I like the those suggestions.
Originally Posted by BlueBloodLion
To answer your question, yes. It's fleeing the mat. Always has been, just has not been called. That wrestler needs to find a different way of defending himself without leaving the mat. I get sick when I see wrestlers try to kick out of bounds when the ref is just about ready to award the takedown. If not two for a TD the guy should get one for stalling.
The suggestion about stalling being called when a wrestler takes a step backward is my favorite. Dennis would've beat Oliver by fifteen points two years ago instead of losing by a TD with five seconds left.
They can make all these rule changes, but if the refs don't follow through with them it really won't matter. Bring back Mike Allen of ten years ago. That guy knew how to call a match.