Catch Wrestling Alliance to Hold Debut Event June 7th
By FCF Staff
Grappling enthusiasts have a new event that might capture their interest, as the Catch Wrestling Alliance has announced it will hold its first competition, June 7th.
The first CWA event will be hosted by the John Wooden Center on the UCLA campus, in Los Angeles, California.
According to a press release from the promotion, the event will feature matches between American catch wrestler and international competitors. Bouts can be one by either pin or submission.
The official announcement furthers:
Currently eight matches are planned for this event. Two women’s matches and six men’s matches are currently scheduled. No points will be scored, as matches are based on a win-lose format. All kinds of submissions are allowed, except groin attacks, fish hooking, spitting, biting, hair grabbing, intentional striking, and kicking. The winner of each match will win an award in honor of an important person in wrestling history.
Catch wrestling is a classical, hybrid grappling type of wrestling developed in 1870. It was later popularized by carnival wrestlers who refined new submission holds and hooks to be more effective against opponents.