Reported by Adam Martin of
On Friday, October 3, 2008 at 12:22 AM EST

TNA has issued a statement noting that Chicago Bears legend Steve McMichael will be used as a special guest referee at TNA's Bound For Glory PPV on October 12 in Chicago in the Monster's Ball TNA World Tag Team Title match involving champions Beer Money, Inc., Team 3D, LAX and Abyss & Matt Morgan.

We reported on Thursday that TNA had plans for McMichael to act as the special guest referee for Jeff Jarrett vs. Kurt Angle. Those plans were changed and Mick Foley was put into the role instead.

Here is the official release from TNA:

Chicago Bears Legend Steve McMichael Returns To The Wrestling Ring At “Bound For Glory IV” In Chicago

Steve McMichael is returning to the world of professional wrestling!

McMichael, the popular, charismatic former Chicago Bears defensive tackle who was a full-time pro wrestler for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in the late-1990s, will be a Special Guest Referee at TNA’s “Bound For Glory IV” set for Sunday, Oct. 12, from the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

TNA Wrestling President Dixie Carter said McMichael’s role at “Bound For Glory IV” will be to “maintain peace, if at all possible,” in the Monster’s Ball match, featuring four tag teams: TNA World Tag Team Champions Beer Money, Team 3D, The Latin American Xchange, and the tandem of “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan and Abyss.

“The Monster’s Ball match at ‘Bound For Glory’ has the potential to be one of the violent, out of control wrestling matches ever held inside TNA’s six-sided ring,” Carter said. “Steve McMichael is a Chicago icon with a solid pro wrestling past. We knew he was one of the only Chicagoans possibly qualified to potentially maintain order in this match. We’re thrilled Steve accepted our offer to be part of TNA’s biggest pay-per-view of the year.”

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