Earl Hebner, whose full name appears to be Earl William Hebner, is an American professional wrestling referee and is currently working as a referee with All Elite Wrestling.  

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Full NameEarl Hebner
Date of Birth1949, May 17
Birth PlaceRichmond, Virginia, the United States
ProfessionWrestling Referee
Ex-SpouseCarol Ann Kettner(1969-1997)
Susan Ann Green(1978-2000)
Age71 years
Height73 kg
Net Worth$2 million. 


How was Childhood of Earl like?

Born as Earl William Hebner on the year 1949, May 17, in Richmond, Virginia, the United States, and is now 71 years old. His childhood was simple like others people’s. Earl with his brother had great childhood together. They cheated on things, pranked people, and enjoyed their childhood to the fullest.

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He has not revealed so much about his parents and education as Earl is very much an introverted type of person and thinks before he reveals anything about his past life.

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How did William start his Career?

Earl Hebner’s started working in his officiating career in early 1980 after he matched for Jim Crockett Promotions. In 1985, Hebner worked as a referee at the NWA Starcade event. This event came out in the name of the “I Quit” match. Earl’s career peaked after he was involved as a senior referee for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) from 1988 to 2005. The two brothers, Earl and Dave, players an important role in the inaugural The Main Event card, which took place in 1998.

This was a great thing to watch as André the Giant controversially defeated Hulk Hogan for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship. The 1987 first ever War Games match at Great American Bash made him shine like anything. He was also seen in the ring during the final match of the Bunkhouse Stampede tournament, which took place in January 1988. 

After Earl Hebner debut on the World Wrestling Federation as referee during a WWF World Heavyweight Championship match, he referees, pitting champion Hulk Hogan against challenger André, the Giant. This match got arrived on television and other platforms on February 5, 1988.

The most infamous and low-rated phase of both Hebner’s career and in the history of wrestling in North America was in 1997 at the time of the 1997 Survivor Series, which is dubbed and taken as “Montreal Screwjob” right now. That time Earl signaled for the timekeeper to ring the bell and stop the time ( this was the time when Michaels had Hart in a Sharpshooter hold) even at the time when Hart had not visibly submitted.

Thus this made Michael win the WWF World Heavyweight Championship. However, this match actually broke Hert’s heart and dreamed as it was not the match Hert was longing for.

Throughout Earl’s career, he was involved in so many stories. For example, in 1999, Earl spread headed kayfabe referee’s strike, resulting in referees getting the authority to defend themselves if physically provoked by wrestlers. 

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Earl’s next career turnover was from the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling/Impact Wrestling (2006–2017). After he departed from WWE, he started to work for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling at Against All Odds pay-per-view on February 12, 2006. 

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As every year adds to his life, new success stories too. He was placed as the inductor for the TNA Hall of Fame class of 2015. Along with so many referees worldwide, Earl Hebner was also part of All Elite Wrestling of 2019.

He was respected with two awards during his career: the GXW Hall of Fame (Class of 2016) and TNA Hall of Fame (Class of 2015). 


Who was Earl Hebner married to?

Talking about his marriages, Earl Hebner’s first marriage was not successful with Carol Ann Kettner. This couple got married in 1969 and separated their ways in 1977. Next time, in 1978, he married Susan Ann Green and separated their ways in 2000.

He has a son and a daughter. His identical twin brother Dave and his son Brian Hebner are also professional wrestling referees, while his daughter made her appearance in TNA in 2008 as “Katie Kim.”


Social Media

At this point, Earl is enjoying his retired life and is not that active in social media but has both Twitter and Instagram accounts of usernames @TheEarlHebner and @earlhebneroffucial, respectively. He has altogether of 49.7K followers on Twitter and 4000 followers on Instagram.

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Net Worth

This one of the richest referees Earl Hebner has an estimated networth of $2 million. 

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The 1997 match between Hart and Michaels turned out to be controversial for Earl Hebner as he stopped the time before Hart visibly surrendered. It was all rumored that he was trying to make Michaels win.



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