LLT Episode #4 - Jimmy Korderas
Former WWF referee Jimmy Korderas, author of ”The Three Count: My Life in Stripes as a WWE Referee” and co-host of “Aftermath” on The Score in Canada joins me this week.
The majority of the show is basically everything you ever wanted to know about being a WWE referee. Getting time cues and other instructions in his earpiece, different styles of refereeing, calling matches “as a shoot,” what other referees did he like watching, what wrestlers were the best at hiding their cheating to make the referee’s life easier, working on the ring crew, etc.
In addition to touching on his book and his new career as a broadcaster, we also debunk the rumors surrounding what exactly happened in the ring when Owen Hart died, since he was right there when it happened.
This was recorded a few weeks before the book came out in case we happened to cover anything in there, but I read it since then (it’s quite good, BTW) and I think I managed to do a good job keeping our chat on a different path. Jimmy is basically the nicest guy on the face of this planet (although that may be a Canadian thing where he’s just tied with everyone else…) and I had a lot of fun learning about the ins and outs of pro wrestling refereeing from him.