62 of the Best Wrestling Quotes

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Wrestling is a world-wide known and practiced sport in which the goal is to get your opponent to the ground, or hold them in certain positions for minimum lengths of time. Wrestling is practiced in various styles, and is a sport in most high schools as well as being a professional sport that is more entertainment oriented.

In ancient Greece, wrestling was most likely the most popular sport, and was a part of Olympic Games from 776 BCE. Early in the 13th century was the first recorded English wrestling match that took place in London.

Modern wrestling began with involving wrestlers or strongmen in fairs, circuses, and theaters in which these wrestlers or strongmen would challenge people to wrestling matches. It is said that Abraham Lincoln was known for competing in the wrestling sport.

Some of the most famous WWE wrestlers however include; Kane, Jeff Hardy, Shawn Michaels, Hulk Hogan, John Cena, ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, and The Undertaker.

Wrestling Quotes

  1. “Wrestling is overcoming obstacles. Every drop of sweat, every black eye, and every mile run reinforce that the will to train sets winners apart.” – Unknown
  2. “To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.” – Muhammad Ali
  3. “Grappling with fate is like meeting an expert wrestler: to escape, you have to accept the fall when you are thrown. The only thing that counts is whether you get back up.” – Deng Ming-Dao, Everyday Tao: Living with Balance and Harmony
  4. “No activity I know is more of a confidence builder and the same at time more humility training than wrestling.” – James Leach
  5. “No activity I know is more of a confidence builder and at the same time more ‘humility training’ than wrestling.” – Jim Leach
  6. “War has rules, mud wrestling has rules – politics has no rules.” – Ross Perot
  7. “The harder you work, the luckier you get.” – Unknown
  8. “Take a strong wrestler, get them tired, and they aren’t as strong. Take a quick wrestler, get them tired, and they aren’t as quick. Take a technical wrestler, get them tired, and they aren’t as technical. No matter what kind of wrestler, everyone is afraid of getting tired. It’s those who learn to perform when they’re tired that find success.” – Jay Robinson
  9. “Champions never sleep, the eternal spirit keep them alert and awake.” – Amit Ray, Enlightenment Step by Step
  10. “Wrestling is ballet with violence.” – Jesse Ventura
  11. “Wrestling is not an action; it is a sport.” – Anushka Sharma
  12. “In wrestling, my mustache made me look more like a villain. A good mustache can give you the look of the devil.” – Jesse Ventura
  13. “Victory happens when ten thousand hours of training meets one moment of opportunity.” – Unknown
  14. “This is a sport (wrestling) that has turned many boys into men and many men into leaders. And it is a sport in which you can be a giant regardless of how big you are.” – Carl Albert
  15. “You’ve got to get obsessed and stay obsessed.” – John Irving, The Hotel New Hampshire
  16. “Wrestling teaches you nothing comes easy. Nothing in life comes easy, so you have to work at it.” – Mike Sullivan
  17. “Wrestling and acting couldn’t be any more different in terms of what it takes to entertain. Wrestling is explosion, acting is implosion. One really screws up the other.” – Roddy Piper
  18. “The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.” – Marcus Aurelius
  19. “If we cannot find a way, we will make one.” – Unknown
  20. “A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.” – Vince Lombardi
  21. “If I’ve heard this saying once, I’ve heard it a thousand times – Everything happens for a reason. And it possibly does. I just haven’t found the reason that this all happened yet.” – Jerry “The King” Lawler
  22. “Wrestling needs to be about the art form again. It needs to be about painting a picture and having a really good match.” – Hulk Hogan
  23. “Wrestling will be around forever. It’s been around thousands of years. It’s going to be around till the end of time.” – Mark Schultz
  24. “Wrestling is my first love.” – Randy Orton
  25. “Wrestling begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Unknown
  26. “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi
  27. “I have never seen a wrestling match or prize fight, and I don’t want to. When I find out a man is interested in these sports, I drop him.” – Hedy Lamarr
  28. “No matter what kind of wrestler, everyone is afraid of getting tired.” – J. Robinson
  29. “More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride. Some have wrestled without great skill none have wrestled without pride.” – Dan Gable
  30. “I have nice muscle tone in my arms. I can’t really take credit for it, though – all the members of my family do. A lot of arm wrestling happened in our family growing up!” – Michelle Monaghan
  31. “Success is not measured, it is earned.” – Unknown
