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Freestyle Wrestling is the modern version of catch-as-catch-can, with a couple of changes to the rules. Professional catch-as-catch-can also included hooking (submissions, pain moves), which were not used during amateur tournaments.

Freestyle wrestling came to the Olympics under the name catch-as-catch-can, before it was changed to simpler "freestyle".

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Q: What is the difference between freestyle wrestling and catch as catch can?
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