BODYSLAMMERS WRESTLING GYM GRADUATE TESTIMONIALS
To make it in the Professional Wrestling business starts with what School you choose to go to. There are PLENTY of "schools" out there but there are only as handful of them that has the knowledge to get you to where you want to be. Wayne Cryderman will do that for you just as he did for me.
Not everyone can be a trainer, but Wayne Cryderman was born to be a trainer. He will give you all the tools (in ring and out) to make your dream of becoming a part of Pro Wrestling come true. Whether you want to be a Wrestler, referee, valet, manager, diva, etc.
I trained with Wayne in 1998 and since then I have wrestled for WWE, TNA, ROH and all over the world. Due to an injury in 2005 I couldn't wrestle anymore so I took the tools Wayne taught me and became a Wrestling Manager.
I now work under contract for Ring of Honor as a Manager, plus they saw I had A LOT of knowledge about the Pro Wrestling business so they also made me an official agent in the locker room so I can help the younger guys get better at their craft.
I went from a trainee to a wrestler, to a manger, and now an agent all thanks to Wayne Cryderman. His knowledge is priceless.I know make a living at what I love to do and I thank Wayne Cryderman everyday for it.
Wayne, Thank you for making my dreams come true.
I came from Prince Edward Island to Ottawa to join Bodyslammers and be trained by Wayne. Right off the bat I knew he had the best intentions and was nothing but professional and went above and beyond to assure me of the quality of his training. By the time I went in for my 3rd training class I had paid Wayne all fees for the training. My eyes have been opened to things I didn't know and things I thought I knew. It’s not like other places I have been where you get hazed or "everyone has their day". You are treated like a student; you are treated like someone he wants to succeed. He is training me to be able to work anywhere in the world. I've never felt so confident in the ring; I've never had to question "why" because the training is so detailed. He gives you all the tools you need. There is so much more detail that I wasn't aware of. Wayne empowers you to do well inside the ring and in life and the best move I ever made was to come to BodySlammers. No matter where I go in the wrestling business, I will always be grateful for the training and teachings I have received at BodySlammers. Thank you Wayne.
In my 3 years at Bodyslammers Pro Wrestling Gym, one of the main aspects that I have been taught is respect is not given, but earned over time. No more so than what I just experienced recently.
I messaged Truth Martini in hopes to find more information about the wrestling scene in Ohio and Michigan. A few of us are heading that way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of WAR wrestling. Without hesitation he's offered to help me out. Why did that happen? Well, it so happens that Truth Martini is a former student of Wayne's from when Bodyslammers gym was located in Lima, Ohio. He knows how much respect that the Bodyslammers Pro Wrestling Gym name carries in and outside of the ring.
I thank Wayne for everything he has taught me about the wrestling business. including how much respect Bodyslammers Pro Wrestling Gym has in this business!
May 2009 I walked into Bodyslammers Gym for the first time to start my professional wrestling training. Early on in my training things would come up that I didn’t fully understand and in an attempt to not look like an idiot I would just go along with them. Over time Wayne Cryderman, head trainer, changed the way I look at things and act when it comes to wrestling. He got me to ask questions, to learn in every situation I could and many other lessons that at the time didn’t seem like much at the time. He would often say to me “it will make sense later”. I always figured he meant later in training but it turns out he was setting us up for so much more. He made us go through the basics again and again. I have gone through multiple classes at this point and will go through it a lot more times. Only now do I fully appreciate why.
On July 28th and July 29th I had an opportunity with a promotion called Dragon Gate USA. It is the sister promotion to Dragon Gate in Japan and features a very strong roster of international talent which is a great place to network and to learn. To my surprise the entire roster looked on as we went through the basics with Akira Tozawa and YAMOTO. As it turns out, much like Wayne said to me years ago, the basics were everything. That is what they taught us and that is what they wanted to see. We had two days of seminars going over the basis and two tryout matches. For the try out’s they stressed what they wanted. I was then asked a question by my try out partner, should we do more to try and impress them? I thought about it and then thought back to Wayne. He always said “when in doubt, act like you would if I was there.” Then I suggested we do exactly what the asked for and that is exactly what we did. The try out matches ended and they gathered us up and picked four of us to be on the show and both me and my tryout partner, Sebastian Suave, were picked.The lessons I learnt at Bodyslammers, even at the beginning paid off on that day. These were not things Wayne told me days before, these were things he drilled into my brain over three years. He told me what would happen, what they would look for and he was right. He prepared me for any situation and it was simply up to me to get myself in the position to take advantage of it.For three years Wayne saw how much I wanted to do well in wrestling. For three years he guided me in the right direction and now, more then ever, I see the benefits of his teaching. Thank you Wayne.
