George Hackenschmidt demonstrating the Hammerlock (from "The Complete Science of Wrestling" by George Hackenschmidt)

Catch Wrestling Wiki is an encyclopedia about everything related to Catch As Catch Can Wrestling (Catch Wrestling) including information on ancestral and descended styles, techniques and personalities. The wiki format allows anyone to create or edit any article, so we can all work together to create a comprehensive database for fans of Catch Wrestling.

Catch Wrestling Introduction

Catch Wrestling (aka Catch As Catch Can) is a combative form of wrestling primarily formed in Lancashire, a county in the North West of England. This style of wrestling in competition includes falls by pin or by submission, and has directly influenced other grappling styles such as Western Folkstyle wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Sambo. It has also influenced the exhibition showcase entertainment style commonly known as Professional Wrestling.

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