We now know who will be in charge once the action begins. AEW announced via their Twitter account that legendary referee Earl Hebner, will be joining their brand.

You can see the official tweet below:

Hebner is a veteran official who is best known for his run with WWE from 1988 through 2005. He is probably best remembered for his role as the referee in the Montreal Screwjob, where he called for the bell when Shawn Michaels had then-WWE Champion Bret Hart in a Sharpshooter, despite the fact that Hart never submitted.

Check out a promotional video regarding a documentary on the Montreal Screwjob:

Upon his departure from WWE in 2005, when he was fired from the company for selling merchandise without merchandise, he worked for Impact from 2006-2017. He was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2015.

Also, announced as referees for AEW are Aubrey Edwards and Paul Turner. Edwards has been a referee on the independent scene, and also worked briefly in NXT last year as their second-ever female referee. Turner is a veteran ROH referee who had been with the company since its inception. It us unknown if he will be staying with the promotion.

You can see those tweets below:

Editor’s Thoughts:

With a major TV deal in place and more legendary figures joining the brand, AEW could be a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to checking it out!

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