Years of building up. Begin training in a wrestling school. It will seem better on your resume if you are training at a school that has created one or more legends in today's business. These schools usually have top-notch equipment and plenty of opportunities to practice techniques on real people. If you're lucky, they may even let you fight some dogs.
Wrestlers for TNA are used as story devices to explain why certain wrestlers are in matches. They are usually hired by promoters to work events as jobbers (wrestlers who are there just to be pushed and taken out of the ring). Sometimes these people will stay with the company and develop stories of their own. For example: Say Donald Trump sees someone on TV doing a great job interviewing wrestlers. He might hire them directly from television to work his upcoming event.
In conclusion, wrestling is a great career choice for anyone looking to make money fighting other people instead of each other.
All you have to do is work hard. To begin, you must enroll in a wrestling training school and train for at least 1.5 to 2 years. Then you must try out for a major promotion or organization like as AEW/WWE/TNA/ROH. If you are hired, you will need to pass a physical examination and drug test.
After you pass the test, they will give you an assignment which is called a "shoot." At these shoots, they will show you different types of moves you can do and ask you to copy them. You need to practice doing these moves hundreds of times until you get them right. Once you learn all the moves they want you to know, they will put you through training camp where you will learn new moves and techniques every week. When you are done with training camp, you will be given a match on television which is called your debut match.
In general, it takes wrestlers between 1.5 and 4 years to reach the top of their game. Some people say it takes as long as 7 years but that is not common.
During this time, you will be learning all kinds of moves and techniques from experienced wrestlers who will help you improve yourself as a wrestler. Also during this time, you will be getting paid very little if anything at all.
You need to get your head out of the clouds about money and fame and all that and comprehend what it takes to get into and stay in pro wrestling. Wrestling is everything but a stroll in the park. It takes a lot of effort to reach the professional level and even more effort to maintain it. You can't be someone who wants to be something else.
The first thing you need to understand is that being a successful pro wrestler is not like being a movie star, or a singer. In those fields, people tend to make assumptions about what kind of work it takes to be on top of your game. They think actors just sit around reading scripts all day and singers can belt out songs before a crowd without ever having practiced doing it. Both types of performers work hard to achieve their goals. But for pro wrestlers, this assumption doesn't hold true. Wrestling is an athletic activity, so you need to have good physical qualities to start with. And although you don't need to be a movie star or a pop icon to succeed, it helps if you possess some charisma along with talent.
Being a pro wrestler is not like playing sports in school where you can quit at any time. Once you sign up with a company, you're tied to them for as long as they want you. So you cannot just walk away from a job; you need to tell your employer why you aren't able to continue with it.