|Hogan and the Hebners|
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Referees have long been an important part of any professional wrestling match. When I was a kid, it seemed like I knew the names of all or most of the officials in the match. Now, I would be lucky to name more than just a few refs. I think that's a sign of the times, as they don't seem to be worked into matches like they used to, or maybe it's that announcers don't bother to include them during commentary most of the time.
As of right now, there are no referees in the WWE Hall of Fame. Sure, there are men (and women) who have served as special guest referees, but not one pure ref from back in the day. There are plenty of outstanding refs who deserve a spot in the Hall of Fame. I think once there's an actual physical building, the WWE should include a Referee Wing to go along with the Celebrity Wing.
I like all the names mentioned obviously, but here are my three top choices. I'm basing my decision on memorable moments for each of these men and my personal enjoyment of said ref.
|Ric Flair & Tommy Young|
|Earl Hebner and "The Screwjob"|
There are plenty of great referees now who have had Hall of Fame worthy careers, including Charles Robinson, Scott Armstrong, and Mike Chioda. Who are your picks?