Night one of AEW Fyter Fest is in the books, but MJF doesn’t think that his loss counts. He was in a tag team match, and he didn’t take the pin. Jimmy Korderas watched that match and he had a lot to say as well.
Former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas wondered why there was even a striped shirt in the ring during the opening match of Fyter Fest. He had hoped that FTR would bring changes to how AEW tag team wrestling follows the rules.
Jimmy Korderas continued to rail on AEW for letting so much go in that match during a social media video (transcribed by Ringside News).
“I thought this was a new day (see what I did there?) for tag team wrestling in AEW and then that match with the lucha dinosaur guys versus MJF and Wardlow… Why even bother having anybody with a striped shirt in the ring?”
“[The referee] did absolutely nothing except stand there and wait for the finish and count [to] three. I had high hopes that FTR would bring rules back to AEW, maybe it’s for their matches only. I have no idea. I hope that’s not the case. I hope it filters down to everybody else, but so far… big fail.”
Jimmy Korderas obviously didn’t appreciate how little the referee enforced the rules in Fyter Fest’s opening contest. There was a lot going on in that match as bodies were moving all over the ring.
It would be hard for anyone to maintain control in that situation, but Jimmy Korderas obviously saw things that he would improve on.
Perhaps AEW should bring in Korderas for a little referee seminar? Or, maybe they could talk him into coming in to see if he can control some of their more chaotic contests?
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