2020 has been a terrible year for wrestling fans so far. This year alone WWE has released over 40+ employees.
One of the longest-tenured employees of WWE was Mike Chioda, who worked as a referee for over 35 years. Chioda was also one of the most well-known referees in WWE and fans even chanted his name at times when a match got boring.
Some time ago, Chioda launched a podcast, Monday Mailbag. In the recent edition of the podcast, Mike said that he was saddened when WWE released him this year. He also expressed his frustration and disappointment.
“I can’t say Vince didn’t reciprocate loyalty. Vince, Linda, Shane and Stephanie gave me loyalty for 35 years. I don’t know where the loyalty went at this point, but it is very disappointing.”
“They couldn’t find a spot somewhere to let me retire after all these years in the best company, the only company I ever been within 35 years? For 35 years, I always thought this company did it the right way in the professional wrestling business around the world.”
“To be honest with you, it breaks my heart a little bit. I’m annoyed and frustrated why I couldn’t finish off my career.”