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[Crown Jewel Spoilers] Aftermath of Mustafa Ali vs. Mansoor

[Crown Jewel Spoilers] Aftermath of Mustafa Ali vs. Mansoor

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aaronman4772

Fun fact. He was well on his way to being a gold medalist, up 4-1. He then lost the Olympic gold medal match… because he KO’d his opponent. So he real life lost by kicking too much ass. https://youtu.be/A1HQDP-tkxo


positivfeedback

What a mess, how do they let a ruling like that stand? That kick was aimed at the body and the other guy walked into it with his neck and knocked himself out.


Spoof2020

Olympic Karate is more of a show sport. It's not about the actual combat but more a judgement on the technical aspect of it. Basically something between shadow boxing and gymnastics. Contact can happen but a KO is an instant DQ.


positivfeedback

I don’t have a problem with that, but the guy walked into it and KO’d himself. If you can just KO yourself or fake it for a DQ win then that’s just absurd. Like Eddie Guerrero IRL.


Spoof2020

Pretty sure these people know what a fake KO looks like.


positivfeedback

Wrestling, soccer, hockey, boxing, have all had their share of fake injuries and KO’s that fooled everyone. I’m sure a pro Karateka can get really good at it. Who’s to say the Iranian guy who won the good medal didn’t do it here.


A_Non_Japanese_Waifu

Need to watch more soccer brother.


thejaytheory

Marty Janetty-style


Milk_A_Pikachu

A big part of martial arts is self control. ​ In UFC, if someone dives into your knee then that is their problem. In martial arts? You don't actually want to hurt them and you do what you can to protect them. I am not sure if I would drop a DQ for that but I fully understand the rationale. ​ \--- To put it in wrestling terms, think of Steve Blackman at the brawl for all. Allegedly, his plan was to just beat the ever loving shit out of everyone and he was totally capable of that. Funny and successful as that would be, it isn't good for the long term health of the other participants (admittedly, the b4a was not good for long term health but...) and is kind of outside of the spirit of things.


A_Non_Japanese_Waifu

So, we cannot fight whatsoever in martial arts in fear of the opponent accidentally knocking themselves out if they move into our motion?


Milk_A_Pikachu

If you are unable to spar without serious concern of hurting your partner then... Yeah, you should go back to basics


BuddaMuta

The kick was moving before the guy decided to lean head first into it. Imagine getting your ass handed to you but getting a gold medal on a technicality that involved you getting yourself knock out? What a joke of a ruling. Dude was robbed


AlexaBlissBooty

At 4:12 for anyone wondering


JustinUprising

That is absurd


limutwit

TIL


CaptGDR

Is Mansoor the only WWE wrestler allowed to win in his hometown?


Kael2450

Yes


degjo

WWE got paid huge money to do shows there, they're going to send the crowd home happy


Gamesgtd

CM Punk was allowed to and we saw how that ended.


JoeStillLife

This crowd knows their Olympic athletes better than the US fans that's for damn sure.


Mjh1021

Cause there’s so many US Olympic medalists compared to other countries. Like that Tunisian swimmer who won gold is probably a god there now


SuperDragon

Exactly. I'm from a small country myself and even us have olympians that are virtually unknown, can't even imagine how ow it for Americans having medals in every fucking sport.


kcason

He’s a huge thing in Saudi after the olympics. It’d be like bringing out michael Phelps


scrnlookinsob

Dude almost won the first Gold Medal in Any Sport for the KSA. Meanwhile the US has Hundreds of Golds, fuck we won 11 at the first Olympics in 1896. It's a massive difference. Do you know who won the first US Olympic Gold Medal? cause I sure as fuck didn't know it without googling.


Downbound92

Dictatorships usually make great use of athletic achievements in propaganda, so everyone knows who they are.


