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Today, special guest refs are a common place in the WWF (although there have been less and less of them). My question is, when did they BECOME a commonplace? My guess would be around 1997 that the WWF started using them regularly, but were they used a lot before that? What promotion made use of them first?

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Actually, Muhammed Ali was the guest referee at WrestleMania I, wasn't he?

I think they've been around for a good long time. I know the NWA used Joe Frazier as guest referee for a Starrcade. I want to say Starrcade '84. Anyone?

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Worth noting a story from Mick Foley's book, talking about Jake Roberts. This has gotta be from the late 80's at the absolute earliest because he was working for Bill Watts' Mid-South promotion... Ali was a special guest ref there as well and Jake refused to sell Ali's worked punches. Wish I could've seen it!!
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i'd say special guest refs became common place with the attitude era, when vince mcmahon became the evil promoter character and started screwing people over with in-ring shenanegins.

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I don't remember what Foley said about it, but I do remember Ali and Roberts. Ali was a guest at ringside, not a ref. He wound up decking Roberts and The Barbarian [John Nord] who were feuding with The Snowman, supposedly a protege of Ali cornerman Drew "Bundini" Brown.

Speaking of Roberts and Nord, they got screwed by guest ref "Bruiser" Bob Sweetan in a tag match for the Mid-South titles with DiBiase and Steve Williams, but Joe Frazier predates that.

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