How often do you see that rule come into play? Very rarely does it actually happen. I'm not even sure that particular part of the rule book was changed recently. Folkstyle is also constantly changing its rules. Change is important to keep pace with the way the sport is changing. I think you just like bashing on freestyle for some strange reason.
My comment about his coaching was a joke btw. I think Smith is one of the best coaches in the country.
WOW YOU REALLY ARE INSECURE WITH YOUR LOVE OF FREESTYLE. When the heck did I bash freestyle??? You said the same thing to me in the other thread in regards to James Green. We get it. You love freestyle and can't stand the fact that folk is more popular in the USA. Sorry that hurts your self esteem so much!
Yes the rules in folk have changed but the difference is over the past 40 years the rule changes have been minor tweaks. Freestyle has been COMPLETELY OVERHAULED several times over during the past 20 years. So much so that the style that John Smith won all his world and Olympic medals does not exist anymore and only shares the same name. Its a completely different style. These are facts and if you cant understand or get over that, thats your problem. I love pretty much all styles of wrestling. Freestyle, Folkstyle, Greco Roman, Sambo, Judo, jujitsu, Ssirum, thumb, arm, mud, oil, professional. Heck even beach is not that bad.
But in your INSECURE eyes, freestyle is the real style and everything else is fake. Get over yourself man and go tell mommy to give you a hug. Maybe it'll make you feel better about yourself.
Edited by BigTenFanboy, 10 April 2018 - 05:30 PM.