Are the bookers getting lazy? I’ve seen more countouts in televised wrestling in the last 4 weeks than I’ve seen in the last 4 years. Especially double countouts.
Other than that purple Muppet on Sesame Street, who likes countouts?
Fans hate countouts.
Wrestlers hate countouts.
Referees hate countouts (they have to take all the heat).
So why do them? That’s just bad booking, in my opinion. There is (almost) always another way to accomplish what you want without using them.
Countouts can be done properly, but the ones I’ve seen recently look very unbelievable and almost ridiculous. Same with those injury stoppages of the past year.
I had never thought about a countout decision from the ref’s perspective. Interesting.