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Interview with former WWE ref Mickie Henson



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Arda Ocal and Jimmy Korderas recently caught up with referee
Mickey (Jay) Henson – in the “Referee Series” – Highlights:
 
On missing the wrestling business: “Still have friends I
keep in contact with. But the stress, the travel, having to kiss everybody’s
ass to make them happy – I don’t think they can pay me enough to come back and
do it again”
 
His career: Steve Keirn broke him into the business (now
runs the WWE training camp). Henson started working in Memphis – “Jerry Lawler
territory”. “The Texas Hangmen come to mind – they beat the living hell out of
me. Then did some matches on the old WWF TV – wrestled the Undertaker and got
put in the bodybag. And wrestled the Nasty Boyz and got to smell KnobBs’ hairy
armpit”
 
Fondest memory of wrestling: Wrestling Skinner twice in one
day
Chose refereeing over wrestling: Due to longevity. Also felt
he wasn’t “big enough” to do it or to “be an attraction to draw money”
 
Other memories of breaking into the business and the
difference of breaking into the business nowadays as opposed to back then. “Now
they get paid to go to (wrestling) school – which is a load of crap. Then I was
making $25 bucks/night and I put up the ring!”
 
On refereeing Goldberg at Starrcade 98: “That was the
beginning of the end for WCW. I don’t think Bill minded it very much…he was
making so much money at that point. But it could’ve gone so much longer before
blowing off the whole thing”
 
On refereeing Foley/Edge at WrestleMania 22: “I don’t think
Mick Foley gets nervous anymore about anything – he’s nuts! I don’t think Edge
was nervous. I didn’t have a lot to do in that match but count the 123.”
 
Other candid thoughts on his health (battling lymphoma), watching the present day-product, memories of Nitro, rreferee ribs, troubles of refereeing some matches, “blading” Sid at
Halloween Havoc and going fishing with JBL.

 
FULL 30+ MINUTE INTERVIEW:

http://radio.thescore.com/episodes/mickie-jay-henson-feb-14-2011

 
RIGHT AFTER WRESTLING RADIO
WITH ARDA OCAL AND JIMMY
KORDERAS
MONDAYS, 11:05PM – MIDNIGHT
EST
THE SCORE ON SIRIUS RADIO 98
ITUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/right-after-wrestling/id379948064


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