Tim White To Receive WWE Warrior Award

Tim White will receive the WWE Warrior Award.

On the March 29 episode of WWE's The Bump, Kayla Braxton announced that Tim White will receive the 2023 Warrior Award, which is presented to an individual who has exhibited unwavering strength and perseverance and who lives life with courage and compassion.

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From WWE:

Tim White will be posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as a Warrior Award recipient, as announced today on WWE’s The Bump.

The longtime former WWE referee will join fellow inductees Rey Mysterio, The Great Muta, Stacy Keibler and Andy Kaufman in the Class of 2023.

White officiated for a prestigious list of WWE Superstars that included WWE Hall of Famers such as "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, The Godfather and Booker T.

White was known as one of the toughest referees in WWE history, officiating the brutal Hell in a Cell Match between The Undertaker and Mankind. White was also the official for the Hell in a Cell Match between Triple H and Chris Jericho, where he suffered a shoulder injury that led to his retirement from the squared circle.

In addition to becoming one of the most respected referees in sports-entertainment history, White was also the agent for WWE Hall of Famer Andre the Giant, as well as a talent agent working behind the scenes after his retirement.

In June of 2022, White sadly passed away at the age of 68. White’s legacy lives on as he will be the first referee to be inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame.

White worked for WWE for 24 years, and he officiated many classic matches, including the Hell in a Cell Match between Mankind and The Undertaker at King of the Ring 1998. He retired from his role as a referee in 2002, but he returned for the match between Chris Jericho and Christian at WrestleMania 20. White also owned the The Friendly Tap, a bar that was the site of many WWE events throughout the Attitude Era.

White passed away at the age of 68 in 2022. The long-time referee was renowned throughout the wrestling world; it was evident he impacted countless people, as seen in the messages they shared when he passed away.

The WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony will be held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California, on March 31.

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