TIM WHITE: Wrestlers mourn the loss of their friend Tim White

Posted on 6/19/122 by Colin Vassallo

For a second time in the same weekend, the
wrestling world was in mourning, this time
remembering another legendary WWE referee,
Tim White.

White, who served as a referee until 2002
when he tore his shoulder during a Hell In A
Cell match between Triple H and Chris
Jericho, was a favorite to many and got his
fair share of bumps along the years. He also
accompanied many WWE Superstars to
appearances throughout the years.

“WWE is saddened to learn that long-time
referee Tim White has passed away and
extends its condolences to White’s family,
friends and fans,” said a statement by WWE.

Shawn Michaels, who had many matches
refereed by White, also reflected on the
death of Dave Hebner. “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,” HBK

Ric Flair also remembered both referees in a
tweet he sent out today. “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!”

Fellow former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas,
who worked with White for several years
wrote, “Another big brother is no longer
with us. Rest in Power my dear friend Tim

Former WWE champion Big E wrote that he lit
up every time he saw Tim White, a man who
was often tasked with shepherding them 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,” Big E said.

NXT commentator Wade Barrett wrote, “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

Dolph Ziggler added, “Tim White brightened
every room he walked into & the WWE locker
room was especially lucky to have him. Being
around Timmy on several PR tours was a joy!
We would get our work done & meet after and
he would tell old road stories & we’d laugh
til the sun came up. Cheers, sir.”

Posting photos of the two together from his
own home bar and gym, Sheamus wrote, “I’m
absolutely gutted. Timmy, thank you for the
laughs, your advice, amazing stories and
great times. I love ya fella.”

Shelton Benjamin also worked with White
throughout his WWE career and said that we
lost a great guy. “Tim always made me feel
like much welcomed family. My condolences to
the White family.”

Former WCW President Eric Bischoff said he
always looked forward to seeing Tim. “Last
time was around Christmas. As always, Tim as
as warm, genuine, and full of life as usual.
I’ll miss hearing your stories. See ya down
the road.”

John “Bradshaw” Layfield described White as
one of the best guys he’s ever known. “He
and Arnie were the epitome of old school
cool. Ron and I tore up his bar a few
times….and we had more nights together in
more countries than I can count having a
great time. Rest easy Legend. Love you,” JBL

Paige said White had a heart of gold and was
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,” Paige said.

“The World’s loss. The World is a less
better place without Tim White,” continued
Sean Waltman.

Adam Scherr, known as Braun Strowman in WWE,
added, “The world lost an amazing human. Tim
was one of a kind. He was always in charge
of handling me when I was with WWE. I was so
honored to have him at my side like Andre
did. You will be so very missed my dear
friend. I’ll see you in Valhalla.”

Matt Hardy wrote, “Timmy was always so great
to me & was a huge supporter of The Hardys.
He was the kindest, most fair man you could
ever meet. My thoughts go out to his family
& loved ones – Rest in power, my friend.”

William Regal said he was deeply saddened to
hear of the passing of his dear friend. “My
deepest condolences to his family. A great
man, referee and person. We’ve laughed so
hard together we’ve both had tears in our
eyes. There’s not a better way to remember
you. Rest well.”

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