WWE: 5 Wrestling Angles That NFL Replacement Referees Have Not Yet Tried

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WWE: 5 Wrestling Angles That NFL Replacement Referees Have Not Yet Tried
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The reaction is still being felt about the replacement officials in the NFL, who just cannot seem to catch a break. By now, the entire country is aware of the final play in the Packers/Seahawks game from Monday night, which has seemingly been the worst of the worst from the countless blown calls in just three weeks of the regular season.

The Hail Mary pass that was caught, but was believed to be an interception, despite being ruled the winning touchdown, has taken on a life of its own more than 24 hours after it happened in front of the whole world to see.

The play has been nicknamed a few interesting names, such as "Fail Mary" and "The Inaccurate Reception." However, with my pro wrestling background, only one name popped into my head, which is what I continue to refer to it as. This was the "Seattle Screwjob."

Wrestling fans know that this is a reference to the Montreal Screwjob, which saw Bret Hart have the match end earlier than he expected due to backstage politics forcing him to lose unexpectedly in his final match with the company.

The match took place in Montreal, which had a home-field feel for Hart, a popular Canadian wrestler. The plan was put into place and included referee Earl Hebner, who wanted the bell to ring as Hart was trying to counter a move and was not giving up.

The pieces kind of fit together perfectly. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell can sure play a good Vince McMahon in this scenario. You just wish that Mike McCarthy, the Bret Hart here, could have seen Goodell there to spit in his face and bring more similarity between screwjobs.

WWE references came almost immediately and even had McMahon trend worldwide on Twitter, which was not due to his TV show, RAW, going off the air shortly after 11 p.m.

As long as WWE is going to get looped into this NFL issue, we may as well have some fun with it. If they enjoyed doing the screwjob so much, here are five more ideas for the NFL to consider as their time with the replacement refs continues.

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