99+ Best Wrestling Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational wrestling quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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One of the things we wrestle with nationally is, ‘If we want the economy to be strong, what should we do?’ Why not learn some lessons from Virginia? — Tim Kaine

I don’t know about five guys against the world. It’s more like five guys against these three chords, and we’re gonna wrestle ’em down no matter what it takes. — Benmont Tench

He’s had a nice year. Last year, he had an injury and it affected him in the individual tourney. He needs to be healthy and in his best shape. He tried to wrestle with one hand after he hurt his upper arm and shoulder. — Chris Mangum

I would have loved to have a chance to wrestle against him and see where I stand. I really wanted to. — Mario Gonzalez

Cats tend to stalk and pounce, so he’s trying to do that as well as play with her. With dogs, they tend to wrestle and jump on top of each other. They’re trying to find a happy medium. — Autumn Nelson

He’s definitely a good wrestler, but if Chris can come out and wrestle like he did at districts, there’s no doubt he can advance. — Travis Reinsch

We’re a young team and we’re still growing. I’m proud of the four wins we got against the defending county champ. They’re a tough team with three defending county champs and another two who are ranked. They wrestle all year all over the county. We were more mentally prepared today. We knew what we were in for, and we went after them. I’d say we’re still four to five years away. We need the kids who are in fifth and sixth grade to come up. — Brian Fitzgerald

She’s doing well with her goals. She wants to go to Pacific University next year in Forest Grove and wrestle on its all-female wrestling team. She works hard. She’s working hard so she can keep her goals. She’s definitely improved over the years. — Larry Finnicum

I don?t even think about (being undefeated). If those thoughts enter your mind, you may not wrestle to the best of your ability. — Manju Jabbie

We’re just looking for a good effort. Realistically, every kid has a shot. If they wrestle as well as they can, they’re going to make it through. — Mike Radke

For the seniors I know this win meant a lot. But we still have more we want to accomplish. We wrestle Fortuna on Tuesday and judging by their performances in prior tournaments it’s going to come down to a few swing matches just like tonight. — Robert England

I didn’t wrestle good today. It was just an off day. I wasn’t finishing any of my moves or taking advantage of anything. — J. C. Watts

I think that when we wrestle with death… we start fearing life, because then we come to terms with something that is inevitable. — Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Honestly, I try to think about when I first got into wrestling, and I remember Wrestle Mania VI being the first time that I watched Wrestle Mania as it happened. — Box Brown

If they wrestle like they did this weekend, we could make a statement at states. — Erick Jensen

Some graphic narrative art presses against the panel: you wrestle with it at the level of the paper. — Elizabeth McCracken

What I liked is that he really didn’t wrestle well and still got out. Having never won a sectional match, I’m sure he felt a lot of pressure. But I hope he wrestles to his ability in the district. — Steve Haverdill

Hopefully we can wrestle well there and get some confidence. — Ty Zabel

My legs felt like Jell-o out there. I did not wrestle well at all. I just had to wake up. — Jeff Solomon

When we came back, we had a good talk. It’s disappointing to get a loss when you have five kids win and five kids lose. It puts a negative, somber note on the weekend. We’re a good team, and we didn’t wrestle as well as we should have. We need to wrestle with a sense of urgency and make the small adjustments. — Troy Sunderland

Going 4-1 is a pretty good day. When you wrestle five matches, you’re going to be tired. In his last match Wednesday, he beat the No. 3 seed 7-5. — Andy Coulombe

Next weekend is the weekend we have to wrestle perfectly. We didn’t wrestle perfectly this weekend, but hopefully we saved it for next weekend. — Brandon MacNaught

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. — Bible Bible

There are some high-caliber teams here and placing anywhere in the top six is a great accomplishment. Matt Stephenson wrestled really well and was in every match. It’s a good point in the season for Matt to realize that he can wrestle well at a tournament like this. — Chad Latch

I didn’t wrestle him in last week’s section tournament, I wrestled him in a dual meet. I’m not taking anything for granted. I just have to go out and wrestle. — Paul Snyder

We’re banged up. We’re looking to get healthy for January and February. In the grand scheme of things it’s probably not worth it for them to wrestle in this tournament. — Shad Benton

He’s had that in the back of his mind ever since he was a freshman. And I knew going into this year he had a legitimate shot at getting it but he had to wrestle well. — Tim Atwell

