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325 Inspirational Quotes For Wrestling (2023)

1. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”


2. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”


3. “Wrestling is one of the last truly rebellious American things left.” – Billy Corgan


4. “Today i will do what others won't so tomorrow i can do what others can’t.”


5. Whatcha Gonna Do, Brother, When Hulkamania Runs Wild on You?


6. “Without sacrifice, there can be no victory.” – Unknown


7. “The only things that matter in wrestling are your teeth and your testicles. Anything else, keep wrestling, stop whining.” – Gary Dierks


8. “Space Mountain may be the oldest ride in the park, but it has the longest line.” – Ric Flair


9. “As far as wrestling goes, as long as my body is able to withstand the physical beating, I will keep wrestling.” ― Trish Stratus


10. “Preparation is a mentality… With wrestling being my background, I’ve always learned to overwork, overwork. Work, work, work, work. It’s not always the talented that wins, but it’s the one who puts in the most preparation and thought into things.” ― Dominick Cruz


11. “I’ve always loved the showmanship of professional wrestling. While I love making movies, I love that platform, too.” — Dwayne Johnson


12. “Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” – Dan Gable


13. “I would rather hurt a man… than love a woman.” – Mick Foley


14. “Everything I do is to become better, the best ever and I’m not going to stop.” – Dolph Ziggler


15. “Wrestling is my first love.” ― Randy Orton


16. “I have high expectations for myself – as an athlete, as a man, as an individual – and wrestling has helped me build a lot of character knowing that I have to remain humble but also fight complacency.” ― Jordan Burroughs


17. “I spent most of my time wrestling looking up at the lights.” — John McCain


18. “I think pro wrestling doesn’t seem to get a lot of mainstream attention until somebody dies.” ― CM Punk


19. “Learning from the best, you will eventually become the best if you have the talent already, if you have that potential.” – Randy Orton


20. “A lot of people don’t realize that wrestling is acting; you’re playing a role and a part.” — Chris Jericho


21. “When the day comes when you don’t believe in yourself, there’s the door. Get the hell out!” – John Cena


22. “There’s no drama like wrestling.” – Kane


23. “In Mongolian culture, Khutulun is remembered by the sport in which she so excelled. These days when Mongolian men wrestle, they wear a sort of long-sleeved vest that is open in the front to prove tp their opponents they don't have breasts. It's a tribute to the woman wrestler who was never defeated.”


24. “I woke up and realised life is great and people are awesome and life is worth living.” – Hulk Hogan


25. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”


26. “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.”


27. “I go out and give it 110% every time I’m out there. I try hard.” – Rowdy Roddy Piper


28. “Wrestling hurts. Your body’s not meant to take that abuse. I’ve closed that door, but I don’t know that I’ve locked it for good.” — Stacy Keibler


29. “People dream to be in the WWE, but my dream is to be the best in the WWE. They can have the money and fame. My dream is to become known as the greatest wrestler of all time.” – Sasha Banks


30. “An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.”


31. “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.”


32. “The first period is won by the best technician. The second period is won by the kid in the best shape. The third period is won by the kid with the biggest heart.” – Dan Gable


33. “The only things that matters in wrestling are your teeth and your testicles. Anything else, keep wrestling, stop whining.” – Gary Dierks


34. “Success isn’t always about greatness, it’s about consistency…” – The Rock


35. “In Mexico, wrestling is part of the cultural fabric. The guys wear masks and they are real-life superheroes.” – Chris Jericho


36. “The Undertaker, with his Mickey Mouse tattoos and his 33-pound head.” – The Rock


37. “I have passion for music just like I have passion for wrestling, just like I have passion for creating and acting.” ― Chris Jericho


38. “Remember, when you are not training, someone somewhere is training; and when you meet him, he will win.” – Unknown


39. “Nobody remembers second place” – John Cena


40. “Missing the first workout is like telling a lie – the next one comes easier.” – Unknown


41. “You've got to get obsessed and stay obsessed.”


42. “Guys like me come along very seldom in the wrestling business. You can count ’em on a couple of fingers.” — Stone Cold Steve Austin


43. “If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.”


