There are numerous testimonies about the remote origins of this struggle that was practiced in the island of Sardinia, like other competitive forms, some of which disappeared in the first
half of the nineteenth century because considered dangerous during the country festivals, religious ceremonies, fairs livestock, agricultural and pastoral collective rituals as
harvesting, threshing and the shearing of livestock. Landowners and farmers sometimes found themselves among the servants skilled wrestlers, gherradores, experienced players strumpa (or
S'Istrumpa or istrumpa) which increased their personal pride when competing in the above mentioned parties. The similarity of Strumpa fight with the most famous wrestling fight
greek-Roman and leads to the assumption of the origins still very remote.