GUEST COLUMN: Olympic wrestling’s lifeline is good for the pros too!

olympic-ringsEditor’s note: This column originally appeared on and was written by Patric Laprade.

On Sunday, the world of amateur wrestling breathed a sigh of relief as the International Olympic Committee voted to reinstate the sport to its roster. Given the rich history of amateur stars turning professional, it was only natural for a few to speak their minds.

“It was a huge mistake. How a founding sport could not be part of the Olympics?” asked Gerald Brisco, who is in charge of scouting the amateur ranks for potential WWE superstars.

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Three months after being dropped from the 2020 Olympics, wrestling won a reprieve Wednesday and made the IOC short list for inclusion in the games.

Also making the cut were squash and a combined baseball-softball bid.

Wrestling and a combined baseball/softball bid are on the short list for inclusion in the 2020 Summer Olympics. Which sport would you rather see make it?

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