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Thread: Differences between Russian and American wrestling philosophies

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    Default Re: Differences between Russian and American wrestling philosophies

    The funny thing sgallan is that all these tactics you speak of are widely used in American business and financial fields. Stock market is all about getting in at the right time and shutting down at the right time. American wrestlers have a hard time realizing that Russian wrestlers think like American businessmen.

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    Default Re: Differences between Russian and American wrestling philosophies

    Good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    The funny thing sgallan is that all these tactics you speak of are widely used in American business and financial fields. Stock market is all about getting in at the right time and shutting down at the right time. American wrestlers have a hard time realizing that Russian wrestlers think like American businessmen.
    I second that notion!!

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    Big do you mean that they are always wondering where the Hookers and Beer are? (Russian Wrestlers/American Businessmen)

    I do have a legitimate question...do wrestlers all over the world at that high of a level watch alot of video tape on their opponent or would they prefer to focus on their own style and dictating pace?
    "Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak."

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    The reason I ask is that it seems to me our wrestlers dont know their opponents very well beyond their reputation...announcers who are calling the matches seem to know what the wrestlers will do but our wrestlers get caught in the other wrestlers bread and butter move...
    "Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak."

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    Quote Originally Posted by goferphan View Post
    The reason I ask is that it seems to me our wrestlers dont know their opponents very well beyond their reputation...announcers who are calling the matches seem to know what the wrestlers will do but our wrestlers get caught in the other wrestlers bread and butter move...

    the OTC has a huge library of video archives. jackson and brands spend a lot of time doing video review with their athletes. a lot of US wrestlers with webpages/blogs often address video reviews as part of their stays at the OTC.

    however, the very best international wrestlers are also aware that they are being scouted, and thus adapt. they wont change their 'bread and butter' moves, but they will definitely change their set ups and the timing of the moves. in the interview that BIG translated, gatsalov referred to his need to constantly adapt, since his victory in athens meant people were going to be gunning for him.

    i've noted tho, a lot of the former hawkeye wrestlers dont adapt. they want to impose their gameplan over their oponenents, and well, sometimes that doesnt work out. just to throw some names out there.... m zadick, b zadick, williams, fullhart, and mocco [ha!].

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