professional wrestling

professional wrestling
pro.fessional 'wrestling
n [U]
a form of entertainment in which people, usually men, fight each other in a way that has been planned before the event
>professional wrestler n

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Professional wrestling holds — include a number of set moves and pins used by performers to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. This article covers the various pins, stretches and transition holds used in the ring. Moves are listed under general categories… …   Wikipedia

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