44. “Wrestling seemed like something I might be good at, so I stuck with it and gave it a shot. I ended up in a pretty good place. I was very fortunate.” ― Seth Rollins


45. “Pain is nothing compared to what it feels like to quit. Give everything you got today for tomorrow may never come.” – Dan Gable


46. “If people are not laughing at your goals, your goals are too small.”


47. “The best wrestling characters are an extension of your real-life personality, and I’ve always been a bit of an attention seeker.” ― Tenille Dashwood


48. “…in the immortal words of Owen Hart, “Enough is enough, and it’s time for a chance.”


49. “When I wrestled, I always considered myself an athlete and a wrestler.” – Rocky Johnson


50. “I count pins, while you count the lights.” – Unknown


51. “If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want.”


52. “Wrestling needs to be about the art form again. It needs to be about painting a picture and having a really good match.” – Terry Gene Bollea


53. “Being mentally tough is doing what you don’t want to do, when you don’t want to do it.” – Unknown


54. “Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise.”


55. “I forgot how it feel like to have the top of my foot hurt so bad from kicking people on the face…” – Randy Orton


56. “Inside the room, a man and a woman were wrestling. They were both naked.”


57. “Helen Hart is the only person I know with an autographed copy of the Bible.” – Jerry Lawler


58. “Wrestling begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Anonymous


59. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”


60. “The rumour was that he wrestled gorillas in his spare time, two at a time, although to be honest, why London Zoo would let him wrestle one, let alone two of their Gorillas Marty wasn't sure.”


61. “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.”


62. “I happen to be a three-time former WWF champion and a hardcore legend, and I never had my own dressing room.” – Mick Foley


63. “When I’d get tired and want to stop, I’d wonder what my next opponent was doing. I’d wonder if he was still working out. I’d tried to visualize him. When I could see him working, I’d start pushing myself. When I could see him in the shower, I’d push myself harder.” – Dan Gable


64. “In college, I tried to start wrestling as soon as I could and when it was available to me, as I loved competing, and then got into MMA under Pat Miletich, where I was able to sharpen all my skills and develop into a true fighter.” ― Robbie Lawler


65. “I breathe wrestling. It’s in my blood. I have kind of a confidence when I walk.” – Kane


66. “No activity I know is more of a confidence builder and at the same time more ‘humility training’ than wrestling.” – Jim Leach


67. “People will respect what wrestling has to offer to this world. It will take educating themselves on more than just guys in there swinging for the fences.” — Clay Guida


68. “I pride myself on being a jerk because I am brutally honest all the time.” – CM Punk


69. “The activity you’re most avoiding contains your biggest opportunity.”


70. “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


71. “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


72. “I go out and give it 110% every time I’m out there. I try hard” – Rowdy Roddy Piper


73. “Wrestling is the oldest sport in the world. The first wrestling match ever recorded was in 708 BC.”


74. “Potential is interesting. Performance is everything.” – Unknown


75. “Determination is the strength needed to succeed.” – Dan Gable


76. To Be the Man, WOOO, You Gotta Beat the Man


77. “There’s always ways of motivating yourself to higher levels. Write about it, dream about it. But after that, turn it into action. Don’t just dream.” – Dan Gable


78. “I left home when I was 13. When I was 15, I was living in a youth hostel, and I was the 167-pound amateur wrestling champion.” ― Roddy Piper


79. “It’s a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired―you quit when the gorilla is tired.” ― Robert Strauss


80. “You just wrestle in what you’re wearing.” – Christian


81. “I’ve always wanted to entertain people, and when I was in school, I was interested in creative writing, but wrestling was always there. When I ran into financial problems, I just figured when life gives you lemons, you have to make lemonade.” – AJ Lee


82. “There are no losers in wrestling, only winners and learners.”


