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- n. Agent noun of grapple; one who grapples.
- n. A wrestler; one who fights by wrestling.
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- n. a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope
- n. combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground
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Aside from the showmanship, Ebersole will look to keep the fight moving as Hallman has a wrestling background and is known as a grappler.
In his mind, the grappling arts -- wrestling, judo, jujitsu, sambo, submission fighting -- are the most combat-relevant because, as the Gracies of Brazilian jujitsu fame have proven, most fights go to the ground and it is difficult to stop a grappler from getting hold of you if he wants to.
On Thursday, the former Extreme Championship Wrestling honcho posted pics on his Heyman Hustle website, hoping to prove Rihanna swagger-jacked the idea from his 1998 cover jacket featuring a grappler called Sandman.
Much like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has transitioned from the wrestling ring to the silver screen, Marvel's former female grappler, Screaming Mimi, has done pretty well for herself since ditching the squared circle and becoming Songbird, the former heart and soul of the Thunderbolts.
Dude, I REALLY want to learn some sort of self-defense art … you know, the kind of thing that would ACTUALLY WORK if you got jacked, as opposed to doing Karate kicks and then getting your ass beat down by a big grappler.
A few weeks ago, in an effort to cut my 2.5-mile treadmill run to under 30 minutes, I popped in "Vision Quest," the 1985 film about a high-school wrestler who comes of age while pursuing a single-minded obsession to get on the mat with the state's chiseled-from-stone champion grappler.
Should the talented grappler fall the way of so many others and succumb to GSP in April, a match between Shields and Penn would be a ground aficionado's wet dream.
So it was that on Valentine's Day, 2011, that the WWE universe was greeted with the return of its favorite son, the well-known grappler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson.
He may be getting rid of ambling tearful goal-scapegoat Dimitar Berbatov, indolent Glenn Hoddle-lite Michael Carrick, juddering, creaking, back-firing defensive Rolls Royce Rio Ferdinand and apparently want-away ace grappler Nemanja Vidic.
Hei easily dodges his shots and manages to get Saitou around the neck with his wire grappler thing.