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Tim Donaghy, infamous crooked ref, makes wrestling debut as (you guessed it) infamously crooked ref

January 28, 2021

We’re going to level with you. It’s the middle of January. There’s no NFL this weekend, the Farmers Insurance Open is at a low boil, and there’s only so many times you can write about the dumb crap Shaq and Chuck say night in, night out. All of which is to say, unless you’re super into the Senior Bowl or are the world's biggest Steph Curry stan, it’s a little slow out there right now.

That, of course, brings to disgraced NBA ref Tim Donaghy.

Now Tim is not the sort of guy we’d waste our breath on a buzzing day in the wide world of sports, but when things grind to halt and you see that basketball's Pete Rose (minus the talent) just made his professional wrestling debut as, you guessed it, a crooked ref, well, that’s the sort of opportunity you just can’t pass up. Ladies and gentleman, let’s get ready to rumble.

OK, so best we can tell, in this so-called “Caribbean Strap” format (wrestling fans, help us out), you need to touch all four corners of the ring to be declared champion. The only problem? Donaghy was clearly on the take, blocking the final corner from its rightful champion just as he did to the poor Sacramento Kings nearly two decades ago. Overall, it’s a pretty low-energy affair and Donaghy isn’t exactly selling the schwarmy supervillain thing like we hoped, but it’s something called Major League Wrestling. How high were your expectations, really?

That said, we do have an idea how to spice up Donaghy’s next visit to the ring: BAH GAWD, THAT’S VLADE’S MUSIC!