AEW referee Aubrey Edwards was a recent guest on Chris Jericho’s Talk Is Jericho podcast to talk all things pro wrestling. One notable subject that Edwards discussed was her trial run in WWE for the Mae Young Classic tournament, and how she’s happy WWE didn’t ask her back because AEW allows officials to have personalities in the ring, something WWE sorely lacks.
They kind of stopped calling me. I reached out to them a little later and they said, ‘we’ve got nothing for you’ and then they stopped calling. Given my personality, I don’t think I would have been successful there. I’m really fortunate AEW came around because this is a much better place for me, for who I am as a person and what I want out of being a performer. We let our referees be personalities. Tony Khan has said that, ‘our referees have personalities because they are people with personalities.’ At [WWE], they don’t say their names on TV. They are nameless faces, whereas Jim Ross is saying everyone’s name. I don’t know why, I don’t get it, I don’t agree with it, but it’s not my product.
You can listen to the full interview below. (H/T and transcribed by Fightful)