American Combat Sports

WWE

WWE World Wrestling Entertainment

World Wrestling Entertainment is the Modern American made-for-TV version of wrestling.

WWE World Wrestling Entertainment Irish Wrestlers 2001-Present

Picture credit: [3] Becky Lynch WWE Facebook (2020) Photo, January 21, 2020 [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/p960x960/83001548_2496579183941929_2963653989746343936_o.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_ohc=W6fCHcHC8QQAX-8Ppo8&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&_nc_tp=6&oh=bcae12c1ab5debedd9ee7a1af08ac971&oe=5EC9334D [Accessed 1 February 2020]

UFC (America)

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Ultimate Fighting Championship

UFC Ultimate Fighting Championship Irish Fighters

Images

[1] Conor McGregor Facebook (2016) Profile Picture, March 26, 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12472457_1241042205964076_2034147305309584757_n.jpg?_nc_cat=1&_nc_ohc=4wQ13WTaWjEAX-ggUS4&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=edec85652a3d5ab0f03ef43caa44ab94&oe=5E953CD5 [Accessed 1 February 2020]

Gladiating

ITV Gladiators

Gladiating is a fun version of the ancient Roman military combat as was seen on US and British TV Programs from the 1990s onwards.

Various types of combat or adventure-like tasks are engaged in by teams of players.

Irish Gladiator Contestants:

Audrey Garland Irish-born Gladiators Contestant 1997

There are a couple of venues in Ireland where people can engage in Gladiator Weekends:

Adventure Park (Watergrasshill, Co. Cork): https://www.adventurepark.ie/

Team Building Ireland (Kippure, Blessington, Co. Wicklow): https://teambuildingireland.com/corporate-family-fun-day/

Picture Credit: ITV Gladiators