Wow, just found this old WCL thread and read it. Intersting. Anyway, I watched a couple of fights from season 1 of the WCL and there was a bunch of stuff I didn't care for.
However, now I've been watching the second season pretty regularly and they have made a ton of improvements - everything from the tv production to the quality of fighters has improved. And as you all mentioned, the rules have evolved too. Here are a couple of current fights from this season for you all to compare to what you remember it being before:
YouTube - WCL - Raymond "The Real Deal" Daniels vs Damion Caldwell 2
YouTube - WCL - Jason Bourelly vs Matt Foshee
YouTube - WCL - Munah Holland vs Jennifer Han
Enjoy and flame on!