The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) confirmed on Sunday that Tim White, a veteran professional wrestling referee who worked for the company, passed away. He was 68. Over the course of more than 20 years, White was employed by WWE.
When he first began his career in 1985, he was a part-time referee and began his career by working with Andre the Giant.
He participated in many of the most well-known matches in WWE history, including the Hell in a Cell match that took place in 1998 at the King of the Ring and featured The Undertaker and Mankind.
Tim White, a Referee for Wwe, Has Passed Away
The news that long-time referee Tim White has passed away has WWE in a state of deep sadness. Tim White devoted himself to his roles as a referee and official for WWE for more than twenty years.
White got his start in the industry in 1985, when he began working with Andre the Giant and serving as a referee on the side. During his time with the company, he served as the referee for a number of WWE’s most notable bouts.
Including the infamous Hell in a Cell Match that took place at King of the Ring in 1998 and featured the Undertaker and Mankind. White’s in-ring career was effectively cut short due to a shoulder injury.
However, White continued to be a significant part of WWE working behind the scenes as an official and talent agent until the year 2009. White’s family, friends, and fans are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Tim White, a Former Referee for Wwe, Passed Away at the Age of 68
According to an announcement made by WWE on Sunday, former and longtime referee Tim White passed away at the age of 68. According to a statement released by WWE, “Tim White was a dedicated WWE referee and official for more than two decades.”
“White got his start in the industry in 1985, when he began working with Andre the Giant and serving as a referee on the side.
“During his time with WWE, he officiated some of the company’s most important matches, including the infamous Hell in a Cell Match that took place between the Undertaker and Mankind at King of the Ring 1998.
“Several WWE personalities have shared their thoughts on the interactions they’ve had with White over the years, including White is a well-known name, particularly among fans who followed WWE during the era known as “The Attitude Era,” because he was present for a large number of iconic moments during that time.
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Inside the squared circle, he was frequently assigned the duty of refereeing the most important bouts. Due to a shoulder injury that he sustained at the Judgment Day pay-per-view during a Hell in a Cell match between Triple H and Chris Jericho.
White was forced to reduce the amount of time he spent competing in the ring. Jim Ross, a legendary announcer, reminisced about White’s final match at WrestleMania XX in 2021 and said that White “was probably as universally liked as anybody on the roster.”
Ross made this statement while discussing White’s career. In addition to his accomplishments in WWE, the Rhode Island native ran a bar called “The Friendly Tap” in his home state, which was occasionally highlighted on WWE programming. The bar was located in Rhode Island.