The life of a wrestler is not always a glamourous one. Along with the risks of potentially career-ending injuries every time they step inside the squared circle, they also sometimes have to go to dangerous places for work. It seems Kordereas had a scary experience abroad as well.

While speaking on The Wrestling Inc. Daily, former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas talked about his time working the Tribute To The Troops event in Iraq. During the event, a horrifying moment took place that he can never forget.

During the commercial break for a match between Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit, planes started flying overhead, which made them wonder if they were being attacked or not.

“During the show, I got to referee the match between Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit, which was amazing. What we didn’t expect was as we are going to the commercial break spot, all of a sudden here come these planes flying overhead. That we didn’t know was going to happen,” Korderas confessed.  “So, I started to go, ‘oh my goodness, what’s going on here?’ Then I looked at Chris and Eddie and they were like, ‘what’s going on here?’ And we all kind of thought, ‘are we under attack here, are we in trouble?’


Somebody from ringside had to get up and told me, ‘Listen, we are all good, we’re okay this was planned.’ Nice if you would have told us about it. Because all three of us in the ring are like, ‘are we under attack here? Should we duck under the ring?’ So we didn’t know about it. I guess they wanted the natural reaction. They got one anyway and they almost got more than they bargained for.”

Jimmy Korderas certainly had an experience he will never forget and we are just glad nothing disastrous happened during the company’s Tribute To The Troops tour in Iraq.

h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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