Former WWE star Evan Bourne did an interview a week or so ago where he went in to a lot of detail about what goes on behind the scenes at Vince McMahon's company.
One of the questions asked to Bourne was who the biggest b***ch in the WWE was in terms of an authority figure.
Snitching on Talent
"I don't think you could call any of the producers little b-----s at all. Every now and then they try and get the referees to be snitches on us.
Not the agents, in the Talent Relations chain, someone would leverage a referee for information. I always felt like that might have been a thing that went on."
I don't even get why people in power would want info on wrestlers. If someone could inform me in the comments that would be greatly appreciated. Unless it's for bribery reasons.
Bonuses for DQ's
Bourne then claimed that referees were given bonuses for disqualifying talents in matches that are obviously pre-determined. He said:
"Referees weren't always with wrestlers. On the house shows they would do the ring crew so they would travel completely separately. There was certainly... they'd try to pit us against each other.
They did stuff like, if you're doing something totally illegal, like if you have a 5 count in the corner and you're punching the guy, the ref counts to 5 and he disqualifies you.
He got a bonus for that DQ because he followed the rules and we didn't. I'm dead serious, that was a thing. They would bonus the ref for applying the rule set."
I literally see no problem with this. Getting extra for remembering the DQ rules seems like a good thing to me. Surely it just makes it all the more real and fans can't complain or such about poor officiating, seeing as the WWE made a real effort to make their refs more like UFC and boxing officials being involved and actually important.