An Outsider's Perspective
I recently attended a freestyle/greco tournament as a spectator with some non-wrestling friends. We spend some much time debating the merits and drawbacks of the current set of rules from an entertainment standpoint These are what some complete non-wrestlers thought:
I felt quite embarassed trying to explain the excessively complicated scoring and tiebreaks . However, after getting the "best of 3" concept they understood without any real issues.
By the end of the tournament, they were starting to correct the referees on some obviously bad calls. It was pretty funny. Apparently exposure isn't that complicated.
They found greco more exciting than freestyle (yes, there were lots of big lift-and-throws.)
The video replays were annoying, but they understood the point of them.
"The heavyweights look like scary beast men, but man their matches are boring."