WWE News

18. “It was like you were in prison” – Earl Hebner On Working In The WWF

During a recent appearance on “Sitting Ringside”, Old School referee Earl Hebner talked about his time in the World Wrestling Federation, the “Evil Twin Finish”, Montreal Screwjob & more. Below are the highlights:

On getting injured in the “Evil Twin Finish” incident in the Hulk Hogan – Andre The Giant match:
“I did count 1,2,3, with Hogan’s shoulders about four feet off the mat, and then my brother came down and there was two of us! We had our little battle royal there and then Hogan figured out that I was the evil one, so he picks me up and tosses me out of the ring over Andre and Virgil. It hurt bad. I injured my rotator cuff, I couldn’t move my arm. That was my first day there. After that night, I had to spend six to eight weeks in rehab.”


Hulk Hogan vs. Andr√© The Giant (The Main Event… by WWFOldSchool

On what was it like working in the World Wrestling Federation:
“There was so much stress down there, it was miserable it was like you were in prison.”

On when did he find out about the finish to the Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels match from Survivor Series 1997 (Montreal Screwjob):

“I found out walking to the gorilla position, I was pulled to the side and was told Vince wants you to do this, and this and this. I thought, Oh my God!'”

        
To Top