October 2, 2022

Matt Hardy on Dave Hebner and Tim White

Tim White and Dave Hebner were referees who marked one era of the WWE. They both passed away recently, and Matt Hardy spoke about Tim White on the show “Extreme life with Matt Hardy” and praised all he has done.

“From day one, Tim was just an absolute sweetheart, and he, later on, after he stopped refereeing, we’d do appearances with him,” Hardy said, as quoted by Wrestling Inc. “I knew we’d always be excited whenever we knew we had an appearance and he was like our chaperone or he was the guy that was representing us in the appearance for WWE.

“So Tim was a sweetheart, always a good guy, would always take care of you, would always look out for the best interest of the talent, and just the consummate professional in so many ways and just, what a great guy overall.


Great sense of humor, funny jokes, but just a very warm, kind human being”.

Matt Hardy on Paid-off referee

Matt also recalled an interesting event, specifically “Saturday Night’s Main Event,” when Dave Hebner and his brother Earl played a paid-off referee.

“That was such a cool story,” Matt Hardy said. “I remember that as one of the first big angles that I really got hooked onto. I thought it was so cool and such a big deal, and then Dave, once again, lived down in Virginia so we saw him quite a bit.

Even after leaving WWE, when he was there and he was around even at TNA once in a while and some of the indie shows we’d do there in Virginia, but the Hebners were always super kind to the Hardys. And I’m also very good friends with Earl’s son, Brian, who is also a referee as well.

But yeah, the Hebners were great, and I have nothing but great things to say about both Dave Hebner and Tim White”.

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