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'The Rumble on the Rails' at Grand Central Station

U.S. freestyle wrestler Obe Blanc warms up for

U.S. freestyle wrestler Obe Blanc warms up for an exhibition wrestling match at Grand Central Terminal in New York. (May 15, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

The USA, Iran and Russia competed in "The Rumble on the Rails," a wrestling exhibition match, at Grand Central Station Wednesday in an attempt to generate interest for the sport. The International Olympic Committee plans to cut wrestling from the Olympics.

United States freestyle wrestler Kyle Dake, right, and
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United States freestyle wrestler Kyle Dake, right, and his opponent from Iran, Hassan Tahmasebi, back left, wait during their introduction at an international wrestling competition at Grand Central Terminal. (May 15, 2013)

Iran's Mehdi Taghavi Kermani, left, and the United
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Iran's Mehdi Taghavi Kermani, left, and the United States' Kellen Russell compete at an international wrestling exhibition at Grand Central Terminal. (May 15, 2013)

United States freestyle wrestler Kyle Dake, top, takes
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United States freestyle wrestler Kyle Dake, top, takes down Iran's Hassan Tahmasebi during competition at an international wrestling competition at Grand Central Terminal. (May 15, 2013)

United States freestyle wrestler Kyle Dake, right, takes
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United States freestyle wrestler Kyle Dake, right, takes down Iran's Hassan Tahmasebi during competition at an international wrestling meet at Grand Central Terminal. (May 15, 2013)

Head wrestling official Rick Tucci, far left, and
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Head wrestling official Rick Tucci, far left, and his colleague Aviram Shmuely, second from left, gesture to U.S. coaches to return to their seats during a freestyle exhibition wrestling match at Grand Central Terminal. (May 15, 2013)

U.S. coaches leave their seats as freestyle wrestlers
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U.S. coaches leave their seats as freestyle wrestlers Obe Blanc, left, from the U.S., and Iran's Hassan Rahimi grapple during an exhibition wrestling match at Grand Central Terminal. (May 15, 2013)

Trumpeter Joey Morant plays the U.S. national anthem
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Trumpeter Joey Morant plays the U.S. national anthem as the U.S. and Iran teams gather on the mat to start competition in an exhibition wrestling match at Grand Central Terminal in New York. (May 15, 2013)

U.S. freestyle wrestler Obe Blanc, left, and Iran's
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U.S. freestyle wrestler Obe Blanc, left, and Iran's Hassan Rahimi grapple during an exhibition wrestling match at Grand Central Terminal. (May 15, 2013)

Iranian fans cheer as Iranian wrestlers compete in
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Iranian fans cheer as Iranian wrestlers compete in an exhibition wrestling match at Grand Central Terminal. (May 15, 2013)

U.S. freestyle wrestler Obe Blanc waits to be
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U.S. freestyle wrestler Obe Blanc waits to be called to the mat for exhibition wrestling match at Grand Central Terminal. (May 15, 2013)

Iran freestyle wrestler Hassan Tahmasebi lies on the
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Iran freestyle wrestler Hassan Tahmasebi lies on the floor resting as his team waits for competition in an exhibition wrestling match at Grand Central Terminal in New York. (May 15, 2013)

U.S. freestyle wrestler Obe Blanc warms up for
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U.S. freestyle wrestler Obe Blanc warms up for an exhibition wrestling match at Grand Central Terminal in New York. (May 15, 2013)

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