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WWE Raw main event ended with a DQ because of Vince McMahon’s secret rule

Last night’s WWE Raw main event between The Hurt Business and Retribution ended in a disqualification due to one of Vince McMahon’s secret rules.

This was pointed out by Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez on Wrestling Observer Radio during their Raw recap.

“There was a DQ for somebody hitting somebody while standing on the apron,” Meltzer said. Meltzer was referring to T-Bar hitting Lashley when Lashley was trying to make Slapjack tap out to the Full Lashley submission.

Alvarez said, “I told you months ago they had that stupid secret rule and Tom Phillips even spit it out when it happened. The illegal man hit the legal man, that’s what he screamed when they called for the bell.”

Meltzer said that this happens in every match but Alvarez explained the nuance to this secret rule.

Alvarez said, “If you’re doing it to break up a pin it’s okay but if you’re not it’s a DQ…We’ve now seen it twice this year and people ridiculed me the first time I explained it and now it’s happened again.”

Meltzer pointed out that there have been plenty of double team spots on WWE shows in the past but Alvarez explained that wrestlers have to distract the referee. “I don’t know Dave but that’s why this was a DQ. Tom Phillips flat out said that and they’ve done it before with this sh**y finish.”

If you use any portion of the quotes from this article please credit Wrestling Observer Radio with a h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription. A WrestlingObserver.com subscription includes the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and daily audio shows in addition to thousands of hours of archived audio shows.






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