83. “I don’t know that I’m a free spirit or anything like that. I just have my own way of doing things. That’s the charm of wrestling. What works for you might not work for me.” – Dave Schultz


84. “In Mexico, wrestling is part of the cultural fabric. The guys wear masks and they are real-life superheroes.” ― Chris Jericho


85. “Don’t you ever, and ‘Dwayne Johnson’ means ever, come at ‘Dwayne Johnson’ and ask him a question like that again or else ‘Dwayne Johnson’ will knock your teeth so far down your throat!” – Dwayne Johnson


86. “A lady does not confirm or deny idle gossip; doing so is like wrestling with a pig: you both get dirty, but the pig enjoys it.”


87. “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”


88. “They say I’m insane; I say thank you very much.” – Rowdy Roddy Piper


89. “If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done.”


90. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.”


91. “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.”


92. “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


93. “When I was 12, I was living in Iowa, and I emailed so many wrestling schools, and one of them was actually in Boston. I joined it at 18―the New England Pro Wrestling Academy. They were doing a fantasy camp. I was 17 about to turn 18. I told my mom, ‘I’m 18 now. I just signed these papers by myself, and I’m going to do this.’” – Sasha Banks


94. That’s the price you must pay to be successful in wrestling, and in most aspects of life.” — Jay Robinson


95. “Life is like a wrestling match: a lot of times, things are looking good, and then something happens, and you’re fighting from underneath.” – Matt Hardy


96. “Wrestling has been a way of life with me day in and day out. I won’t get too far away from it. I might walk through the wrestling room once a week. I could go every day if I wanted. But just walk through, make sure it’s still there.” – Dan Gable


97. “Every day I turned a ‘you can’t’ into a ‘you can.’” – Rulon Gardner


98. “Believe it or not, I kind of went into professional wrestling so I could get an avenue into acting.” ― Kurt Angle


99. “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


100. “The liberal state has no view on whether witchcraft is more valuable than all-in wrestling. Like a tactful publican, it has as few opinions as possible. Many liberals suspect passionate convictions are latently authoritarian. But liberalism should surely be a passionate conviction. Liberals are not necessarily lukewarm. Only the more macho leftist suspects that they have no balls. You can be ardently neutral, and fiercely indifferent.”


101. “The only thing that matters in wrestling are your teeth and your testicles. Anything else, keep wrestling, stop whining.” – Gary Dierks


102. “From the managerial perspective, Sir Oliver Humperdink, a heinous sort for most of his career, said the release of pentup emotions might even have been healthy for mind and soul. "As heels, we were able to be as annoying and politically incorrect’ as possible.We were able to say and do what everyone probably wanted to say and do, but, for one reason or another, could never, ever get away with. And, by being able to do so, I generally found that my fellow heels were much more 'easygoing' than our babyface counterparts who had to 'toe the line.”


103. “You can’t just learn wrestling overnight.” ― Tony Ferguson


104. “But it’s the wrestler who can put the fatigue out of his mind and break through the ‘wall’, like a marathon runner after 18 or 20 miles, who will survive. The key to that survival is in hard workouts that develop the mental confidence to the point where you won’t submit to fatigue and pain descending upon you.” – Lou Banach


105. “Never stop fighting till the fight is done!” – Elliot Ness


106. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.”


107. “You see the whole culture (watching television) . . . Nazis, deodorant salesman, wrestlers . . . beauty contests, the talk show . . . Can you imagine the level of a mind that watches wrestling? Hmm? But the worst are the fundamentalist preachers . . . third-rate con men, telling the poor suckers that watch them that they speak for Jesus . . . and to please send in money. Money, money, money! If Jesus came back, and saw what’s going on in his name, he’d never stop throwing up.”


108. “When I was a kid, I never thought much about football. I thought about following in my family’s footsteps and going into professional wrestling.” ― Dwayne Johnson


109. “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


110. “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


111. “In order to become a wrestler, one should have the strength of a weight-lifter, the agility of an acrobat, the endurance of a runner, and the tactical mind of a chess master.” – Alexander Medved


112. “[The Spartans] ordered the maidens to exercise themselves with wrestling, running, throwing the quoit, and casting the dart, to the end that the fruit they conceived might, in strong and healthy bodies, take firmer root and find better growth, and withal that they, with this greater vigour, might be the more able to undergo the pains of childbearing.”


