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Re: Tap Out Rule
There is no tap out rule in the book. Cry-out and tap-out are essentially handled the same way. The ref can only stop that move if he feels there is danger for the wrestler on bottom and we have to err on the side of safety. I wish there was a tap out rule that says you are done but there isn't. If a match is stopped for that then the wrestler on top should always get his eminent points as noted in the rule book. I am also tempted to add an unsportsmanlike call on top of it if it is that blatant. Some kids do it on purpose to get out (very few) and the rest are just scared little wrestlers that cry like a little girl. The girls don't even cry out like some boys do. You don't see elite wrestlers using that tactic.