Is there a particular trope identifying drawn out fight scenes in film and TV where the Villain resorts to using wrestling moves vs. the Hero: punches, bear hugs, and body throws, rather than more immediately crippling attacks to vulnerable spots like eyes, throat, or knees you'd expect in a fight to the death?

Lots of examples, two that come to mind are the train fight between Priest and Black Hat in Priest and Hannibal King vs. Jarko Grimwood in Blade: Trinity.


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Let's Fight Like Gentlemen from TV tropes might fit the bill.


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