113. The Best There Is, The Best There Was and The Best There Ever Will Be


114. “I owe a lot to my dad, just for having provided the wrestling business for us to get into.” — Owen Hart


115. “As long as you are enjoying your wrestling and enjoying what you are doing, that’s all that really matters.” ― Sheamus


116. “Wrestling is my first love.” – Randy Orton


117. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.” –Tommy Lasorda


118. “Ultimate Warrior had a hell of a gimmick, but wrestling is about so much more than that. You have to be consistent, work main events every night and have matches that people really believe in and want to see.” ― Hulk Hogan


119. “Wrestling is not an action; it is a sport.” – Anushka Sharma


120. “Know your role and shut your mouth!” – Dwayne Johnson


121. “Just stick with it. What seems so hard now will one day be your warm up.”


122. “There is no normal life that is free of pain. It’s the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth.” — Fred Rogers


123. “Wrestling is a team sport, and an individual sport all rolled into one.” – William Baldwin


124. “It just goes to show, if you remain focused and you have a dream and you have a desire to do something, then no matter what gets in your way, you can never lose hope. It’s possible.” – Rey Mysterio


125. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.””


126. “The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”


127. “WIFE = Wrestling Is For Ever.”


128. “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


129. “Hard work pays off, dreams come true. Bad times don’t last, but bad guys do.” – Scott Hall


130. “You’re throwing The Rock out? No wonder WCW went out of business.” – Dwayne Johnson


131. “Jack Adkisson was more than a great athlete and professional wrestler. He was a very wonderful and kind man as well. After the doctors diagnosed Fritz with terminal cancer, he gave me some irreplaceable photos and videos. When I would not accept any compensation for the help I gave him during his illness, he said, “Why don’t you write a book about me, from me, to all my fans around the world like you, Ron, and let everyone hear the Von Erich story from me.”


132. “While serving one of his countless sentences of imprisonment, he was given ex-wrestler Paul as cell companion. Paul was at that time a dock worker; he was in jail for having, during a strike riot, remembered his professional past and applied the grip known as a double Nelson to a policeman. This grip consisted in passing one's arms through the opponent's arm­pits from behind, locking one's hands behind his neck,


133. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”


134. “Wrestling is part of what I do, but far from the only thing.” ― Chris Jericho


135. “I love the business of pro wrestling and it is something I know better than anything else I know about.” ― Stone Cold Steve Austin


136. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”


137. “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


138. “It’s amazing that even though I’ve lost everything else, I still have wrestling.” ― Hulk Hogan


139. “I’m too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener.”


140. “When I was a kid at four years old, that’s when I started amateur wrestling with my dad and family. And when that’s instilled in you, it never goes away.” — Dwayne Johnson


141. “One of my goals is to have NO wrestler go undefeated.” — Jeff Buxton


142. “Never back down and never quit.” – John Cena


143. “Anybody can win the matches you can dominate, but it’s the tough matches that are going to make the difference.” – Jim Zalesky


144. “When you’re wrestling with life and, or yourself and getting the beat down, don’t forget to tag God in!” – Sanjo Jendayi


145. “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, Believe, Do and mostly Live.”


146. “If your goal isn’t to be on top, then you don’t deserve to be here ” – Big E Langston


147. “The most important thing about being in wrestling is that you have to connect with the crowd, connect with the fans, and you either want them to love you, or to hate you. Either way, so long as they’re reacting to what you’re doing.” – Chris Jericho


148. “Are you wrestling faster than the audience can process? The answer to that question is oftentimes yes. If that is true, then you are failing.” — Jim Ross


149. “The wrestling begins before you even engage in the clinch, I’ve said this already. This is one thing people don’t know, wrestling begins on the feet with the stand up.” – Israel Adesanya


150. “Wrestling is overcoming obstacles. Every drop of sweat, every black eye, and every mile run reinforce that the will to train sets winners apart.”


