Referee Unaware Brock Lesnar Was Beating Undertaker

Posted by Matt Boone April 10, 2014 9 Comments

Apparently referee Chad Patton, who was the official in the ring for the Brock Lesnar vs. Undertaker match at WrestleMania XXX, was not aware that Lesnar was going over in the bout. In fact, he was informed ahead of time that Undertaker was going to win the match.

The rule given to all WWE officials, which came into play in this match, is that if a wrestler does not kick out at two, you go ahead with the count as if it were a legitimate pin in a legitimate competition.

Another interesting note stemming from what will go down in history as one of the most famous matches of all-time, is that Lesnar privately whispered “thank you” in Undertaker’s ear following the three-count, expressing his gratitude for the honor that “The Dead Man” was bestowing upon him.

(Credit: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)

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    • Bulkster

      Man thats crazy. If I was that dude, I would’ve been scared for my job lol. Especially after being told The Undertaker was going over. I think story wise though, it would’ve been better to tell the ref and on the final pin fall, he should’ve hesitated like he didn’t want to count the fall, then reluctantly make the 3 count anyway. That would’ve been freaking epic and added to the WTF of the moment in my opinion.

      • Bulkster

        I wanna eat the maggots out of warriors balls while I tickle his cold lifeless balls

        • Bulkster

          I don’t know what you’re telling me for. I don’t care.

        • Tazz

          You should be ashamed of yourself

    • steve2013

      That’s crazy if I was the ref & had been told taker was winning but counted to 2 & taker wasn’t kicking out is be fearing for my job if I counted to 3

    • Chris_Is_Awesome

      dude prolly was close to suffer a stroke ;)

    • Tazz

      When I read only HHH, Vince, steph, lesnar, heyman and Taker knew…I was like but what about the ref? Not letting the ref know couldve ended wrong. If Lesnar bobbed his head in a way during hells gate coukdve had the ref call for the bell, or accidentlly counting three.

      I always think very few should know the outcome.

    • Kris Godwin

      Honestly, I think Patton should’ve been told of the outcome – especially with a match this big. Poor decision by WWE, IMO.

    • Hector Naranjo

      Poor dude, the look in his face “oh shit i just ended the streak” i felt bad for him because you could tell he wasnt sure what just had happened. I had ppl over and we were all laughing at him and were saying he was gonna be fired

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