Akira Raijin's TNA Contract, TNA Stars Pissed Off At 'Mongo', Backstage TNA News
By Ryan Clark | November 04, 2008
» Practically all of the wrestlers involved in the four-way Monster's Ball match at Bound for Glory (Robert Roode & James Storm vs. Abyss & Matt Morgan vs. Team 3D vs. Homicide & Hernandez) were furious backstage due to special guest referee Steve "Mongo" McMichael's lackluster refereeing. They said he counted slow and was always in the wrong position, which they believe messed up the match. TNA's original plans had McMichael at ringside with someone interfering, thus getting him involved. TNA then advertised McMichael as the special guest referee because the original role was too close to what Mick Foley was doing in the Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Jarrett match as the Special Guest Enforcer and they didn't want to do the gimmick twice. TNA officials went back-and-forth until the day of the show, with Jeff Jarrett making the call for McMichael to be in the ring as the referee instead of outside it.
» WrestlingINC.com is reporting that BG James has apparently been phased out as a wrestler in TNA, but still has a role with the company. James is now working as a road agent.