5 WWE/WCW Referees Who Got Injured In The Ring

5 WWE/WCW Referees Who Got Injured In The Ring


Jim Korderas is a referee who is best known
for working in the WWE for 22 years before being released in 2009. At WrestleMania IV,
The Honky Tonk Man was in a singles match against Brutus Beefcake for the WWF Intercontinental
Championship. Midway through match, Brutus Beefcake had a sleeper hold manoeuvre locked
on The Honky Tonk Man who was on the verge of passing out, meaning he was in danger of
losing the match by submission and therefore would lose his WWF Intercontinental Championship.
However, Jimmy Hart (who was The Honky Tonk Man’s manager at the time) did not want
that to happen so he got up on the ring apron to create a distraction. After the referee
had a few words to Hart he then turned his back to Hart and that’s when Hart proceeded
to hit referee Jim Korderas in the back of the head with his trademark microphone. Korderas
was legitimately knocked unconscious. Most referees get stick for being “knocked out”
after a little push but little did they know, Korderas was legitimately
knocked out. Numerous referees could be seen attending Korderas while Brutus Beefcake was
cutting Jimmy Hart’s hair. As a result, Korderas had to be physically assisted out
of the ring. Former WWE referee Jack Doan joined the WWE
back in 1991 and worked with the WWE until his release in 2013. In a tag team match involving
The Heavenly Bodies, referee Jack Doan suffered stretched ligaments in his knee after Gigolo
Jimmy Del Ray accidently clipped him during the match. He was subsequently out of action
for a month. But that wasn’t the only injury he suffered. During the 1998 Royal Rumble
Match, a near 300-pound man by the name of Phineas Godwinn was eliminated over the top
rope by Mark Henry, however, as he was thrown over the top rope he inadvertently kicked
referee Jack Doan in the back of the head. This left Doan with a legitimate concussion. Former WWE employee Tim White worked with
the WWE as a referee and as a producer on the Smackdown brand. He also worked as Andre
the Giant’s assistant in addition to his referee duties in the 1980s and 1990s. During
a Hell in a Cell match between Triple H and Chris Jericho at Judgement Day 2002, referee
Tim White suffered a shoulder injury after Triple H threw Chris Jericho into him. In
this clip shown, you can see referee Tim White catapulting into the steel cage as a result
of the impact and landing awkwardly onto the hard mat below. Tim White did indeed make
his return to refereeing duties at WrestleMania XX in the match between Chris Jericho and
Christian. However, White ended up re-injuring his shoulder during the final three count
of the match. This actually forced him to end his referee career. One of the more famous and more recognizable
referees in the WWE is Charles Robinson a.k.a. Little Naitch. On an episode of WCW Monday
Nitro, the late great Macho Man Randy Savage and his partner Madusa was in a tag team match
against Ric Flair and Charles Robinson. Towards the end of the match, Randy Savage delivered
his diving elbow drop to Charles Robinson which actually resulted in Robinson cracking
several vertebrae and collapsing his lung. That wasn’t Robinson’s only injury though.
In 2014 during a WWE tour in Saudi Arabia, Robinson suffered cuts and slashes to his
hand from an accident while setting up the ring which almost cost him his thumb! The
guy has been through a lot as you can tell. Even as far as having a singles match against
The Great Khali. You can guess how that ended… Khali absolutely squashed Robinson which was
quite hard to watch in a way! Can I just say but what a sell by the way! Tommy Young is a professional referee who
refereed for WCW and is known particularly for his lively expressions in the ring. Tommy
Young actually started out as a wrestler for Ed Farhat (better known as The Original Sheik)
before later starting his referee career in Pedro Martinez’s National Wrestling Federation.
But it was while he was in WCW where he suffered a career-ending injury. In 1989, while refereeing
in a match between Mike Rotunda and Tommy Rich, referee Tommy Young broke his neck after
his head bounced off the rope after Tommy Rich threw Young out of his way. He recalled
the dreadful incident in an interview saying: “What happened was that when Rich shoved me
he also raised his foot, which was about as big as this table, and he tripped me. I lost
my balance, and when I lunged to grab the ropes to protect myself I missed, and went
through the ropes. The middle rope hit me right between the eyes and my neck just snapped.
Everything jammed together. I heard this God-awful sound when I fell. Then I heard this humming
noise. I knew I was in real trouble no pain but I couldn’t feel anything from my neck
down. And I thought, ‘Oh my God, I’m in big trouble.” This injury led him to end his full-time career as a referee.

100 Replies to “5 WWE/WCW Referees Who Got Injured In The Ring”

  1. We sincerely apologize for the lack of uploads this month. It hasn't been easy for us as our narrator has been very ill which meant videos had to be delayed until he was better. Fortunately, he is recovering well so please send him some love! We cannot thank you all enough for sticking by with us and we will continue to upload great quality content for you all to watch!

  2. my son prefers a referee in gwf that was disgusting like little nache except for his head of women pretending to be pregnant over cartoon weight gain since wwe killed Scooby doo and the rest of the Scooby gang

  3. Fact5 Wrestling, do your homework! The first clip is of Referee Joey Morella not Jimmy Korderas. I was there at home watching it on live tv. So your wrong! Have a great day!

  4. Damn I think Rodney from MSP injured his neck the same way Tommy Young hurt himself. I think during a Royal Rumble Rodney ran full speed to the ring and attempted to slide into the ring and hit the bottom rope right between the eyes, jarring his head back. I dont really remember the Details but he didn't even enter the match after that and it looked BRUTAL.

  5. Little Naitch had a match against the Great Khali.
    "You can guess who won that match"
    Charles hit a figure four on Khali and made him tap out, winning the WWE championship

  6. top of the list
    Jimmy Harts megaphone definitely (barely) hit the refs back, not head. So idk how he was "legitimately" knocked out.

    Makes me not want to watch the rest, or any more of their videos for that matter, as i just found this channel.

  7. Hope the narrator gets better also great video keep up this great work your heading to get a lot more subs and veiws this way well done

  8. I had a conversation with Charles Robinson at a live show one time. He is a cool dude talking to like 11 year olds in between matches. He just kept saying "Just doin my job."

  9. Trust me. Whenever I feel useless in my life, I just think about a WWE referee and it just proves to be a great sake of relief 😃😄😊

  10. Apparently, A Spear (From Goldberg), A Big Boot (From Sheamus), A Superkick (From Shawn Michaels), Are Little Bumps.

  11. Idk why you had to put the “sad music” at the end of the ones that had career ending injury’s it’s not really funny at all that was their fucking job. Especially the one who snapped his neck

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