Longtime WWE referee Dave Hebner lifeless at 73

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David Hebner, a longtime pro-wrestling referee who officiated some of the greatest matches in the WWE history, has died, the organization mentioned Saturday. He was 73.

Hebner served as the referee for Randy Savage and Rickey Steamboat’s match at WrestleMania III and the match concerning Savage and Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania V. WWE also noted a single popular moment amongst Hebner and his brother that took area in 1988.

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A WWE logo is shown on a screen before a WWE news conference at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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“Hebner and his brother Earl served author just one of the most memorable times in WWE heritage when Andre The Huge and Hogan achieved on WWE Primary Function for the WWE Title in 1988. With Dave locked in a closet, Earl and ‘Million Greenback Man’ Ted DiBiase laid a lure for The Hulkster. As Dave joined Earl in the ring, he experienced the befuddled Hogan observing double in disbelief,” the enterprise mentioned.

Dave Hebner labored backstage for WWE following his refereeing vocation was above right until 2005.

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“WWE extends its condolences to Hebner’s loved ones, buddies and lovers,” the business said.

The facts around Dave Hebner’s loss of life were being unclear.

Earl Hebner tweeted about Dave’s passing.

“Yesterday I experienced to say my previous goodbye to my other fifty percent, my associate in crime, my street buddy for many years, my brother for 73 yrs. I enjoy you David, I’ll in no way count you out,” he wrote.

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Paul Levesque, much better acknowledged in WWE as Triple H, led more tributes on social media.

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