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Kurt Angle, Gerald Brisco discuss IOC's recommendation to cut wrestling from 2020 Olympics

Kurt Angle, Gerald Brisco discuss IOC's recommendation to cut wrestling from 2020 Olympics

Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recommended that wrestling be removed from the 2020 Olympic Games. The recommendation was ultimately made by secret ballot of several rounds, and wrestling was voted out from a final group that included modern pentathlon, taekwondo and field hockey. This is an unsettling decision for many in the pro wrestling community, a landscape that is full of successful amateur wrestlers at all levels, including former Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle, a TNA wrestler. “I was really in shock [when I heard the news],” Angle said in a phone interview today. “It’s the oldest sport in the world. It’s like pulling the 100-meter...

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