WWE Cut Referee With Cancer, Rev Theory Not Playing On Raw?, Y2J
By Daniel Pena
Jan 21, 2009 - 3:56:22 PM
source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
-- As noted earlier, referee Mickey Henson was recently released by World Wrestling Entertainment. Henson had taken a leave absence due to a health related issue. It is now coming out that Henson is suffering from lymphoma, a form of cancer. Henson had largely kept his illness quiet, only telling a few friends (including Batista, who he is close to), along with John Laurinaitis and Vince McMahon. WWE reportedly promised Henson employment while he battled cancer since he didn't have health insurance.
This is up there with them firing a pregnant Dawn Marie and slightly more than them firing Test when he was suffering from a broken (?) neck and was told he'd have a job once he healed.