Schiavello Talks About Wrestling in MMA
He says a lot of stuff, nothing too different than what people have generally been criticizing wrestlers for. There are some choice bits, though, in particular this interesting gem:
I'm still a big fan of his commentary, but I gotta say I think it's bogus that he doesn't think "martial arts" applies to boxing or wrestling. I guess he's still sort of a traditionalist?
Indeed a further question could be: have American wrestlers taken the martial arts out of Mixed Martial Arts? (as a side note, I never actually liked the phrase Mixed Martial Arts. Boxing is not a martial art, nor is wrestling, nor is street fighting, yet we have Mixed “Martial Artists” competing from these backgrounds. The name MMA was coined by Rick Blume [some say Jeff Blatnick] but I always thought Mixed Fight Sports (MFS) or Mixed Combat Sports (MCS) would be a far more suitable name).