Superstars' Training Grounds

What does it take to become a WWE Superstar? Our performers are highly skilled individuals who know what they're doing when they step into a WWE ring. And while there are many different paths to WWE, the answer is simple: you go to school. (PHOTOS: WRESTLING SCHOOLS & TRAINERS)

But these are no normal schools. Mats replace chalkboards, armbars take the place of loose leaf paper and The Wild Samoans might be taking attendance.

Where are these grappling academies? And who are these exalted professors of sports-entertainment?

WWE Classics set out to investigate the little known world of pro wrestling schools. During this back to school season, we spoke with current WWE Superstars and staff to hear their stories about some of the world's most highly regarded wrestling training centers and their teachers.