Mike Chioda

Mick Chioda is an American professional wrestling referee.

Chioda is primarily remembered for his stints in the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWF/E) between 1990 and 2020, making him the longest-serving wrestling referee in the history of the federation with a militancy that lasted exactly thirty years.

During his childhood in New Jersey he was a neighbor of the Marella family; it was Gorilla Monsoon and his son Joey who brought him closer to the world of wrestling. His first WWF appearance was at WrestleMania VI.

In 2001, during an edition of SmackDown he also wrestled in a tag match, with The Rock and Chris Jericho against the Dudley Boyz and the referee Nick Patrick.

In his career he has refereed many matches, some of which have made history, including Shawn Michaels vs Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania XIV, Triple H vs Mr. McMahon at Armageddon 1999, The Rock vs Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania X8.

After the 9/11 attacks on the United States, Chioda began wearing the American flag, sewn onto his referee shirt.
On April 15, 2020, he was fired from WWE after thirty years.

He makes an appearance as a referee on the August 12, 2020 episode of AEW Dynamite, refereeing two matches, the first valid for the TNT Championship between Cody and Scorpio Sky and then the main event of the episode, Chris Jericho vs. Orange Cassidy.