A wrestler can not be sweaty before a match because the sweat makes the skin slippery and therefore difficult to carry out a move. He must dry himself with a towel.
Hygiene rules must be respected: nails cut, short hair or tied back hair, shaven.
A wrestler wears a one-piece garment made from nylon or lycra named singlet. One usually competes in a red singlet and the other in a blue singlet.
Special pair of shoes usually made with rubber soles must be worn. They are light, flexible and help give the wrestler's feet a better grip on the mat.
A handkerchief, also called a bloodrag, is carried in the singlet and used to clean bleeding or bodily fluids on the mat.
An equipment known as headgear helps protect the ears, but its use is optional.