Longtime WWE referee Dave Hebner dead at 73

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David Hebner, A Long Time Pro-wrestling referee who did some umpiring The company said on Saturday that one of the best matches in WWE history has died. He was 73 years old.

Hebner served as referee for Randy Savage and Ricky Steamboat Matches at WrestleMania III And the match between Savage and Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania V. WWE also noted a famous 1988 moment between Hebner and his brother.


A WWE logo is shown on the screen before the WWE news conference at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Hebner and his brother Earl helped author one of the most memorable moments in WWE history when Andre the Giant and Hogan met at the WWE Main Event in 1988 for the WWE title. With Dave locked in a closet, Earl And ‘Million Dollar Man’ Ted DiBiase set a trap for Hulkster. As Dave joined Earl in the ring, he watched the unfazed Hogan double in disbelief,” the company said.

Dave Hebner worked backstage After that for WWE The referee’s career was over by 2005.

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“WWE extends its condolences to Hebner’s family, friends and fans,” the company said.

Details about Dave Hebner’s death were unclear.

Earl Hebner tweeted about Dave’s passing.

“Yesterday I had to say the last goodbye to my other half, my partner in crime, my street friend for years, my brother for 73 years. I love you David, I’ll never count you down,” he wrote.

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Paul Levesque, better known as Triple H in WWE, paid more tributes on social media.