"I've got an idea," said the man sitting at the head of the table at WWE Creative. "How about instead of actually having a winner, we make it so nobody wins!"
"Give this man a Cadillac!" replied Vince McMahon.
I have to imagine this is how someone originally came up with the terrible idea of ending matches with a no contest.
There are many ways to end a match without a winner (double count out, double pinfall, have the ring collapse, both wrestlers abducted by aliens) and all of them are terrible.
When the Big Show and Brock Lesnar collapsed the ring after a massive superplex, I was stunned. For the first time I could remember, the WWE had ended a match without a winner in an amazingly entertaining and unique fashion. "They'll never be able to do this one again" I foolishly thought.
As we all know, lightning attempted to strike twice at Vengeance this past year, only to end with no flair whatsoever.
If I paid to attend a major WWE event and the main even ended without a clear winner, I'm pretty sure my head would explode into rage kittens.
Final Grade: D-