Referee Shield is an ability normally reserved for a heel who will manipulate the in-ring referee to take advantage of his opponent. Despite its name, it may also refer to using another non-participant as a shield (such as the ring announcer or valet).
Its icon is represented by a shield in which the center is striped like a referee shirt.
An e-wrestler who has Referee Shield listed for an ability will do the following:
- For a cowardly heel, the e-wrestler will maneuver the referee in an effort to halt momentum of a fan favorite, then use that distraction to gain the advantage.
- When opponent is trying to hit an e-wrestler with an exploding attack, e-wrestler will force referee into oncoming blow.
- May also refer to using another ring non-participant (such as a ring announcer or valet) as a shield.