Frequently Asked Questions - Funking Conservatory Wrestling School - 352-895-4658
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Questions often asked about pro wrestling training

What will I receive in return for the money?

The training program at the Funking Conservatory  will be  tailored to fit your individual needs and to bring you to performance level as soon as possible. An appearance on !BANG! TV or Premium !BANG! TV is scheduled within the first week of training. Television is used on a daily basis for training purposes. You could have a wrestling match in your first day of training. Your performance will be recorded weekly and played world wide on our award winning television show, !BANG! TV.

What is the track record of the owner of the school?

Dory Funk Jr. is a Legend in the wrestling business, selling out buildings as headliner in cities around the word including, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Kansas City, St. Louis, Houston, Miami, Nashville, Memphis, Honolulu, Tampa, Charlotte, St. Louis, Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, San Juan, Detroit, Amarillo, Dallas, Jacksonville, Amarillo, Albuquerque, Greensboro, San Juan, San Antonio, Osaka, Sydney, Lagos, Hokkaido, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Edmonton and many more.

Our Talent will learn what is their special gift, the gift with the heart and effort that will set the pro wrestling world on fire.

Who has trained under the owner now in the wrestling business?

Kurt Angle, Edge, John Laurinaitis, Steve Kiern, Lita, Mickie James, Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, Test, Christian Cage, Rhino, Mark Henry, Chris Sabin, Christopher Daniels, Val Venis, Bambi Killer, A-Train, Gene Sniski, Paul London, and more.

Beginning  with Jumbo Tsuruta, Tenryu ( All Japan), Teddy Dibiase, Stan Hansen, Bob Backlund( Amarillo, Texas)

Additional beneficiaries of the Dory Funk Method of Pro Wrestling  include Giant Baba, Antonio Inoki, Ric Flair,Johnny Ace, RVD, Dr Death Steve Williams,  Sabu

What is the  fastest way for talent to show their work to the pro wrestling world?

Our online television show !BANG! TV is the number one online wrestling show on the internet. !BANG! TV and Premium !BANG! TV are in full production and taped once a week with filming ongoing daily with updated " webbies" of angles and storylines 

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What is the safety record of the school?

The Funking Conservatory has the best safety record in the training of pro wrestlers as well as the record for the most talent who have trained with the Dory Funk method making a living in the industry

How extensive is television used for training?

TV is used throughout our program, for interview training and training matches.

Is there a television show associated with the school?

!BANG! TV receives over 40,000 views daily worldwide  as an internet TV show online 24/7.

How soon will I have a real match on television?

Within one month or sooner you will have a match on !BANG! TV

How clean and safe is the facility?

Our ring and facility are the cleanest in the industry and safety is our top priority.

What alternate training programs are offered at the Funking Conservatory Wrestling School?

At the Funking Conservatory we are coed and have a teenage program. (14 - 17 years old)

We train wrestlers, managers, valets, promoters, writers, announcers and we also offer courses in television videography and production.

We can arrange shoot style and amateur training in the ring along with martial arts training

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Where is the Funking Conservatory Wrestling School Located?

The Funking Conservatory is located in Ocala, Florida (One hour north of Orlando on I-75) Orlando is the Airport of choice.

Who trained the Coach of the Funking Conservatory?

Dory Funk Jr. was trained by his father, Dory Funk Sr., Pedro Morales, Pat O'Connor, Gene Kiniski, Verne Gagne, Fritz Von Eric, Eddie Graham, Rick Romero, Iron Mike DiBiase,Lou Thez, Bob Giegel, Jim Barnett, Pat Patterson, Vince McMahon Sr, Sam Muchnick, Johnny Valentine, the "Original Sheik" Eddie Farhat, and  everyone of the Superstars Dory had the privilege to work with over his career. 

What has been your current relationship with World Wrestling Entertainment?

