• Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels & More React To WWF Referee Tim White’s Death
After the passing of Dave Hebner, we are saddened to report that another legendary WWF referee has passed away – Tim White.
He was 68 years old.
WWE posted the following today:
“WWE is saddened to learn that long-time referee Tim White has passed away.
For more than 2 decades, Tim White was a dedicated WWE referee and official. White began his illustrious career in 1985 working with Andre the Giant and as a part-time referee.
During his tenure, he was the referee for some of WWE’s biggest matches, including the infamous Hell in a Cell Match between Undertaker and Mankind at King of the Ring 1998.
A shoulder injury effectively ended White’s in-ring career, but White still remained a major part of WWE working behind the scenes as an official and talent agent until 2009.
WWE extends its condolences to White’s family, friends and fans.”
Here’s what the wrestling stars tweeted about Tim’s death:
Ric Flair: I’m Saddened To Hear About The Passing Of Two Of My Friends- Dave Hebner & Tim White. I’m Grateful To Have Known Both Of These Incredible Men. Rest In Peace! 🙏🏻🙏🏻
Shawn Michaels: Saddened to hear about both Dave Hebner and Tim White. Both incredible men I was privileged to spend time with in and out of the ring. My thoughts are with their families.
Big E: I lit up every time I saw this man! Tim White often was the man tasked with shepherding us at appearances and conventions the last several years. He was always extraordinarily kind and warm. I will miss you, my friend. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
I lit up every time I saw this man! Tim White often was the man tasked with shepherding us at appearances and conventions the last several years. He was always extraordinarily kind and warm. I will miss you, my friend. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/fZm0Fq1sRj
— Ettore “Big E” Ewen (@WWEBigE) June 19, 2022
Paige: No not Tim White.. heart of gold. Always the nicest person in any room he was in. I’ll miss his Andre the Giant stories and hugs. Lucky to have known such a great human. RIP Tim ❤️
Ricochet: I spent some time with Tim White doing Comic-Cons and other signings. He always brought a smile to everyone around, made us all happier just cause he was around. Gonna miss him. 💔
Carmella: This breaks my heart. I truly loved seeing Tim White and getting to know him over the years. He was always such a positive happy person. He will be so missed. ❤️❤️❤️
Renee Young: So sad to learn of the passing of Tim White. He was always such a pleasure to be around. ❤️ Condolences to his family and friends.
Shawn Bennett: I hope to one day be as respected, in every way, in our business, as Tim White. We all loved seeing him and he always made us smile with a warm hello and encouraging words.#RIPTimWhite
I hope to one day be as respected, in every way, in our business, as Tim White. We all loved seeing him and he always made us smile with a warm hello and encouraging words.#RIPTimWhite pic.twitter.com/jfy37MYVLE
— Shawn Bennett (@BennettWWE) June 19, 2022
Shelton Benjamin: Man we have lost a great guy. Tim always made me feel like much welcomed family. My condolences to the White family R.I.P Tim
Wade Barrett: Sad to hear the news about Tim White. He was a total gent and a great laugh to hang out with. I knew I was guaranteed a fun day whenever he’d escort me on any WWE appearances. Thinking of your family, and raising a glass to you tonight, Tim! 🍻
Matt Camp: Tim is someone I associate the the start of my fandom, so anytime I got to see him backstage, it was a treat. He filled many important roles outside of what many of you saw as a referee. He will be missed. Thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP
• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (June 19, 1993) – WCW Power Hour
On this day in 1993, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Power Hour’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the “WCW Beach Blast 1993” PPV.
The card can be found below:
Brian Pillman vs. Arn Anderson
Barry Windham vs. Tommy Angel
Maxx Payne vs. TC McCoy
Rick Rude vs. Dave Dunlap
Big Sky & Vinnie Vegas vs. The Cole Twins