Former WWE Referee Talks Being Hand Picked By Shawn Michaels For WM 25 Match

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Former WWE referee Marty Elias spoke to the Pancakes and Powerslams show recently. Here are the highlights:

Being assigned the Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels match at WrestleMania 25“The referee assignments came out and Charles Robinson was assigned that match,” said Elias. “I went to Shawn, we were in San Antonio, Texas, his hometown, and I went to him very casually and I said, ‘Shawn, I don’t have your match at WrestleMania. It would have been great, but maybe next year.’ But I knew what he was going with next year and I was hoping that I was going to be able to get this match. So, he says, ‘what do you mean you don’t have this match?’ I said, ‘I don’t have your match. Charles was assigned the match.’

“So, the next day, we were in Corpus Christie, Texas, and Shawn and I dressed together. And he goes, ‘I talked to John. You have my match at WrestleMania.’ [I thought], whoa, okay. What was I gonna say to Shawn Michaels? No? So that’s how it happened. I’ve apologized up and down to Charles Robinson for that, but at the same time, I wasn’t being vindictive. I wasn’t being anything, or trying to be malicious or a backstabber, or nothing like that. It was just friends having a conversation, and that was it. And that’s how it happened, that’s how it came to be.”

Maybe having The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels again at WrestleMania 35“It’s the 10-year anniversary. You wanna give somebody the rubber match? And, if it happens, it would be an honor,” Elias said. “Just think; getting those three original guys in the ring again. If that match was created once, what’s not to say that it can’t happen again, to some extent?”


H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions


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