Pressing + (or ) on the Genesis or tapping on the SNES will cause the wrestlers to grapple with each other in a standard collar-and-elbow tie-up position. An oval-shaped meter will then appear above the wrestlers. The half to the left represents Player 1 and the half to the right is Player 2. Rapidly pressing any button or buttons will fill up the meter towards that player's side. When the meter reaches a certain point, the following moves will be executed with the buttons indicated. Note that the computer is nearly unbeatable from the grapple, even as low as difficulty 3.
|Irish Whip to ropes|
|Hiptoss out of ring (near the ropes)|
|Break Tie-up (if opponent initiated the Tie-up)|