WWE released referee Mike Posey yesterday as cost cutting continues.
Posey started as a wrestler in Alabama & Georgia, most notably in NWA Wildside.
He signed with TNA where he not only worked as a ref but briefly feuded with David Young as "Dropkick Posey".
He left TNA to try-out for WWE and had several dark matches. He came to WWE’s Deep South Wrestling as it’s 1st ref without a contract but was soon signed.
He joined WWE initially working primarily for the ring crew, but joined ECW as one of it’s referees when the brand was launched, doing both jobs. He was Sr Ref for ECW after Scott Armstrong left the brand.
He worked on all WWE brands and at two Wrestlemanias while under contract