The professional wrestling referee is sometimes a lost or overlooked art in our industry. With the attention and spotlight firmly on the athletes performing in-ring, oftentimes its easy to dismiss the importance of an announcer, manager, or especially a referee in regards to the overall puzzle being put together. However, a bad referee can make a good match stink and make an ok match great just by knowing what to do, when, why, and how.
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WWE referee Jimmy Korderas was recently interviewed by WildTalkRadio.com
On Mark Harris’ response on Facebook to the RAW finish: “Yes, I did watch the match up and I did make a comment on Twitter about it last night; it was more tongue in cheek as I, in my Twitter comments, try to make them light and whatnot. I really don’t have a doubt in my mind that the one part in there (Harris’ Fabebook response) where he referred to the ‘former, unemployed ref’ was directed, I think, towards myself but I could be wrong, unless another former ref commented that I didn’t see. If he was directing it towards me, contrary to popular opinion, I am employed; I do have a job actually, it’s just not refereeing in the WWE. You know what, the social media thing, I think, has gotten out of hand and people are using it for the wrong purposes; in this situation, regardless of whose fault it was, or who the blame was put on for what was obviously a messed up finish to that match, sometimes you just got to suck it up and say ‘Hey, chalk it up to experience’ and learn and move on.
Welcome to OWW Radio! Each week hosts David (@dlb19338) and Alex (@AlexGoff84) will provide perspective to the WWE, TNA, and everything else making news in the world of professional wrestling. A new episode will be posted each week. This week David is joined former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas (@jimmykorderas). Jimmy is the author of the new book, “The Three Count: My Life in Striples as a WWE Referee”. David and Jimmy discuss his career in and out of the ring, including his favorite Wrestlemania moments, working for Vince McMahon, the Montreal Screwjob, and much more!
Jimmy’s contact information:
- Facebook: /jimmykorderas
- Twitter: @jimmykorderas
Listen to this episode here:
Former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas appeared on Kayfabe Wrestling Radio with Alan Wojcik, where he discussed his book ‘The Three Count’ detailing his WWE experiences, watching Owen Hart fall to his death, the night after WrestleMania crowd, being awestruck by former co-workers, and more.Highlightsfrom theintervieware as follows: