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PostSubject: WWE and NXT wrestlers actually have a lot of a legit martial arts and / or amateur wrestling backgrounds, thoughts?   5/2/2018, 5:33 pm

1. Shinsuke Nakamura ( MMA background)
2. Daniel Bryan ( Brazilian jiu-jitsu )
3. Finn Balor(  he's a first degree black belt in IBF submission wrestling)
4. Seth Rollins( Cross fit)
5. Chris Jericho( submission wrestling trained by hart dungeon)
6. Chad Gable( collegiate/ olympic amateur wrestling)
7. Shelton Benjamin ( amateur wrestling)
8. Jack Gallagher( MMA background, undefeated, all wins by submissions)
9. TJ Perkins( has trained in boxing, martial arts and catch wrestling)
10. Kyle O'Reilly(  kickboxingJiu-jitsu)

11.Rusev( trained in muy thai)
12. Samoa Joe(  Brazilian jiu-jitsujudo, and Muay Thai )
 13 Kofi Kingston( high school amateur wrestling,  capoeira )
19. Xavier Woods( High school amateur wrestling)
20. Brock Lesnar( MMA)
21. Lio Rush( high school amateur wrestling)
22. Kurt Angle( olympic amateur wrestling background)
23. Jason Jordan( olympic amateur wrestling background)
24. Bobby Fish( MMA)
25. Bobby Lashley( MMA and amateur wrestling)
26. Maryse( black belt in karate, kick boxing
27. The Undertaker(  has been practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu for a long time, earning a black belt in 2011 under Rolles Gracie)
28. The Miz- was a black belt as a kid in martial arts.
29. Big Show-boxing


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PostSubject: Re: WWE and NXT wrestlers actually have a lot of a legit martial arts and / or amateur wrestling backgrounds, thoughts?   5/2/2018, 5:35 pm

This is a good thing. Definitely helps in inventing a moveset and a backstory to everybody's character. 

Also please refrain from posting crazy long links in threads so it doesn't stretch the forum.


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PostSubject: Re: WWE and NXT wrestlers actually have a lot of a legit martial arts and / or amateur wrestling backgrounds, thoughts?   5/2/2018, 5:39 pm

You left off collegiate/amateur wrestling for Brock
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PostSubject: Re: WWE and NXT wrestlers actually have a lot of a legit martial arts and / or amateur wrestling backgrounds, thoughts?   5/2/2018, 6:09 pm

Adds legitimacy.
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PostSubject: Re: WWE and NXT wrestlers actually have a lot of a legit martial arts and / or amateur wrestling backgrounds, thoughts?   5/2/2018, 6:45 pm

This is cool, but not very surprising. For a long time, wrestlers have had legitimate backgrounds in things other than being trained to be a pro wrestler. A lot of the prospects that have come through the dojo systems in Japan, just to use an example, have some sort of background in Greco-Roman or Freestyle wrestling, boxing, judo, sumo, or something similar. 

I think having people from various backgrounds learning from each other and forming their own styles based on what they know and not just doing things "The WWE Way" is a help for them, just like when New Japan brings in "outsiders" who aren't necessarily versed in strong style.
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PostSubject: Re: WWE and NXT wrestlers actually have a lot of a legit martial arts and / or amateur wrestling backgrounds, thoughts?   5/4/2018, 1:18 pm

I fail to see any reason why this would be bad. Seeing as WWE's old criteria was "looks muscular and is aesthetically pleasing to the eye", having people with legitimate fighting experience only makes them sound more qualified to be professional wrestlers than models using the platform for a paycheck. The fact that most of them don't have their gimmick as "legitimate fighter; not pro wrestler" makes it a much easier thing to accept than just another shoot fighter that thinks their tougher because of their MMA experiences. Too many cooks for that gimmick to get over if it were the case. Luckily, the amateur wrestling one is easy to accept since it plays into pro wrestling more than MMA would, and that the only real people using MMA as gimmicks are O'Riely, Fish, Lesnar, Taynara Conti, Shayna Baszler and Sonya Deville (The latter three is absent from the list for some reason). I debate that is still too many but seeing as it would be impossible to ignore in most cases, I guess it's fine.


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PostSubject: Re: WWE and NXT wrestlers actually have a lot of a legit martial arts and / or amateur wrestling backgrounds, thoughts?   8/22/2018, 10:23 am

I love it. It adds some "legitimacy" to professional wrestling, and when people are trained in a certain Art it makes a move look believable for example when Baszler puts her opponent in the Rear Naked Choke it looks right and not as fake or bad. Plus, it is bringing wrestling back to its roots of having people who can actually do strikes, catches, submissions, etc, which is awesome.
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