Website theringer.com has published a very nice tribute write-up to both Tim White and Earl Hebner. Both of these well respected gentlemen passed within two days of each other earlier last week.
President B. Brian Blair brought this article to my attention and we both thought that our CAC members would like to read it.
The article begins...
"Last week, two of the best-known referees in WWE’s storied history went down for the count. Dave Hebner, 73, died on June 17. Tim White, 68, passed away two days later.
Their two careers intersected for more than three decades, and between them, they refereed many of the greatest moments in the WWE’s “Hulkamania” era of the 1980s and the Attitude Era of the 1990s. Hebner refereed the Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat match for the (then) WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania III, participated in a legendary “switcheroo” angle with twin brother Earl that enabled Andre the Giant to defeat Hulk Hogan for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship, and was the third man in the ring for Hogan’s grudge match with Savage at WrestleMania V, as well as the Ultimate Warrior’s defeat of Hogan for the title at WrestleMania VI.
Tim White split his time in the 1980s between refereeing and transporting Andre the Giant to and from the shows, then refereed the bloody 1998 Hell in a Cell match between Mankind and the Undertaker before suffering injuries in a 2002 Hell in a Cell match that would eventually force him out of the ring three years later. Factor in identical twin Earl Hebner’s presence in the Montreal Screwjob during the 1997 Survivor Series, during which Earl signaled for the timekeeper to ring the bell while Shawn Michaels held Bret Hart in the latter’s signature Sharpshooter finisher, and you might have an argument that the Hebner siblings and White covered all of the most significant, era-defining WWF events from the mid-1980s until the early 2000s."
You can read this very well written and in-depth article by clicking on the following link: https://www.theringer.com/2022/6/21/23176941/dave-hebner-tim-white-obituary-wwe-referees
Thank you to the ringer.com for remembering two of refereeing's best.