I don't understand how command grabs work in KOF 98 UM

If you buffer a s.Lp into a command grab with say Geese, then the punch cancels into the grab and connects. How does that work? Don’t you have to be in a neutral state to be grabbed? Can you grab out of hitstun? Or are grabs ‘Meaty’, as in the grab window is wide and therefore will connect at the first opportunity?

Anybody?

wait until it’s not like 4 am

You can combo into command throws in KOF, it doesn’t really follow the same rules as SF. They still can’t grab people out of guard stun though.