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Online ViseGrip

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Re: Initial thoughts on rule changes?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2019, 10:28:49 AM »
I like the new rules for stalling.  Shoelaces rule is good.

The going out of bounds rules appears very subjective. I see lots of potential for inconsistent rulings here.
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Re: Initial thoughts on rule changes?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2019, 12:22:26 PM »
I do like the stalling calls on their own "penalty chart" as well. Shoelaces and hair stuff is much better as well.....

As you mentioned, fleeing the mat will be called a lot more frequently and inconsistently. A lot of judgment required in this call. Could you bang the offensive wrestler for "fleeing the mat" if he/she does a blast double and takes them out of bounds?!?! I wouldn't do it, but according to the letter of the law.....did s/he really have to go all the way out of bounds??? Could s/he have turned the corner!?!? It will be interesting for sure!