Our Training Faculty

Since the day it opened back in 2002, training classes at the Wrestle Factory have been taught by company founder "Lightning" Mike Quackenbush; he remains permanently installed as the Wrestle Factory's head trainer. In years past, fellow trainers have included the likes of Claudio Castagnoli (now “Cesaro,”) Sara Del Rey and Jorge Rivera. Following his retirement from active performing in 2013, Quackenbush enlisted the aid of Hallowicked, Ophidian, Fire Ant, and Chuck Taylor to assist with the growing demand for classes. Together, these five men make up the full-time faculty of the Factory, teaching both beginner level and experienced performers.