Dave was of course most known for the night he and his brother Earl were revealed as the “evil twin referees” in front of a record TV audience for “The Main Event” in 1988. While the Hogan vs. Andre match was a highly memorable moment for the Hebners, Dave also refereed the legendary Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat match at WrestleMania 3.
Dave was also quite visible in the “Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows” documentary, working in his role as a backstage agent and as Earl’s “getaway drive” of sorts after the Montreal Screwjob. Aside from the controversy there, the Hebners have been said to be universally well-liked in the wrestling business.
When a knee replacement took Dave out of in-ring action, he remained an agent for WWE until 2005. Dave had a lengthy career in pro wrestling since the ’70s but sadly had been battling Parkinson’s disease for the past few years.
R.I.P. Dave Hebner, a referee from an era of referees who were part of some of the most memorable moments and matches ever.