16 Nov 2018

Tsyplenkov and Larratt started fighting during press-conference!

Unexpected fight between Devon and Denis during the press conference, before their match at Vendetta 50, when the event organizer Igor Mazurenko told to bring the table to the stage.

13 Nov 2018

Celebrity Armwrestling Pics (75) - Bob Beck


An American actor, a face of CAMEL cigarettes in 80's, Bob Beck watching two tanned and fit men arm-wrestling at an outdoor table. An advert for Rolling Stone Magazine, April 23, 1987.

12 Nov 2018

Trubin strong, like Denis Tsyplenkov! Can't believe!

Another episode on ArmBestTV, Who is bigger, who is stronger by Igor Mazurenko. This time the KGs and the CMs of two participants of Vendetta 50, Dmitry Trubin and Levan Saginashvili was compared.

5 Nov 2018

Denis Tsyplenkov, Alexey Voevoda, Ilya Grachov - Exclusive duel!

Denis Tsyplenkov, Alexey Voevoda and Ilya Grachov during the sparring. The last preparations of Denis to his armfight with Devon Larratt at Vendetta 50, which will take place on Nov 17th, 2018, in Rumia, Poland.

2 Nov 2018

The 5 tier system of arm wrestling explained.

Speedy recovery and return to good health Referee Legend, Leonard Harkless

photo: Leonard Harkless

Denise Wattles, facebook message about Leonard Harkless helth condition (01.11.18):

"Leonard Harkless has been in the hospital since Monday. This morning he had successful heart surgery. He had 2 arteries that were 90% blocked and 1 completely blocked (out of 4). They put stents in the 2 that were 90% blocked and will address the other one later. He should be going home tomorrow."

1 Nov 2018

Armwrestling in GEICO advert

GEICO, a car insurance company in the United States has release a new advert for the brand with woman arm-wrestles men while shooting hoops.

30 Oct 2018

New Armwrestling Rules | Armfights Unleashed Super Series

Ryan Bowen of Pound for Pound, an organizer of upcoming Armfights Unleashed, has updated everyone on the new rules being introduced that will be part of the series. The rules in Ryan's events will be basted on WAF rules, but as it's going to be a pro event, so the rules will be a bit different compere to the WAF rules, to make the sport more spectacular.

29 Oct 2018


ArmwrestlersONLY World Armwrestling Rankings as at 29/10/2018 
Ranking updated after WAF Worlds 2018.

Armwrestlers ONLY rankings list the Top 10 Armwrestlers from around the world in the Overall category for the left and the right arm.

Celebrity Armwrestling Pics (74) - Robert Fuller vs Burt Reynolds

photo: www.metv.co

An arm-wrestling match between Robert Fuller, an American horse rancher and retired actor, & Burton Leon Reynolds Jr., an American actor, director and producer. Photograph taken during the Reynolds visit on the set of TV Western, on July 28th, 1958.

28 Oct 2018


photo: eaf.armwrestling.com

At this year's WAF Worlds in Turkey, after the controversies that took place, The World Armwrestling Federation announced that Leonard Harkles, WAF Head Referee from The U.S. is removed from the position and the new, nominated WAF Head Referee is Eduard Dimiean, a master referee from Romania. King is dead long live the King...

"Executive Board, during the 2018 World Championship decided to remove from the position of the Head Referee Mr. Leonard Harkles. Furthermore the Executive board decided to ban Mr. Leonard Harkles for two years of refereeing in any WAF events or WAF members events.

26 Oct 2018

Simon Berriochoa: "I am very excited to announce that despite the above, USAF Armwrestling is alive and well, continuing to develop and serve the US armwrestling community.."

Message from Simon Berriochoa posted on facebook by Denise Wattles:

"Today it is with a heavy heart and much nostalgia that I unfortunately have to address an issue within our country’s sport. For some time now we have been struggling with an investigation within our board regarding multiple board representatives. Despite this investigation being supported by the World Armwrestling Federation and the North American Armwrestling Federation our two next step governing bodies, these board representatives continually refuse to cooperate, as well, they have illegally attempted to subvert and undermine this investigation, seemingly believing that they have no obligation to adhere to the legal investigation. This continual failure to resolve these matters legally within the investigation process has created an irreparable rift within the USAF board. As such we are left with no choice but to announce that the current USAF representative board is being dissolved in its existing form. Not USAF Armwrestling, that entity remains strongly intact, only the current board form is changing. I consider these people my friends, but in the end I am embarrassed by the level our country now resides at in this sport globally, subsequently action is required to fulfill our responsibility to serve the athletes of the USA and create a board that represents the armwrestlers and cooperate to the growth of the sport.


