dave hebner

dave hebner

WWF The Main Event - Hulk Hogan vs Andre The Giant

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February 5th, 1988, World Wrestling Federation (WWF) held its first ever Main Event on a Friday night, live from the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana. It garnered a staggering 15.2 rating with 33 million viewers and stands as television's most watched wrestling event of all time. The big attraction was a WrestleMania III rematch between Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant, who was in cahoots with "The Million Dollar Man," Ted DiBiase. During the match, Andre executed an ugly hip toss and fell on the Hulkster. The referee proceeded to count to three, despite the fact that Hulkster's shoulder was clearly off the mat. How could the ref blow such an obvious call? Well, as it turns out, it wasn't longtime referee Dave Hebner, but his evil twin, Earl Hebner, hired by DiBiase to throw the bout.