Rhode Island native to be posthumously inducted into WWE Hall of Fame

Tim White honored at the Friendly Tap in Cumberland (WLNE)

CUMBERLAND, R.I. (WLNE) — Cumberland native and former WWE referee Tim White will be posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Friday night.

White worked for the wrestling company for more than 20 years in several roles, including as a referee.

With the induction, he will become the first referee to enter the WWE Hall of Fame.

White was in the squared-circle for several memorable matches, including the classic 1998 Hell in the Cell match where Mankind was thrown off of the cage by the Undertaker.

He also was the agent and close friend of the late Andre the Giant.

Locally, White owned the Friendly Tap bar in Cumberland and even had his business incorporated into WWE television over the years.

White passed away in 2022 at 68 and to remember his legacy a wall at the Friendly Tap has been dedicated in his honor.

This year’s induction ceremony takes place Friday night in Los Angeles.

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