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Who Likes the Term Pinfall?

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26 minutes ago, Old Corps said:

I remember reading the Easton, Pa newspaper in the early 70s and when it listed match box scores, the term “threw” was often used to indicate a pin.

As in...

”Darwin Brodt threw Joe Schmuckatelli - 5:19”


Guess they figured every throw ended in a fall :D

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3 hours ago, Witherman said:

so we can say tech fall but not pinfall?

in addition, its "state" not "states"

1. Only if you agree that boxing can end a bout in the following ways:  "TKO" and "Knockout KO"

2. Not in PA

Edited by lu_alum

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14 hours ago, TobusRex said:


Guess they figured every throw ended in a fall :D

In a way you're right.  In colonial times a match ended when you threw your opponent to the ground.  Pinning the shoulders didn't come along until later.  So a throw was the early equivalent of today's fall.  (Sportswriters carried over the earlier terminology by  reporting that a wrestler was "thrown" when he was actually "pinned" - as pointed out by the astute Old Corps above.)

As an aside, when NCAA wrestling began, there were only two ways to win - either by fall or riding time.  (Instead of "riding time" it was called "time advantage."  Early brackets would show either "WBF" or "TA" to show how the match was won. (The point system wasn't introduced until 1941.)

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6 hours ago, kgschalhoub said:

How about we get rid of "tech fall" and call it a "superior decision." That fixes the problem. So we have major decision, superior decision, and fall. That's it.

I never hear Tim Johnson, Gibbons, Sparks, etc  say that other pinfall, etc stuff. It's corny/nerdy. Like you're new to the sport and don't know the vernacular.

 

Edited by Cooch1

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