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Wrestling University

Wrestling University

By Joe Hendry
Professional Wrestling Training podcasts with Dr Tom Prichard and ROH star Joe Hendry. Check out Wrestling University with Dr Tom Prichard and How To Become A Pro Wrestler with Joe Hendry
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WU with Dr Tom Prichard #18 - The Future of Wrestling

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WU with Dr Tom Prichard 26: Career memories and what happens when things go wrong
Today Dr Tom and Joe discuss; when things go wrong in the ring and how to deal with adversity in wrestling.
36:03
June 23, 2021
WU with Dr Tom Prichard 25: Work Ethic and Presence
Balancing a demanding work schedule as a top talent. The presence that Batista and Lesnar brought early in their careers.
31:17
June 16, 2021
WU with Dr Tom Prichard 24: Overcoming Locker Room Heat
We look at the inspirational story of The Miz and how he used his relentless work ethic to overcome difficulties in the locker room
26:37
May 04, 2021
WU with Dr Tom Prichard 23: Niche Or Mainstream?
You want mainstream success, but have to win over a niche audience to get there. How do you plan your path to the top?
30:44
April 26, 2021
WU with Dr Tom Prichard 22: The State Of The Business
The landscape is changing. How do trainees prepare for a business that can differ wildly from year to year?
32:42
April 14, 2021
WU wth Dr Tom Prichard #21 - Indies First or Straight to The Majors?
Some wrestlers travel the world on the indies, some go straight to a major company. Which route is best? Do you have a choice?
29:45
April 13, 2021
WU with Dr Tom Prichard #20 - Picking Your Moves
Dr Tom explains his approach to picking your moveset. We’ve heard it’s the things in between the moves before, but what does that actually mean? We discuss the answers.
35:25
March 25, 2021
WU with Dr Tom Prichard #19 - Am I Too Old To Wrestle?
We tackle THEE question. How old is too old? What is the optimal age to start training? Does it matter. Dr Tom Prichard and Joe Hendry discuss.
36:39
March 14, 2021
WU with Dr Tom Prichard #18 - The Future of Wrestling
Everything is changing. How might wrestling evolve in the near future and what should trainees do to prepare? Dr Tom Prichard and Joe Hendry discuss.
31:50
March 09, 2021
WU with Dr Tom Prichard #17 - In The Doghouse
We all make mistakes. Dr Tom Prichard tells Joe Hendry how wrestlers can own their mistakes, recover from them and most importantly, avoid making them in the first place!
33:37
February 15, 2021
Wrestling University #16 - Tag Team Wrestling
Even if you want to be a singles wrestler, tag team wrestling WILL be a huge part of your career. You might as well get good at it. Dr Tom Prichard tells Joe Hendry how.
32:55
February 08, 2021
Wrestling University #15 - The It Factor
The 'It Factor' is often referenced as the key ingredient in pro wrestling success, but how can you convey it without getting heat? Dr Tom Prichard and Joe Hendry discuss.
39:52
February 01, 2021
Wrestling University #14 - Defend Yourself In The Ring
What happens when another wrestler tries to hurt or injure you?It's rare but it does happen. Dr Tom Prichard and Joe Hendry discuss some strategies.
35:21
January 31, 2021
Wrestling University #13 - When to Retire
For every wrestling success story, there are thousands who tried. This week Dr Tom and Joe discuss when it's time to hang up your boots.
28:42
January 31, 2021
Wrestling University #12 - Reinvent Yourself
It's said that the key to longevity in wrestling is based on your ability to reinvent yourself. Dr Tom Prichard and Joe Hendry discuss the wrestlers who are best at this and how they go about it.
29:34
January 31, 2021
Wrestling University #11 - The Ultimate Student
Dr Tom discusses the importance of work ethic, courage, conviction in your ideas and shares what he learned from training his boss Vince McMahon.
36:00
January 31, 2021
Wrestling University #10 - From Mid Card to Main Event
We compare Stone Cold Steve Austin's rise to the top, with modern examples such as Roman Reigns and Scotland's own Drew McIntyre.
29:38
January 31, 2021
Wrestling University #9 - Leaving The Promotion
What are the signs that it's time to leave? Dr Tom and Joe discuss signs from management, the crowd and other factors that you should know about when deciding to stay or go.
31:05
January 31, 2021
Wrestling University #8 - - Kaufman vs Lawler / Going Off Script
How much can you actually insult your opponent and still be professional? Andy Kaufman vs Jerry Lawler covered in detail.
