Tim White, longtime WWE referee, dead at 68

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Tim White, a longtime pro-wrestling referee who Worked for WWE, has died, the company said on Sunday. He was 68 years old.

White worked for WWE for over 20 years. He began working with Andre the Giant and was a part-time referee starting in 1985. He was part of some of the most famous WWE matches in the company’s history, including the 1998 Hell in a Cell match between The Undertaker and The Undertaker. Mankind on the King of the Ring.


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“While a shoulder injury effectively ended White’s in-ring career, White still remained a major part of WWE working behind the scenes as an official and talent agent,” WWE said.

“WWE extends its condolences to White’s family, friends and fans.”

WWE stars Shawn Michaels and Big E were among those who paid tribute to the referee.

He is the second WWE referee to have passed away over the weekend.

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company Dave Hebner’s death announced on Saturday.

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.

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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.

Earl Hebner tweeted about Dave’s passing.

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“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.