UPDATE: Wrestling has been officially dropped from the Olympics for 2020
Sad and idiotic move. I can think of plenty of other sports that need to be dropped. Do we really need all those swimming events?
They only COULD BE removed. The Olympic committee will soon be removing one sport those two are on the short list of sports which receive little interest. They may not be removed but the fact that they're on the short list is kind of scary in itself.
Do you think this will reduce the number of potential cross over athletes or will it force those superior wrestlers into the UFC instead?
Personally I think the stock of wrestlers may be reduced in wrestling without the promise of Olympic gold, however the wrestlers that are there may seek out their fortune in the UFC. What else could they do? Oh yeah WWE I guess.