Al Snow Wrestling Academy (ASWA) 

The First Ever Combine, Draft & Trade School for Pro Wrestling

Al Snow Wrestling Academy (ASWA) 

The First Ever Combine, Draft & Trade School for Pro Wrestling

About ASWA

ASWA  |  MISSION STATEMENT

ASWA is an independent training and trade school facility serving the region, nation and world by educating talented, diverse students of many faiths, ages, nations and cultures and with respect for each individual’s intrinsic value and dignity. We educate our students through in-ring and all aspects of production and broadcast within which the students develop the moral, ethical and professional competencies for successful living, work, leadership and service to others. We achieve these goals in an educational environment committed to excellence, academic freedom, and authentic conversations not dominated by particular political or other narrow perspectives. Here we seek to foster thoughtful informed consideration of serious ideas, values and issues- time-honored and contemporary, across a broad range of compelling concerns that are regional, national and international. By these means, Al Snow’s Wrestling Academy is Sports Entertainment & Broadcasting seeks to benefit the public interest, to help create the future and to further the art of physical storytelling, otherwise known as Pro-Wrestling/ Sports Entertainment.

HISTORY

Al Snow’s Wrestling Academy began in Lima, Ohio in 1990 by our founder former WWE Superstar Al Snow.
ASWA was established to continue the techniques and traditions of the art of professional wrestling. 
In a very short amount of time, the academy was attracting students from all over the world and turning out notable students such as Brian Heffron / The Blue Meanie, former NWA world heavyweight champion and UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severen, ROH’s Truth Martini and many more. 
In 2004 in association with WWE Al Snow brought and integrated Al Snow’s philosophies and style of teaching and training into the WWE developmental territory of OVW. 
This lead to WWE superstars such as CM Punk, Ryback, The Miz, Beth Phoenix, Santino Morella, John Morrison, Bobby Lashley and many more.  
Al Snow and WWE would sever ties with OVW in 2009 but Al would come back in 2011 creating a developmental system for TNA/Impact Wrestling and reinstating the Al Snow’s Wrestling Academy once again in conjunction with OVW. This partnership spawned numerous TNA Stars such as Lei D Tapa, Rockstar Spud, Jesse Godderz and many more. As the partnership with TNA / OVW was drawing to a close Al Snow began a worldwide expansion of academies all across the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and South America.
This expansion continues to grow and is building a network of academies where a student may be able to get a plethora of experience and knowledge to truly prepare themselves for any opportunity that presents itself on a worldwide stage.

This network of academies required a strong operational base and in 2018 Al Snow along with Chad Miller and Joe Reeves purchased OVW from founder and owner/operator Danny Davis. 
With this base and worldwide network, the trio created the Al Snow’s Wrestling Academy of Sports Entertainment and broadcasting. Keeping the same goal of continuing the techniques and traditions of the art of professional wrestling, along with all facets of sports entertainment and broadcasting. This ensuring a well-rounded performer, producer or writer.W ho can more fully take advantage of all the possible opportunities that present themselves in Professional Wrestling, Sports Entertainment and Broadcasting.