Ex-WWE Official Discusses Potential Return Under Triple H

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A former long-time WWE official has discussed potentially returning to the company now Triple H is in charge saying that they “really don’t care.”

Mike Chioda spent over three decades with WWE, refereeing some of the biggest matches of all time. Many onlookers were surprised when Chioda was let go by the company in April 2020 as budget cuts during the pandemic began to bite in WWE.

Since his release Mike Chioda has appeared on a handful of occasions for AEW, most recently officiating the final of the men’s Owen Hart Foundation Tournament between Samoa Joe and Adam Cole at Double Or Nothing 2022.

Things have changed massively in WWE since Mike Chioda’s release as well with Vince McMahon retiring and John Laurinaitis being removed from his role as Head of Talent Relations. Under new boss Triple H, the company has already welcomed back some released stars such as Karrion Kross, Scarlett, Dakota Kai, and Hit Row, and now Mike Chioda has indicated if he thinks he might one day return.

Speaking on his Monday Mailbag show (available via, Mike Chioda indicated that while “you never know” in wrestling, he doesn’t really care if he makes it back:

“I don’t know. I know Vince probably let it go, but I don’t know if Vince was the one that picked my name out of a hat during the pandemic and said, ‘We have to cut Mike Chioda, goddamnit.’”

“I really don’t care, it was a great run.”

h/t WrestlingInc