Tom Prichard sent out the following:

Next Level Wrestling School to Open January 2013 in Knoxville, TN

Former WWE Development Head Coach/Trainer, Dr. Tom Prichard to Head Program

Knoxville, TN – Next Level Training is pleased to announce it will offer “The Next Level Wrestling School” with Dr. Tom Prichard. Prichard is the former Head of Training for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Along with two days a week of in-ring training, the wrestlers will receive a three-day a week sport specific workout regimen from the Owner of Next Level Training, former WWE Developmental Wrestler Devin Driscoll.

Next Level Training, located at 11210 Outlet Drive in Knoxville, will have a grand opening/open house on Thursday January 3, 2012 at 7 p.m. for anyone interested in training for professional wrestling. The public is invited to come and learn about what will be offered in the plan as well as what it takes to learn professional wrestling.

Next Level Training is the leader in performance enhancement training in East Tennessee and is home to a 21,000 square foot training center where thousands of high school, collegiate, and professional athletes have trained since its inception in 2006. The training that will be provided in conjunction with the wrestling school is the most specific “professional wrestling” workout regimen in the country and is something no other wrestling school is currently offering. All the wrestlers will be tested initially on their strength, agility, quickness and flexibility. The wrestlers will then be trained based on their individual deficiencies. The wrestlers will also have a registered dietitian, physical therapist and supplementation expert at their disposal. Other training methods that will be involved include a hyperbaric chamber for recovery and metabolic testing. All progress will be tracked though usage of a bod pod and monthly testing.

Prichard has been in the wrestling business for over 30 years and was the first Head Coach for the WWE developmental system in Stamford, CT beginning from 1996-2004. He returned as Head Coach for Deep South Wrestling in McDonough, GA. and later in Tampa, FL from 2007-2012. He has trained and helped develop superstars including The Rock, Edge, Christian, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Wade Barrett, Heath Slater and many more. Prichard has been responsible, or has had a hand in training and developing, talent for WWE for the last 16 years.

Open House and Orientation: Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Next Level Training
11210 Outlet Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37932

A limited number of spots are available.

First Beginners Class: Start date is Monday, January 7, 2013

Students must be 18 or older and must have a complete sports physical. Students must sign all releases. School will run 2 days a week from 7-9 PM (Mondays and Wednesdays) for three months. Course consists of basic wrestling skills. No high impact or high risk movements. Class is limited to 20 students. You will receive a copy of ‘A Pro Wrestling Curriculum’ written by Dr. Tom Prichard. At the end of the three month course, NLW will present a certificate of completion and hold a special Graduation show to feature all students. For more details please contact Devin Driscoll at or 865.789.2830; you may also visit

Other wrestlers coached and trained by Prichard include:

Dolph Ziggler, Ted DiBiase Jr, Kofi Kingston, Damien Sandow, Seth Rollins, Xavier Woods, Mason Ryan, Alex Riley, Husky Harris, Bo Rotundo, Mike Mondo, Jinder Mahal, Luke Gallows, Curt Hawkins, Tyler Reks, Zack Ryder, Justin Gabriel, Ryback, David Otunga, Leo Kruger, Kris Logan, Alberto Del Rio, Tyson Kidd, Harry Smith, Rick Victor, Jack Swagger, Jimmy & Jey Uso, Brodus Clay, James Bronson, Corey Graves, Connor O’Brien, Kenneth Cameron, Hunico, Epico, Camacho, Ezekiel Jackson, Wes Brisco, Drew McIntyre, Natalya Niedhart, Tamina Snuka, Kaitlyn, Roman Reigns and many more