Bischoff welcomes Ken Anderson and Shawn Daivari to the show.
Daivari informs that he and Anderson have started a wrestling school, and that’s something that they’ve been talking about doing for a long period of time. Once their scheduled cleared up, they knew the time was right to make something happen. He informs that he and Anderson had worked together previously training Daivari’s little brother Ariya, who’s currently working for WWE in their Cruiserweight division.
Their school is located in Minnesota, which is a hotbed for professional wrestlers. He mentions that initial demand has been fantastic and they have 52 people enrolled already. They’ve received messages from Europe and all over the world and quite frankly, they’re shocked by the interest.
Bischoff asks Anderson what he and Daivari plan on doing that will make their wrestling school different than all the other schools. Anderson says that with all the new information regarding concussions and injuries, the days of ‘beating’ information into someone are long gone. Everyone learns at a different rate, and beating someone up everyday like old wrestling trainers used to do simply isn’t necessary anymore.
He says that they utilize head gear and padded mats so that when trainees are beginning to learn how to take back bumps, they don’t run the risk of suffering multiple concussions before they even learn how to bump. Daivari says that he and Anderson are tasked with finding the right curriculum for each individual trainee, whether you just want to work some local indie dates or you want to be the next John Cena.