151. “We’re the greatest athletes in the world without a doubt.” – Hulk Hogan


152. “You’re never a loser until you quit trying.” – Mike Ditka


153. “It’s kind of beating a dead horse if you’re talking about going out and saying wrestling’s fake.” – Owen Hart


154. “It’s a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired―you quit when the gorilla is tired.” – Robert Strauss


155. “The sport of wrestling is a tremendous builder of the values and characteristics which are needed to succeed in any walk of life. Much of what I have managed to achieve in life I owe directly to the years I spent in the wrestling room, as an athlete and a coach. Wrestling is a great educational tool.” – Dennis Hastert


156. “Anyone can wrestle until they are tired.” – Cael Sanderson


157. “Wrestling is overcoming obstacles. Every drop of sweat, every black eye, and every mile run reinforce that the will to train sets winners apart.” – Anonymous


158. “Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.”


159. “The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.”


160. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi


161. “Haha, you lose! I got your delicious Subway sandwich Jerry ‘stupid’ Lawler!” – Santino Marella


162. “I had to realize that everyone has opinions, and they all have the right to feel a certain way, and you have to respect that.” – Randy Orton


163. “I swear it upon Zeus an outstanding runner cannot be the equal of an average wrestler.” – Socrates


164. “I can take anyone down at any time; they can’t take me down; no one can ride or turn me; I can control anyone.” – Dan Gable


165. “There is no honour in not fighting at all.” – The Undertaker


166. “You must show no mercy nor have any belief whatsoever in how others judge you, for your greatness will silence them all.” – The Ultimate Warrior


167. “The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing. The main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unforeseen attack.” – Marcus Aurelius


168. “We believe that our RAW team will, basically, exploit Shane’s McMahon lack of regular wrestling.” — Mick Foley


169. It Doesn't Matter What Your Name Is


170. “The only person that is going to tell you that you can’t do things in life are people who have failed.” – Chris Jericho


171. “Whether fighting or spitting, my discipline is unforgiving!” – John Cena


172. “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


173. “Well, I’m wrestling alligators.” — Claire McCaskill


174. “If you are afraid to fail, you will never succeed.” – Dan Gable


175. “We can wrestle sometimes and see who is OK and who is KO.”


176. “Anyone can wrestle until they are tired.” — Cael Sanderson


177. “All I want is wrestling to grow while living my dream, and if I can help, then that’s beyond my dreams.” ― Drew McIntyre


178. “I was really into sports, playing track and field, amateur wrestling, volleyball, and soccer. I was a very active kid and teenager.” ― Jinder Mahal


179. “The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you’re no longer willing to stay where you are.”


180. “Wrestling and sports entertainment are not about the moves; it really isn’t. It’s about being able to evoke emotion in one facet or another.” – The Undertaker


181. “Everyone has the fire, but the champions know when to ignite the spark.” – Amit Ray


182. “You can run, I will chase you. You can hide, I will find you. We’re gonna fight and I’m gonna hurt you.” – John Cena


183. “Wrestling… what men do during boys basketball season.” – Dan Gable


184. “...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...”


185. “There is no great achievement that is not the result of patient working and waiting.” – J. G. Holland


186. “A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.”


187. “The habits that took years to build, do not take a day to change.”


188. Rest..In..Peace


189. “I am actually as good as everybody else pretends to be. It’s scary.” – Dean Ambrose


190. “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


191. “Wrestling is something that nothing else can replace for me.” ― Daniel Bryan


192. “What’s the key to success? The key is, there is no key. Be humble, hungry, and the hardest worker in any room.” – Dwayne Johnson


193. “I’m in professional wrestling, which is what I do for a living. I coordinate stunts. I memorize them.” ― Kurt Angle


194. “I like to think I proved a wrestler’s skin color doesn’t matter.” – Rocky Johnson


195. “Luckily I stayed in shape due to wrestling.” ― Bill Goldberg


196. “Whatcha gonna do, when Hulkamania runs wild on you!” – Hulk Hogan


197. “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”


198. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”


199. “I would say wrestling gives you confidence. It gives you strength. It helps you learn discipline, and to know that you have to love the process and respect the process, and if you just keep going, you can accomplish anything.” – Alexa Bliss


200. If Ya Smell What the Rock Is Cooking?


201. “I think that if you go through life and no one hates you, then that means you’re not good at anything.” – Triple H


202. “The obvious goals were there―State Champion, NCAA Champion, Olympic Champion. To get there I had to set an everyday goal which was to push myself to exhaustion or, in other words, to work so hard in practice that someone would have to carry me off the mat.” – Dan Gable


203. “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”


204. “Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.”


