Styles of wrestling
The various styles of wrestling include:
and some styles exist or have existed in more than one of these three broad categories. Where this is the case and an article exists, it may appear in and be linked to from two or more of the lists below.
- Two styles of wrestling have been included in the modern Summer Olympics:
- Shuai jiao, covering several jacket wrestling styles of China
- Folk wrestling (see also Category:Folk wrestling styles)
- Collegiate wrestling in the United States
- Sambo (martial art) in Russia
- Luta Livre in Brazil, similar to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but without the gi
- Amateur pankration, a modern recreation of the ancient Olympic sport
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The term sports entertainment was coined to describe the sports spectacles promoted by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). These matches are not competitive, but are a scripted and rehearsed entertainment. The rules are not always clear and are generally ignored in any case. The term is now used to describe all staged wrestling matches and similar versions of other sports.
In the context of sports entertainment, the term professional wrestling is used both to mean all staged forms of wrestling, and also more specifically for those of the particular style developed by WWE.
- Professional wrestling mainly in the USA but also in Japan
- King's Road style in Japan
- Strong style in Japan
- Lucha Libre particularly in Mexico, but also in other Spanish-speaking countries
- Backyard wrestling originated from Hardcore Wrestling which was created by ECW
- Kayfabe, the open secret that these matches are predetermined
- Professional wrestling promotion
- List of professional wrestling promotions
- Independent circuit
Styles no longer widely practised in amateur, professional or staged form, although some historical recreations may occur
- United World Wrestling, the governing body for Olympic wrestling
- New Japan Pro Wrestling is by attendance and revenue the second largest sports entertainment organisation in the world, behind WWE
- Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre is the world's oldest wrestling organization, specializing in the Lucha Libre style. Founded in Mexico City in 1933.
- Category:Professional wrestling promotions
Competitive professional wrestlingEdit
- See Wiktionary
- http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/487839-stephanie-mcmahon-talks-connors-cure retrieved October 18, 2014
- http://whatculture.com/wwe/10-oddest-rules-wrestling.php retrieved October 18, 2014
- For example roller derby, see history of roller derby
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