The Three Count: My Life in Stripes as a WWE Referee

The Three Count: My Life in Stripes as a WWE Referee

Jimmy Korderas

Language: English

Pages: 232

ISBN: 1770410848

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

"The Three Count highlights the triumphs and tragedies Jimmy Korderas experienced over his storied career as a WWE referee -- from humble beginnings with Jack Tunney in Toronto to being a part of the main event with Edge and the Undertaker at WrestleMania. For the first time, Korderas talks about the harrowing experience of being in the ring during Owen Hart's accident and about the horrific effects of the Chris Benoit tragedy -- the most difficult moments of his life in wrestling"--P. [4] of cover.

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feedback from the other referees and the guys in the match was encouraging but I knew I had so much more to learn and work on. With my first match out of the way, I couldn’t wait to get back in the ring. Not only that, I couldn’t wait to make my Maple Leaf Gardens debut. After all, the Gardens was the Mecca of Canadian wrestling, not to mention hockey. How much better does it get than to referee for the World Wrestling Federation in the same arena that your favourite NHL team plays in? Not to

activities on our ride to the next town, we would ultimately end each sentence with the phrase “Stays in the car!” No one was immune from the friendly jabs we took at just about everyone. It was all in fun, but you never know how some might take it, so we just waited for our car ride to comment. Many times we would have a third and even a fourth in the car but that didn’t stop us from our usual routine. Here’s how a normal trip would go. First we, or more accurately I, would pack our bags in

the ring. I get asked a lot of questions by many fans about my time in the WWF /E. Questions such as how has refereeing a match changed over the years, especially with the addition of the earpiece? What’s the difference between working on TV versus non-televised events? What is the pay like? What is it like to referee the different types of matches and their unique challenges, as well as the dangers that may be present? Let me start with how things were when I began refereeing. For me it

one could believe what they were hearing. I myself couldn’t believe the conclusions the police came up with. This was not the man I knew. I knew his wife and his son. He adored Daniel. Watching a shy Daniel mimicking his dad as he warmed up before a match, matching his father push-up for push-up, Hindu squat for Hindu squat, made us all smile. How could he do such a thing to that little boy he loved so much? As more details of the case became public, the press had a field day raking the

Centre, October 2002. Lesnar versus Palumbo. Photo by Steve Argintaru John D’Amico, Tony Chimel, & me having lunch on a patio in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, circa 1997. Personal photo Dustin Runnels (Goldust) & me in South Africa, 1997. Personal photo Me & Tony Garea in South Africa, 1997. Personal photo Me, Gavin (Overseas Ring Coordinator), & Chimel after setting up the ring at the soccer stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Personal photo

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