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Thread: Caldwell getting lit up on the backflip

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    Default Re: Caldwell getting lit up on the backflip

    Quote Originally Posted by Schlottke View Post
    I really don't think anyone is to blame.

    1) Caldwell has every right to run away, flip, jump, skip, or doce doe at any point in the match.

    2) Metcalf started chasing him before the buzzer and even pulled up (you can see it on tape)- he didn't actually blast double the flipping Caldwell which would have looked like he was still wrestling, but been more likely to cause injury.

    3) By the time Metcalf made contact time was up. He let out his frustration on Caldwell while he was in the air.

    Let's just call it what it was... a solid match by Caldwell, a less than perfect performance by Metcalf, and some frustration being released.. No deliberate injuries, no poor sportsmanship. Think of how riled up the community was last night and then think about how riled up they had to be.
    Beautiful summary, Schlottke. I just wish we could leave it at that and move on.

    I also getting fatigued with the "classy/classless" designations. Didn't we call this sportmanship years ago? Good or bad behavior can happen in any social class.

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    Default Re: Caldwell getting lit up on the backflip

    Quote Originally Posted by JPOConnorFan View Post
    There were a couple of wrestlers later on that congratulated each other with a hug and there were a few seconds on the clock. This is the type of sportsmanship I like to see.

    I understand how Caldwell might be a little more emotional than some of those participants in a 2 to 1 stallfest. or pretty much any other match. I guess he was excited. He must have spent the controlled emotion practice time on his headlock instead.

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    Default Re: Caldwell getting lit up on the backflip

    Quote Originally Posted by subdude View Post
    I understand how Caldwell might be a little more emotional than some of those participants in a 2 to 1 stallfest. or pretty much any other match. I guess he was excited. He must have spent the controlled emotion practice time on his headlock instead.
    I can understand how Caldwell would get emotional too, but he held his emotions in check for 6:57 while executing a dominating match. Having respect for your opponent is not something that is practiced, you either have it or you don't.
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