Dave Hebner, the WWE referee we watched for many years, has died at the age of 73. There are almost no people who follow the WWE without knowing Hebner who marked many matches. There are many messages of condolence after his death.
This is not surprising, given that Hebner has left a big mark on the WWE scene. Earl Hebner (his brother), who is also a WWE referee, sent a message via social media after the death of his brother: “Yesterday I had to say my last goodbye to my other half, my partner in crime, my road buddy for years, my brother for 73 years.
I love you, David, I’ll never count you out,” Earl writes.
WWE statement on Dave Hebner's death
WWE expressed its condolences to the Hebner family. As already mentioned, Hebner has left a big mark on the WWE scene.
Dave was a referee for many years, he was a person that everyone loved and respected and he loved his job. "WWE is saddened to learn that long-time referee David Hebner has passed away. Throughout a storied career, Hebner found himself at the center of some of WWE’s most iconic moments.
Hebner officiated the classic showdown between Randy Savage and Ricky Steamboat at WrestleMania III, and the clash between Savage and Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania V. Hebner and his brother Earl helped author one of the most memorable moments in WWE history when Andre The Giant and Hogan met on WWE Main Event for the WWE Title in 1988.
With Dave locked in the closet, Earl and “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase laid a trap for The Hulkster. As Dave joined Earl in the ring, he had the befuddled Hogan seeing double in disbelief. Following the conclusion of his impressive officiating career, Hebner would work for WWE in a backstage capacity until 2005. WWE extends its condolences to Hebner’s family, friends and fans."