  32. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'” – Muhammad Ali
  33. “If you can wrestle but not play Jiu Jitsu, or you can play Jiu Jitsu but not wrestle, you are not a complete grappler and lack the sufficient skills to safely subdue an opponent.” – Chris Matakas, The Tao of Jiu Jitsu
  34. “Wrestling is a team sport, and an individual sport all rolled into one.” – William Baldwin
  35. “To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.” – Muhammad Ali
  36. “Even before I got to WWE, I studied Triple H. He was one of my favorite superstars; his wrestling was ruthless, and I think a lot of his style you can see in me a little bit.” – Sheamus
  37. “Without sacrifice, there can be no victory.” – Unknown
  38. “Our attitude is the primary force that will determine whether we succeed or fail.” – John C. Maxwell
  39. “All those guys on the wrestling team, though – they scare me. And they’re so homophobic… well, you can’t help wondering about their sexual orientation, I mean they all think I’m gay, but you wouldn’t catch me in a pair of tights grabbing some other guys inner thigh.” – Meg Cabot, Shadowland
  40. “When the day comes when you don’t believe in yourself, there’s the door. Get the h*ll out.” – John Cena
  41. “Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” – Dan Gable
  42. “I’m not interested in being famous. I’m interested in doing my job and doing it well, and that’s wrestling, and that’s what I love.” – AJ Lee
  43. “Look in the mirror; that’s your competition.” – Unknown
  44. “Anybody can win the matches you can dominate, but it’s the tough matches that are going to make the difference.” – Jim Zalesky
  45. “…faithfully pray and God will answer our prayer. That’s the part I was struggling with. But then he added that God will always let us know what He wants us to do. God will let you know…” – Shawn Michaels, Wrestling for My Life: The Legend, the Reality, and the Faith of a WWE Superstar
  46. “Pain is nothing compared to what it feels like to quit. Give everything you got today for tomorrow may never come.” – Dan Gable
  47. “A lot of my intensity in wrestling was due to my mental preparation before the matches. I got myself into a different world.” – Dan Gable
  48. “Wrestling and boxing is like Ping-Pong and rugby. There’s no connection.” – Mickey Rourke
  49. “Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.” – Unknown
  50. “Practice without improvement is meaningless.” – Chuck Knox
  51. “When you’re wrestling with life and/or yourself and getting the beat down, don’t forget to tag God in!” – Sanjo Jendayi
  52. “Whether fighting or spitting, my discipline is unforgiving!” – John Cena
  53. “Never stop fighting till the fight is done!” – Elliot Ness
  54. “The combination of old and new is what every wrestling organization should be like. That way, you have a chance to match up the legends in dream main events.” – Dusty Rhodes
  55. “Success starts with believing in yourself.” – Unknown
  56. “No exercise brings into play all the muscles of the body in a more thorough manner, and none is more interesting than wrestling. He will find no other exercise more valuable in the cultivation of faculties which will help him to success in agility, strength, determination, coolness, and quick exercise of judgement.” – Hugh Leonard
  57. “WIFE = Wrestling Is For Ever.” – M.Rehan Behleem
  58. Blood, sweat and respect. The first two you give. The last you earn. Give it. Earn it.” – The Rock
  59. “Anybody can win the matches you can dominate, but it’s the tough matches that are going to make the difference.” – Jim Zalesky
  60. “Wrestling and sports entertainment is not about the moves, it really isn’t. It’s about being able to evoke emotion in one facet or another.” – The Undertaker
  61. “Excuses stop here.” – Unknown
  62. “I swear it upon Zeus an outstanding runner cannot be the equal of an average wrestler.” – Socrates

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Wrestling Video

Ah this is a FUN clip – be sure to check it out. It’s been viewed over 100 million times! It is from an arm wrestling match that occurred before the WEE Super show Down in June 2019.

The Monster Among Men and The All Mighty compete in a test of strength before their anticipated battle at WWE Super ShowDown.

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Summary

Wrestling isn’t for everyone, some people find it to be a ridiculous sport, especially the more entertaining version of “pro wrestling” from WWE or RAW. But it’s still quite fun.

And the official sport from the olympics and high school and college does have millions of wrestlers who enjoy the sport and millions of fans too.

Send some of these quotes to your friends that are fans of the sport, or use some of them as inspiration and motivation for someone you know (or yourself) to get involved in the sport and follow their dreams of wearing one of them famous belts.

 

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