Earl Hebner is probably the most famous professional wrestling referee in the world. He has worked in the industry for over 40 years. He joined the WWE in 1988. He left the company in 2005 and is now with All Elite Wrestling. He was on the WINCLY podcast, where he spoke about WWE and the AEW.
"It doesn't feel like you're in prison here," Hebner said of AEW as compared to WWE. "You've got more leeway and it's more relaxing. It felt like you were in a prisoner in WWE but not in AEW. "This is just a more laid back company and at my age, this is great for me."
Hebner officiated some of the most important and memorable professional wrestling matches of all time. He spoke about the highlights of his career. "The first one would be Saturday Night Main Event when I screwed Hogan.
And the next one would be the Bret Hart deal [Montreal Screwjob]," Hebner said before being asked why he considers that controversial match a highlight. "It made a name for me..." Professional wrestling officials are actually very important in the world of professional wrestling.
Since it is all a big drama, the referees sometimes get involved in the drama. They are responsible for carrying a wrestler’s message to another wrestler. They also hand over blades to certain wrestlers whenever they require them. The WWE tries to hire the best referees in the world.