205. “I never won anything by myself. I was always strong because of help that gave me extra strength to win.” – Dan Gable


206. “In wrestling, there’s a shelf life, and some wrestlers don’t pay attention to the shelf life.” – Dwayne Johnson


207. “You’re throwing The Rock out? No wonder WCW went out of business.” – The Rock


208. Austin 3:16 Says I Just Whipped Your A**


209. “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”


210. “Wrestling is an art form. I don’t worry about those who don’t get it. I worry about satisfying those who do.” – Paul Heyman


211. You're Firrrrrred!


212. “Hey, I drank milk that was a day past its expiration date. Now that is extreme!” – Kurt Angle


213. “Victory happens when ten thousand hours of training meets one moment of opportunity.” – Unknown


214. “Wrestling begins at the end of your comfort zone.”


215. “The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.”


216. “Do you know what it’s like going through life better than everyone else? It’s hard.” – CM Punk


217. “Kyokoshin I’ve done most, but I competed in Sports Karate also, that’s my style that I come from, and mixed with the wrestling that’s how I got the takedowns.” — Georges St-Pierre


218. “I bring smiles to people’s faces. I also stand on people’s faces. Balance.” – CM Punk


219. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”


220. “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


221. “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”


222. “The reality, or substance, of professional wrestling is the ability to perpetuate a fantasy. I never distinguished between fantasy and reality. I made my fantasy reality for over 60 years.” — Lou Thesz


223. “My advice to young wrestlers is that your surroundings really make a difference. You want to put yourself in good, positive surroundings.” – Dan Gable


224. “I’m the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.” – Bret Hart


225. “The weird thing about me is that I’m naturally an introvert, so I don’t talk to people.” – Eli Drake


226. “Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.”


227. “Always remember the pain of defeat, and never let it happen again.” – Dan Gable


228. “Being in this industry isn’t for everyone, that’s for sure. Wrestling consumes your whole life―for me that’s fine, it’s what I want, but for others not so much.” – Tenille Dashwood


229. “If you’re afraid to fail, you’ll never succeed.” – Dan Gable


230. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”


231. “Wrestlers, you don’t just get better from wrestling live. To improve technique, you have to learn it, then drill it. Drilling is key!”


232. “We can wrestle sometimes and see who is OK and who is KO.” – Natalya Vorobyova


233. “What you do in the off season determines what you do in the regular season.” – George Allen


234. “It’s so important just to be true to yourself and to own your own character and take responsibility for it, and speak up and say, ‘This isn’t right; this isn’t me.’ It’s a great lesson, not just in wrestling but in life. If you’re not feeling something that’s true to your heart―everybody’s gotta be true.” – Becky Lynch


235. “I’m not trying to brainwash my critics. If they’re critics, they’re critics, and that’s their job to be critical, but I certainly enjoy the involvement I have with my fans. I enjoy the time I get to spend with them, and I don’t waste time with someone stubborn who is not going to come around.” – John Cena


236. “Justice is not the wrestling, justice is a battle”


237. “To help Jack through his painful last months, I moved into his home on Lake Dallas in Denton County, Texas. In the months that followed, Jack Adkisson and I would become the closest of friends. I did my best to take care of him and make his final days as pleasant as possible until he passed away in September of that year. I considered it a privilege to spend those last few months with a man I have always considered my life-long hero. Being by his side as he passed from this world was an experience that has touched my life in so many ways.”


