The Miz screws up finish, but referee gets fired

By | 23 August 2008

Wes Adams, a referee from ECW was fired because he screwed up a finish of the main event on 12/8 (Miz/Morrison vs Mark Henry/Matt Hardy). Below is the entire story.


What was supposed to happen
Matt Hardy goes for a super Side Effect and covers Morrison. However, Miz saves Morrison at the last second.


What actually happened
The Miz missed his cue to break up the pinfall attempt, so he did not make the save. Morrison noticed this, and he tried to break up the count at the very last split second by putting his shoulder up, so the original finish could continue, but Adams had already counted to three. Referees are instructed that if a finish doesn't go as planned, judge the match as if it were a shoot match. In this case it would mean that if a pinfall that is supposed to be broken by a tag partner doesn't get broken up, just go for the three count and don't stare around waiting for the partner to come in.


Now, Morrison tried to not let the match end that way by going for the last split second kickout, but Adams probably was a bit confused because The Miz was nowhere to be seen and didn't see Morrison put the shoulder up, so he ended the match and granted Hardy and Henry the win. (One could even argue if the shoulder was up before three)


The reaction backstage
Adams was one of those referees that was dedicated to his job and therefore loved and appreciated backstage. He showed up early at almost every show and he stayed late as well too. Many people backstage feel that he shouldn't have been fired over this, since he was only doing his job. Should he have expected Morrison to kick out anyway, and watch out for that? Maybe, but the backstage feeling is that Adams was just a victim of circumstances.





0 thoughts on “The Miz screws up finish, but referee gets fired

  1. ZLW

    referee fired because he refereed a match well done WWE the fairest place.

  2. chunga

    does anyone besides me thinks that miz is one of the worst excuse for a wrestler that ever appear?

  3. Swamp

    Sure don’t. I like letting the young generation get a chance and work rather than come out and get Pedigreed each week. Miz and Morrison are getting better.
    As for the article, I thought the ending looked wrong. At the time, I just figured Morrison was seriously hurt so they had to quickly end the match.

  4. chunga

    is not a question of getting Pedigreed or not.

    is the question on having better wrestlers, and better performances on the shelf, and then having miz getting the time he has I don’t find him nothing near amusement and even captivating on the screen… is only “good side” is that, unlike other wrestlers (some much better and with much more experience then miz) the creative team had given him a larger range of moves… and much more “flashy”. Face it id they had decided to give him a move set like Cena’s, miz was nothing…

  5. El Valo

    I actually like The Miz. There’s a lot worse to be seen lately, and his tag team with Morrison just rocks. It just makes me sad a referee is getting fired over such a small mistake, that wasn’t even his fault. I don’t know if WWE was trying to prove something here tonight, but it’s just sad to see a hard worker go, if this really is the reason.

  6. austin wrestler name john cena316

    cool story by the way cmon peeps fight me


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