Mean Gene — What did you think of the referee’s call that Paul Heyman took exception to?
Dave — Heyman has no right to criticize the referee in this instance. Slater slapped Rhyno’s foot, and that is not a legal tag.
Earl — A legal tag has to be to the hand of a wrestler holding the tag rope.
Dave — The referee called a great match. For instance, the ref did an excellent job of stepping in with a 5 count after the illegal choke from Rhyno to Stevie Ray.
Mean Gene — Why didn’t the official end the match there?
Earl — The ref needs to let the wrestlers go, if they can. As soon as Stevie Ray got caught in the ropes, and Rhyno started choking him, the ref stepped in. Before the end of the 5 count, Rhyno broke the choke and backed away.
Dave — Stevie Ray got to his feet and could continue, so the ref did the right thing. Let the boys wrestle. The last thing a ref should do is end the match on a DQ. Mean Gene — Thank you for the insight, gentlemen. Let’s return to ringside in Memphis for a World Tag Team Championship qualification match.