Nepali Wrestling Seems To Have A Whole Fandom — And It’s Pretty Entertaining

Watching WWE shows with our friends and siblings is among the most precious childhood memories of Nepalis. Obsessing over wrestling shows and cheering for our favorite wrestler on the TV was simply the best. And while we were avid watchers of these shows, most of us may not have even known that Nepali wrestling existed too! 

Turns out, Nepali wrestling has been around for ages and yet, not a lot of people are aware of this. Although, these wrestling matches were way smaller and weren’t streamed to the audiences. 

But now, Nepali wrestling matches are easily accessible on the internet and if you aren’t watching these shows, you’re missing out! Wrestling isn’t just about fights — it also involves giving a good show to entertainment the audience. Seems like the Nepali wrestlers have focused more on the showmanship and the outcome is as entertaining as it can be. 

To understand the Nepali wrestling scene, you need to first know of the most popular Nepali wrestlers out there. Their matches are watched by thousands of people and all of them take place in rings placed seemingly in the middle of random streets. 

The sets may not be the most impressive, but all that matters is the people inside the ring. These wrestlers are skilled fighters with huge fandoms of their own. 

Nuwakote Tiger and Chattan

Kamal Lama and Ramesh Tamang seem to be the big names inside the Nepali wrestling world. Their stage names are Nuwakote Tiger and Chattan respectively. Chattan is a wushu teacher as well and won the gold medal in the 6th National Championship in wushu. And Nuwakotey Tiger even won the title of the 4th National Ring Wrestling Championship. Both are extremely skilled, and the audiences seem to love these wrestlers.

Asmita Jureli and Muna Shrestha

Meanwhile, Asmita Jureli and Muna Shrestha seem to take the fan favorite position on women’s Nepali wrestling. Audiences love these no nonsense, straightforward women and commend their wrestling skills. Asmita has even won a match against an American wrestler, Jesse Storm and defeated an Indian male wrestler too! Muna Shrestha, also known as the Lady Dragon, too has defeated a male Indian opponent in an India-Nepal championship this year. 

Nepali wrestling competitions may not seem the most professional, but they’re definitely entertaining. They also seem to have the all the skillsets needed to make it in the international arena. With the correct resources, these shows could make it to the mainstream media and surely, the Nepali audience would show their support. 

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