The issue is not the “mechanics” of the protest; the head official did a great job in that match. It is the judgement and interpretation of the action.
While the book leaves room for interpretation/judgement on UR/FLAGRANT...there is a pretty clear distinction between the two: UR involves acts that “exceed normal aggressiveness”...then goes on to give examples of LEGAL WRESTLING MANUEVERS that become illegal due to “exceeding normal aggressiveness”
FLAGRANT MISCONDUCT gives examples of actions that ARE NOT WRESTLING MANEUVERS.
The “elbow/forearm under UR refers to grinding on the back of an opponents’ head/neck in what would be an attempted power half. “Elbowing” under FLAGRANT refers to elbow strikes.
So, I ask you, is drawing a knee back, then forcefully driving it into the head/face of your opponent (with enough force to bloody his nose)....is that a WRESTLING MANEUVER, or something else?
Anyone, feel freeb to tell me what wrestling move that could be...