Styles of Battle
"Traditional Wrestling": The fighting style that all the other styles that have come since were reared from. Originally evolving from its carnival roots in rural America, this is the style most of today's wrestling fans have come to know as their own nationally, with punches, kicks, and chops as well as competitors working on extremities hold-for-hold to wear down their adversaries. You can expect to see the fluid style of Jerry Lynn and the old school mentality of Terry Funk exposing this style in their ring work.
Although this hard-hitting style was birthed in the Orient, this
mesh of martial arts kicks and devastating strikes has evolved and
been re-born with American performers such as Michael Modest and
Homicide. Doubly deadly is the usage of innovative and unique submission
holds, such as those utilized by Low Ki and Taiyo Kea. One can also
expect brutal suplexes where the designation of the maneuver is
to drop an opponent on their neck and head in order to effectively
defeat them. This is a brutal style that methodically beats and
wears down those who oppose it into the ring. Those who practice
this style face it as if it is a way of life, a religion of sorts,
based upon respect and endurance as much as the thrill of competition
within the squared circle.
With the advent of Mixed Martial Arts competition breaking out in
the sports world in the last decade, many of the aspects of shoot
wrestling can be found in many of the competitors in MLW today.
Inspired by the likes of Japanese great Nobuhiko Takada, these fighters
will utilize stiff knee and foot strikes, as well as devastating
suplexes and are more ground-based scrappers as opposed to other
MLW competitors. You can expect to see young upstart PJ Friedman
taking to the mat with this style in Major League Wrestling as he
strives to prove his own training in New York City is as good as
those with international dojo experience.
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