And you know Albert TOTALLY stole his "YAAAAAAAAAAAGH" gimmick from him too, yo.
Remember when "Rugged" Ronnie Garvin refereed that match between Sharp and some other dude, and Mike lost, so he gave Garvin beef, and Ronnie knocked his ass right out with one punch?! That was the ISH!
I think that was during Garvin's feud with Greg Valentine and Garvin lost a "Loser cant wrestle no more" match, so he had to be a ref to stay in WWF.
This whole post is a trip down memory lane. Remember when wrestlers would lose those "Retirement" matches and would have to become commentators and referees to keep a job?
I still think it is due to his retirement. With TNA he really doesn't have to travel, isnt there every week, and it's only ONE day a week as opposed to a huge schedule if he was with WWF/ECW/WCW (when they all were around).