Earl William Hebner (born May 17, 1949) is a professional wrestling referee currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). He is perhaps the most famous professional wrestling referee today, best known from his time as the senior referee for the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment. As Senior Referee, Hebner officiated most main events during his time with the company from 1988–2005. He (along with his twin brother, Dave Hebner) played a prominent role in the inaugural WWF The Main Event card in 1988, in which André the Giant controversially defeated Hulk Hogan for the WWE Championship, as well as the infamous "Montreal Screwjob" during the main event of WWE Survivor Series 1997. He also participated in a number of storylines, including feuds involving The McMahon-Helmsley Faction and The Alliance. Since 2006, he has appeared for TNA, serving as Senior Referee for the company, and was inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame in 2015, becoming the first referee to be inducted into a major wrestling hall of fame.