Matt Calamare, Blossburg, PA, is deaf and he is a pro wrestling
Sometimes he uses one of the ASL-fluent wrestlers as his
interpreter in the ring. Other times he uses forceful
gestures that all wrestlers and fans understand.
He is considered an unusual referee because we do not
find deaf referees in pro sports. High school yes; college,
yes, but not in the pros in any sport!
Yes, pro wrestling is fake and staged but it continues
to be popular with the fans.