History of Wrestling

The history of wrestling dates back to 15 000 years ago. Wrestling was developed by ancient Greeks. When Greeks started wrestling, they were trying to teach soldiers in hand to hand combat. Later on when the Roman Empire defeated Greeks, the Roman Empire borrowed Greek wrestling techniques but they eliminated some of the brutalities.

Wrestling became popular in France, England and Japan. American settlers then took wrestling back to America. Wrestling became popular among Native Americans tribes and Canadians. That’s why now sites such as casinosonline-canada online casino, also feature wrestling themed slots.

Dates That Are Important In Wrestling

The first organised national wrestling tournament was held in 1888. The first Modern Olympic Games tournament was hosted in Saint Louis 1904. In 1912 The International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) was founded in Belgium.

History of Wrestling in Other Countries

There is a wrestling style called Shui Jiao, which style originated from China. The style was developed over 4000 years ago.

In Egypt, the history originated from 2300BC. There are artworks about wrestling that were developed from 2000-1085 BC in Egypt.

Modern Wrestling History

FILA developed modern wrestling standards. There are eight distinctive disciplines in wrestling. Here are the disciplines.

  • Beach Wrestling
  • Oil Wrestling from Turkey
  • Sambo from the Soviet Union
  • Pankration
  • Freestyle Wrestling
  • Grappling
  • Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
  • Combat Grappling

Past Wrestlers that are Well Known

There are a number of wrestlers that became famous because of wrestling and being featured at the best online slots. Here are some of the most famous people.

  • Abraham Cann from England
  • George Dole from America
  • George Hackenschmidt from Russia
  • Khashaba Jhadhav from India
  • Georg Lurich from Estonia
  • Giovanni Raicevich from Italy

Famous Modern Wrestlers

  • The Undertaker
  • Dwayne The Rock Jonhson
  • Randy Orton
  • Shawn Michaels
  • Roman Reigns
  • AJ Styles
  • Edge
  • Rey Mterio – Oscar Guiterez
  • John Cena
  • Triple H
  • CM Punk
  • Becky Lynch
  • Trish Stratus
  • Charlotte Flair
  • Paige
  • Kofi Kingston

These are some of the best wrestlers in the modern history of wrestling. These wrestlers became famous in the whole world. Wrestlers had story lines and there were feuds, these fe9uds excited many people.


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