In a recent announcement, WWE revealed that the late Tim White will be posthumously awarded the Warrior Award at this year’s Hall of Fame ceremony. The event will feature a number of inductees, including Rey Mysterio, Stacy Keibler, The Great Muta, and late comedian Andy Kaufman, who will be part of the 2023 class.
Scheduled for this Friday after SmackDown, the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony will be broadcast live on Peacock. Tim White, who served as the handler of Andre The Giant before transitioning to a career as a referee in the 1980s, retired from in-ring competition due to a shoulder injury he sustained during a Hell in a Cell match in 2002. After his retirement, he went on to work as a road agent for the company.
Tim White is a former professional wrestling referee who worked for WWE from the 1980s until his retirement in 2005. He was born on June 25, 1954, in New Jersey, and started his wrestling career as a ring crew member before transitioning to a referee.
During his time with WWE, White worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Andre The Giant, Hulk Hogan, The Rock, and Stone Cold Steve Austin. He was also involved in some of the most iconic matches in WWE history, such as the infamous Hell in a Cell match between Triple H and Mick Foley at No Way Out in 2000.
Unfortunately, White’s in-ring career was cut short due to a severe shoulder injury he sustained during that same Hell in a Cell match. Despite undergoing multiple surgeries and rehabilitation attempts, he was unable to return to active competition and retired from the ring in 2005.
After his retirement, White continued to work for WWE as a road agent, helping to produce and organize matches for other wrestlers.
Tim White passed away in June 2022 At the age of 68.
Our thoughts remain with his friends and family at this time.