21 Sep 2018

18 Sep 2018

Moldova Open Cup 2: Men’s edition – RECAP

photo: Tomasz Wisniowski / National Armwrestling Federation of Moldova 

Moldova Open Cup 2 – Men’s edition – Chisinau 14 September

The second edition of Moldova Open Cup promised a new leap in Armwrestling for the young but successful federation  and so it was. The federation together with Cobra Rhodes Productions managed to make a huge event, bringing the top athletes from all over the world to the capital city of Moldova, Chisinau.

The Pound for Pound Armwrestling Show | Season 2 Finale | WAL 406 Review



The Pound for Pound Armwrestling Show - Season 2 Final

16 Sep 2018

Armwrestling Moldova Open Cup 2: Men's Edition - PAYOUTS

photo: Tomasz Wisniowski / National Armwrestling Federation of Moldova 

TOP MONEY FOR TOP PULLERS

Andrey Pushkar has won in total the highest prize money of €19,000 (a victory in +95kg, and the 2nd place in the open category of left arm, and a victory in the open, and the 2nd place in the 95kg category of the right arm) at Armwrestling Moldova Open Cup 2: Men's Editionin, which took place on September 14th, 2018 in the capital of Moldova, Chisinau. Pushkar's student, and propably current the strongest left arm in the armwrestling world, Oleg Zhokh won €12,000 for the victories in the 80kg category and in the open cayegory, both left arm. Third place on the podium in payouts for Ievgenii Prudnyk with €7,500 for the 2nd place in open and the 2nd in 95kg category of right arm, and the 3rd place 95kg for left arm.

Exposure of the most famous loss in armwrestling!


12 Sep 2018

Moldova Arms: before AMOC 2: Men's Edition



Shots from the meeting before ARMWRESTLING MOLDOVA OPEN CUP 2: Men's Editio. From the left: a Producer and a Host of Pound for Pound Armwrestling Podcast, Rayan "Blue" Bowen, a Vice president of the Judo Federation of Moldova, a President of the Fighting & Entertainment Association of Moldova, a promoter of MMA and K1, Dorin Damir, a Super Star of International Armwrestling; multiple world champion, Travis "The Beast" Bagent, a First Vice-President of FNSARM, Alexandru Grumeza, an armwrestling legend, a founder of Cobra Production, Andrew Rhodes, Vice President FNSARM, fitness expert and producer of Fitness Life, Grigore Taran, and the President of FNSARM, Marcel Darie.

11 Sep 2018

We invite you to be part of the super sports show: ARMWRESTLING MOLDOVA OPEN CUP 2: Men's Edition


On September 14, 2018, the National Armwrestling Federation of Moldova (FNSARM) will hold a major international championship that promises to become the sport event of the year for Moldova and also one of the most mighty championships ever made in International Armwrestling!

Ladies and Gentlemen - We invite you to be part of the super sports show:

ARMWRESTLING MOLDOVA OPEN CUP 2: Men's Edition

Since the project was designed, FNSARM had as an objective to host tournaments where the best athletes will have possibility to fight, regardless of their country origin.

Until now athletes usually could not afford distant journeys beyond the continent they represent, because of the modest awards offered to the winners.

According to upper arguments and understanding the problem, FNSARM has made efforts to make the prize pool a truly decent and attractive one: 70,000 Euros! Thus, at the moment of the announcement of the Championship, there are registered 200 athletes from 18 countries, including a team from the USA (the state that gave the world, Amwrestling in it's modern version).

As the announcement of the event immediately generated a special interest among all practitioners around the world, Andrew Rhodes (the legend of World of Armwrestling) offered a support  for this event through the Cobra Production sports promotion company, and also it's support in raising the level and the prestige of Armwrestling in the Republic of Moldova.

7 Sep 2018

COBRA Rhodes: "The people of Moldova want to increase their game in the sport of arms, so they have asked me to help them doing..."

