I you are pinned or submit you are still in. It is sort of like a 20 minute 5 man Iron Man match but participants enter like they would in a Royal Rumble. Only instead of who has the most wins at the end it's who has the title at the end. So you could see something like Triple H and Benjamin pass the title back and forth throughout the whole match.
So if you get pinned are you out of the match? Or do you just keep going untill its over? The rules for this match seem really vague to me. So if Triple H gets pinned he could just turn around and pin the guy who pinned him, and then he has another championship riegn. We could see him match Ric Flairs title count in 20 minutes. ANd that honestly would suck. But if the rules allow that, I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot of it on this night.
As for the Championship Scramble's rules, I think they are okay... but... 20 minutes for the world titles? That is far too little. 25 minutes would work better. The person who enters last only gets five minutes. Weak!
As far as how these matches will effect history, they could have a similar format with the title switching hands multiple times during a match to the Hardcore Battle Royal at WrestleMania 2000. However, while the Hardcore title changes counted, one must remember that the Hardcore title had the 24/7 rule and was also, more importantly, a joke title. These are the world titles. If these changes during the scramble matches are stated by the rules as not counting, they won't count.
Mike Adamle was hired, not based on talent at all, but by who he knows.
See, Mike Adamle was hired based on his relationship with NBC Sports head honcho Dick Ebersol. Ebersol is longtime friends with one Vincent Kennedy McMahon. So, Ebersol asked McMahon to throw his boy Adamle a bone... and it would be a nice tie-in with the recently debuting American Gladiators remake (this is all back in December, January). So, WWE hires Adamle and, in a move of pure stupidity, gives him a one year, $300,000 contract. However, they fail to realize that he absolutely stinks doing live TV. Adamle had been (and apparently still does) freelance work for WGN-TV out of Chicago. However, these are taped and hide his flubs.
Once they saw that Adamle stunk on live TV (the Jeff Harvey incident, the... oh dear God, however many there have been incidents) in an interviewer spot, they figured that they would try him at the broadcast table with ECW. While tons of more airtime, they would get more work for the money they are paying while also having a chance to clean up some of Adamle's goofs in post-production (since ECW is taped a few hours before it airs). Adamle was so bad and annoying with this that he became a personality overshadowing the product. After all, people watched ECW for his commentary flubs as much as the matches.
Viewing this as popularity (another stupid move by Vince), Adamle was moved to the GM spot. It would be less work that ECW commentator but more than a backstage interviewer. WWE continues to get work out of the guy they paid $300,000 for while also keeping Vince and Adamle's mutual friends (a.k.a. corporate bigwigs) happy.
Mike Adamle's entire job has been nothing but one big display of connections and having "friends in the right places." Adamle would have never gotten his first position in WWE if he had to go through the same process as everybody else and if he didn't have a mutual friend as Vince.