John Laurinaitis, Pat Patterson, Jerry Brisco have attended the Funking Conservatory and our athletes have performed tryouts in front of Stephanie McMahon, Dusty Rhodes, John Laurinaitis, Dusty Rhodes and Triple H in attendance.

Which of your former students have had the most success?

Many have gone on to become major champions including WWE World Champions Edge, Lita and Mickie James and TNA World Champions Kurt Angle, Mark Henry, Christian and Rhino.

How can I learn more about the history of the Funk Family in professional wrestling?

There is a DVD released by the WWE about the "Most Powerful Families in Professional Wrestling" now available on the WWE website,, and all WWE DVD outlets. You can also visit our website

Right now, there is a need for wrestling talent.

The only catch is that the wrestling companies want trained talent. Somebody that can draw them money, Now.

If you can demonstrate that you can draw money, work safely and participate as a team member. They are looking for you.

If you were going to enter any high paying profession, you would have to invest time and money in training.

To earn money in the category of a WWE superstar in another field, It would require a doctorate from a university, Eight years and hundreds of thousands of dollars invested in your education. Just Ask any professional person, Doctor, Lawyer or company executive in the salary range of a WWE Superstar.

In today's competitive atmosphere, Funking Conservatory Wrestling is the fastest way to acquire the skills necessary to become a professional wrestler.

There is one more thing necessary for success as Mad Dog Vachon so aptly put it many years ago. "You must love this business."

In selecting a wrestling school you should know as much as possible about them and their training program.

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The Funk Family has stood for Character and Integrity in Professional Wrestling for generations.

Does the Coach have experience for working main events and drawing money for a Federation or Company?

In regard to the Funking Conservatory, Dory Funk Jr. has sold out arena's throughout the world as a young wrestler working the Amarillo Territory, As NWA World Champion for 4 and 1/2 years and as booker/wrestler for the Florida Territory, Mid Atlantic Territory and All Japan Pro Wrestling and most recently March 1st drawing 12,000 capacity crowd in Tokyo's Sumo Hall.
Who is in the business earning a living after training with the Coach of the wrestling school?
In recent years after training with Coach Funk many of today's modern era Stars are: 
Osamu Nishimura, Kurt Angle, Christian Cage, Taiyo Kea, Masanobu Fuchi, Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, Lita, Mickie James, Rhino, Chris "The Bambi Killer" Raaber, Christopher Daniels, Gene Sniski, Edge, Val Venis, Mark Henry, Steve Corino, Chris Sabin and more, have all had successful careers in professional wrestling.
Your Coach Funk brings the experience of working for major companies as booker, wrestler and promoter.
Is there a safety program associated with the wrestling training?
We are proud of our safety program, unmatched in the wrestling industry that has resulted in no serious injuries since the inception of our program as WWE Funking Dojo from 1998-1999  and continued as the Funking Conservatory beginning in 1999.
Does the program include training for television?
It is routine for our wrestlers to do television interviews and mini movies on a daily basis at the Funking Conservatory.

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How often will I have a wrestling match?
You will have a wrestling match every day of practice plus you will wrestle before a live audience at our !BANG! TV Tapings.
What is Coach Funk's educational background?
BS in Physical Education  and Speech Radio / Television from West Texas A&M University.
Is the Funking Conservatory a Modern Facility?
We broadcast from our new facility and have finished construction on our new wrestling television sound stage and dressing room.
What is the intent of the training program?
Before entering the Funking Conservatory we will speak with you and find out what your personal goals are in professional wrestling. Our intent is to help you take your goals in pro wrestling and make them accomplishments.
Does your wrestling school have an affiliation with a major wrestling promotion?
The Funking Conservatory is the official American Training Center for All Japan Pro Wrestling. Osamu Nishimura represents his company conducting tryouts for All Japan Pro Wrestling on a regular schedule at the Funking Conservatory.
Dory Funk Jr. - Coach of the Funking Conservatory Wrestling School.
Official American Training Center for All Japan Pro Wrestling.

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