KENNER, LA (WGNO) – There’s a training ground for professional wrestlers in Kenner. WildKat Sports & Entertainment trains wrestlers for the WWE and other world-wide wrestling promotions.
Professional Wrestler and WildKat Founder Luke Hawx and his wrestlers teach News with a Twist Reporter Kenny Lopez the ropes, and he has the bruises to prove it.
“WildKat was always something I wanted to do. I’m from New Orleans and basically I wanted to bring professional wrestling back to Louisiana. WildKat is the only wrestling school in Louisiana, actually in the South,” Hawx said.
It’s always been a dream of his.
“I never wanted to be a fireman, or a rock star. I’ve chased being a professional wrestler my entire life,” he said.
Hawx describes his experiences as anything, but easy.
“You must have discipline, and not quit. This is something that’s extremely hard. People have this misconception that it’s fake, that we don’t get hit. We beat the crap out of each other,” he said.
WildKat is very involved in the community. To catch these wrestlers in action they are putting on a show, “School’s Out”, this Saturday, June 8th at J.D. Meisler Middle School on Cleary Ave. in Metairie. Doors open at 6pm. Bell time is at 7 pm.