Pro Wrestling Styles have been created by professional wrestlers and are used to identify wrestlers.These styles are sometimes combined by wrestlers, creating their own unique style of wrestling and also identifies them as wrestlers.
Pro Wrestling StylesEdit
Professional wrestlers under the technical category are usually wrestlers that had an amateur background. They are known to use Olympic wrestling (Greco-Roman and Freestyle wrestling) moves in the ring. They would usually apply different grapple holds, are good with submissions and some times do moves off the top rope and use moves like suicide dives. Good examples of which are Bret Hart, Dean Malenko, Kurt Angle, William Regal, Chris Benoit and Daniel Bryan.
Brawlers are wrestlers who act wildly in the ring, doing take-downs and mounted punches. They are often crazy in the ring and have no real plan causing an interesting move set. The "brawling" style of wrestling was innovated by a famous wrestler called Bruiser Brody. Dean Ambrose and Stone Cold Steve Austin are considered as brawlers in the pro wrestling industry.
This is a common type of wrestling mainly performed by heels (bad guys in pro wrestling). These types of wrestlers are the ideal heavyweights, known to have huge-built, uses brute strength and moves that require lifting during matches, like the Chokeslam, a move which is only practiced by heavyweight wrestlers like Kane, Kevin Nash, Sid and the Big Show. This style is also used by wrestlers who have great upper body strength that demands them to lift opponents heavier than their own weight (a good example of which is Batista, Brock Lesnar and Goldberg).
These types of wrestlers are known for their usage of the ropes, aerial maneuvers and risk-taking stunts. High-flying wrestlers tend to be faces (good guys in pro wrestling) in the wrestling industry, using more complex and spectacular moves than the heels, who uses brute strength. Examples of these types of wrestlers are Rob Van Dam, Jeff Hardy, Rey Mysterio, Neville, Raf Serad and Evan Bourne.
This type of wrestling originated from Japan, where they use moves based on full contact martial arts strikes, kicks, punches, takedowns and submission maneuvers as signature moves. It was first popularized in Japan by Mitsuhiro Momota (Rikidozan), followed by the likes of Keiji Mutoh and Kenta Kobashi. In America, wrestlers who used this type of wrestling are Yoshi Tatsu, Kenta (Hideo Itami in WWE) and Finn Balor (also known as Prince Devitt during his time in Japan).
This type of wrestling is usually seen in no-disqualification matches, popularized by the professional wrestling promotion ECW. The hardcore style of wrestling involves the use of foreign objects and illegal moves, such as low blows and eye-gouging. Steel chairs, ladders and tables are commonly used by these types of wrestlers but there also other objects such as barbed wires, thumbtacks, kendo sticks and even fire used during matches. Examples of these types of wrestlers are Sabu, The Sandman, Tommy Dreamer, New Jack, Cactus Jack and Terry Funk.
Is a professional wrestler that relies on cheating to beat the opponent and relies on winning the match as fast as possible while still cheating. This wrestler breaks the rules no matter what and is skilled at cheating and using weapons when the match does not allow the use of weapons. Examples of these types of wrestlers are Rowdy Roddy Piper, Eddie Gurrerro and Ric Flair.
Is a professional wrestler who relies on the crowd and giving the crowd what they want. Even if the crowd disagrees with that professional wrestler, that wrestler still relies on being a show-off. This type of professional wrestler is most common by professional wrestlers who are very talented and usually the crowd enjoys and loves this wrestler because of this wrestler's accomplishments. Examples of these types of wrestlers include Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, The Rock and John Cena.