from the yard to the pay window

There are countless success stories of wrestlers who made the jump to the Independent wrestling circuits after getting their start in the backyard.

 

Whether their BYW tenure was long or short, all of these wrestling legends were backyard wrestlers just like you, at one point. Each and every person on this list is a reason for you, the backyard wrestler, to get professionally trained and never give up on your dreams!

 

All of the people on this list would tell you that Backyard Wrestling is not a means to itself and that you MUST take the necessary step and get yourself professionally trained. Be like these backyard wrestling legends!

 

Get trained today! Find a school in your area today at WrestleMap!

Submit a former BYW wrestler turned pro

You're a straight up G! Thanks! 

The Young Bucks Backyard Wrestling Legends
J.C. Bailey - Backyard Wrestling Legend
Brandon Cutler - Backyard Wrestling Legend
Matt Cross - Backyard Wrestling Legend
Neville, Backyard Wrestling Legend
Sami Callihan Backyard Wrestling Legend
Jon Moxley Backyard Wrestling Legend
Scorpio Sky Backyard Wrestling Legend
Jordan Oliver Backyard Wrestling Legend
6cec122381d115fe-1200x675.jpg
Sammy Guevara - Backyard Wrestling Legend
Will Ospreay - Backyard Wrestling Legend
Brian Cage - Backyard Wrestling Legend
Joey Janella - Backyard Wrestling Legend
Orange Cassidy, Backyard Wrestling Legend
R.jfif
Brodie Lee, Backyard Wrestling Legend
icwfprowrestling.com.webp
bio-pic-matt-cardona-2-683x1024.jpg
Screenshot 2021-08-29 at 19-35-50 Hardy Boyz P-564_1 jpg (JPEG Image, 2383 × 2987 pixels)
tumblr_oji61oUZvT1rg89a6o1_1280.jpg
ImpactVegasPromos-118-edit.jpg
EPIFSfaWoAASsMs.png
ruckus.jpg
e5e291_233ebf65d03f4b389677e5a43dbf7b8c.png
nick_gage_category_1200x1200.jpg
josh prohibiton.jpg
415full-bryan-danielson.jpg
240222721_2049035005248509_6609008730107944217_n.jpg
e2b5f481b592389af4c339682a7af585.jpg
002_NXT_08092012ca_0235--7b00d4222dc88220b8a323f448cb4551.jpg
colin.jpg
GoodBros.jpg
shannon.jpg
Ricardo-Rodriguez2.jpg
mikesydal3.jpg
Daniel Makabe
wd0W_iyU_400x400.jpg
DfwLonGVMAA74Az.jfif
Web capture_4-11-2021_16238_highimpactonline.com.jpeg
R.jfif
rudeboyjcw.jpg
10361595_Sonjay_Dutt.jpg
Screen-Shot-2018-12-30-at-12.13.55-AM-e1546146885686.png
Insane-Clown-Posse-billboard-1548-compressed.jpg
voros.jpg
d763420f11f326cc22a229249713f11e.jpg
Masterpiece.jpg
01.jpg
Web capture_4-11-2021_18218_www.instagram.com.jpeg
Screenshot 2021-11-05 at 10-42-57 bioimage php (JPEG Image, 200 × 200 pixels).png
Fred Yehi
Matt Knicks
14ccdb4dc9c77e9309c9518c7942f2340dbba724r1-642-642v2_uhq.jpg
rob-van-dam-hs.jpg
239061878_2726067097693522_1834868053489690869_n.jpg
MV5BMWU4OGZjOTgtYTBkMC00OGQwLWFhODYtMDZhN2ViNDQ2Y2Q5XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMTExMTc3NzU5._V1_.jpg
El_Y8u4WkAE5jq_.jpg
Screenshot 2022-01-10 at 20-22-09 the lizard wrestler - Google Search.png
Screenshot 2022-01-10 at 20-29-16 thad brown wrestler - Google Search.png
skrilla the great.jpg
dylan bostic.png
EScyjJ3XcAEc9_E.jpg
Phil_Atlas.webp
EthanPage.webp
640px-Rickey_Shane_Page_with_CZW_championship.jpg
ash draven.jpg
c4662e21bc8dda92cc69346add0767762cbdd054_00.jpg
lee.jpg
brenden white.webp
craig mitchell.jpeg
tony deppen.jpg
MV5BNmVhNDkzOTctOWY5Mi00OTY5LTk3ZDEtYTFiOGQ4YzM1NjA0XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyMTMzOTU3MDcz._V1_UY120
Reckless_Youth.webp
dracuul.jpeg
the wild boar.jpg
brianchristopher-2000.jpg
Jami_Jameson_-_DZLZ59QU0AAZgSS.webp
Screenshot 2022-03-01 at 18-19-43 PWX KAOS VS THE PREDATOR HARDCORE MATCH FOR THE X-DIVISI
chris castro.webp
flash morgan webster.jpg
shawn pheonix.jpg
alex ohlson.jpg
Screenshot 2022-07-05 at 15-31-15 3-2-1 BATTLE! The Rhythm is Going to Get You - Steve Wes
FTIqTRHVEAE_sIz.jpg
14115517_841988849266042_9159369843590874509_o.jpg
Screenshot 2022-07-05 at 15-15-40 283004103_10161830343199418_3171137209226498463_n.jpg (J
Screenshot 2022-07-05 at 15-25-14 Full Match - Alex Zayne vs. Caleb Courageous Innovate Wr
davey vega.jpg
g raver.jpeg
andre verdun.jpg
DYoungMain1_0.jpg
FSXYg6YXMAA96hj.jpg
Wardlow_-_EeXIhbFXsAAeDcO.webp
tom-lawlor-mlw.jpg