33:07
January 31, 2021
Wrestling University #7 - Get Your Ideas Approved
Dr Tom Prichard and Joe Hendry discuss how to match your goals with that of the company, the importance of sales skills and how to pitch your ideas and execute your vision!
33:36
January 31, 2021
Wrestling University #6 - Wrestling History
Dr Tom Prichard and Joe Hendry discuss some tips for attending a tryout and some wrestling history, covering the territories and the history of the Mandible Claw.
43:58
January 31, 2021
Wrestling University #5 - Wrestling For The Cameras
Dr Tom Prichard and Joe Hendry discuss the importance of knowing where the cameras are when wrestling for a television product and Daniel Bryan's ability to get over in every situation.
36:49
January 31, 2021
Wrestling University #4 - Making A Great Debut
Dr Tom Prichard and Joe Hendry discuss how to make a great debut, from your first match, to a tryout, impressing in a new territory and even how to stand out on TV. This episode is a must listen for all wrestlers and trainees!
29:51
January 31, 2021
Wrestling University #3 - Pro Wrestling Politics
Dr Tom and Joe Hendry discuss pro wrestling politics, the challenges The Miz had to overcome to be a top star and if The Rock vs Hulk Hogan is suitable viewing for trainees.
37:16
January 31, 2021
Wrestling University #2 - Pick Your Battles
This week Dr Tom Prichard and Joe Hendry discuss the politics of becoming a rising star in professional wrestling business, using The Rock and CM Punk as examples. This week is about when to be a team player and when to fight for your beliefs.
31:19
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #39 - Be The Best At What You Do
Sorting out finances, being the best at what you love and how to create your own story!
36:11
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #38 - Social Media - The Double Edged Sword
Social Media can be your greatest weapon or your fiercest enemy.
31:19
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #37 - Jack Of All Trades Master Of One
Should you try to be good at everything or focus on one?
42:07
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler 36: Little Lies
How to escape the little lies we tell ourselves and how to move forward physically and mentally by controlling the things we can control.
30:09
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #35 - Are You Unmotivated?
It's not just when things are bad that motivation can fade. It can also slip away when things are going well. Where's how to recognise it and get yourself back on track.
30:33
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #34 - What Makes A Good Trainee?
This week we discuss what makes a good trainee and what we've learned from the coaching process!
33:48
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #33 - Making money as a Trainee
How do you make money when you first start out? Is uni a waste of time? How do you approach the business when competition is so high?
30:20
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #32 - What Will Success Feel Like?
At what point will it feel like you've climbed the mountain? money? Fame? A World Title? Trust me, this is something you need to think about.
33:15
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #31 - Rollercoaster Theory
Doing things that scare you (within reason, safety wise) will help you get better at wrestling and anything else you dream of doing that seems a little daunting. Here's how and why.
32:04
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler 30: When A Plan Comes Together
I discuss what it meant to achieve a huge career goal and how I SHOULD have reacted to it. Also I discuss the importance of using what comes to you organically to forward your business.
31:39
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #29 - What should you prepare before your first training session?
We discuss the basic things you'll need before starting your first training session. Training starts with us on September 15th. Check out EdinburghWrestling.com to register!
30:44
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #28 - What Makes Someone Timeless?
What makes The Rock n' Roll Express so good even in their 60's? Also we talk debuting in ROH and weight management in Pro Wrestling.
42:07
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #27 - Why I'm starting a Pro Wrestling School
Why I'm starting a pro wrestling school and how you can join. I also discuss the current state of British wrestling, new opportunities and the closure of Defiant .
32:25
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #26 - Change Yourself
If things aren't working don't be afraid to try something completely different. Embrace the change. Also, we discuss the importance of hobbies and life outside your chosen career path.
32:38
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #25 - Just Keep Moving
The say its 90% mental and 10% physical. Not sure I agree. Following on from our stoicism episode I discuss how you can conquer the mental battles within so you can perform at your best.
31:03
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler 24: Mid Year Review
A look back at the last 6 months of hard work...
43:38
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #23 - When To Take The Leap
You have this great idea, but should you do it? What if it goes wrong? Does it matter? This podcast is about how to absorb those necessary little failures and move forward.
33:47
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #22 - Is It Darkest Before The Dawn?
My theory on fate, plus the 1 change I made that is helping me improve my physique drastically...
31:49
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #21 - The Wrestling Bubble
Losing perspective? You might need to escape the wrestling bubble. Sometimes we can have too much of a good thing...yes...even wrestling. Every so often it's important to remember what made you a fan of the business and this podcast discusses how!
