As reported Friday in a tweet from Lance Storm himself, the famous Storm Wrestling Academy will be closing its doors after fourteen years. The September 2019 class of students will be it’s last.
Important Announcement about SWA pic.twitter.com/jTbTPwwDDW
— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) August 9, 2020
“I wasn’t getting anywhere with the training I saw in before (Lance’s),” said Storm graduate and one-half of the PWA Tag Team Champions, Aiden Adams. “The Lance Storm Wrestling Academy was much more than just a wrestling school. It’s a gigantic family. I met so many friends that I keep in contact with that were from classes after me.”
“No matter where you live in the world, it seems that these former students will give out a helping hand for one another. It’s a real blessing to have such a family.”
“It’s cheesy, but SWA was where I went to prove something to myself,” echoed current PWA star Kylie Morgan. “The belief he instilled in me has pushed me further and made me better understand myself in and out of the ring.”
Opening its doors in 2005, Storm Wrestling Academy has been known as one of the premier locations for people to become top-notch wrestlers. SWA has been host to trainees from over 20 countries, and the list of stars who have gone on to major promotions is a who’s who of top wrestlers in the world, including names like Chelsea Green, Oney Lorcan, Rachael Ellering and Tyler Breeze
The closure of the SWA leaves a huge hole in training in Western Canada, with a few centres in BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan. While the knowledge and wisdom of Lance Storm will always be missed, hopefully, someone steps up to take the mantle and help establish more training in Alberta and Western Canada.
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