Devon wrestling is a type of wrestling that was popular in the nineteenth century.[1] The Devonshire fashion of wrestling allows hardened footwear to be worn and kicking intended to disable the opponent.

It has similarities to Cornish wrestling but it was reputed to focus more on foot moves and less on throwing. In the eighteenth and nineteenth century many Devon wrestlers used to wear "baked" boots when wrestling, which could cause serious injury to opponents (on rare occasions leading to death).