Training School

Do you have dreams of becoming a professional wrestler? Are you someone who wants to get out of the stands and into the ring? The Premier Pro Wrestling Training School in Woodstock, IL, is now accepting new talent! We are looking for dedicated individuals with positive attitudes who are willing to commit and invest physically and psychologically to training.

Since September 2012, we have sent six different individuals down to Florida for official WWE tryouts, one of them being current WWE superstar, Kalisto and WWE currently has a few of our talents on their radar.

Training Instructor

Premier Pro Wrestling head training instructor and COO, Rockin’ Randy Ricci, has been in the industry for over 30 years. In that time he has worked as an on-air talent for NWA, WWF/WWE, WCW, USWA, AWA, World Class Championship Wrestling and has worked behind the scenes for Ring of Honor, IWA-Puerto Rico and TNA.

Randy’s students include current WWE NXT Trainer and former NWA Champion Adam Pearce, former WWE superstar and former IWA-PR Intercontinental Champion Kasey James, former Zero-1 Japan star Adrian Lynch, as well as the current stars on the PPW roster such as “Irish” Andy Anderson, Scott Colton and Chase Gosling!

Randy has been the top area industry contact for many years. He has been instrumental in the development of local stars including: CM Punk, Jay Bradley, Shawn Daivari, Ken Kennedy, Adam Pearce and Colt Cabana. Giving each of them their earliest matches, in many cases their first match and an ongoing place to learn their craft once their training took them far enough.

Randy has also wrestled globally and forged strong personal and professional relationships with many legendary names in the business. Now Randy is passing his knowledge on to the next generation of sports entertainers. Randy’s professionalism and respect in this industry make him one of the most legitimate trainers with the most solid contacts anywhere!

Premier Pro Wrestling Training School head trainer and CEO, Rockin’ Randy Ricci

Training Endorsements

Premier Pro Wrestling’s training school is endorsed by some of the biggest superstars & power players in the country. including, current WWE & NXT Head Office Executive Terry Taylor.

“I’ve known Randy Ricci for over ten years and believe he’s one of the most underrated athletes in our sport and an expert in our industry. He’s also not a bad kisser.” – Mick Foley aka ‘Cactus Jack, ‘Mankind’, ‘Dude Love, WWE Hall of Famer


“Anything Randy says-he delivers! He has a lot of integrity and that’s very uncommon in this industry today.” – Jeff Jarrett, former WCW Heavyweight Champion


“I was with Randy in the beginning and watched him develop into one of the best mat technicians in our sport. Be trained by one of the best.” – “Boogie-Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant, wrestling legend, WWE Hall of Famer.


“During my tenure with the WWE, I relied on Randy as the local talent coordinator for the Midwest, and I was never disappointed. Plain and simple, his guys know how to wrestle. – “Chief” Jay Strongbow, WWE Hall of Famer, former WWE Executive


Training and Tryouts

CONTACT US for more information about our training school and to schedule a tryout. Feel free to speak with staff members at one of our live studio tapings in Woodstock, IL.