Photo: Game of arms television show AMC network

A multiple World and National Champion, a true legend of the sport of armwrestling, Andrew COBRA Rhodes talks to Armwrestlers ONLY about his new project, The Moldova Open Cup 2: Men's Edition


How it happened that in a small country in Europe, Moldova is organized such an event with money prize found of 70.000 euros, and the legendary COBRA Rhodes is a co-organizer of it?

- The people of Moldova want to increase their game in the sport of arms, so they have asked me to help them doing, so which I have gladly Accept.


Are you going to compete at the event, or you are going to focus only on the organization?

- I will not be competing at this event. It is strictly organiaztion and production on my end.


An event with 70.000 euros prize money.., so how much will be a starting fee for the athletes? I am asking, because from years in armwrestling an event organizers apply the same formula (with a few exceptions), that starting fee must cover the costs of organization of the event.

- We are very excited to be offering €70.000 to the competitors as a prize fund and really exciting is te fact that there is no registration fee for any of the competitors, it is open to all.

Final Part: Devon Larratt interview I WAL 406


Arm Wars founder, a voice of armwrestling, Neil Pickup has interviewed Devon Larratt after his lost match against Michael Todd at WAL 406.

3 Sep 2018

Legendary COBRA Rhodes at Moldova Open Cup 2: Men's Edition

photo: Andrew COBRA Rhodes

In the middle of September this year, in the capital of Moldova, Chisinau will take place Moldova Open Cup 2: Men's Edition, an armwrestling event with money prize found of 70.000 euros. It is organized by Moldovian Armwrestling Federation.

1 Sep 2018

The strongest hand in the world! MUST WATCH!


"If you think you saw everything in armwrestling, you got to see this!

Arm Nation: The Game on iOS® and Android® - Armwrestling Game by Pinnguaq, Indigenous developer team.



Montreal, Quebec — August 27th 2018 — Viewers are anxiously awaiting the release of Arm Nation: the TV Series this upcoming Fall on APTN in Canada. Meanwhile, in conjunction with Picture This Productions, Pinnguaq has just released Arm Nation: The Game for iOS® and Android® based on the characters from the upcoming APTN arm wrestling documentary series.

Arm Nation”: The TV Series brings you into the training, competitions and personal life battles of over a dozen Indigenous men and women who seriously train and compete in one of the world’s oldest sports: arm wrestling. The game teaches viewers and gamers alike that the sport is a long war of strength, strategy and intelligence. Learn how to counter basic arm wrestling techniques against the top arm wrestlers in the nation and unlock new characters with different sets of skills as well as exclusive Arm Nation: the TV Series video content.

20 Aug 2018

Celebrity Armwrestling Pics (67) - Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain vs Olivier Giroud

print-screen: Official YouTube channel for Arsenal Football Club

At the begininnig of 2017, as an Arsenal Football Club (AFC) players; midfielder, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and forward, Olivier Giroud fire questions at each other during the episode of ‘Rapid Fire’. At the end of the program, they decided to check who is stronger in arm-wrestling, January 18th, 2017.

16 Aug 2018

Arnold Schwarzenegger & Michael Todd at Polish Armwrestling Cup 2018

images: Fit Life Expo

"Hi! We are after a press conference Fit Life Expo, which today took place at the MCK in Katowice. Officially, together with Mariusz Pudzianowski and the Fit Life Expo team, we want to tell you that at the biggest sport expo in Europe, in Spodek on October 6-7th, 2018, during which the Polish Armwrestling Cup takes place, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER confirmed his arrival!

I ParaARM World Cup - CHAMPIONS


I ARMWRESTLING WORLD CUP FOR DEAF & DISABLED
RUMIA, POLAND - November, 22-25th, 2015

6 Aug 2018

Celebrity Armwrestling Pics (64) - Don Johnson vs Cheech Marin

An American actor, producer, director, singer, and songwriter, Donald Wayne Johnson poses for the camera (arm-wrestling match) with an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, writer and activist, Richard Anthony "Cheech" Marin. Nash Bridges Cast Photo, Aug. 14, 1999, Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com.

