Brian Hebner is a true veteran in the world of professional wrestling. He has been a referee for 23 years now and worked in many companies. He will now be retiring very soon.
For a while now, Brian Hebner has been working as a referee in Impact Wrestling. Brian Hebner is one of the most beloved and respected referees in the business as well.
While speaking on the latest episode of his podcast, Refin’ It Up with Brian Hebner, Brian Hebner revealed that he will be retiring from his job as a referee after Slammiversary.
“I am announcing that I am going to retire from professional wrestling as a full time referee. I will no longer be under contract for anybody, I will be working for myself. This is a move that I’m making because of the fact that, there’s a lot of different reasons. I’m not bitter towards the business at all, this has nothing to do with anybody making me mad or anybody making me angry. This is a move I’m making that’s personal. I’m healthy, I’m in great shape, I’m not beat up. I have a lot of life left still with my kids and my family, and my friends. I have other projects that I’m working on, with this podcast being one of them that I’m really trying to dig into. Some people may think it’s something that I shouldn’t take seriously, some people think it should be, but it doesn’t make a fuck what people think today. What it means to me is this, I’m doing what Brian Hebner wants to do on his own terms.[Slammiversary] weekend will be my last full time wrestling gig. I’ve talked with Scott DaMore, I’ve talked with D’Lo Brown, I’ve talked with Gail Kim, the powers that be. There wasn’t any excitement in the announcement of course, but it wasn’t like they were angry at all.”
Hebner has spent time with WWE, TNA/IMPACT, Ring Of Honor, AEW, NWA, and many more. Fans will certainly miss him working as a referee. We’ll have to see what the future holds for Brian Hebner once he retires.
h/t to WrestlingNews.co