(NEWSER) – The pentathlon looked most likely to get the ax in a review of the 26 Olympic sports, but it’s wrestling that’s been cut from the 2020 Games. Dropping a sport allows the International Olympic Committee to pick one up for that year—and now, wrestling will be competing with baseball and softball, karate, squash, and other sports for the coveted spot. IOC members will meet in May to propose a sport and they’ll vote on the matter in September. Wrestling is one of the Olympics’ oldest sports, the AP notes. The IOC reviewed factors ranging from TV ratings and ticket sales to doping rules as it made its decision; subjective criteria like politics and personal taste also played a role in the decision by 15 commission members. Pentathlon officials made a big push to keep their sport on the program.
So this is the big Olympic story today. All sorts of wrestlers freaking out that they won’t get to watch sweaty guys wrastle in 2020. Got a buddy who wrestled in college and he’s all bent out of shape about it. Personally I could give less of a fuck because I hate the Olympics in general. Plus I feel like wrestling is one of those sports that only people who wrestle care about. There aren’t any fans who have never actually done it themselves. And if we’re being honest with each other, real wrestling is the most boring sport that’s supposed to be exciting in the history of the world. But having said that isn’t wrestling like the world’s oldest sport? I mean how do you have motocross and not wrestling? That makes no sense on any level to me. So I guess the Iron Sheik has a point when he says the following;
“After 1000 years they take away the best sport in the world? This is the first time the dumb motherf**kers have no balls for they make the walking an Olympic sport.”
He adds, “If I see anybody on the street that work from the IOC I swear to the Jesus I suplex them put them in camel clutch break their back make them humble.”
“The #TEAMSHEIKIE respect the Olympic now they can all go f**k themselves and make the Curling Olympic sport because they all the biggest piece of no good s**t and I never watch the Olympic again. Also buy my t shirt [on my website] or go f**k yourself.”