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Brian Hebner welcomed his father and legendary referee Earl Hebner on his podcast this week.

Earl was asked if he feels he should be in the WWE Hall of Fame:

“Yea, I would consider it. "All the stuff that I've done in this business and made a lot of the matches what they are. I think I deserve to be in there. But whether I do or not, it's up to them.”

Earl’s thoughts on working with Dusty Rhodes in Jim Crockett Promotions:

"Dusty means everything to me, because if it weren't for him, I wouldn't be in business. Tommy Young was one of the greatest referees that has ever been in the history of this business. Tommy is the one that taught me to be a good ref and Dusty gave me the opportunity to be a good ref. I guess the way he kept me and gave me the go ahead sign on matches and shit like that. He was great. I owe him everything."

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On what being inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame means to him:

“It meant everything in the world to me in this business. I never thought I would ever get there, in any Hall of Fame, but I did. I was so happy that they recognized how valuable I was. They still have referees that are valuable, but they sort of broke the ice in knowing that in order for this business to succeed, they have to have a good ref. It's good that they noticed that and gave me the opportunity to be in the Hall of Fame, and I will never forget that night or what they did for me."

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