Texas Wrestling Academy
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|Headquarters||San Antonio, Texas|
Rudy Boy Gonzalez
|Formerly||Shawn Michaels Wrestling Academy Official Website http://texaswrestling.wordpress.com/twa-academy/|
The Texas Wrestling Academy (formerly known as The Shawn Michaels Wrestling Academy) is a professional wrestling training school that was operated by Shawn Michaels and Rudy Boy Gonzalez. The school has produced many well-known wrestlers such as Daniel Bryan, Brian Kendrick, Paul London, Lance Cade, Shawn Hernandez, Matt Bentley and Milano Collection A.T.
After briefly retiring from active wrestling in 1998 after back surgery, Shawn Michaels opened the Shawn Michaels Wrestling Academy in April 1999 with Ken Johnson, Jose Lothario and Rudy Boy Gonzalez. They also started a professional wrestling promotion to go along with the school called the Texas Wrestling Alliance (TWA).
A tribute to former WWE superstar Lance Cade, and who trained at the SMWA, took place on March 5, 2011 at the Texas Wrestling Academy gym in San Antonio, Texas. Cade died on August 13, 2010 as a result of heart failure.
List of former students
- Austin Ares
- Daniel Bryan
- Brian Kendrick
- Chris Masters "MasterPiece"
- Lance Cade
- Dean Ambrose
- Kofi Kingston
- Seth Rollins
- Paul London
- Dolph Ziggler
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