40:22
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #20 - Iron Man Preparation
How Joe prepared for his 30 minute Iron Man match with Gabriel Kidd and how you can apply the same principles...
40:05
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #19 - Timing is Everything
Take advantages of the opportunities in front of you and do the repetitions to make sure you are ready for them. Also, we discuss some quick tips to get yourself out of a rut and effective ways to get back on track...
42:33
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #18 - Stoicism
Wrestling is a chaotic industry. What if there was a a mind set that could allow you to block out the noise and perform under pressure? I think I may have stumbled across it...
45:15
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #17 - Is Patience A Good Thing
Do good things come to those who wait? Or is it just not that simple?
41:52
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #16 - Your strategy isn't working. What now?
You've followed all the advice, done everything right but the strategy isn't working. Here's what to do next!
42:48
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #15 - Dealing With Failure
We're all human. We all fail. You've heard the Rocky quotes but what does it actually all mean. I'll share some of my own failures and tell you what I did to bounce back. Hopefully you might be able to do the same next time you don't quite achieve your goals as quickly as you may have hoped....
45:09
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #14 - Case Study (Sam Barbour)
We talk to upcoming wrestler Sam Barbour about his experiences coming up through the Scottish scene. We cover his work with ICW, training with GPWA and most importantly, what Sam needs to do to take things the next level.
01:04:33
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #13: Other Roles In Wrestling
There is a role for everyone in pro wrestling! If being a wrestler isn't for you, there's bound to be something that is.
46:50
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #12 (with Lewis Girvan) - Things we wish we knew at the start
Lewis Girvan joins to discuss the things we wish we knew when we started training....
59:50
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #11: Branding
If you want to make it in pro wrestling, you better be able to sell yourself......
50:08
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #10 - Setting Goals
If you don't know where you are going, How are you going to get there? Here's some help with deciding......
51:37
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #9 - Gym Basics
Personal Trainer and Pro Wrestler Dave Conrad joins us to discuss the basics of training and eating right to become a pro wrestler.
01:18:25
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #8 - The Politics Of Being A Trainee
How to deal with the politics of pro wrestling from a trainee perspective......
01:18:25
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #7 - When Should You Start Training?
I get asked all the time about when people should start training. What ages is best to start? Is there a time that's too late? How fit should you be before you begin? Here's my opinion...... You can support my work by checking out hendryshop.com and my Patreon , also subscribing to youtube.com/joehendry and by rating and subscribing to my podcasts. Thank you.
01:01:07
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #6 - Creating Your Character
The forgotten art of creating a character.....  You can support my work by checking out hendryshop.com , subscribing to youtube.com/joehendry and by rating and subscribing to my podcasts. Thank you
01:01:08
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #5 - Making Your Debut
Things to consider when you're preparing for your first match..... You can support my work by checking out hendryshop.com , subscribing to youtube.com/joehendry and by rating and subscribing to my podcasts. Thank you
01:03:03
January 31, 2021
How To Become a Pro Wrestler #4 - Mental Preparation and Your Mental Health
Once you've started in the business, how can you make sure you take care of your mental health and properly prepare yourself for the journey ahead? Let's discuss.... You can support my work by checking out hendryshop.com , subscribing to youtube.com/joehendry and by rating and subscribing to my podcasts. Thank you
01:06:03
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #3 - Manage your time and money
You've picked your training school and training is going well, but how are you going to pay for it all?! And where does the extra time come from?! Don't worry we've got you covered. Learn how to manage your time and money in part 3 of our step-by-step guide on how to become a pro wrestler in 2019.
01:13:21
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #2 - Accelerate your training
Now you've found your training school, we discuss how to accelerate your training, how to stand out from your peers and how to ensure you give yourself the best chance of success in the pro wrestling business. Join us for part 2 of our step-by-step guide on how to become a pro wrestler in 2019.
01:43:24
January 31, 2021
How To Become A Pro Wrestler #1 - Find a training school
Finding the motivation, the right training school and how to get started in the business. Join us for part 1 of our step-by-step guide on how to become a pro wrestler in 2018.
01:25:15
January 31, 2021
Wrestling University with Dr Tom #1 - First Day Of Training
Dr Tom Prichard and Joe Hendry break down what it takes to be a professional wrestler. Listen as Dr Tom Prichard passes on his lessons from teaching The Rock, Kurt Angle, Edge, Bray Wyatt and hundreds of other megastars in the industry.
37:43
January 25, 2021