As glamorous and attractive as wrestling seems on national TV, it's still a dangerous sport, even though acting plays a big part in the game. But if your heart's set on it, the following guidelines should get you started on your way to being accepted by the WWE. Keep in mind though, that very few make it to the top.
- Start training while you're young. Although it's never too late to try, the younger you start professional training, the better.
- Make sure you're in good physical shape. Being involved in other sports on a regular basis is a great way to keep in shape, which is necessary in the grueling world of professional wrestling.
- Get professional training and get some experience. The WWE requires applicants to have three to five years of experience in professional wrestling [source: WWE Training]. Keep in mind, though, that "backyard" wrestling doesn't count as experience in the professional world.
- Maintain your weight. Although size and weight aren't critical, you need enough weight to hold your own.
- Maintain a pleasant, positive outlook.
- Get acting training or experience. Acting is an essential part of being in the WWE. If necessary, take lessons.
- Be willing to travel and be away from home for long periods.
- Contact Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) in Florida when you feel you've gotten enough general training. FCW is the official training center of the WWE [source: FCW Superstar].
- Send your resume, along with photos and videos of yourself in action to the WWE as soon as you feel you're ready to enter the big time. If you make it, we'll be watching you on TV!