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15 hours ago, NJDan said:

One reason that ESPN might not be interested is that it takes three events -- the US Open, the WTT and Final X (or two Final Xs)-- to pick the team. If there was one tournament, it would make for better TV.

But but but Martin Flo said this was the way would build a viewership!

I do actually think it’s great to have a “season” of multiple events laddering up to WTT and Worlds, but the current format needs some tweaking. You know it’s pretty convoluted when one of the Flo guys misunderstands/explains it wrong.

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1 hour ago, pamela said:

But but but Martin Flo said this was the way would build a viewership!

I do actually think it’s great to have a “season” of multiple events laddering up to WTT and Worlds, but the current format needs some tweaking. You know it’s pretty convoluted when one of the Flo guys misunderstands/explains it wrong.

It's a mixed bag. On the one hand, I like the fact that there are two weekends in June with some high quality matches. If you think about it, the US open is barely interesting in most cases till the semifinals (with exceptions like this years 65kg class). More than 50% of the matches (could it be more than 75%?) at the WTT challenge are really interesting. So much so that it's hard to watch them all live because so many are happening at the same time. Especially when Flo tragically shows two finals matches at the same time. By the time you get to FinalX the matches are all exciting and many of them are super competitive. As a fan I like having so much wrestling to get to the worlds. That said, it's still a mixed bag because nothings decided until the end other than who will not be going to the world and Final X will be very, very thin. Each  MFS X will have five weight classes times at least two matches. Pretty thin. 

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5 hours ago, jackwebster said:

That dude looked the same in the Denas match as he did in the US open finals vs Metcalf: 

https://www.flowrestling.org/video/5516322-65kg-f-brent-metcalf-nyac-vs-jordan-oliver-sunkistmp4

I guess he's been operating at 60% his entire career.

This 60% is split between 100% the first period, 30% the first half of the second period and 10% the second half of the first period.

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