Wayne Cryderman aka Crusher Kline is one of the greatest minds that I've
had the pleasure of knowing & working with inside and out of the wrestling
business. Think of him as a professor in a finishing school. You can learn a
lot of pro wrestling basics at any old place but they don't provide you with
what really matters. Wayne helped me become a much more complete wrestler than
I ever thought possible. There is too much good to be said to contain in this
post. What's most important is knowing that Wayne will give you the tools and
information you need to excel at a high level in pro wrestling. I promise you
that you won't be disappointed in the quality of training you'll get. The way
you will look at and approach everything you do in life will drastically change
as you'll carry yourself in a very different way. As far as wrestling goes..
you'll be proud to know that in a couple years you can get into the ring with
anyone in the world and not feel like you are out of your league.
Wayne "Crusher Kline" opened my eyes to wrestling. To me, I thought it was all
about the in-ring product (the moves etc), heck what did I know? I was just a
fan at the time. But I sat down and listened to Wayne talk (for 4 months
before I even touched a ring) to the previous class before mine began, and I
started to view wrestling as what it is....a business. Wayne opened my eyes to
everything from proper etiquette, handling yourself professionally, promoting
yourself, etc. In fact, out of the entire year and bit of me training with
Wayne, it was the "behind the scenes" knowledge that I'll always remember! It
was that knowledge that has helped me move up in the wrestling world. As far as
the in-ring goes, where to begin? Not only does he show you the proper ways to
do a move, he teaches you the logic behind the move so you can understand when
to use it. He'll ensure that your technique is flawless and will always give
you an honest answer. "Thanks" does not describe what I owe him.
Where to start when it comes to discussing what Wayne has brought to me.
Being a female in this business is hard...it's even harder when you do not know
how to take care of yourself . Wayne has taught me that there are no gender
between the ropes; male or female, your are to be treated as a wrestler!!!! He
has helped toughen me up physically and mentally for the ring and the business.
His teachings are not only based on technicalities....they are designed to make
you think on your toes. They are designed to help you better understand not
only what you are doing in that ring and why...but also the depth of this
business. He is a source of great knowledge and anyone lucky enough to cross
his path should take full advantage of what he can offer you!!!! Wayne has made
me a better worker by far...maybe why most male workers will call me "Steve"
which is meant as a compliment cause I they say, I have earned the right to be
one of them.....THANKS WAYNE XOXO
If anyone is serious about learning this
business, this is the man to see. I cannot say enough about this guy. Why
anyone would go anywhere else if they have the opportunity to be trained by
Wayne is completely foolish!
I was trained by talented wrestler(s) for my chance to be a professional
wrestler to obtain my dreams, and I will always be eternally grateful for the
wealth of knowledge and intellect given by Wayne Cryderman, known as Crusher
Kline. He has passed to me so many different skills even beyond actual in-ring
wrestling, such as how to conduct yourself outside of the ring, how to
acquire bookings even not being on the particular card you are attending. and
showing respect to promotors and fellow stars. He has gone beyond and above the
call of duty to sit with his students and fellow wrestlers and critique and
pick apart their matches to fine tune their mental and physical game, and I
have seen vast improvements from after a talk from Wayne. You hear so many
different stories about young wrestlers not learning the right way. We were taught to train the same way as we were to build a match, with a foundation and story and going from there. Also, it has to be noted that when he speaks, you listen. He has the ability to draw your focus into the business. Don't you dare miss your chance to be trained by this wonderful athlete, motivator and friend.
Wayne Cryderman (Crusher Kline) has taught me more
than I thought I could even learn. Since training with Wayne I have the
opportunity to travel all over North America, wrestling for more than twenty
different organizations. I’ve wrestled in over six provinces and many states.
The teachings Wayne can give you will set in you in the right directions to
get what you want out of your wrestling career. Many of his students have
worked for the WWE on more than one occasion. I have been working many many
shows and it’s all thanks to Wayne. He teaches the ins and outs of the pro
wrestling business, how to protect yourself in the ring, how to act around your
peers properly, how to wrestle, how to tell a story in your matches and how to
get more work. I’ve had training with many old WWE/WWF Stars such as Ricky
Steamboat, Harley Race, Terry Funk, Vader, Trevor Murdoch as well as many other
stars from the Leading Japanese Promotion “Pro Wrestling NOAH”. Wayne’s
training is by far the best in the world. I’ve experienced this first hand,
nothing compares. It has been a great pleasure to have trained under Wayne and
I wish everyone who does nothing but success. Choosing Crusher as your trainer
would be well worth the time and money invested and I strongly recommend it to
anyone interested in joining the pro wrestling business. It has been an honor
to have him as a trainer. He has helped me even long after my initial training.
Thanks for everything Crusher, you’re the best!