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Former WWF Referee Bashes AEW For Their Referees

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• Former WWF Referee Bashes AEW For Their Referees

During a recent interview on Busted Open Radio, AEW promoter Tony Khan said that there wouldn’t be any referee bumps in his company, but there was actually one at the recent Road Rager TV special.

Old School WWF/WWE Referee Jimmy Korderas, who criticized All Elite Wrestling for its referees multiple times in the past, said the following on Twitter:

“In that street fight, it’s crazy, you’ve got everything going. You hit Rick Knox with a 450 splash and he’s selling, not selling, trying to roll out of the way, trying to stay out of the way of what was going on, but he’s moving constantly. After a 450?!

No! Hit it, he rolls out, he’s out of the way. Then you have Paul Turner come out to do the false finish and you yank him out of the ring, and he’s gone for the rest of the night and Rick Knox comes back to count the finish. You guys can’t even get the ref bumps right. Now I know why you don’t do them.”

Korderas worked for the World Wrestling Federation (later renamed WWE) from 1987 until 2009.

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 11, 1987) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling

On this day in 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana and included matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1987’ PPV.

Here is the match-card:

Ken Patera vs. Iron Mike Sharpe

Hercules, King Kong Bundy & King Harley Race vs. Mario Mancini, Jim Evans & Paul Roma

Rick Martel & Tom Zenk vs. Terry Gibbs & Dusty Wolfe

Jake Roberts vs. Brian Costello

Greg Valentine & Dino Bravo vs. Sivi Afi & Lanny Poffo

The Honky Tonk Man vs. Omar Atlas

        
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