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Mickie James On Why The Referee Abruptly Ended Her RAW Women’s Title Match

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (September 18, 2006) – WWE Monday Night RAW

On this day in 2006, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Monday Night RAW’.

This episode was broadcasted from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE Cyber Sunday 2006’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

Umaga vs. Kane

Ric Flair vs. Spirit Squad Johnny

Six-Pack Challenge: Johnny Nitro vs. Chris Masters vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Carlito vs. Super Crazy vs. Randy Orton

Candice Michelle vs. Lita

Edge & Trevor Murdoch & Lance Cade vs. John Cena & Shawn Michaels & Triple H

• Mickie James On Why The Referee Abruptly Ended Her RAW Women’s Title Match

While speaking to talkSPORT, Mickie James discussed her RAW Women’s Championship match against Asuka on this week’s RAW, which was ended abruptly by the referee.

Below are the highlights:

On the match ending early:

“I honestly don’t know. I rolled back to count – one, two – there was no count. So she obviously went to go and lock back in the Asuka lock and I think in those moments, here’s the thing: it is a dangerous sport. We have to be very careful. The refs do their job and kind of their job is to protect us and make sure it never goes too far or no one ever gets hurt.

So he made his decision based on what he thought was a reality, that I was hurt or I couldn’t continue and that’s unfortunate for me. I felt like I could continue and it’s an unfortunate loss. But, it’s not a real loss let’s face it. It was the final decision, what can I do? Except go in there and throw a fit on Monday!”

On why the referee did it:

“In that moment it’s very hard for them to tell whether you are hurt or not. It can’t just be his call either. It must have been whoever thought I was hurt. They’re just trying to protect me and keep me safe because concussions are a real thing. What we do as a sport is very dangerous.

So if somebody gets a concussion, not only can they not wrestle the rest of that match, but they could possibly never wrestle again depending on how bad it is, same with football. So we have to be careful with that and I get it.

It was unfortunate for me and stinky, but I’m fine. My nose hurts a little bit from that knee lift, I’ll be honest [laughs].”

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