Get to know us
The ASWA Pro Wrestling Training Center is located in Mansfield, OH and was founded by Kid Collins. Mr. Collins later partnered up with Charlie Fulton to expand the ASWA. We have been training men & women in the pro wrestling business since 1989 and we are one of the longest running schools in the USA today. Over the past 30 years, the ASWA training center has trained men and women from all over the US, Canada, Mexico and even overseas to become wrestlers, referees, managers, valets & ring announcers. We were included in the publication, "Guide to Pro Wrestling Schools", which was co-written by Percy Pringle (Paul Bearer) and have been mentioned in several other wrestling publications in the past. The current head trainer, Jimmie Lee, has 32 years of experience in the wrestling world. Some former students have done work for the WWE, WCW, ECW & TNA/Impact. Many of our students have went on and obtained success by traveling the independent wrestling circuits and big time promotions all over the USA and overseas.
Some of the ASWA alumni include: Former WWE/NXT & current IMPACT star Madman Fulton, former WWE/NXT star Dallas Harper, TNA/IMPACT star "Wildcat" Chris Harris, "Mr. Insanity" Toby Cline, Brain Damage, "The Living Nightmare" Jimmie Lee, Thunder Morgan, Kenny Hendrix, "Beefstew" Lou Marconi, GQ Status, "Big Gun" Jeff Cannon, JJ DeVille, & Izzy Lambert just to name a few of the many.
What the ASWA Pro Wrestling Training Center offers you:
- Hands on training by experienced pro wrestling trainers.
- We teach the skills in the art, protocol, methodology, technique & psychology of professional wrestling.
- Lessons in cutting promos, interviews and character development.
- Periodic recording of training sessions to review & critique your progress
- Information on where to purchase professional wrestling gear, outfits, boots, publicity photos, etc.
- A guarantee you will become a professional with your first match.
- When ready, our trainers will book your very first match.
- We will provide a list of worldwide wrestling promotions.
- We offer various training sessions to fit into your schedule.
- Unlimited training. There is no time limit on the training period.
- We have creative developers on call to help you create the look you want.
*The ASWA Pro Wrestling Training Center cannot promise anyone success or guarantee to make you into a star. NO school can make that promise. We can, however, provide the tools & skills to go as far as you want to go. It is your own dedication, drive & determination that will be a factor in your level of success in the professional wrestling business.
If you have any further questions or want to schedule a tryout, feel free to contact the American States Wrestling Alliance Pro Wrestling Training Center.
ASWA Head Trainer & Coach
Jimmie Lee has been the ASWA Head Trainer since 2005 when he was given the reigns from the ASWA founder Kid Collins.
Lee started his journey in the world of professional wrestling in 1989 as one of the ASWA's first generation of students under the guidance of Kid Collins and then later Charlie Fulton.
Throughout much of his wrestling career, he went under the name of "The Living Nightmare" Jimmie Lee but in different eras and regions was also known as "The Gravedigger", "Rip Tombz" "Nightmare" or just Jimmie Lee.
Jimmie Lee has wrestled throughout the United States for numerous promotions and was even used as talent enhancement for the WWE when he was only 18 years old.
Since he was given the role of head trainer, he has been a tremendous asset to the ASWA and it's training center by helping aspiring new students live their dreams to become professional wrestlers.
By using his own experience along with carrying on the training style, knowledge, tradition and methodology that he learned from Kid Collins & Charlie Fulton, Lee gives all of his students a well rounded education of the professional wrestling business and pushes his students to become the best that they can be.
Kid Collins began his journey in professional wrestling in 1984 when he trained under the legendary Geeto Mongol. After years of a busy schedule on the road gaining experience from every match, he felt compelled to pass on what he learned and opened up the ASWA Pro Wrestling Training Center in 1989 (which was initially called "Collins Gym").
Kid Collins opened the door for many aspiring professional wrestlers and produced numerous stars throughout his years as a trainer. He also remained active at live events and worked with the biggest names in the world and wrestled for the biggest companies such as the WWE & WCW in the 90's.
ASWA Senior Trainer
Charlie Fulton began his professional wrestling career in 1968 and had an amazing journey where he wrestled for just about every company you can think of between his debut in 1968 up until when he retired in 1992 from live events.
When Charlie started training, he was a trainer for The Monster Factory before opening his own training school and then later joined forces with Kid Collins and consolidated his school with the school operated by Kid Collins.
After Fulton retired, he still made occasional appearances at the ASWA training center to evaluate the students and offer his wisdom to them.
Sadly, Mr. Fulton passed away in 2016 but his training style, tradition and knowledge is passed along to new students by the hands of Jimmie Lee.