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3/11/12 7:40 PM
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oumatt
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Why does the state boxing commission sanction pro wrestling, but not BJJ and submission wrestling? The potential for injury seems much higher when its not scripted. Phone Post
3/11/12 9:19 PM
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Why should taxes from the UFC, WWE and TNA pay for the commission to oversee local events? I can kind of see Danas point.

As far as Pro wrestling is concerned - years ago Vince McMahon had the WWE classified as sports entertainment in New Jersey so they were not restricted by the NJ athletic commission. I am sure if pushed, the same could happen here. When Raw/Smackdown come here, I am certain the commission makes a nice chunk of change off the gate.

I am bummed as I had planned to return to the wrestling ring on April 28 for SRPW but that may not happen now.

Regarding the boxing commission overseeing grappling tournaments - my understanding is they will not be classified as combat sports. And the commission will only oversee events classified as combat sports.

I am not saying the commission should not be involved in all of these sports - as they do a great job in protecting the participants. But the funding needs to be looked at. Phone Post
4/6/12 10:33 PM
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pcuzz
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I am wondering if they regulated wrestling so they could justify taking PPV revenue? Anything else makes no sense. I talked to several local "pro" wrestlers and they said the events around here are never sanctioned by the OKAC.
4/8/12 11:09 AM
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Zilla2000
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The OSAC santioned 212 live professional wrestling events last year. Any event held without a permit from the state is illegal.

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