Brad Maddox: What Was the Rationale Behind WWE Referee’s Hell in a Cell Actions?

The fact that CM Punk needed help to retain his WWE Championship against Ryback on Sunday didn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but the source of that help was shocking to say the least, as referee Brad Maddox struck Ryback with a low blow and fast counted his shoulders to the mat.

This isn’t the first time that Maddox has come to the forefront during his brief tenure as an official. Maddox made a mistake in his first match back in September, as he failed to see Punk’s foot on the ropes during a pinfall attempt by John Cena in a tag-team match on RAW. Maddox was berated by Punk, Paul Heyman and then-RAW general manager A.J. Lee, but he faded into the background after that.

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