Tips on How to Build a Wrestling Ring

Wrestling is a sport which has gotten increasingly popular in modern times. Especially with programs like RAW that features various wrestlers that people have come to know and love, more and more individuals are growing interested in watching and even taking part in wrestling.

Wrestling is done in a wrestling ring that is specially made to minimize injury to wrestlers. Schools and gyms will usually have wrestling rings or soft pads which can be used for wrestling however, a wrestling ring really is not that difficult to construct. Building one does call for many different kinds of materials however, so be prepared to spend a bit to get all the pieces you need. However, you can reduce costs if you can acquire the various items second hand.

Therefore if you are interested in constructing a wrestling ring, here is what you will have to do.

Required Tools

Post hole digger



Tape measure


Required Materials




Metal posts (4 inches in diameter)

Wood planks


Nuts and washers

Eye Hooks

Mattress pads (2-3 inches thick)






First pick a level, debris-free area for your wrestling ring. The ring ought to be a minimum of 8×8 feet in size if you are strapped for space but if you have sufficient space make it a minimum of 12×12. Use the tape measure to lay out the size of your wrestling wring and then get started.

The metal posts ought to be about 7 feet in length. Use the post hole digger to make 4 holes at the 4 corners of your wrestling ring, each 3 feet deep. Cement the poles into the holes and permit them to dry; 4 feet of the pole ought to be above ground.

Use the hammer and nails to join the wood planks to make a base for the wrestling ring making certain that the planks are directly lined up with the metal posts. Use the mattresses or cushions to fill up the remainder of base and then put plywood on top and use the screws to secure the plywood to the base. Alternately you can put tires within the base and then lay the mattresses and plywood on top of these for added padding.

On top of the plywood place the mattress pads or some other soft layer so that wrestlers do not injure themselves by falling on only the plywood. Put canvas/tarpaulin on top of the mattress pads and sew, tape, tie, or staple the edges down as securely as you can to keep the canvas/tarpaulin from moving around.

Now on the outside face of the 4 metal posts drill a couple holes, one below the other (about 3 in all) and use nuts and washers to put an eyehook in each hole. Place the turnbuckles in the eyehooks and run the rope/bungee cord right around the ring to work as the ropes for your wrestling ring. Use the foam (or thick pillows) to cover all of the metal posts to avoid injury and your wrestling ring is ready for use.

Tips and Warnings

To prevent rope burn when wrestlers lean against the ropes of the ring, wrap the ropes with duct tape.

Test the ring meticulously before using it, including the ring ropes, tarp and turnbuckles to ensure that all parts are stable and secure. Run around in the ring to ensure that it can bear your weight.

If you intend to have spectators around your wrestling ring, see to it that the location you choose for the ring is large enough to contain them comfortably.

Do not attempt any professional wrestling moves unless you are trained to do so because errors can lead to injury to yourself or another other wrestler.