A Champion Is Not Born , A Champion Is Made!
"You can fail in life at what you don't enjoy doing so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love"
- Jim Carrey
MCW Pro Wrestling Training Center (MCWPWTC) Hours are Tuesday & Thursday's from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM. NO WALK IN APPOINTMENTS will be honored, you must contact the training center in advance and set up an appointment with one of the trainers if you wish to see the facility. We are NOT open to the public, please only schedule an appointment if you are seriously considering training to become a professional wrestler.
A little history. MCW Pro Wrestling began operations in 1998 as Maryland Championship Wrestling (MCW).
After 18 years and over 300 shows, we had not only began to expand live events outside of the state of Maryland, our content was being viewed by fans all over the world, which lead us to re-brand in July 2016 as, MCW Pro Wrestling.
Are you interested in a career in professional wrestling? Is it your dream to compete in the squared circle? Let the MCW Pro Wrestling Training Center (MCWPWTC) help provide you with the necessary fundamentals to succeed in the world of professional wrestling.
Recognized by WWE Hall Of Fame - Class of 2014 Inductee Lita during her acceptance speech, MCW PRO WRESTLING and Owner Dan McDevitt were a part of Lita’s training and development at the beginning of her career.
The MCWPWTC also helped train other pro wrestling stars such as current NXT referee Jessika Carr, Current NXT Superstar Velveteen Dream (Patrick Clark), and 2016 Ring Of Honor Top Prospect and current WWE NXT star Lio Rush, WWE referee Darrick Moore, and former WWE Diva's Champion Mickie James.
The MCWPWTC trains Male & Female professional Wrestlers, Referees & Managers/Valets. The cost for training is the same no matter which area you wish to train in and all students must complete all 3 classes in order to graduate and receive your first professional match with MCW Pro Wrestling.
Training at the MCWPWTC is broken down into 3 phases; the Beginners, the Intermediate, and the Advanced/Finishing Class.
The Beginner's Class is designed to determine if you have the intestinal fortitude and athletic aptitude to be a pro wrestler. It is open to anyone who wants to find out if they have what it takes, and to give the student a grasp of the basics of the sport. This 12 week pro wrestling "training camp" will challenge you and your body. The Beginner's Class meets every Monday & Thursday from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM at the MCWPWTC located inside the Joppa Market Place.
At the end of the 12 week course, you will either decide that professional wrestling is not for you or you will decide that you are going to enroll in the Intermediate class. In the event you feel like you are not ready for the Intermediate class or possibly missed too many sessions because of other obligations in your life, we would allow you to re-take the beginner’s class.
Tuition for the MCWPWTC Beginner's Class is $2000.00 to be paid in full by the first day of your scheduled class. Keep in mind that classes are limited to a certain number of students. If the course is full those wishing to enroll will be wait-listed for the next available session. These classes will be cardio intensive to get you into “Ring Shape”. They will also go over the basics in the ring, chain wrestling, bumping as well as safety and how to protect your opponent and yourself in the ring.
Tuition for the MCWPWTC Intermediate & Advanced/Finishing Classes is $1,500.00. After successfully completing the Beginner’s class and establishing your foundation in your training MCW will work out a payment plan with you for this class. These classes will get much more involved with in ring training as well as the basics of ring psychology, putting matches together and taking your training to the next level. As you progress this class will fine tune your move set, ring psychology, perfect interviews, assist with character development.
During the Intermediate Class you will train with many of the stars of MCW Pro Wrestling as well as other local and national talent. You will basically be taking all of the pieces you have learned through the beginners class and putting them into a functional use.
The Champion’s Discount:
If you have enough belief in yourself and you know that quitting for you simply is not an option and want to pay for the beginners, intermediate, and Advanced/Finishing classes upfront. Then we believe in you enough to offer you a “Champions Discount” of $500. Instead of a total investment of $3,500 by paying for each of those two classes separately the total cost will be $3,000 if paid all together at the same time.
Requirements to start the Beginner’s Class
• Class tuition of $2,000.00.
• Payment Plans are not available. Full amount is due Day one of Class or you will have to wait until the next scheduled class begins
• Cash is accepted
• Credit card is accepted
• Pay Pal is also accepted
• You MUST BE 18 Years of Age in order to attend class. 16 & 17 year olds will be considered with parental consent. Parents or Guardians must be present at all interviews with trainer and at time of enrollment.
• You must provide a Physical from a Doctor.
• General Recommendations for Class
- Wrestling Shoes (regular Tennis shoes and boots will not only tear the canvas but they can possibly endanger you) Just regular wrestling shoes are fine. If you want to order professional wrestling boots we can give recommendations.
- General Understanding of Professional Wrestling
- Wear loose fitting workout cloths and be prepared to sweat. No Sleeveless shirts or tank tops.
If you are interested in signing up for the MCWPWTC, to schedule an appointment, or if you have additional questions please email us by using the form below.
Wednesday, April 2, 2019
Former MCW Pro Wrestling Tag Team Champions, SOS, sign contracts with ROH. Click here for more information.
Friday, March 2, 2018
Former WWE Diva Rosa Mendes has publicly announced that she is training for a comeback
in Professional Wrestling and she has decided to start training full time at the MCW Pro Wrestling Training Center to prepare for her return to the ring.
WWE Hall of Famer Lita
is a former trainee with
Former WWE Woman's
Mickie James is a former trainee at the MCWPWTC.
Former WWE United States Champion Orlando Jordan is a former student of the MCWPWTC.
WWE NXT Referee Jessika Carr is a former student of the MCWPWTC.
On March 31, 2019, SOS, graduates of the MCWPWTC signed a 3 year exclusive contract with Ring Of Honor Wrestling.
• January 12th, 2021
Classes are Tuesday &Thursday.
*Closed November 24th & 26th for Thanksgiving. Closed December 22nd, 24th, 29th, and 31st for Holiday.
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WWE NXT Superstar
The Velveteen Dream
started training at the MCWPWTC in June 2014 and 1 year later he was competing on WWE Tough Enough!
2016 ROH Top Prospect and current WWE RAW Star Lio Rush is a graduate of the
Click Below to read an article from ESPN about Lio's quick rise in Professional Wrestling.
"The training I received from Dan McDevit and MCWPWTC laid the groundwork that ultimately led to my current role as a WWE Referee.
Dan’s patience and ability to bring out the best in his students, makes the MCWPWTC a highly recommended training facility."
Ring Of Honor Superstar Jay Lethal Guest Training at the MCWPWTC.
WWE Superstar "Hardcore" Bob Holly guest training at the MCWPWTC.
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