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Mike Chioda reveals how his AEW Double or Nothing appearance came together



On this week's "Monday Mailbag," Mike Chioda was asked how he became a part of AEW to referee the Adam Cole vs Samoa Joe match at Double or Nothing.

"Let me tell you how that all came together. I was on a cruise with my wife. We were sitting there on the second day on the cruise and I got a call from Dean Malenko," Chioda said.

"He said, 'We came up with a good plan. Everybody liked it. We want to bring you as a special guest referee for the Owen Hart tournament match.' He said, 'Did you know Owen?' I said, 'Yeah, I knew him very well.'"

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"I sent some pictures to him with the one in Israel with 1-2-3 Kid and Tonka in Israel and a couple other pictures. So he wanted me to be the ref and I said, 'Oh man, that would be great.' He said, 'We'd like you to come in and do the match and maybe do the other tournament match', but there's a size difference on that. They didn't want anybody like me being six foot tall."

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