WWE held a Fatal 4-Way tag team match on RAW this week to determine the #1 contenders for the WWE World Tag Team titles. While a winner was decided, WWE has been called out for making the match far too convoluted.

New Catch Republic (Tyler Bate and Pete Dunne), Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar), Judgment Day (Finn Balor and JD McDonagh), and the Creed Brothers (Brutus and Julius Creed) clashed in an intense match up to determine the new challengers.

As the match reached the end, New Catch Republic came close to securing victory over Finn Balor, only for his partner JD McDonagh to intervene and break the pinfall. This pivotal moment saw Carlito making his presence felt by interfering from the outside, executing a devastating backstabber on Tyler Bate atop the announcers’ desk. Balor capitalized on the chaos and hit the Coup De Grace on Dunne to claim the hard-fought victory.

Former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas took to Twitter and uploaded a video, where he raised a apoint regarding the Fatal 4-Way tag team match. He noted that while the match provided excitement, it also became somewhat chaotic due to unclear rules. Korderas highlighted the ambiguity surrounding specific regulations for such matches.


While participants can tag anyone from another team and there are typically no countouts, Korderas expressed uncertainty regarding disqualifications. He mentioned that the match began to resemble a Texas Tornado match, where all competitors are in the ring simultaneously, yet the referee couldn’t enforce anyone to exit the ring.

This lack of clarity led to confusion, exemplified by Carlito’s interference without resulting in a disqualification. Korderas explained the importance of clearly defining the rules to ensure both the audience and officials understand and can follow along and not get confused.

”There was a little thing in that Fatal 4 Way tag match that made me go ‘hmmm.’ The tag match, it got clustered at times. But, what are the rules specifically for a Fatal 4-Way tag team match? Yes you can tag anyone from the other team, there’s no countouts. Apparently there’s no disqualifications, we don’t know if it’s true. All of a sudden everyone’s in the ring, it’s a Texas Tornado match but the referee can’t count anybody to get out of the ring. It feels convoluted and clustered and I don’t understand. They should come out and say this is exactly what the rules are, so the audience can understand and follow along. Because when you don’t give it to ’em, stuff happens like Carlito interfering and they have no idea why it isn’t a DQ, neither do I.”

R-Truth already made it clear he wants to end Judgment Day when they defend their titles, so we will have to wait and see who will prevail in the end. Regardless, we hope WWE will make better rules for matches from now on.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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