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WRESTLING Wrestling is defined as a sport in which the opponents wrestle or struggle hand to hand This has been done for thousands of years Wrestling is probably one of the oldest sports in the world Along with the discovery of mummies gold and priceless artifacts that had not been seen by human eyes in thousands of years There are pictures of wrestlers within the walls in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs The ancient Greeks are said to have loved the sport Wrestling was one of the first sports in the Olympics Along with the Greeks the Romans also loved the sport they would have bouts matches that would be held at an arena where thousands would watch The winner would claim victory and be carried out as the victorious one that he was and the loser would suffer the faith of paying with his life Many might not know this but in the Virginia colony George Washington was a wrestling champion Abraham Lincoln was also considered to be a great skillful wrestler There is a story that says that at the time when Abraham Lincoln received news of his nomination to presidency in 1860 he was wrestling Carnivals and county fairs of the post Civil War era are the roots of what we know now as professional wrestling Wrestlers with bizarre costumes names and false biographies would wrestle They would have exhibition matches and would take any challenge from any townsmen who wanted to prove how big and bad he could be Carneys detested to lose so if the local man seemed as if he was going to beat the champion he was tricked and lead towards a curtain backdrop at one side of the ring where another carney would be hiding with a really big baseball bat As you can see many of these so called champions rarely lost a match By the end of the nineteenth century professional wrestling was already
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