Jimmy Korderas, former WWE referee and a veteran in the wrestling world, has his own video series on Twitter, which he calls “Reffin Rant.” In previous episodes of the video series, Jimmy Korderas criticized AEW’s officiating, but said in later videos that the company has done some improvements.
During a recent episode of the video series, Jimmy Korderas focused on the TNT Title Match between “The American Nightmare” Cody and Jungle Boy. Even though Cody Rhodes retained his title against Jungle Boy, he bled in the match. According to Jimmy Korderas, he can’t just keep quiet and not talk about the lack of logic the referees have.
Jimmy Korderas also said that he understands the goal to get Jungle Boy to the next level, but that can all be achieved without the use of blood because we are living in times right now that blood is a big no-no.
This is what Jimmy Korderas said:
“I can go on and on about the refereeing and the lack of logic and the way they distract the referees being uncreative and just brutal burying the referees.” “There was something else that happened last night. Cody Rhodes hard-waying himself and getting blood, getting sympathy upon himself in his match against Jungle Boy. Yes, I understand the goal was to get Jungle Boy to the next level, elevate him even though he was going to lose the match, and that was possibly to do without the use of blood.”
“We have to think about the times we’re in right now. Yes, we want to evolve pro wrestling. Yes, we want it to get better, be creative and think outside of the box, but the one thing we shouldn’t be thinking about is the use of blood. Yes, it ain’t ballet. Accidents happen, but this was no accident. It was intentional. We’re living in pandemic times. Blood is a no-no. Plain and simple.”
You can check out Jimmy Korderas’ full comments in the video below:
In today’s #ReffinRant i know what’s coming but there is a part of “pro wrestling” that has been a part of it for decades that needs to stop and it starts with a certain EVP! #StaySafe pic.twitter.com/DPh6BeL7IY— Jimmy Korderas (@jimmykorderas) June 4, 2020