The patched fixed my problems but created a new one ! The ref isn't counting in certain matches !
Apparently if you play a match against Baron Corbin that involves a cutscene, the referee is too mesmerized by the cutscene to react normally afterwards.
Example: Dolph vs. Baron. Ziggler is in a rivalry with The Miz. There is a cut scene at ringside where Ziggler and Miz square off and Corbin executes the cheap shot from behind.
For the duration of that match, the ref will NOT count a pinfall. I even directed Ziggler into running straight into the ref to knock him on his backside, hoping that would wake him back up once he was back on his feet. No luck. I had to win that one by submission (thankfully, the ref counted THAT). The refs in the preceding and following matches on Smackdown's match card behaved as they should; albeit that the game wouldn't give me the "star" performance credit for Fandango vs. Goldust (the match wasn't great; but it was no DISASTER) and, upon winning the triple threat match, the win/loss screen portrayed Fandango and Goldust again for no apparent reason; stupid things like that.
I digress; in only one match did I actually run into the "broken" ref that slowed the match down.