We want everyone to come out and wrestle as good and hard as they can. We’re going to try and qualify every wrestler. Whether or not it’s realistic, it’s our goal. — Ken Ramsey

Pete has come on very strong lately. He’s finally figured out how to wrestle instead of just brawling. — Don Cooley

Last year, we had only six kids wrestle at the section tournament. This year, we have 11 kids entered. — Tim Giel

When he was younger, I didn’t want him to wrestle because I just didn’t like it. Then when he started wrestling, I fell in love with it. I think Sam was born to compete. — Linda Mulleady

Give those kids credit. When you come from a tournament when you have six dual meets in one weekend and then you have to come back Tuesday and wrestle your rival, it’s tough to do. Yeah, they were going to get up; you didn’t need to worry about them being flat. But they had a long weekend. Those kids had to come back and make weight. Give them a lot of credit for what they did and what they accomplished. We came out and did what we had to do. We just came up a little bit short. — S. Walker

When I was a freshman, I didn’t wrestle as well here as I thought I could. I looked up at the stands and saw lots of people. — Troy Dolan

We knew they didn’t have a 171-pounder and Daniels didn’t get to wrestle last week because Carthage bumped their wrestlers. — Kevin Huck

We have nine out of 13 left in the winners’ bracket so I guess that’s respectable. But it’s just the beginning. Overall, we’re doing OK. There’s still a long ways to go. We’ll need to pick it up a notch (today). Wrestle a little more physical. — Jim Clarke

One of the core ideas of the Bible is that meaning can be found in history. The sheer act of telling and retelling stories helps us to understand God’s role in the world as well as our own position in a long line of ancestors who have wrestled with similar issues to the ones we wrestle with every day. — Bruce Feiler

I got down to business and started writing furiously. I wore my fingers down to a callous state writing with every Tom, Dick and Harry around the world, including a chap named Charlie who plays for a man named Bob, to wrestle my emotions and bring out the raw grit hiding in my tightly guarded sub-conscious. — Gin Wigmore

We’re excited every time we come down here and get to wrestle some of the best teams in Delaware and teams from North Carolina, Virginia and so on. — Mike Semar

I used to arm wrestle my roommate in college. Based on that, I’m in pretty good shape. — Dasha Zhukova

I honestly can’t describe what goes on in my head when I’m out there. People who don’t wrestle can’t possibly understand it. When I’m in the ring, I don’t feel any pain. I’m in another world out there. — Eddie Guerrero

We started the year with a victory and we ended the regular season with a victory. I was glad for the seniors to get a win over Perry. We were very aggressive and ready to wrestle whereas earlier in the evening versus ADM that wasn’t the case. — Jim Pappas

I guess if you had to point a finger at some body it would be us. We were 8-0 in dual meets in our league, but I don’t consider us the favorite. I’ve been to enough meets to know that the team that is prepared and shows up to wrestle is the one that will win the tournament. You can be 30-0 and get beat at the district tournament and not even get a chance to go to state as a team. — Mike Simons

The only hard part is the waiting around and getting yourself back up to wrestle another match. … But all in all, we beat some quality teams. — Mike Campbell

Lou has really put us on the map. He has been so important to this program because he’s shown other kids in the school that you can wrestle and be successful at St. Mary’s. Just because we’re a small school and we have to roll out the mats in the cafeteria to practice, it doesn’t mean we can’t be competitive. — E. Hicks

We like Batman – we understand him, we suffer with him. On the other hand, we want to be Superman. But they’re conflicting philosophies. Let’s bring them together in one movie and see how we, as an audience, wrestle with our inner demons. — Wolfgang Petersen

Right before my first match (assistant coach John) Cooley told me he felt everyone else looked dead, so he told me to go out there and set the pace. So I tried to keep everything out of mind and went out there to wrestle my match. — Dave Jones

I hate to see the kid that picks up the paper tomorrow and sees who they have to wrestle as a fifth seed. I mean we beat a champ last year, so we’re not scared. We’ve been in this position before. It’s all about qualifying right now, and next week we’ll take it one match at a time. — Jake Daum

When I used to wrestle professionally, I preferred being the bad guy known as ‘The Heel;’ you would get to ‘work the crowd,’ getting them to hate you and want to see you lose, while the good guy ‘Babyface’ would walk in, smile and shake hands with a few kids, and his acting job was done. — Conan Stevens

One of the things we always wrestle with is trying to get parents to read to them at home. Time is a factor, and work schedules. A lot of them work at night. — Erica White

