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3 mistakes not to make in the 3rd period

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Offense when leading by 2 or more points

 

It's ok to win two out of the three periods to win the match overall. Really, it's alright. You don't have to keep taking shots to impress your coach/spectators. If you put more points on the board it won't matter anyway but you do so at the expense of opening yourself up to counterpoints/fluke pin. This doesn't mean you can totally phone it in the 3rd. Because then the ref will start dinging you with stalling and before you know it the score is tied. Just do enough to keep your lead and maybe get dinged with the token stall warning and maybe the first stall penalty point that come when the ref/fans realize the wrestler who's winning isn't entertaining them as they think they're entitled to entertained.

 

Choosing neutral to start the 3rd when already leading

 

Whoa watch out everybody, we got a Billy Bad Ass over here. Check him out taking neutral to send the message that he's gonna get the (unnecessary) takedown to rub it in. This is basically the same thing as wrestling offensively when you're already in the lead explained above. Just go down and take 45 seconds to a minute off the clock before the first stalling call or take top and throw in some legs and the ref probably won't call you for stalling because you're "working a move". Either way, nobody is impressed with your tough guy taking neutral shtick.

 

Getting pinned

It's called the scream rule. The ref might give your opponent an extra NF point but if you holler loud and long enough he has to stop the match. A win is a win, and if that means screaming off your back then so be it, because in due time nobody will care/remember how you won...just that you won. Besides if you were leading in the 3rd and get caught it was a fluke and you are the better wrestler anyway so it's not really morally wrong when you consider it objectively.

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Maybe 20 -25 seconds could be burned with the following procedure: circle left, tap head; circle right, leg slap; two steps back into random super duck 'attempt' (during which no contact is made, and you end up two steps forward or where you started) directly followed by random sprawl; spring up from sprawl into front headlock until stalemate.

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Maybe 20 -25 seconds could be burned with the following procedure: circle left, tap head; circle right, leg slap; two steps back into random super duck 'attempt' (during which no contact is made, and you end up two steps forward or where you started) directly followed by random sprawl; spring up from sprawl into front headlock until stalemate.

That is textbook, except one should add in the stalling vertical suplex at the end....good for another 20+ seconds off the clock

 

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That's great, Medicine Man. We had a State Champ who used to call it his "Pimp Drop" -- he'd pick a guy up off of a hi-c and walk around the mat until he was ready to dump the guy. Ref never called stalling. Pure entertainment.

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What about leg slaps? Will those buy you time or actually turn the ref against you?

 

Depends on the weight class. Not so much at the lower weights, but a HWT slapping his opponent's knee with authority like he was almost about to take a shot buys himself at least a minute of not having to do anything else.

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