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Dave Hebner

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Birth name  David Hebner
Spouse  Rebecca Hebner
Ring name(s)  Dave Hebner
Siblings  Earl Hebner

Debut  1963
Nieces  Katie Hebner
Name  Dave Hebner
Nephews  Brian Hebner
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Born  May 17, 1949 (age 66) Richmond, Virginia (1949-05-17)
Role  Professional Wrestling Promoter
TV shows  Impact Wrestling, Saturday Night's Main Event
Similar People  Earl Hebner, Jeff Jarrett, Vince McMahon, Dutch Mantel, Vince Russo

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David "Dave" Hebner (born May 17, 1949) is an American professional wrestling authority figure, promoter, road agent, and referee.

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Career

Hebner debuted as a professional wrestling referee in the late 1970s in the Richmond, Virginia area. In the 1980s he began working for the World Wrestling Federation, where he refereed many historic matches such as Randy Savage versus Ricky Steamboat at WrestleMania III and Randy Savage versus Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania V. Perhaps his most memorable appearance came on the February 5, 1988 episode of The Main Event, when he was assigned to referee a match for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship between Hulk Hogan and André the Giant. André defeated Hogan after Hebner's twin brother Earl had switched places as Ted DiBiase had locked Dave in a closet. Earl Hebner quickly counted to three as André pinned Hogan, despite Hogan clearly having his shoulder up. The match and the WWF Championship were awarded to André as a result. Both Hebners received a $2,500 bonus for the match.

Prior to WrestleMania IV, the WWF attempted to extend the "evil twin" referee storyline through a kayfabe "investigative report" published in the promotions' flagship publication, WWF Magazine. The article used a fictional backstory to build sympathy for Dave by claiming he was continually victimized by Earl's misdeeds committed in Dave's name since their childhoods. In a 2001 interview with "WWF Raw Magazine", Dave Hebner said the angle was soon dropped after he had suffered broken ribs when Earl kicked him (as part of the aftermath of the Hogan-Andre match during The Main Event). As a result, the storyline was shifted to have Earl come clean, and he was the referee when Randy Savage won the Tournament final at WrestleMania IV against Ted DiBiase for the WWF Championship.

After retiring as a referee following knee replacement surgery, Hebner became a road agent. He worked as a Road Agent until July 2005, when he was released from contract.

After being released, Hebner debuted in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling on the December 17, 2005 episode of TNA Impact!, appearing on the stage during a match between Team 3D and The Diamonds in the Rough.

Since 2012, Dave Hebner has been the manager of The Lumberjacks of MMWA Wrestling.

Personal life

Dave has been married to his wife Rebecca for 40 years. Dave's identical twin brother Earl and nephew Brian (Earl's son) are also wrestling referees.

In July 2016, Hebner was named part of a class action lawsuit filed against WWE which alleged that performers incurred "long term neurological injuries" and that the company "routinely failed to care" for them and "fraudulently misrepresented and concealed" the nature and extent of those injuries. The suit is litigated by attorney Konstantine Kyros, who has been involved in a number of other lawsuits against WWE. Hebner has Parkinson's disease.

Awards and accomplishments

  • Ground Xero Wrestling
  • GXW Hall of Fame (Class of 2016)
  • References

    Dave Hebner Wikipedia


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