MarkMVP01

Gable Steveson vs The Karate Player, WrestleMania 38 Book that shit


TheGeeMan360

"Surprise motherfucker"


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I'm still surprised WWE didn't try to pull some shit and put Monsoor in to the King of the Ring tourny to let him have that "big win" in front of the Saudi's


SeaPriority

Listen to the crowds. Dont be a killjoy


Gamesgtd

We can acknowledge the government and laws such by also acknowledging that not all people there don't support those ideals. But some like it black and white. China is very similar in its shady practices as well. Same with America if we are being honest. But the citizens aren't all bad because the government blows chunks


SeaPriority

It was more about how the live thread said the segment was lame because no one knew the "karate player". I agree with your comment


__Hello_my_name_is__

> by also acknowledging that all people there don't support those ideals. Wait how do we know this?


Gamesgtd

I meant to say not all the people. Some do. And that sucks.


__Hello_my_name_is__

Yeah, that I can agree with.


sexygodzilla

Well if people are cheering, propaganda for a murderous authortarian regime is a-okay! /s


SeaPriority

Definitely what I meant Einstein


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GunlessRx

Lmao piss off. The show doesn't revolve around you


SEMM18

This is why wrestling is the greatest thing. So absurd. This man took forever to get to the ring, I love him.


IvanPFreely

Before he took the headdress off, I thought maybe the Saudis were fans of the movie “The Wrestler” and it was going to be Ernest The Cat Miller as The Ayatollah


LexxxSamson

Watching this with no sound on while working I was so confused what the hell was going on lol.


MemGrizz_VeryNice

This mf Cole said karate player


151togo

That's the correct term, like a judo player


MemGrizz_VeryNice

I honestly had no clue. It sounded so wrong! Haha TIL


Enickma007

I thought the term for that was judoka?


151togo

A player would be someone who's not focused on the self defense aspect of the art(a professional athlete would come under this category), a judoka or karateka is someone who's more focused on the self defense aspect generally


Enickma007

Ah, interesting. Thank you for the explanation.


BuddaMuta

Ooohhhh that’s cool I had no idea! Thank you!


GallionM

Sounds weird but it's correct.


KTheOneTrueKing

Karate player is an accepted and proper term.


MirkosCloseCrop

hilarious that a bunch of people who clearly don't watch a lot of other sports heard a new term and rather than thinking "hey, i don't watch a lot of other sports, i guess that's a thing they call people who practice certain martial arts" they went "xD michael cole is dumb, that sounds silly and wrong."


IvanPFreely

don’t hate the karate player hate the karate game


JamesCDiamond

*Karate name


EVencer

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LexxxSamson

Uh , having watched wrestling in the 90's I'm pretty sure it's "Karate Fighters" tyvm


tangybrowncidert0wn

I actually wheezed as he said that is this real life


Meal_Delicious

Yes because it’s a real term


SpeedZ6

Blanka came out next


Kael2450

Archer: Karate the Dane Cook of martial arts?


UncleDrewfan

Look at the adjective: play


Atomic_Cody-21

The man is apparently Tareg Hamedi, a silver medalist in the Olympics for Saudi Arabia. The Saudi crowd reacted, but everyone else I saw had no idea who this was.


aaronman4772

I mean, I don’t think very many non-Saudi citizens or non-Karate fans know Olympic karate medalists from Saudi, so it’s understandable they didn’t react.


thejaytheory

He kinda reminds me of Marlo on The Wire.


emshaq

Ali is wearing Kohl?!?


Windows_66

They need to sign him and have him tag with Gable Steveson. Two Olympic medalists: masters of wrestling and karate!


Thick_Duck

Pretty well done bit, crowd loved it


SpeedZ6

*I like to kiiick it* *I'm a Karate Player* *Hee yaw! Hee yaw? Hee yaaaaaw!*


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Meal_Delicious

Karate player is a real term


Gamesgtd

Karate Player is correct terminology though if I'm not mistaken. Maybe practitioner would be better but you get the idea.


KTheOneTrueKing

Karate player is a correctly used term, and Byron Saxton is the one who said "box like structure" not Michael Cole.


Mysterious_Emotion63

Really thought it was gonna be Reggie or Truth. Disappointing. Who the fuck is this?


aaronman4772

Olympic Silver Medalist in karate from Saudi.