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Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Cuban lands low blow on NBA refs

By Tim MacMahon

The buzz about Mark Cuban’s appearance as Monday Night Raw’s guest host is about the billionaire going back-first through a table, courtesy of Sheamus.

A quartet of Mavericks sitting ringside – Shawn Marion, Tim Thomas, Drew Gooden and James Singleton – made sure Sheamus left the arena without causing Cuban further harm. However, it must be noted that their help defense was several minutes later.

Cuban managed to land a low blow on the NBA office earlier in the show. While talking trash with Randy Orton and a couple of his cronies, Cuban claimed that WWE refereeing is even worse than the NBA’s.

Then Cuban proved his point, serving as the ref during a match between Orton and Kofi Kingston. Cuban, still (acting) bitter about getting RKO’d by Orton in his previous Monday Night Raw appearance, fixed the match with a 1-2-3 quick-count the first time Orton’s shoulder blades touched the mat.

“I waited six years for payback,” Cuban said over the microphone, “and I got you.”

Good thing NBA refs aren’t that vindictive, right?