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John Cone in April 2013
|Birth name||John Cone|
November 16, 1974 |
Kansas City, Missouri,
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||John Cone|
|Billed height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Billed weight||174 lb (79 kg)|
|Trained by||Harley Race|
Professional wrestling career
Independent circuit (1995–2006)
Cone started refereeing independent wrestling matches in August 1995. He worked for Harley Race World League Wrestling from 1999 to 2006 and got his big break when a WWE official attended a match he refereed.
World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE (2006–present)
Cone tried out for WWE and was quickly signed. He was sent to WWE developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling and later Deep South Wrestling.
Cone had said he is most proud of his performance in the boxing match between Matt Hardy and Evander Holyfield, which took place in August 2007 in front of a sold out crowd at Madison Square Garden on Saturday Night's Main Event.
Cone and his wife were the owners of Donut King located in Kansas City.
Cone is the referee in WWE and THQ Games WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010 & WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 and most recently 2K Sports's game WWE 2K15 on PS4 and Xbox One, plus makes an appearance in WWE 2K16's 2K Showcase as a back up referee. In 2009 Cone was featured in the documentary, KC on the Mat: The History of Professional Wrestling in Kansas City.
|2013–2015||The JBL and Cole Show||Himself, #OfficeRef||Recurring (season 1); Guest (seasons 2-3); Main (season 4-5)|
|2016–present||WWE Game Night||Himself||Referee|
- "John Cone Profile". WWE. Archived from the original on January 4, 2012. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
- WWE referee John Cone makes his dollars in doughnuts and pro wrestling
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