Maybe we can wrestle in our own gym. — Bob Greenly

If you are going to wrestle a bear, try to stay away from all fish oil products, you know. I mean it’s tough for me, because I love to rub myself with salmon oil every day – it’s a great conditioner for the hair, skin. — Will Ferrell

He’s a unique kid. He’s wrestled so much, and he knows what he’s capable of. He really felt confident. We watched the tape (of the previous match with Weakley) again last night and (Moore) knew he didn’t wrestle very well the last time, and he wanted to go out and make a statement. And he did. — Mark Reiland

Incumbency adds a layer of advantage on top of this party dominance. But rather than foster an environment in which members of Congress feel free to buck popular sentiment and wrestle seriously with the problems confronting the country, it reinforces the ideological divide between the parties. — Thomas E. Mann

I got no support from USA Wrestling. I was competing against professional Russians that do nothing but wrestle for a living, and I was forced to take a job working for this lowlife loser, John du Pont, who I didn’t want in my life. I just wanted the money. — Mark Schultz

Getting the first one and doing it fast relieved a little pressure. I was really nervous to get past that one. I was also tight for my semifinal. I didn’t really wrestle well. I didn’t attack. I just sat on the lead, which isn’t my style, but I really just wanted to ensure that I got to the district. — Josh Miley

That’s what governors do, they wrestle with the issues, they find solutions and they move the agenda forward. At the appropriate time we’ll talk about all of these issues, while remembering that our party is a big tent party. We lose when we try to become exclusive to one particular set of issues. — Jon Huntsman, Jr.

I didn’t wrestle my best out there and I wasn’t very good on top. Sunday is going to be the biggest day of my life. I have to wrestle better. — Winston Scott

We wrestled fairly well today. We wrestled at the Bo Henry Tournament last week; we wrestled really well there. Today, we didn’t wrestle as good as we could’ve and I think the guys realize that; I think they kind of figured out that there may have been a few matches we lost that we should’ve won. — Zach Errett

He’s a tough kid. When he wants to wrestle he can beat anyone at any given moment. The key is to make sure he has confidence in himself. He’s still a sophomore. — Aaron Sarra

Since we were celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bald Eagle wrestling we told the boys to continue to come out and wrestle hard and show those honored that the tradition is still going strong. And we need to continue to keep it going. — Skip Pighetti

He was determined to wrestle six minutes against Justin. — Mark Petersen

He goes after it. Out there, you see the guys who are winning, and they’re out there to wrestle – they’re wrestling the same way they’ve wrestled all year. He’s wrestled enough in a lot of big tournaments . . . With the experience, it makes it easier. — Jack Walters

I feel like we could wrestle better, but that’s how things go. Not many people in the state thought we would get this far. — Nathan Scherer

There are some challenges in the future that make it harder to do waste-to-energy, so we’re going to have to wrestle with a few of those things. — Merlin Hove

I didn’t wrestle too badly on my feet. I just couldn’t get out. When he grabbed my wrist, I knew I was in trouble. Rudy did a nice job and these types of matches will help me. A loss last year helped me. I’ll bounce back. — Troy Dolan

We didn’t take ourselves out of it. We’ve got to keep the individuals on top winning, and the guys on the bottom have got to come back and win and stay in the tournament. We’ve got to knock some guys off. If we wrestle to our seed, we’re not going to do much. — Jim Zalesky

I don’t have a Facebook page and I don’t think I will but Twitter for me is a way to take control of the message. Kind of wrestle it back. It’s something I’m enjoying. — Tom Colicchio

I expect them to go up there, wrestle hard and be wrestling their best at the end. Our mantra all year has been to improve every time you step on the mat, and this is the last time. — Mike McLaughlin

I must say that I do wrestle with the amount of money I make, but at the end of the day what am I gonna say? I took less money so Rupert Murdoch could have more? — Tom Hanks

We wrestled well enough to win the tournament, but we were rusty at times. We have to clean some things up and correct some errors. We didn’t wrestle as well as we should have in certain matches, but we’ll fix that. — Kevin Smith

We didn’t wrestle as well as we could have. But this is a good tournament, good competition. — Brent Barnes

He’s going to go in there and wrestle that lion with a penknife. — Joe Torre

He’s been a little under the weather, and he hasn’t wrestled his best in the last few matches. We expect him to wrestle better than what he showed tonight. He’s got to step it up now and finish strong. — Scott Harmon

