New Japan and NOAH coming to WLW and the Harley Race Wrestling Academy

Jul 10, 2013 - by Steve Gerweck

Harley Race, The Harley Race Wrestling Academy, and World League Wrestling, are extremely pleased to announce it’s first guests for the 2013 Harley Race Wrestling Camp. Mr. Sugabayashi, the president of New Japan Pro-Wrestling, has confirmed his attendance for this year’s week-long wrestling camp based in Eldon, Missouri.

New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) is one of the very elite professional wrestling companies in the world. Based out of Tokyo, Japan, NJPW was started in 1972 and is considered by many to be the top wrestling companies in Japan today.

Dates for Mr. Sugabayashi have been confirmed as they are scheduled to attend the camp from Tuesday until Friday (although schedules could change).

In addition to New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s president and staff member joining this year’s wrestling camp, Pro-Wrestling NOAH will be represented by Mr. Ryu Nakada and Mr. Ken Hirayama. NOAH is also regarded as one of the top wrestling companies throughout the world. Their relationship with Harley Race has been in existence for over 10 years, created by Mr. Mitsuharu Misawa (founder of Pro-Wrestling NOAH). Since then, World League Wrestling and Pro-Wrestling NOAH’s relationship is stronger than ever.

Both companies will be on hand at the Harley Race Wrestling Camp to evaluate talent and teach methods that are commonly used in Japan.

In years past, talents have been able to train at the Pro-Wrestling NOAH dojo in Tokyo. Wrestlers include (but not limited to) newly crowned GHC Tag-Team Champions TMDK (Shane Haste and Mikey Nicholls), Jake Dirden, Jason Jones, Brian Breaker, Ted Dibiase Jr., Trevor Murdock, Ross and Marshall Von Erich, Richie Steamboat, Superstar Steve Fender, Matt Murphy, Wade Chism, Bull Schmitt, and more.

More guest trainers will be announced in the near future.

The 2013 Harley Race Wrestling Camp is scheduled to take place November 11th through November 15th. There will be a wrestling event on November 16th which wrestlers from the camp (if chosen) could be asked to perform on the event that night.

To sign up for the event, please go to where you are able to choose from printing out a form to mail it in or sign up online and pay via Paypal. Costs for the camp are $500.00 USD. To reserve a spot in this years training camp, a minimum of $250.00 USD must be paid as a deposit.

For more information, please call 573-392-4100 or email

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