. It’s also about setting an example of how to be a decent worker and person who other people will want to deal with. It’s about teaching new wrestlers how to do good business for themselves and make sure they’re treated and paid fairly, but to also not be assholes about it.
The decency, or the lack of it, that we pass on to students will be passed on to the locker rooms they visit, and, eventually, to the next generation of students and wrestlers.
Providing training is a responsibility we don’t take lightly, which we recognize will have an influence on our wrestling community and beyond, for generations after us.