Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Am I Missing Something?

In every tournament in history, a double countout or double-DQ or time limit draw means both men are eliminated. Yet somehow a double countout in Big Show vs. HHH resulted in a three way match for the title shot. Huh? By all logic that should mean RVD gets a bye and wins the tournament. After all, the incentive under that logic is to agree with your opponent to go to a double-countout or DQ, and then you only have to beat one opponent in a three way rather than beating both of them in separate singles matches. Creativity is good. Logic is better.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Phil said...

"The WrestleMania IV precedent", I suppose (though it was in WWF before that in lower-profile events like the early King of the Rings). At least, a mention of them breaking precedent would have been nice from the announcers.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Dave Ling & Franchise said...

Um... Did I miss the date when logic became a relevant factor in wrestling booking in the WWE? I don't think I can remember when logic was a prevailing trend within the WWE, especially in the last 5 years...
Plus, how else is Triple H supposed to win the title at WM if he's not in the main event for the 5th year in a row and 6th year out of 7? -insert frustration here-

1:27 PM  
Blogger nevs999 said...

I'm going on the assumption WWE is finally daring me to completely tune it out. Trips in the WM main event (again) pushes me ever closer to cliff.

Matt in Anchorage

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Phil said...

Just watching the show now, and the Raw announcers lost more of what little credibility they have left. They're acting mystified as to what happens in the case of a draw in a tournament. In theory, it should be what always happens and they should get that over even if the booking eventually ends up differently.

6:25 PM  
Anonymous The Masterbater said...

Poor Todd, you forgot Triple H has to show us that he can beat the Big Show and RVD at the same time. It makes it more satisfying to him to have both in the ring instead of one on one. It is the honorable way for his 7th plus main eventing to Wrestlemania and his way to another boring stale WWE Title win. GOD I really hate that guy.

7:27 AM  
Blogger Todd Martin said...

I think the rationale is most likely just "everyone is expecting HHH to win, so we have to swerve them in some way." Of course, it would help if the swerve made some sense. Like HHH, ballistic about the double countout, interferes in RVD-Masters and they call it a double DQ. HHH says the tournament is over and demands the title shot himself, and Bischoff calls for something or other to settle it. There you're still not going point A to point B to point C, but at least it makes sense.

9:13 AM  
Blogger nevs999 said...

At my advanced age, rationalizing why to even give WWE any of my time is getting more and more difficult.

After the 2.20.06 episode of Raw, these questions linger:

- Who other than those with the last name McMahon or Levesque want to see HHH in the WM main event? A show of hands, please.
- This may stem from the road rage/divorce proceedings, but why isn't Flair given any mic time these days? He's about the only entertaining part of the show, especially when he yaps.

Yours in frustration - Matt in Anchorage

12:32 PM  

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