grappler grappler

Definition(s):

  1. (n) combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground
  2. (n) a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope

Usage(s):

  1. In Olympic freestyle wrestling, the grapplers score points during 3-min.
  2. Asia's grapplers made the politest speeches.
  3. He explored by car and motorcycle, met painters and poets, worked out in gyms with burly grapplers who grunted in Slavic.

News

  1. Can Fabricio Werdum Compete with Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos?

    On April 21, 2007, Fabricio Werdum debuted in the UFC as an accomplished grappler, but not-so-accomplished mixed martial artist.  In his first fight with the promotion, Werdum fought Andrei Arlovski to a decision, losing on all three of the judges' scorecards. His performance was utterly and undeniably underwhelming.  The outcome—as well as the  attention Werdum garnered for his seeming ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Top 5 Worst WWE Gimmicks in History

    COMMENTARY | If professional wrestling only needed athletic competition to be successful, then every match would resemble the Summer Olympics. To get the fans interested in a wrestler, promotions often assign a character or "gimmick" to the grappler. No promotion has utilized gimmicks more successfully than the WWE. Unfortunately, the WWE has also had its share of forgettable gimmick failures.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports

  3. PHS names Canseco new wrestling coach

    Virgil Canseco, who has served as an assistant coach on Patterson High School’s wrestling team the past four seasons and is a former prep grappler himself, has been named the new head coach of the Tigers’ varsity wrestling program.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Patterson Irrigator

Quotes

  1. "It's going to be interesting. It's the classic grappler versus striker," White said. "Tim Sylvia is going to be looking to keep it on his feet and knock him out. Monson has to get him down to the ground. He's 5-foot-9. He'll have trouble...
    on Nov 18, 2006 By: Dana White Source: Miami Herald

  2. "Demian is the best grappler in The UFC. Five times he has fought in The UFC, four times has taken home Submission of the Night," Wanderlei told setanta.com. "I think he can beat Anderson. I think for somebody to beat Anderson Silva, he needs...
    on Feb 20, 2009 By: Wanderlei Silva Source: Setanta Sports

  3. "When I said Daniel Bryan had become relevant in the 13 or so weeks that he had been on WWE TV I meant that in a positive light," Ross said. "Many outside the WWE world had no familiarity with the talented grappler before he appeared on NXT...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Jim Ross Source: Pro Wrestling Torch

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