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. Note particularly that the phrase professional wrestling normally refers to a sports entertainment style, but can also refer to the professional level of wrestling as a competitive sport. The term sports entertainment was coined to describe the sports spectacles promoted by World Wrestling Entertainment WWE. The rules are not always clear and are generally ignored in any case. 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. Styles no longer widely practised in amateur, professional or staged form, although some historical recreations may occur.
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Professional wrestling in the United Kingdom spans over one hundred years but became popular when the then new independent television network ITV began showing it in , firstly on Saturday afternoons and then also in a late-night midweek slot. The sport remained a mainstay of British culture until World of Sport's cancellation and then finally as a stand-alone programme until Despite the end of ITV coverage, a largely untelevised live circuit — with some promotions featuring the traditional British style of professional wrestling and others more fashioned after the contemporary American independent scene — survives and indeed thrives in this territory to the present day. At the start of the 20th century, wrestling was introduced to the public as part of a variety act to spice up the limited action involved in the bodybuilder strongman attractions. One of its earliest stars was a Cornish — American ex— miner named Jack Carkeek , who would challenge audience members to last ten minutes with him in the ring. The development of wrestling within the UK brought legitimate Greco—Roman grappler Georg Hackenschmidt who was born in the Russian Empire to the country, where he would quickly associate himself with promoter and entrepreneur Charles B.
British MMA fans. Why are there no top level freestyle wrestling schools in UK?
When people hear wrestling, most think of the glamour extravaganza of WWE, but it is a sport steeped in Olympic heritage, and one of just two still limited to amateur competitors at the elite level. Greco-Roman wrestling appeared in the first modern games in , and it was joined by Freestyle wrestling in The aim of the game is to pin your opponent to the mat, and though it requires massive strength and fitness at the highest level, it can be a lot of fun. While Britain has never won an Olympic medal in the Greco-Roman, there are plenty of options for people to get involved in the sport from the grassroots up, with clubs littering the country. Different from other forms of wrestling in that it forbids holds below the waist, Greco-Roman pits two athletes against each other in three two-minute rounds.
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