Before signing with AEW, Aubrey Edwards had a stint in WWE, working as a referee for the Mae Young Classic.
Despite having a place in the Mae Young Classic, Aubrey didn't stick with WWE, and according to her, that might have been for the best.
"They kind of stopped calling me," Aubrey said on Talk Is Jericho. "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."
Aubrey has been portrayed as a "no-nonsense" referee in AEW, not backing down from the likes of Chris Jericho when he has tried to break the rules or get in his face. Aubrey was immediately put into the spotlight in AEW, serving as the referee for the first-ever AEW World Title match between Jericho and Hangman Page.
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