The professional wrestling referee is sometimes a lost or overlooked art in our industry. However, a referee can make a good match unwatchable or make an ok match great based on how much they know of what to do, when, why, and how.
Now, in a very rare opportunity, legendary WWE referee Jimmy Korderas will open up about the ins and outs, rights and wrongs, subtleties and nuances of being a professional wrestling referee. Jimmy’ WWE career spans 22 years and thousands of marquee matches viewed by millions of people. From officiating WWF Live Events in the Ontario region to the main event of WrestleMania, and everywhere in between, Korderas has seen, experienced, and taken part in it all.
We’ll sit Jimmy down for an in-depth interview before heading into the ring with Jimmy & seven of independent wrestling’s finest zebras under the learning tree. Jimmy will discuss what he feels are the do’s and don’ts of the art of officiating, talk about his beginnings and some very entertaining stories along the way, and explain the true job and importance of a credible official and the psychology behind it. He’ll cover working with talent, dealing with injuries & mistakes, how to get hired, and many important parts of the job most may take for granted! If you ever wondered what that referee is really doing in the ring, or thought about donning the stripes yourself, get ready to go to class and learn Refereeing 101!
Featuring: Paul London!