Friday, July 06, 2007

At first I thought WWE went wild....

When I spotted the headline, Wrestling championship ends in riot at first I thought it was a WWE (or to me as it will always be WWF) had a pay per view wrestling championship end in a riot of disappointed fans who were miffed over an outcome. Having been a fan of the Undertaker for quite some time there was more than one time when the planned outcome was a "talk to the tv" moment, I was surprised that this riot happened in Russia.
The violence broke out over Thursday's gold medal match in the 84 kg weight class between freestyle world champion Sazhid Sazhidov and European champion Georgy Ketoyev.

It involved fans from neighboring regions in the Caucasus mountains which have a long tradition of ethnic rivalry.

They were furious with a decision to award victory to North Ossetia's Ketoyev over Sazhidov from Dagestan.

2 comments:

Head Spinner Scott said...

What the heck. That is not supposed to happen in Olympic style wrestling

Lisa Renee said...

I know, those Russians took it really seriously...