I agree that it is a crappy way to end a match, but it is certainly more fair than the old system that had a sudden victory/death period followed by a single ride-out period (rather than the current system that has two periods on the mat), where the coin flip virtually determines the winner. I cannot think of a better way. There is, of course, a way to avoid having net riding time determine the winner: either outscore your opponent in regulation or get the first takedown in overtime.
Originally Posted by Gold
Pucillo is ordinarily a very aggressive wrestler, but I think he altered his gameplan for Varner and it ended up working--basically he out-Varnered Varner. Varner certainly has the physical ability to be an offensive wrestler, but for whatever reason he chooses not to.