Professional wrestling is a very popular form of entertainment. In the United States, over 6 million people watch professional wrestling on television each week. The most popular company that provides weekly television programming is the WWE, also known as World Wrestling Entertainment. They produce three hours of original programming, fifty two weeks a year, to the USA cable network. Their WWE Monday Night Raw show accounts for almost 3.5 million viewers. The other companies that produce weekly episode is Spike TV’s Impact Wrestling, as well as Ring Of Honor. The popularity of professional wrestling, also known as sports entertainment, has spawned many athletes, both male and female, to look into a career in the wild world of wrestling. These are the steps one must take to become a professional wrestler.
See Your Doctor
The first thing you should do if you’re going to get into professional wrestling is to visit your primary care physician. It is imperative that you get a full physical from your doctor. Pro wrestling is a highly physical activity, and is stressful on your muscles and joints. Getting a full physical from your doctor or local hospital will provide you with information about your body and health. You will then be able to make the proper decision if wrestling is right for you.
Gym, Tan and Wrestle
After you’ve been cleared by your primary care physician to wrestle, the next step you must take is to get into proper shape. Although it is widely known that pro wrestling is predetermined, it is far from fake. Every year, many of these pro athletes get injured in the ring. To help prevent this, you should get a gym membership. Working out three or four times a week for an hour will keep your body in great condition. In addition, pro wrestling is just as much about appearance as it is about talent. Use this opportunity to get your body looking its best.
School Of Hard Knocks And Headlocks
The next step in becoming a professional wrestler is a very important one. In fact, it may be the most important part in accomplishing your goal. You must seek out proper training. There are a lot of professional wrestling schools operating all over the nation. Many of these training facilities are run by guys who have never accomplished anything in the world of sports entertainment. Do your research before going to a school. Ask for references. A legit school will be more than happy to provide you with a list of talent they have produced. You should choose the school that has an adequate trainer. When a pro wrestler retires from WWE, the pro wrestler will usually open a school in their area. Such is the case with Spike Dudley. The former WWE and ECW star now runs a wrestling school in Fall River, Massachusetts.
You Are Your Own BusinessAfter you’ve enrolled in a pro wrestling training school are ready to have wrestling matches, you need to start making connections. Don’t be afraid to ask other wrestlers for contacts of other companies. The more you get booked in wrestling matches, the more popular you will become. You must remember that as a pro wrestler, you are in the business of selling yourself. You are your own business and product. Advertise yourself as a competent pro wrestler who will add value and a unique edge to an event. Also, don’t forget to use the internet to your advantage. Social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook are a great way to get your name out to people who may never have heard of you. And it’s free.
If you have followed all these steps, you should be well on your way to becoming a professional wrestler. Just remember that fame and fortune won’t happen overnight. The bright lights of celebrity can only be obtained by hard work and accomplishing your goals. Be sure to keep a positive attitude and take advantage of all the opportunities that come your way. With luck, one day you’ll be one of the stars of WWE’s Monday Night Raw.