Wardle charged with a grade C offence,Mcguire and Cudjoe both charged with grade A offences.
And no charge for Ablett for his assault with the knees. Typical of how shambolic the sport is. If it's not replayed and banged on about by commentators they pretend it never happened. They have all the game footage, they absolutely must have seen it, but they're going to turn a blind eye to it because they know most fans missed it.
I quite like this as an approach. No-one wants to see thuggery or mindless violence, but a good punch-up definitely adds to the spectacle. Who can say they didn't enjoy the Farrell/Scully 'sh***house' scrap, or JP dishing out retribution to Willie Mason, or the titanic Scully/McCracken bout? These are among some of my fondest RL viewing moments.
And kids love that sort of almost cartoon-like 'safe' type of fighting anyway - I'd expect that they'd be much more likely to enjoy it than be upset by it.
So by all means clamp down on the cynical pre-meditated thuggery (of which Ablett is, ironically, one of the prime exponents), but show a bit more understanding for the 'crime passionelle' of the heat-of-the-moment bit of fisticuffs.
One thing that I find funny about the whole violence, kids, family debate. Is that most kids grow up watching professional wrestling, and for a while they believe it to be authentic and their parents are happy to allow them to watch it, all the while letting them have their Santa Clause like delusions about its authenticity.
It conflicts with what we're told about families potentially turning away from the game because they don't want their children to see violence.