>be top ref in WWE
>work every main event for 20 years
>get fired for stealing office supplies
>Do they help call the spots?
>Are they aware of the ending before the match?
Yes, they are basically there to help the wrestlers and to make it look real as possible by following the actual rules. It's a weird job desu, I'm not sure how you get into being a referee of a fake sport.
They do loads senpai. They set shit up, call spots, communicate between the wrestlers, check them for injuries, pass them blades to cut themselves, act out spots and finishes, let the wrestlers know how long until ad breaks, generally remind them of shit like which camera is currently on etc. It's pretty easy to spot when you watch it, but it doesn't really break the illusion. It isn't too jarring to see the ref walk up to one wrestler and whisper and then the other one, since they could be talking about anything.
who's your favorite ref, /asp/?
Charles Robinson, easily.
Just look at this handsome motherfucker.
Not very. Although you need a baseline level of strength not to sandbag the other guy unless you're tiny compared to him.
Being more muscular and more padded helps with small bumps hurting less, makes big bumps hurt more.
If you're going to do that, why not bet on the matches since you have inside info and can alter the course of the match by counting fast or slow?