As I try to finish writing this on Tuesday morning, less than an hour after the news of his death broke, “Lance Russell” has made both the . and worldwide trending lists on Twitter, which he’d probably be kind of amused by. As someone who often joked, “When I started in TV, it was called radio” and wasn’t even exaggerating, this was not something he could have conceived of when he read scripted football game recreations as a 20-something breaking into broadcasting. Hell, as VCRs became viable consumer electronics, he was fascinated by tape traders’ unyielding love of his little local television show, to the point of being shocked by how frequently he was recognized in other parts of the country when he took a job with WCW in 1989. (This period, it should be mentioned, featured some of the funniest work of his career as the host of WCW Pro , where he was the straight man to Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin’s Fabulous Freebirds.)
In matches with multiple competitors, an elimination system may be used. Any wrestler who has a fall scored against them is forced out of the match, and the match continues until only one remains. However, it is much more common when more than two wrestlers are involved to simply go one fall, with the one scoring the fall, regardless of who they scored it against, being the winner. In championship matches, this means that, unlike one-on-one matches (where the champion can simply disqualify himself or get himself counted out to retain the title via the Champion's Advantage ), the champion does not have to be pinned or involved in the decision to lose the championship. However, heel champions often find advantages, not in Champion's Advantage, but in the use of weapons and outside interference, as these poly-sided matches tend to involve no holds barred rules.