‘That’s What She Said’ is not Hollywood’s standard picture of women: preternaturally gorgeous, wedding obsessed, boy crazy, fashion focused, sexed up ‘girl’ women. These are real women, comically portrayed, who are trying to wrestle with the very expectations of womanhood that Hollywood movies set up. — Carrie Preston

He’s good. He’s really good. But at this point, anything can happen. If I go out and wrestle my hardest, you never know what might happen. — Kurt Kuchenbrod

I am going to tell them to wrestle like Devils. And they should have nothing to lose. — Bobby DeBerry

Sitting out and missing the whole season was really frustrating, especially seeing the team wrestle and you can’t wrestle. — Anthony Baccam

We didn’t wrestle as great as we should have. Overall, it was an all-right performance, but we definitely should have done better. — Kevin McFarland

My dream is to leave this business on my own terms, and if it were my terms, I would love to do the Royal Rumble. I would love to do Wrestle Mania in New Orleans, because I had so many matches there over the years working for Mid-South. I was in the ring with Muhammad Ali in the Superdome. To close it there would be great. — Jake Roberts

We’re starting to wrestle up to our potential. There were some tough teams, and it showed us where we need to get to by (the state tournament). — Rand Baker

We didn’t wrestle the best we did all year. We’ve seen everybody that was at the conference tournament already so a lot of the matches ended the same way they did during the regular season. We could have won a couple more matches. — Jared Esala

Getting those kinds of matches like Joe had is important, and made the day all the more worthwhile. We’re not going to duck guys like Letts. You have to wrestle the best competition you can. It gets you ready for the post-season. I think Joe sees he’s going to have to open it up more if he wants to beat the top guys. — Darrin Cummings

We needed a win and the coaches told me to wrestle smart and get it done. This was my last year and I’m glad we were able to end it on a great note. Merrill is a tough team and we knew there would be some dog fights, but we got it done. — Steve Virgil

On paper, everybody says that we don’t have a shot, but there’s a reason we wrestle these matches. I always tell my kids, if you catch somebody (out of good position), you never know what can happen. They want to go to Hershey really bad, and we’re going to give it our best shot. — Ed White

He’s 100 percent healthy and he has enough weigh-ins to wrestle at 52. A lot of people knew he was down to 52 because that’s where he weighed in at the Washington County Tournament. — Rich Burgdolt

If we wrestle well, we could beat them. But we’d have to have a really good day. We match up real well with the other two teams. — Joe Lehmann

He’s been losing weight naturally throughout the year. So he’ll wrestle 130 at Princeton this weekend. — Joe Gordillo

Hopefully we can wrestle a better match against him this time around. There are also two other kids that Justin has lost by two each. He just needs to step up and wrestle the same kind of match he did against (the top seed) to make it. — Sam Paul

When you get to the point where you’re established enough that people link you with something, especially being an action hero babe, it’s awesome. Because then you can fight the battles and have the crossbows and wrestle with swords and ride the horses because you’re already believable; people see you in that genre. — Rachel Nichols

He’s dangerous. No one likes to wrestle this guy, and I can see why. — Bobby Douglas

Getting ready to wrestle is like getting ready for a car crash. Getting ready to work with Brock Lesnar is like knowing you’re going to get hit by a bus and the bus is going to back over you. If I’m going to work ‘WrestleMania,’ 16 weeks out I have to start training like I’m Mayweather getting ready for a fight. — Triple H

We didn’t wrestle well all day yesterday and then today. We did not have a good tournament. — Gary Wilcox

I am feeling good, trying to stay positive. I’m just taking it one match at a time. I’m trying to wrestle smart and not overlook anybody. — Alex Warren

I fought and fought because it’s so important to these seniors. We wrestle so well at home at the regional here. — J. C. Watts

Girls have the right to wrestle and they should be allowed to wrestle with boys. — Nick Petrov

If all of our kids wrestle to their capabilities, they can place. It’s a matter of mentally being ready to go. You just hope you’re hot and put together a good tournament. We have kids that can do well. — Tyler Andersen

God is a talking God, and thus you must come to wrestle with him. You must wrestle with what he said. — D. A. Carson

If a couple things don’t fall our way, New Bedford has the ability to blow us right out of the building. We need to stay right with New Bedford and wrestle them strong in all of the weight classes. — Marc Loranger

We wrestled really well. I’m really proud of our effort and it’s good to wrestle like this heading into the final weeks of the season. This was one of our best performances of the season. — Shawn Smith