Academy




“If Wrestling was easy, everyone would be doing it.”

Students who attend the Buddy Wayne Academy are given the opportunity to learn wrestling from Buddy Wayne, a veteran in the wrestling business for over 30 years. Buddy has wrestled around the world in various promotions such as the WWE, WCW, and many more.

The truth is this: The Academy is in a cold garage located in Everett, Washington. There is a single ring. However, it is this atmosphere, which provides the strong foundation for hard work, dedication, and wrestling methodologies.

Take a moment and browse this video, please visit the FAQ for further information about the school and how to sign up.

The Buddy Wayne Academy is located in beautiful Everett, WA, 28 miles from downtown Seattle and just minutes from I-5.

  • The cost is $250 down and $25 per two-hour class, with classes available to suit most schedules.
  • Some wrestlers continue to come to the school months and years after they’ve had their first professional match. In this business, the day you think you know everything is the day that you have been passed by: There is always something new to learn.

Cost Breakdown

Amount Description
$250 One Time (Non Refundable)
$25 Two-Hour Session

Here are a list of some of our frequently asked questions. If you have any further questions that we did not address here, please contact the academy at buddywayneacademy@gmail.com.

  1. How old do I need to be to start Training?
  2. What do I need to sign up for the academy?
  3. Are there any requirements or a background needed in amateur wrestling
  4. What kind of shape should I be in?
  5. I’m glad I found a trainer in the same state I live in.
  6. Do you help in getting a 1st match when/if I make it?

How old do I need to be to start Training?

You must be 18 years old.

What do I need to sign up for the academy?

$250 down on arrival, Non-Refundable, and $25 there after per class (2-3 hrs.)

Are there any requirements or a background needed in amateur wrestling

No. This isn’t an easy business, physically or mentally. If you’re 30 and unemployed, this isn’t going to help you learn a “trade.” If you are trying to make money, which means make it to WWE/ROH/PWG, they aren’t going to invest money in someone they see no potential return in. Your best years physically are behind you. If you want to try this because you have always wanted to, I can help you there.

What kind of shape should I be in?

Watch TV and you’ll see what they look for. If your “exercise” is weekend softball or you look like your neighbor physically, you will need work. Everyone can change their muscular appearance. And I can help you as you train. If you say, “I’ll workout for 6 months and THEN see if there are any openings”, you are now 6 months closer to retirement.

I’m glad I found a trainer in the same state I live in.

That shouldn’t matter. If you want to “make it,” and I don’t mean at the local Boys and Girls Club once a month for free, then distance doesn’t matter. Harley Race in Missouri, Lance Storm in Calgary, and OVW in Kentucky are 3 of the best. But they aren’t arranging classes for your schedule or coming to where you live. If you want to be a great doctor do you find the nearest Community College? Hell no, you do whatever it takes to make it to a top college. Some guys want to make it to the top and some want to say they tried it. I’ve had students from 18-50 years old. Even the guy at 50 said “at least I tried it.”

Do you help in getting a 1st match when/if I make it?

Yes. But it’s up to you to go out and find a show that will give you a chance. I’ll call to the “promoter” and tell them you’re ready to start. It’s a lot tougher then it looks or may seem, but having that “1st match” is something you will never forget. Research any school you want to go to and make sure the trainer has been somewhere and done something, not trying to take your money because they suck and can’t get on shows themselves. You don’t want to be 50 years old and say “I wish I would have at least tried.”

Students learn at their own pace and you will never be asked to do anything you don’t feel comfortable doing. If you have any other questions, or to request more information, please contact Buddy directly at buddywayneacademy@gmail.com .