4 Aug 2018

Speed recovery "THE LEGEND" Ron Bath!

photo: Ron Bath

Ron Bath, a Facebook message after the operation:

"Thanks for all the prayers. Im at home, time to recover. 
Ended up with three Anchors. One tendon tore complete, second tendon 90 percent. Roswell Resurgeons Dr Schneider n his team did a great job. The nerve block has arm numb complete. No pain meds yet but they said by morning that would change, hahaha. 

2 Aug 2018

Celebrity Armwrestling Pics (63) - Sandra Bullock vs Melissa McCarthy

photo: wallpapercave.com

An American actress, producer, and philanthropist Sandra Annette Bullock, arm-wrestling an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and fashion designer, Melissa Ann McCarthy. Photographed by Ruven Afanador represented by Sarah LairdShooting for issue, Parade, June 2013.

1 Aug 2018

"I have dreams and aspirations to be great! My name is Ian Carnegie and you will remember me"!


"Son of Gary Carnegie, a Canadian Army Veteran and Diane ‘Vivian’ Vachon a Canadian Wrestling Queen and Hall of Famer, “The Grippler" belongs to one of Canada’s most prestigious wrestling families.

29 Jul 2018

Zloty Tur World Cup 2018 & Vendetta #50: TICKETS (2 Days)


"Tickets for Zloty Tur 2018 are ready for sale! 
Grab Your place close to the venue. Join the elite!" - PAL.

27 Jul 2018

Celebrity Armwrestling Pics (62) - Jim Parsons vs Kunal Nayyar


An American actor, James Joseph "Jim" Parsons (as a Sheldon Cooper) in the CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" arm-wrestles a British Indian actor, Kunal Nayyar (as a Rajesh Koothrappali) during a game of Tetris in Season 1, episode: The Peanut Reaction.

Best United States Puller by Year - Overall Right Hand


Eric Roussin of The Armwrestling Archives recently posted a list of the top overall right hand United States pullers through history. Here’s his post:


"Following the Canadian list published a couple of days ago, I’ve now tried to identify who would have had the most reason to be considered the best puller in the United States (both male and female) each year dating as far back as available information allows (right arm). This does not necessarily mean a listed puller would have been undefeated in any given year: just that the cumulative evidence I’ve come across leads me to believe they would have deserved to be recognized as the overall best. For this list, “best” does not relate to technical skill or pound-for-pound merit – I simply mean who would have been the overall favorite to win among all active pullers.

For the men, the list starts off in 1923, when George Jowett moved from Canada to Pittsburgh. He was reputed to have never lost a match, and codified an initial set of rules for the sport (he called it “wrist turning”) which he published around 1930. The women’s list starts off in 1967, when the women’s division of the Petaluma World’s Wristwrestling Championship started to have more than just a couple of entrants.

You may disagree with the lists, and that’s fine. If you do, I’d be curious to hear your thoughts. Some years are certainly more debatable than others. (Identifying the top women over the past dozen or so years is particularly tough.)"

The Pound for Pound Armwrestling Show | WAL 405 Predictions


The Pound for Pound Armwrestling Show - Season 2 Episode 8

26 Jul 2018

Celebrity Armwrestling Pics (61) - Jon Jones vs Robert Oberst


An American mixed martial artist,  two-time Light Heavyweight Champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Jonathan Dwight Jones known as Jon "Bones" Jones arm-wrestles American professional strongman, Robert Oberst during FitExpo L.A, 2017.

25 Jul 2018

Best Canadian Puller by Year - Overall Right Hand


Eric Roussin of The Armwrestling Archives recently posted a list of the top overall right hand Canadian pullers through history. Here’s his post:

"Just for fun, I’ve tried to identify who would have had the most reason to be considered the best puller in Canada (both male and female) each year dating as far back as available information allows (right arm). This does not necessarily mean a listed puller would have been undefeated in any given year -- just that the cumulative evidence I’ve come across leads me to believe they would have deserved to be recognized as the overall best. For this list, “best” does not relate to technical skill or pound-for-pound merit – it simply means who would have been the overall favourite to win among all active pullers.

