The world of sports was shocked on Tuesday when it was announced that the 2020 games will be held without the sport of wrestling, removing it as one of the 26 "core sports", even though the sport is steeped in tradition going back to the ancient games originally held in Greece.
As the sporting world asks why, the answer actually can be traced to an in-flight movie on the plane carrying IOC President Jacques Rogge. The movie in question is Mel Brooks' 1993 parody, Robin Hood-Men in Tights.
"After an hour spent watching Cary Elwes' junk in that tight costume, I was disgusted. Then it dawned on me that our precious games have sports with uniforms that are as tight, and I realized that action must be taken."
When reached for comment, Brooks said, "He just now noticed wrestlers' junk? C'mon let the kids compete. You would think he had seen a schmekel before."
It will be decided in May which of the eight candidate sports, including wrestling, will be able to become the 26th "core sport". Let's just hope that the Stallone movie, "Over the Top" isn't the in-flight movie this time.