The most thankless job in wrestling is that of referee.
No one ever praises the effort of the man in the striped shirt. Rather, they are often the target of verbal and physical
abuse. Nonetheless, Shawn Bennett does his best to call everything down the middle. However, there are a
few drawbacks to taking charge in the ring, as occasional mishaps happen and Bennett will end up down for the count.
Sometimes the person on the losing end of a bout will seek him out for a post match “discussion.” In the
end, he is always there to do his job and that is to count one, two, three!
Began training at IWF Wrestling School in July 2002 and graduated from the program in May 2003. Presided over many top IWF title matches
over the years, as well as important bouts across the country. Bennett joined WWE NXT in Florida as
a referee in 2013, and officiates bouts on RAW, SmackDown, and Pay-Per-Views. Shawn was inducted into IWF Hall
of Fame Class of 2017 in July 2017 as part of the Federation's 20th Anniversary celebration.
Hometown: Butler, NJ
Birthday: October 25
Position: IWF Senior Referee