At UAL III Jerry Cadorette will be defend his heavyweigt belt against Michael Todd, for many the styles which represents both pullers are controversial (the pushing shoulder roller VS lying tricep hanged outside) and for every referee this match would be a challenge. Bill Collins, a UAL co-founder will be refereed this match and to clarify the situation he posted on NAMB the rules which will be used during the match.
"Looking at the main card for the UAL III (Jerry and Micheal) how do you see it going?
The dramatics of this match:
Jerry> is the mean shoulder roller, pushing his opponent across the table which can appear to drive the elbow off the pocket..
Micheal> is very versatile and can lay on his tricep and hang on the outside for days, tiring down his opponent and inch his way to the win.
Both pullers have conversational styles, so before this match, it's noted THESE are not WAF rules...
Like any sport there is a inherent risk of injury and they must protect themselves at all time...both of these guys are seasoned pullers and must understand, whats before them..
You must keep the tip of your elbow touching or in the circumference of the elbow pad at all times, if your elbow is not touching the pad your forearm or tricep must have contact during the match, your shoulder cannot drop below the table.
An elbow hop will not be called unless there is a moderate position gain..
There is no hurt arm position that will the allow the match to be stopped, they must protect themselves at all times..
Deliberately pushing your opponent off the pad is only called if it is direct pressure into the body of your opponent or it obvious what transpired.
The match will have running fouls, no matches will be stopped unless two fouls are called or you have a winner.
A referee grip is to get a fair grip, little movement will not be called unless it's to get an advantage of the grip, then a warning followed with a foul..
The rules are looser then normal event rules..and as of right now are the SM rules, not limited too....Comments?" - Bill Collins.