Additional Credit: The Wrestling Observer
WWE referee Wes Adams was apparently released over a screw-up in a finish during the main event of the 8/12 ECW between John Morrison & The Miz vs. Mark Henry & Matt Hardy. The Miz was supposed to save Morrison after a super side effect, but he missed his cue to break up a pinfall attempt from Matt Hardy. Morrison ended up trying to kick out at the last split-second when he realized Miz wasn’t coming in to break it up. That wasn’t supposed to be the finish as it seemingly came out of nowhere. Adams counted the pinfall nonetheless as WWE referees have been instructed to call every match as a shoot. When the match was over, you could tell that everyone was confused. Adams is being used as scapegoat for the incident, but a number of people in WWE believe he was a victim of a circumstance that wasn’t his fault. They feel Adams was only doing his job as he was instructed, because if a wrestler doesn’t raise his shoulder up by the three count, he is to be counted down and the match ends. Adams had a reputation in WWE for getting to the shows early, and staying late as well. A number of people figured he’d be in WWE for as long as he wanted. Adams is now taking bookings as a wrestler on the independent circuit.