Editor’s note: This column originally appeared on http://slam.canoe.ca 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.
Courtesy of ESPN.com:
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?
Wrestlers, Coaches and Parents,
Wrestling is up against seven other sports being considered for the final spot at the 2020 Olympics. An independent international Olympic Sports News Source is conducting a poll asking your opinion: which sport do you think the IOC should include on the Olympic program for 2020?