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Wrestling getting an MMA-inspired makeover

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NEW YORK – In its push to keep their sport in the Olympics, wrestling will get a makeover, the acting president of the sport's world governing body said Tuesday.

So say goodbye to singlets and hello to shirtless Greco-Roman wrestlers. The stage too could change – why be limited by a boring square mat? Taking the lead from the MMA world, wrestling is thinking big and bold when it comes to showmanship. Incorporating staged weigh-ins, walk-out music, lighting, visual effects and video screen replays are all being discussed.

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Post #1   5/15/13 10:33:11AM   

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I'm all for anything as long as it allows these guys to compete for an Olympic medal. If the grand stage entrances and lighting can keep this sport from going extinct, I say go for it.

Post #2   5/15/13 11:49:37AM   

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No singlet?! But how will we know who has the biggest moose knuckle?

Post #3   5/15/13 1:15:03PM   

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Sounds good to me. Would draw a bit of excitement from casual fans

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Someone needs to come in with Road Warrior shoulder spikes.

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They also need chair shots and finishing moves! Oh and perhaps they should start sleeping with each others girlfriends to add some drama?

Post #6   5/15/13 9:04:03PM   

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Posted by MisterFreeze

They also need chair shots and finishing moves! Oh and perhaps they should start sleeping with each others girlfriends to add some drama?

Post #7   5/16/13 6:48:46PM