The wrestling world is in sorrow following the death of long-time WWE referee Tim White. The headlines of White’s death on Sunday elicited responses from wrestlers from various promotions, most of whom co – operated with White during his time with WWE from 1985 to 2009.
Tim White rose through the ranks of the WWE after making his debut in 1985, eventually becoming a referee for several main event matches, including the Hell in a Cell match between The Undertaker and Mankind at King of the Ring 1998.
He was frequently booked as the main event referee until he suffered a shoulder injury during another HIAC match between Chris Jericho and Triple H on Judgment Day 2002.
When his shoulder injury worsened, White was demoted to the position of backstage official and talent agent. White would later become an on-screen character, appearing in comedy vignettes alongside former WWE announcer Josh Mathews.
As previously stated, the wrestling community mourned the death of another legendary referee, Dave Hebner, he was 73 years old. Brian Hebner affirmed his uncle, legendary WWE referee Dave Hebner, has died.
At this time, the manner of death was unknown. Hebner passed away at the age of 73. Dave Hebner, rest in peace. Gone, but not forgotten The memorial read, “Always adored.” Brian Hebner, a referee in his own right, is the child of Dave’s twin brother, Earl Hebner.
Hebner is best known for his period as a WWE referee, which began in the 1970s. He was most famous for his role in the contentious ending to the WWF Main Event match in which Andre The Giant defeated WWF Champion Hulk Hogan for the title.
When a second Hebner arose, the referee was revealed to be Dave’s twin brother Earl, culminating in Earl’s debut in the then-WWF. Earl Hebner, like his brother, rose to prominence as a referee, operating for WWE, TNA, as well as AEW.