Being the biggest wrestling company in the world means having a large number of wrestling stars on your roster. As a result, most often, the focus is mainly on the stars. But there are a few who have earned the respect of fans and fellow workers despite not being in the ring. One such name is longtime WWE referee Tim White, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 68.
Wyatt began his career in WWE as a part-time referee while serving as Andre the Giant’s agent in 1985. He became a full-time referee in WWE after Andre’s death in 1993. Wyatt served as a referee in several featured matches in his 24-year tour as a WWE referee before releasing They were released by the company in 2009. The most famous of these was the Hell in a Cell match between Mankind and Undertaker at The King of the Ring show in 1998.
Wyatt’s sudden demise left the wrestling world in a state of shock.
Many WWE Superstars and Legends have praised him.
Architect Seth Rollins tweets
Timmy was the best.
– Seth “MR. MITB” Rollins (@WWERollins) June 19, 2022
Big E also remembered Tim through his tweet
It lit up every time I saw this guy! Tim White has often been the man tasked with tending to us at appearances and conferences for the past several years. He was always unusually 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, the soon-to-be former WWE star, who is now by her real name Saraya, recalls her meeting with Wyatt.
No, not Tim White.. 🥺 a heart of gold. Always the nicest person in any room he was in. I will miss him Andre’s stories and giant hugs. Lucky to have known such a great human being. RIP Tim https://t.co/rJmd4tZDcz
– SARAYA (@RealPaigeWE) June 19, 2022
Some of the other tweets by WWE Superstars are listed below:
I spent time with Tim White doing comedic negatives and other engagements. He was always smiling to everyone around us, and he made us all happier just because he was there. I will miss him. 💔
– Ricochet (KingRicochet) June 19, 2022
Very sad to learn of Tim White’s passing. It was always a pleasure to be around. Condolences to his family and friends.
– Renee Paquette June 19, 2022
Mr. White was one of the coolest people I’ve met in the field. Always smiling, ready to share a laugh, advice, or some of his great stories.
He will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.#RIPTimWhite
– Corey Graves (@WWEGraves) June 19, 2022
This breaks my heart. I’ve really loved seeing and getting to know Tim White over the years. He was always a happy, positive person. I will miss him. ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/H28tfSU1H2
The most beautiful woman in all of WWE (Carmella WWE) June 19, 2022
Oh man, we lost a great man. Tim has always made me feel like a welcome family. My condolences to the white family RIP Tim White pic.twitter.com/5Ttkdk3eJY
– Shelton J. Benjamin (@Sheltyb803) June 19, 2022
Another WWE referee, Dave Hebner, has also passed away at the age of 73. Heartbreak kid Shawn Michaels through his tweet paid tribute to the great WWE Referees:
Sad to hear from Dave Hebner and Tim White. Both great guys I had the privilege of spending time with both on and off the ring.
My thoughts are with their families.
Shawn Michaels June 19, 2022
The Nature Boy Ric Flair also mentioned both judges in his tweet
I am saddened to hear of the death of two of my friends – Dave Hepner and Tim White. I am grateful to know these two wonderful men. Rest in peace! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/xrjWQ9ras7
– Ric Flair® (RicFlairNatrBoy) June 19, 2022