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Encyclopedia > Joey Marella

Joey Marella (February 28, 1963 - July 4, 1994) was a professional wrestling referee and the son of legendary wrestler and announcer Robert Marella (aka Gorilla Monsoon), though their relationship was never acknowledged on television. Joey Marella refereed for the World Wrestling Federation beginning in 1986. In 1987, he served as the referee for the much-hyped match between Hulk Hogan and AndrĂ© the Giant at WrestleMania III, as well as the 1992 SummerSlam main event of Bret Hart vs. Davey Boy Smith. He died on July 4, 1994, after he fell asleep at the wheel and crashed while driving home on the New Jersey Turnpike near Burlington after a night of refereeing WWF matches. David Lauer, better known by his ring name, Harvey Wippleman, was said to be with him at the time. February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... Robert Marella Robert Otto Marella (June 4, 1937 – October 6, 1999), best known by his stage name of Gorilla Monsoon, was an American professional wrestler, play-by-play announcer, and booker. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... André the Giant was the stage name of André René Roussimoff, (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993) a French professional wrestler and actor. ... WrestleMania III was the third annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation. ... SummerSlam 1992 was the fifth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... This article is about the professional wrestler. ... David Boy (Davey Boy) Smith (November 28, 1962 – May 18, 2002) was an English professional wrestler. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the modern freeway. ... The City of Burlington highlighted in Burlington County. ... David Lauer David Lauer, better known by his stage name Harvey Wippleman, is a professional wrestler. ...


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  • 2002 Wrestling Informer Referee Hall of Fame inductee

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Joey Marella - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (124 words)
Joey Marella was a referee for the World Wrestling Federation, beginning in 1986.
In 1987, Joey served as the referee for the much hyped match between Hulk Hogan and André the Giant at WrestleMania III, as well as the 1992 SummerSlam main event of Bret Hart versus Davey Boy Smith.
He died on July 4, 1994 after he fell asleep at the wheel and crashed while driving home after a night of refereeing WWF matches.
The Wrestling Voice (1139 words)
Joey Marella had been killed in an automobile accident while returning from a WWF show in Ocean City, MD the previous evening.
Joey had fallen asleep at the wheel on the New Jersey Turnpike; and was involved in a one car accident together with Bruno "Harvey Whippleman" Lauer.
Joey was loved by many, including a friend of mine who was quite close to him, who's kept a special place in her heart for him to this day....the same friend of mine I told you about earlier.
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