The Texas Wrestling Academy (formerly known as The Shawn Michaels Wrestling Academy) is a professional wrestling training school that was operated by Shawn Michaels and Rudy Boy Gonzalez (who is the sole operator of the school now). The school has produced many well-known wrestlers such as Brian Kendrick, Paul London, Bryan Danielson, Lance Cade, Shawn Hernandez and Matt Bentley.


After briefly retiring from active wrestling in 1998 after back surgery, Shawn Michaels opened the Shawn Michaels Wrestling Academy in 1999 with Paul Diamond, Rudy Boy Gonzalez, and Jose Lothario. They also started a wrestling promotion to go along with the school called the Texas Wrestling Alliance (TWA).

In 2001 in San Antonio, Texas, Shawn Michaels was found passed out from dehydration at a TWA show. A few months later, Rudy Gonzalez became the sole operator of the company due to Shawn Michaels new contract with WWE.

List of former students

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