Jimmy Korderas Recalls Refereeing The Undertaker-Edge At WrestleMania 24

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The main event of WrestleMania 24 saw The Undertaker beat Edge to become the World Heavyweight Champion and former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas has shared his memories of being a part of it.

In 2008, one of the biggest feuds in WWE was between Edge and The Undertaker on the Smackdown brand. The World Heavyweight Title was often involved in the rivalry that saw the heel Edge use his alliance with Vickie Guerrero (his “wife” for a time) to his advantage to try to make life difficult for The Undertaker.

Former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas had a long run with WWE from 1987 to 2009 while also working as part of the road crew that set up the arenas before the shows.

During a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet’s Insight on YouTube, legendary former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas reflected on getting the chance to referee the WrestleMania 24 match with Edge defending the World Heavyweight Title against The Undertaker. When asked about one match that stands out the most for him, Korderas named that match.

“The one match again going into WrestleMania 24 Edge versus Undertaker in the main event. And one of the biggest reasons why is not just because good friend Edge and our, you know, our locker room leader, The Undertaker, who by the way, was our locker room leader not because he put himself in that position, it was the locker room that kind of elevated him into that position.”

“He was kind of voted in, for lack of a better term as our leader. But, you know, if you read my book, and the forward, Edge explains that they requested me for that match, especially Edge wanted me to be the referee for that match. And that meant so much to me, it was so humbling. It was so, man, but then it also put extra pressure because now as they requested me for this, I better not mess it up, you know what I mean?”

As Jimmy Korderas continued, he spoke about the bump he took, which led to a famous visual of referee Charles Robinson sprinting down the ramp to take over.

“So those thoughts are going through your head, but at the same time, I remember the day before WrestleMania sitting in, you know, at the hotel, we’re in the banquet room, you know, it was just reserved for us. And sitting at the table was Edge, Taker, Michael Hayes and me, and they’re talking over the match. Then, you know, all of a sudden they say Jimmy, what do you think? And I’m like, Oh, they’re asking my opinion too, this is cool.”

“And then you know obviously that match I took a bump, and they said we want to bump the referee in this and blah blah blah. And then Taker just looks at me and says Jimmy you okay with taking a big boot? Absolutely. What are you kidding me? Taking a big boot from Taker, from The Deadman at WrestleMania. Yeah, yeah, bring it on. Yeah.”

The match was extra special for Jimmy Korderas because it was the last WrestleMania he worked for WWE as well.