Is Wrestling a Winter Sport Worth the Chill? How Wrestling Thrives in the Winter Arena

Wrestling is a type of martial arts that is popular form of 2 player sports that is enjoyed by many people around the world. This age-old sport has its origins back to centuries and is one of the oldest combat sports that exist till date. Wrestling is a dual sport where a series of grappling techniques take place, with the objective to hold or throw down the opponent.

There are two types of wrestling at the Olympic games: Freestyle and Greco-Roman – although the rules are same for both but there are some exceptions. where the player cannot attack the fellow contestant below their waist or use legs to hold one another. Other than that, there are a lot of international wrestling championships held in different parts of the world.

While the Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling games are played in the Summer Olympics. We will talk about some interesting wrestling in winters matches that are held around the world with both live and TV broadcast of the matches!

1. What is World Wrestling Entertainment?

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is a famous wrestling company that was founded in 1980. It features everything related to the world of wrestling and has also been expanded into different fields. WWE is followed and watched by a large number of people across the globe.

WWE has been dedicated in creating a family-friendly environment on its television programming, premium live events, digital media and publishing platforms. Winter touring schedule of 2023 has included 24 different live events that will take place in the months of November and December.

2. Why “Winter is Coming” is famous

Winter Is Coming is a television special that is hosted by All Elite Wrestling in December of every year since 2020. It features a series of professional wrestling matches that consists of various wrestlers from previously scripted fights and storylines.

Wrestlers act as heroes, villains and other characters in scripted situations that create tension and lead to wrestling matches.

Fun Fact: the title of the series was inspired by the famous TV series, Game of Thrones!

3. What is Winter Wrestling Series Known for?

This is a youth based wrestling league that is hosted by TOP of the Podium – an American wrestling organization. TOP’s Winter Wrestling Seriesis regarded as one of the premier youth leagues in the US for kids of ages between 5-14. They offer traditional and innovative programs for beginners as well as advanced wrestlers. The series of matches will take place from November to January 2023-2024.

WWS league is known for:

  • being a development league with the aim to help kids enjoy and advance, ensuring that no child is ignored
  • different awards for winners each week 
  • professional events where families are invited with attention to timings of the event
  • teaching about wrestling to players and their families
  • certified referees, high school coaches, and D1 wrestlers

different formats for every week so kids don’t get bored


Wrestling is regarded as one of the oldest competitive sports that is still relevant in this age with some really exciting content that is popularly watched on the Internet and TV. While the famous Olympics wrestling matches are held in the summer season, there are a lot of worldwide championships and matches that take place over the course of the winter season. So, it is safe to say that Wrestling is a winter sport that is worth the chill!

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Written by Usama

Usama J. is a passionate writer about the sports and works as an in house sports journalist at Openiun, and covered many international sporting events including ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022.