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Tim White, a longtime wrestling judge who worked for VVE, has passed away, the company said on Sunday. He was 68 years old.
White worked for VVE for more than 20 years. He started working with Andrea Giant and was a freelance judge when he started in 1985. He was part of some of the most famous VVE matches in the company’s history, including the 1998 Hell in a Cell match between The Undertaker and Humanity at the King of the Ring.
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“The shoulder injury practically ended White’s career in the ring, but White remained the main part of VVE who worked behind the scenes as an official and talent agent until 2009,” said VVE.
“VVE expresses its condolences to White’s family, friends and fans.
VVE stars Sean Michaels and Big E were among those who paid tribute to the judge.
He is the second VVE judge to die over the weekend.
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The company announced the death of Dave Hebner on Saturday.
Hebner was the referee for the match between Randy Savage and Ricky Steamboat at WrestleMania III and the match between Savage and Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania V. VVE also recorded a famous moment between Hebner and his brother, which took place in 1988.
Hebner and his brother Earl helped the writer with one of the most memorable moments in VVE history when Andre The Giant and Hogan met at the VVE Main Event for the 1988 VVE title. With Dave locked in a closet, Earl and ‘Million Dollar Man’ Ted DiBiase set a trap for the Hulkster. “While Dave joined Earl in the ring, the confused Hogan saw double in disbelief,” the company said.
Earl Hebner tweeted about Dave’s death.
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“Yesterday I had to say goodbye to my other half, my partner in crime, my friend from the road for years, my brother of 73 years. “I love you, David, I will never count you,” he wrote.
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