Catfighting is a female combat genre that we didn’t initially plan to include on the pages of this website, but since we aim to offer as exhaustive an information package on women’s wrestling as possible, here we go.
Catfights are basically no holds barred female fights in which pretty much everything goes. The combatants will scratch and claw (hence the name “cat-fight”), pull hair, bite and kick and basically do whatever it takes to defeat their opponents, including ripping their clothes off. While a dead-serious catfight is never really a sight for sore female-combat lover eyes (cause it ain’t pretty, that’s why!) , when most people say they enjoy catfights they don’t mean the rough kind. Most commercially featured and published catfights are really mild takes on the subject. Such videos – produced for the viewing pleasure of the audience – are mostly mock-catfights, in which the combatants do perform all the above described actions, but they do it in a way that doesn’t really aim to cause lasting damage for their opponents. In such catfights, the only thing that takes true damage is usually the participants’ clothes. Pantyhose and stockings are ripped off (apparently this is a pretty big turn-on for catfight fans) and the whole thing is usually peppered with some pretty heated verbal exchanges. When compared to actual women’s wrestling variants, catfighting stands out on account of the lack of any sort of technique on the part of the combatants. Pretty much anybody can catfight, while not everyone can wrestle. When someone says that a ladies’ wrestling match degenerates into a catfight, he means that the wrestlers throw everything out the window and resort to their primal instinctual fighting style (which will usually consist of hair-pulling and rolling around on top of each other on the floor in the case of staged catfights). Sometimes actual wrestling techniques find their way into catfights as well, but that still doesn’t mean catfights should ever be considered wrestling to any degree. Participants don’t wear proper wrestling attire either, most catfights just happen in street clothes or in lingerie.
The reason why we hesitated to upload a catfight page was the fact that it doesn't really have a lot to do with women's wrestling at the end of the day. Sure, it is a combat genre, but so is boxing and we don't feature that either. At least in a staged catfight – and as said above, most catfights you'll find on the internet are such – nobody suffers lasting damage, and only the ego of the participants stands a chance of being bruised.