There's a good reason why Disney shelled out more than $4 billion for the Star Wars franchise and promised to produce another three movie episodes. Fans can't get enough of The Force. Consider these two high school wrestlers, who decide that a match would be the perfect place to demonstrate the powers of a Jedi.
The more likely scenario is that these were teammates -- notice they have the same uniforms -- and they had to face each other in a tournament. The printing on the mat says something about "New York State Champions." Since one of them had to advance, and this would be an easy way to conserve energy for the next match.
But check out the referee's classic reaction of being quite unamused.