238. “But it’s the wrestler who can put the fatigue out of his mind and break through the “wall,” like a marathon runner after 18 or 20 miles, who will survive. The key to that survival is in hard workouts that develop mental confidence to the point where you won’t submit to fatigue and pain descending upon you.” – Lou Banach


239. “I can take anyone down at anytime; they can’t take me down; no one can ride or turn me; I can control anyone.” – Dan Gable


240. “I’m Jerry Lawler, I make fun of women because I have no self-esteem.” – Santino Marella


241. “Give yourself up to loneliness, fear nothing and work hard.” – Bret Hart


242. “The best wrestling characters are an extension of your real-life personality, and I’ve always been a bit of an attention seeker.” – Tenille Dashwood


243. “Wrestling is a universal language. The moves, the facial expressions, most people understand.” – Shinsuke Nakamura


244. “I am not the biggest, I am not the strongest, but I am damn sure the toughest!” – Daniel Bryan


245. “In wrestling, there’s a shelf life, and some wrestlers don’t pay attention to the shelf life.” –Dwayne Johnson


246. “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.” – J. Robinson


247. “Wrestling is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you are tired, you quit when the gorilla is tired.” – Unknown


248. Yes!


249. “Pain is weakness leaving the body.” – Dan Gable


250. “The obvious goals were there- State Champion, NCAA Champion, Olympic Champion. To get there I had to set an everyday goal which was to push myself to exhaustion or, in other words, to work so hard in practice that someone would have to carry me off the mat.” - Dan Gable


251. “I grew up on a farm, and I always learned when you work, you go forward, you don’t stop and say, well, I’ll take a break. You always go forward and get the job done.” – Rulon Gardner


252. “There are things you don’t do in life. You don’t tug on superman’s cape…” – Roman Reigns


253. “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”


254. “The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.” – Marcus Aurelius


255. “I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don’t.”


256. “Hopefully I can become the Babe Ruth of the World Wrestling Federation and be the champion at the same time.” – Hulk Hogan


257. “Blood, sweat, and respect. The first two you give. The last you earn. Give it. Earn it.” – Dwayne Johnson


258. “He that is good at making excuses is seldom good at anything else.” – Benjamin Franklin


259. “If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.”


260. “Not since the Kennedy's of Massachusetts has an American family publicly suffered personal tragedy after personal tragedy like the Von Erichs of Denton County, Texas.”


261. “Wrestling teaches you nothing comes easy. Nothing in life comes easy, so you have to work at it.” – Mike Sullivan


262. “It’s a work kid, a fucking lie. Our business is built on bullshit, every square inch of it. Call it deception, call it untruth, call it what you will. It is what it is. A work a dirty downright stinking fucking work. And whether it’s the dumb marks who pay to see this shit, or the dumb fucks who lace up every night to do it, they're all fair game, each and every one of em; suckers born to be fleeced for all their worth Anyone who says otherwise is probably working you twice as hard as I am. But hey, you already knew that, didn’t you? Welcome to the beast, that is, pro wrestling kid.


263. President


264. “Two people throwing each other. That's a blast.”


265. “If Shakespeare was alive today, he would be writing wrestling shows.” – Chris Jericho


266. “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.”


267. “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.”


268. “That was the absolute worst catchphrase I’ve ever heard in the history of Monday Night Raw.” – Stone Cold Steve Austin


269. “The daughters of Sparta are never at home! They mingle with the young men in wrestling matches.” — Euripides


270. “I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. When I feel pain, that’s when I start counting, because that’s when it really counts.”


271. “Wrestling is the only sport I’ve ever competed in that puts you totally in a situation of constant motion without breaks. I could play football or baseball, swim—but there’s always some kind of situation that would break my thoughts, break my concentration.” – Dan Gable


272. “MATT HARDY WILL NOT DIE”


273. “There are no losers in wrestling, only winners and learners.” – Anonymous


274. “We, as a wrestling community, better remember it is more than one individual that makes a winner.” – Dan Gable


275. “Once you’ve wrestled, everything in life is easy.” – Dan Gable


276. “Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy.” – Dan Gable


277. “Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry: Worry never fixes anything. ”


278. “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.”


279. “When I was really little, I wanted to be a wrestler so I could be like the girls I looked up to. My brother then told me, ‘You don’t want to be like your idols; you want to grow up and be better than them.’ To this day, that’s the best piece of advice I’ve ever gotten.” – AJ Lee


280. “I stopped playing video games, I stopped playing other sports, and I just dove head first into wrestling and it’s been my passion ever since I discovered it.” ― Kevin Owens


281. “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


282. “This whole wrestling world is a different breed, there’s no doubt.” – Roman Reigns


283. Everybody's Got a Price


284. “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.”