Armwrestling was taking off as a new sport in the early part of the 20th century in Quebec. But by the 1930s, it was starting to fade into obscurity. It was revived in a big way in Timmins, Ontario, in the early ‘70s with the annual Carling O’Keefe World Wristwrestling Championship. Though armwrestling matches certainly occurred between 1930 and 1970, little information is available to try to identify who would have been the top pullers during this era. As for the women’s list, there were hardly ever any women’s divisions prior to the mid-‘70s." 

Zloty Tur 2018 - INTRO


PAL: "Zloty Tur 2018 will be bigger by 80%!!!

Złoty Tur 2017 - one of the biggest events in the armwrestling history. This year we are sure, that we can make it bigger. Are You brave enough to join the elite?"

24 Jul 2018

World Armwrestling League Partners With AEG And FOX Sports Co-Founder Ed Goren Who Joins The League As Executive Producer


"CHICAGO, July 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- World Armwrestling League (WAL) announced it has entered into a partnership with AEG as part of its continuing effort to expand the league's reach and build a deeper relationship with its fanbase in key markets across the U.S.

The AEG partnership is the second major collaboration WAL has forged in 2018, after signing a multi-year deal with Turner Sports to broadcast WAL events on its new BR Live platform. With unmatched expertise in event ticketing and promotion, as well as its network of venues, including four used for the 2018 WAL "Supermatch Showdown Series," AEG brings WAL a turnkey solution that will ensure a premium live event experience for fans of the growing sport and league.

21 Jul 2018

Allison Renoos Hutchings: A recap of TODDZILA's supermatch at WAL 404 & VIDEO


A short recap of Todd "TODDZILA" Hutchings supermatch with vs Ron "THE LEGEND" Bath by Allison Renoos Hutchings held on July 19th, 2018 at WAL 404: Supermatch Showdown Series in Norfolk, VA, USA.

20 Jul 2018

Celebrity Armwrestling Pics (60) - Buster Crabbe vs Johnny Weissmuller

Olympic gold medalist in swimming, an American actor (the only actor to have played Tarzan, Flash Gordon, and Buck Rogers), Clarence Linden Crabbe II, known by his stage name Buster Crabbe armwrestles Johnny Weissmuller, an Austro-Hungarian-born American multiple Olimpic gold medalist (swimming) in the 1920s, an actor, best known for playing Tarzan in films of the 1930s and 1940s. A promo shot for the movie; SWAMP FIRE, directed by William H. Pine, Paramount, 1946.

WAL 404: Supermatch Showdown Series - Results


July 19th, 2018, NORVA Theater, Norfolk, VA, USA

19 Jul 2018

T-SHIRT THE BIGGEST ARMFIGHT


I recently received... a T-SHIRT THE BIGGEST ARMFIGHT, Yesterday I have played with the camera and the faces of those THREE GIANTS, who we will see in action this year, in November... below a few photos. 

18 Jul 2018

Armwrestling in Inside GLORY 55 New York Fight Week: Part 3



In June this year I had opportunity to shoot at GLORY 54. Great people, great experience, great event!

The Pound for Pound Armwrestling Show | Ron Bath I WAL 404


The Pound for Pound Armwrestling Show Season 2 Episode 6.

Win this image of DEVON LARRATT and support RENIA ZAJAC in her fight with cancer.


Renia Zajac, a daughter of my friends got cancer. The girl is 8 years old, she is after chemotherapy and the treatment is very expensive. Her parents to collect money do the auction. They have asked theirs friends about one item that can be put up for auction.

A moment of normality in the hospital

From my side, I thought about one of the images of armwrestling legend, Devon Larratt, which has been exhibited in the gallery last year.

I have asked Devon, if he is ok to support Renia. He said YES.

SO.. The Winner of auction will get the photograph (top quality print, size in cm: 59.4W x 84.1H), which will be signed by Devon during his visit in Poland in November this year. It will be signed before his armfight with Denis Cyplenkov at Vendetta 50.

17 Jul 2018

GEORGIA IS PREPARING MONSTER NOT ONLY FOR TRUBIN BUT FOR THE WHOLE WORLD AS WELL!


