Catch-As-Catch-Can

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Catch-As-Catch-Can

 

professional wrestling that allows any moves or holds, including tripping, holding the legs with the arms, hitting, and twisting and bending the joints, with the aim of pinning the opponent on his shoulders.

This form of wrestling originated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in North America; its sources go back to 17th-century American amateur catch-as-catch-can wrestling, which was based on British and Mayan wrestling. As a form of entertainment, commercial matches are presented in the USA, Great Britain, Italy, and a number of other capitalist countries; they are usually held in a ring and have a predetermined scenario.

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Crossan is hoping to promote some catch wrestling events in future on Teesside and is currently in talks to take the sport into Stockton schools through Sowing Seeds Ministries.
STOCKTON grapplers Amin Nazer and Chris Crossan are hoping to compete in the first World Catch Wrestling Championships for 100 years after being part of a Rest of the World team which beat the USA 4-3 at the inaugural Catch Wrestling Alliance Invitational in California.
Crossan, 36, lost by pin to former Michigan State Spartans captain Curran Jacobs, but also impressed a crowd which included current Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight and catch wrestling specialist Josh Barnett.
TEES Valley Martial Arts continue their revival of old school competitive wrestling when they promote their first catch wrestling event on Saturday night.
Catch wrestling was pioneered in Lancashire hundreds of years ago and is considered the original style of no holds barred combat.
Nazer provided a home win for promoters Tees Valley Martial Arts in the eight-man, onenight catch wrestling tournament held at the Billingham Synthonia Club's Theatre Suite.
The event featured wrestlers with an authentic catch wrestling background from Europe and North America, and a special guest appearance from The Expendables movie star and Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Famer Randy "The Natural" Couture.
STOCKTON grappling super heavyweights Chris Crossan and Amin Nazer had varied results but an enjoyable time as they met mixed martial arts royalty and competed at the Catch Wrestling Alliance "Revelation" event in California.