Professional Wrestling training and shows based in Auckland, New Zealand.
With over 60 years combined experience the Hughes Academy coaching team are dedicated to providing Internationally recognized and comprehensive pro wrestling training.
Now is the perfect time to begin your pro wrestling training at the Hughes Academy Of Professional Wrestling.
We offer group training,1 on 1 sessions, online consulting and a whole lot more. Check out our training page for more information.
With over 60 years wrestling experience the Hughes Academy Coaching team is unmatched in dedication and experience.
With Regularly run shows designed to give students experience alongside some of the best wrestlers in the country
Our self published On Demand channel is like no other, with shows from across New Zealand including lots of exclusive content offered monthly
We are proud of our heritage and our history, as well as looking to the future of the wrestling industry we are proud to bring testimonials from all over the world regarding our training.
Click on the photos below to read the Testimonials by some of the best pro wrestlers in the world
"The most beneficial wrestling training isn't so much about what you are taught,rather how you are taught it. Through years of commitment and passion for his craft,Graham Hughes' efforts are acknowledged as being invaluable in contributing towards creating 2 of the UKs finest and most respected professional wrestling training schools.Both of which have produced many national and global wrestling talents currently working within the industry. I can no recommend this mans ability as an instructor
"I trained with Graham at JRSW in England and found it be a really positive experience. His extensive experience makes him a great source of knowledge both in ring and about the business in general. He is a fun and supportive training however do not take his patience for granted, he expects nothing but your best!"
"Graham Hughes has been taught by and wrestled with some of the best talent professional wrestling has to offer. There is nobody with his level of experience in New Zealand in our great sport. If you're looking for a great wrestling school, with excellent trainers, stop looking - you've found it."
"When becoming a professional wrestler it becomes very easy to get and ego. During my 18 year career I have met a lot of wrestlers that has that ego/big head attitude but one person that I have a lot of time for is Graham Hughes. When I first met Graham he was a very polite guy and was very clear he loved wrestling and wanted to do well. As I watched Graham in the ring he had great ring presence and what's more he could actually do the job. He adapted a very professional attitude very quickly a
Jace the Ace / Jynx
"If entering the world of pro wrestling is what you would like to do, then Graham is the perfect person to guide you, Graham Hughes is a talented young grappler with all the main attributes (passion, respect, love for the business). He's got the new style wrestling with an old school twist all rolled into one."
"Graham has been wrestling since he was a teenager and has developed a tremendous knowledge over the years. He wont just teach you holds and moves, but the psychology behind putting a match together. From working with Graham over the years, I know that he'll make sure that graduates come away with the right attitude and respect for the buisness as well."
“ I know Graham for more than 10 years now. I met him back in 2002 in the UK where he al ready was an outstanding talent and coach. Till this day I can still recall his training sessions as some of the best I’ve had over the years. He learned from the best in the UK and knows his stuff. I can honestly say that Graham Hughes is the right guy to go to if you want to get proper training”
"A Great Trainer"
When I rocked up at the FWA Academy in England; Graham was assistant trainer at age 16. That was 11 years ago. Vast knowledge of the business and highly skilled coach! (written 2013)
“Graham was one of the sharpest looking performers I remember seeing coming out of the south of England. He possessed an in ring ability that immediately set him apart from his peers. The thing that allowed him to stand out was his understanding of the fundamental principles of the mat game. The timing and psychology. Aside from his natural physical talents, he really knows how to get a match kicked into high gear!”
"I had the priviledge of meeting Graham Hughes on my very first foray into professional wrestling training. Later I had the opportunity to not only train under his tuition, but wrestle him numerous times in the UK, participating in some of my favourite matches in the process. His execution in the ring is only outshone by his ability to pass on his knowledge to his students. Whether it is to hone your craft, or just make a start, Graham Hughes is the means to realise your ambitions."