285. “I took the California Highway Patrol exam and didn’t pass, so I tried to be a cop and failed.” – John Cena


286. “Wrestling is my therapy.” – Anonymous


287. “Success isn’t always about greatness, it’s about consistency.” – Dwayne Johnson


288. “When I first started training for wrestling I kind of abandoned everything else.” ― Kevin Owens


289. “If Shakespeare was alive today he would be writing wrestling shows.” – Chris Jericho


290. “When my wrestlers got their hands raised, I jumped for joy.” — Dan Gable


291. “When 99% of people doubt your idea, you’re either gravely wrong or about to make history.”


292. “I’m the man that made wrestling famous.”- Hulk Hogan


293. “There’s a lot of blood, sweat, and guts between dreams and success.” – Bear Bryant


294. “Never wrestle with a strong man nor bring a rich man to court.” – Latvian Proverb


295. “If you don’t build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs.”


296. “Boxing and wrestling are evidence that mankind has not rid itself of all savage behavior.” — Muammar al-Gaddafi


297. “I'm the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.”


298. “When I’m good, I’m good, brother but when I’m bad, I’m better.” – Rowdy Roddy Piper


299. “When I hear people boo, that just makes me want to go out there and work harder.” – John Cena


300. “No matter what kind of wrestler, everyone is afraid of getting tired.” – Jay Robinson


301. “Wrestling―what men do during boys basketball season.” – Dan Gable


302. “Can you smell what ‘Dwayne Johnson’ is cooking?” – Dwayne Johnson


303. “Wrestling is ballet with violence.” – Jesse Ventura


304. “In wrestling, my mustache made me look more like a villain. A good mustache can give you the look of the devil.” – Jesse Ventura


305. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”


306. “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


307. “Wrestling―what men do during boys basketball season.” ― Dan Gable


308. “Professional wrestling is a beautiful yet cruel mistress. She will treat you well and treat you horribly, but outside of my family, it is my one true love.” – Luke Harper


309. “Know what is in your heart. But definitely go to school and learn as much as you can, and if wrestling is still what you want, find a good wrestling school and kind of learn as much information about it as you can. If I did it, this tiny thing, anyone can do it.” – AJ Lee


310. “In other sports, when contact is made, they blow the whistle to stop the action. In wrestling, when contact is made, we’re just getting started.” – Unknown


311. “Don’t be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops. Neither should your dreams.” – Dwayne Johnson


312. “When someone tells me “no,” it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.”


313. “Wrestling’s a form of expression, and it expresses vastness.” – John Darnielle


314. “When you're wrestling with life and/or yourself and getting the beat down, don't forget to tag God in!”


315. “If Shakespeare was alive today he would be writing wrestling shows” – Chris Jericho


316. “Blood, sweat and respect. The first two you give. The last you earn. Give it. Earn it.” – The Rock


317. “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


318. “I was done with wrestling and I was teaching with competition behind me. It was that experience that gave me confidence and propelled me to fight.” ― Charlie Brenneman


319. “If your goal isn’t to be on top, then you don’t deserve to be here.” – Big E Langston


320. “I found myself on the edge of my chair screaming for Fritz to win. To this day, I am still not quite sure why I started cheering for Fritz Von Erich. Maybe it was the way he seemed to take total control of the match. About five minutes into the third round, he knocked Gene Kiniski down to the mat. With a sneer on his face, Fritz dropped to his knees in the center of the ring and clamped a very large right hand around the top of Gene Kiniski's head.”


321. “Excuse The Rock for one second, his cell phone is going off. Hello? Hey, it’s nothing. He says he knows you!” – Dwayne Johnson


322. “WIFE = Wrestling Is For Ever.” – M.Rehan Behleem


323. “Wrestling is something that nothing else can replace for me.” – Daniel Bryan


324. “Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.”


325. “In order to become a wrestler, one should have the strength of a weight-lifter, the agility of an acrobat, the endurance of a runner and the tactical mind of a chess master.” – Alexander Medved

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