What's the story?
As reported by WrestleZone, Former WWE referee in an interview with Hannibal TV remembered his time on the road with Andre The Giant.
In case you didn't know...
Andre The Giant is and always will be a WWE legend. He was the 8th wonder of the world and for good reason. His match at WrestleMania 3 with Hulk Hogan was legendary. While the in-ring action was ordinary, the buildup was amazing and unique. This would go down as the passing of the torch as The Gentle Giant put over Hulk Hogan in his first official loss in the WWE.
Tim White was a WWE referee for over 24 years. His tenure started in 1985 and ended in 2009 when he was released from the company. During that time, he referred many WWE matches on WWE TV tapings and multiple PPVs. During the 80s, he and Andre were genuine friends with Tim White assisting him during his travels across towns in the United States.
The heart of the matter
In an interview with Hannibal TV, Tim White talked about his time working with Andre as well as their time on the road together.
Well, let me tell you, I loved Andre. There was many great memories, but the thing I try to put forward is what a great guy he was. He put women on a pedestal, he loved animals, he was just a great, great guy.
When we travelled on the road together, when I call into the office to take care of travel or plane tickets, It was Big Bear and Little Bear and we had a blast together...because really...if you got to know him...and I've been in the business a long time...the bigger they are, the greater they are..It's unreal how the big men in the industry are the nicest guys.
Tim White's time with Andre The Giant seems to come from a place of love and friendship. He speaks with an earnestness and going by his words alone, it does feel the world is poorer for Andre The Giant for not being in it.
Published 04 May 2019, 22:40 IST