RUMIA, POLAND - November 20-21st, 2017

22 Oct 2018

My Armwrestling Precious

photo: Malin Kleinsmith / Elina Persson

After 24 years of training armwrestling, I am finally the World Champion in -65kg class. The worlds where held in Antalya, Turkey.

18 Oct 2018

Celebrity Armwrestling Pics (73) - John Cena vs Shaquille O'Neal

Print screen: jccrews

John Cena, an American professional wrestler, actor, rapper and television host, joined the Today Show and talked his new book Elbow Grease, and then arm-wrestled with NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal. October 9th, 2018.

15 Oct 2018


ArmwrestlersONLY World Armwrestling Rankings as at 15/10/2018

Armwrestlers ONLY rankings list the Top 10 Armwrestlers from around the world in the Overall category for the left and the right arm.

Celebrity Armwrestling Pics (72) - Steven Carlton vs Joe Frazier

Photo: GettyImages

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, Steven Norman Carlton (he pitched from 1965 to 1988 for six different teams in his career) arm-wrestles with an American professional boxer, Joseph William Frazier (he competed from 1965 to 1981), and Philadelphia Phillies catcher, James Timothy McCarver (he played from 1965 to 1988 for four different teams in his career) as a referee, or he is helping Carlton to defeated Frazier.

11 Oct 2018

Should referees be treated this way?

photo: Armpower.net

A few days ago an "incident" occurred in the armwrestling world. At the Polish Armwrestling Cup, an armwrestler who was dissatisfied with a call hit a referee. He was immediately disqualified, but that did not stop his temper: he wanted to fight the referee and waited for him outside by the doors, shouting expletives.

WAF Head Referee, Leonard Harkless, has commented on this situation:

"The federation would need to discipline the athlete and should do so. That is beyond anything that I have seen in the past and should not be allowed to go unchecked" - Leonard Harkless.

It was a mater of time, I knew that Polish Armwrestling Federation will react accordingly, and it will be an example and serve as a caution for others. The last thing armwrestling needs is hooliganism, like sometimes occurs in football / soccer. Yesterday on October 10th, 2018, the athlete has been suspended for one year (starting from October 7th, 2018).

The Pound for Pound Armwrestling Show with John Brzenk | Episode 1 | Season 3

The Pound for Pound Armwrestling Show - Season 3 Episode 1

7 Oct 2018

A starting list for the WAF Worlds 2018

A starting list for the 40th World Armwrestling Championships, which will be held in Antalya, Turkey, on 13-20th of October 2018, hosted by Turkish Armwrestling Federation, represented by it's president Niyazi Kurt. 

29 Sep 2018

Trip to the tournament MOLDOVA OPEN CUP 2018 by IZMAN PRO

In this episode a vloger, IZMAN PRO / Illia Izman talks about his trip to Moldova for the tournament MOLDOVA OPEN CUP 2018!

He asked Andrei Pushkar about his opinion about the tournament grid, also he expersed his opinion about Yevgeny Prudnik, why he began to struggle with the tops worse. He also talked with Dmitry Trubin about his actual form. 

28 Sep 2018

Passing of John Parton

photo: www.gofundme.com

"In deep sadness I bring the news of the passing of a beloved father, brother, and son John Henry Parton. My father passed away today in Alaska we’re he has made his home for the last three decades. John has touched thousands of people’s lives through his faith and perseverance in God and his mission to spread the love of his son Jesus to everyone he knew. John was an 11 time World Armwrestling Champion and has held numerous National and State titles.

26 Sep 2018

Best Polish Puller by Year - Overall

A list of the top overall right and left hand Polish pullers through history based on the results of Polish Armwrestling Cup, completed by Tomasz Wisniowski of Armwrestlers ONLY.

Celebrity Armwrestling Pics (69) - Linda Jones

photo: www.coloribus.com

P4's Coach, Linda Jones featuring (arm-wrestle) in Puma's Fragrance TV commercial  from 2002. 

The Film titled ARM-WRESTLING was done by Greco advertising agency for product: Puma Woman Fragance (brand: Puma) in Germany, directed by Peter Kleine, Producer, Petra Beckamp. It was released in March 2002.

WAL 2018 Tribute - S.A.TV Productions

23 Sep 2018

Celebrity Armwrestling Pics (68) - Claudia Aros vs Vinnie Jones

print-screen: Bacardi Arm Wrestle

A Colombian actress and model, Claudia Aros arm-wrestles with a British actor and former professional footballer, Vincent Peter Jones in the Bacardi advert from 2015, directed by Howard Greenhalgh at Godman Films.

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 


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:


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!


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.