WWE has implemented a new policy for their referees. As of last month, referees will no longer be informed of the outcome of the match ahead of time at house shows. All of the outcomes are scheduled before the intermissions at the show without them knowing.
This new policy adds a new degree of realism as the wrestlers must listen closely to the refereeâ<80><99>s instructions (such as breaking a hold before five) or kicking out of pin attempts before the three count. Now since the wrestlers know that the referees are unaware of the finish they must work in a more convincing fashion. One backstage source was quoted as saying, â<80><9c>It keeps everyone on their toes.â<80>