Seth Rollins introduced a heel referee as part of his disciplines a few weeks ago, but then he disappeared.

Jake Clemons got a lot of attention for a week, but he wasn’t used again. This was in spite of Rollins keeping that angle going on social media.

During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer explained why WWE used a bad guy referee. They had no plans to carry this angle on. It was simply a means to an end to get them out of a tricky booking situation.

“That was just a one-week thing to get out of a match […] it was a one week thing because they had a match that for whatever reason they couldn’t come up with a finish for, so somebody came up with the idea — probably Paul to do a heel ref, but it wasn’t like they want to do a heel ref weekly on the show.”

WWE has a lot of ideas and sometimes they stick. Other times an angle is one and done. WWE fans might see Jake Clemons again, but he might have a touch of amnesia so he forgets all about that heel turn.

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Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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