5 most bizarre WWE traditionsLast updated on Jul 28, 2018, 05:02 pm
We all know that WWE is not a sport. It is sports entertainment. And such a show comes with its own set of traditions.
They keep the matches exciting and help the performers to showcase their abilities.
And these weird traditions are what make the WWE interesting and popular among a wide range of viewers.
Here we take a look at five of them.
Champion's Benefit: No title change if counted out or disqualified
When two people fight in a championship battle, the title does not change hands if the reigning champion is disqualified or counted out.
He keeps the title to himself, though the challenger wins the match on paper.
This bizarre tradition does not make any sense, as one can keep retaining the title just by walking out or getting disqualified.
Protecting your partner
Tag-team matches are a special attraction but one contradictory aspect of these fights is overlooked deliberately.
Usually, if two wrestlers are fighting, others cannot enter the ring till tagged in.
However, if one's partner is pinned down, the other wrestler might enter the ring and interfere in order to break the count.
The referee lets it go to make the fights more dramatic.
Escape to victory?
Wrestlers fight a steel cage match to settle their feuds once and for all.
A steel cage match is won through pinfall, submission, or if one of the fighters escapes the cage.
Traditionally, the point of a steel cage was to not let the heel escape.
But, since escaping is a way to secure a victory, the concept of these fights is completely bizarre.
When the referee is down
Several times, a referee is hit either accidentally or deliberately during a match.
When the official is down, the wrestlers continue fighting and some even use unfair means.
But no immediate replacement ever arrives, albeit on rare scripted occasions, to see that the match goes on fairly.
This weird tradition makes little sense and is done only to augment story-lines.
What was the deal with the Hardcore Championship?
On winning the Hardcore Championship, Crash Holly made an announcement.
He stated that the championship could be challenged, 24*7 365 days and anyone could challenge him for it.
Holly then ended up defending his title at strange places, including a hotel, a restaurant and a circus.
Further, once even a referee tried to pin him down to secure a victory.
Definitely, the strangest tradition!