In an interview for Armpower.net by Anna Mazurenko, Levan Saginashvili says about his plans for the coming months, reflects to Dmitry Silayev's statements after his trip to Georgia and how to combine the World Championship and Vendetta.


Levan, after his visit to Georgia Dimitri Silaev said that Georgia is preparing a huge Monster for Trubin. Are you really in such a shape? 

- I’m training not only for Trubin, but for the Worlds as well. I am really in a very good shape and I’m going to be at my peak in November. 

10 Jul 2018

TODDZILLA vs Ron Bath: WAL 404


"Next up: Todd Hutchings vs Ron Bath
July 19th Norfolk, VA Supermatch Showdown Series 404 👊. 

Come on down to the NorVa (317 Monticello Ave) and watch or download BR Live. 1st tournament since detaching his bicep less than 3 months ago. Todd normally competes (wins) at 195, but WAL reached into the 225s to find a worthy competitor. This will be a phenomenal match up." - Allison Renoos Hutchings.

World Armwrestling Rankings | Devon Larratt | Mystery Guest | S2 E5


The Pound for Pound Armwrestling Show Season 2 Episode 5.

5 Jul 2018

Anna Mazurenko with visit in Georgia


If you want sun, beach and armwrestling - go to Georgia! Combination of holiday and work, that's how the organizer of Disabled World Cup, Anna Mazurenko was exploring Georgia this year.

This year, on June 30th, in Batumi, Gorgia was organized an annual tournament organized by President of Adjara Armwrestling Federation, Gocha Shavadze. The event has a long tradition and only few people know that it was the first armwrestling competition, in which took part and won in 2011, unknown then to anyone, Levan Saginashvili.

The State Of The Sport Address | Armwrestling | S2 E4


The Pound for Pound Armwrestling Show Season 2 Episode 4.

4 Jul 2018

Armwrestling will receive additional coverage on American national television later this week!


A messages posted by Eric Roussin on The Armwrestling Archives:

"UPDATE: I’ve just been informed that the wristwrestling segment won’t be airing during this week’s episode after all. It will air either next Thursday or the following Thursday. I will post details as soon as I have them.

2 Jul 2018

Celebrity Armwrestling Pics (57) - Vladimir & Anton Jablokov

photo: www.vladimiranton.com

Brothers, Vladimir and Anton Jablokov, Slovakian musicians, a masters of the classical violin, arm-wrestle during the comercial shoot.

A Georgian Princess, Marine Futkaradze.


"A Georgian Princess! 
A fairy-tale career earned by hard work! 
The only woman in the Georgian national Para team!
The story of Marine Futkaradze


I started armwrestling in 2008. Then I lived in the Batumi Orphan Children Asylum where the President of Armwrestling Federation of Ajara Gocha Shavadze arrived one day. He was looking for children with the talents for professional sports. He asked the director to help him to find the strongest child. So I passed the testing and he noticed the strength of my hand. He took me to the university to my future coach Temur Lipartashvili. Timur also tested me and said that I will be able to achieve significant success within the next year.

29 Jun 2018

Anna Mazurenko: "because my guests deserve the best"


SPORT HALL MOSIR in Rumia, Poland - it is here that PARA-Armwrestlers will compete for the primacy of the strongest in their category, as well as in the Open category.

After the PRO athletes, who will be competing in the Zloty Tur World Cup, and in the jubilee Vendetta #50 the Disabled will enter the stage. On November 18-19th, 2018, the strongest arms from all over the world will be compete at the most important event of the year, the Disabled World Cup Poland.

I have interviewed Anna Mazurenko, an organizer of Disabled World Cup Poland, who loves Disabled Armwrestlers like no other. Probably because her event is so great and lets athletes feel very special. 

28 Jun 2018

Arm Nation’s Sneak Peak at the Canadian Nationals!


You might have heard about Arm Nation, the new arm wrestling documentary TV series that will be launching on APTN in Canada in the fall 2018. But you might not have known Arm Nation will also be releasing a free arm wrestling mobile game app. And those attending the 2018 Canadian National Armwrestling Championships will be among the first to try it out!