They have even done it at Wrestlemania XIX...
I've started to think about this article when I was watching the handicap match opposing HHH and Randy Orton vs. Sheamus, Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase (Priceless).
It's already lame to have have had Priceless vs. Orton not long ago and to have them in a triple threat at Wrestlemania 26 that will most likely turn into a 2 vs. 1 match (unless the WWE decides to really surprise the fans); but I won't judge before it happens and, anyway, that coming match is not the point.
Those who remember the 80's and 90's will think about Andre The Giant or King Kong Bundy vs. two or more unknown jobbers. An handicap match was meant to demonstrate the unlimited power of a giant and to give him a push in the showdown before a big match.
But, nowadays, why there still have handicap matches? Without jobbers with no name, all an handicap match achieves is to show the weakness of two rising stars or, in other words, it buries young wrestlers.
It even looks bad when the pair wins over the lone guy; they did it with Priceless vs. Orton and again tonight with a three on two; what was the use?
It didn't help Rhodes, DiBiase or Sheamus; yes, they won, but it still show their weakness because the message sent is they need to outnumber their opponents to win.
In addition, in the last years, the WWE has overused the handicap matches to ''punish'' a wrestler.
When I think about an handicap match in recent years, I think about John Cena; he has been put in such bout so many times that he has built a Superman gimmick in big part because of that.
It didn't benefit Cena so much because he can be a Superman in a street fight against a bunch of bodyguards as we have seen tonight on Raw.
The WWE has even reached an handicap match's new low with the gauntlet match concept. Once, on Sept. 9, 2009, he has been pit against Chris Jericho, Big Show and Randy Orton, three of the biggest names in WWE, in a gauntlet match on Raw.
At least the gauntlet match between Triple H and the Spirit Squad, in 2006, involved five near nobodies on the losing side.
I probably sound old school, but I still think handicap matches should only be used to push heel monsters and not to push nowadays face wrestlers who don't really need it.
It's not a problem to see heel Big Show or Khali destroying two wrestlers, but it's useless to see faces in such matches.