DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that wrestling was developed by ancient Greeks as a way to train soldiers? According to an article by Athletic Scholarship, Wrestling has always been popular in Greece. It has also held a prominent place in the Olympics. Greeks developed it to train their soldiers in hand-to-hand combat. After defeating the Greeks, the Romans borrowed wrestling but eliminated much of the brutality. The Greeks feared that the true essence of the sports would be lost, and so the Greco-Roman wrestling was born.
Today, WWE (Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment) is primarily known for professional wrestling. According to Wikipedia, WWE also refers to the professional wrestling promotion itself, it was founded by Jess McMahon and Toots Mondt in 1952 as Capitol Wrestling Corporation Ltd. As of 2018, it is the largest wrestling promotion in the world, holding over 500 events a year, with the roster divided up into various globally traveling brands, and is available to about 36 million viewers in more than 150 countries. Famous wrestlers who came from WWE include Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin (Stone Cold), John Cena, Dwayne Johnson (The Rock), Undertaker, to name a few. With its popularity, the sport is now made by tech developers as games.