Aubrey Edwards talks Nyla Rose getting her to laugh in the middle of a match, the multiple hats she wears in All Elite Wrestling, and the people that have helped her along the way.
While Aubrey Edwards is primarily known as a referee, her referee duties are not the only responsibilities she has within AEW. However, Aubrey does take pride in being very good at her job between the ropes. Therefore, it is noteworthy when a wrestler can get her to crack in the middle of the match and start laughing.
As Aubrey explained in an interview with Sean Ross Sapp, Nyla Rose is one wrestler that was able to do just that by calling back to an appearance that she and Edwards made on the Hello from the Magic Tavern podcast. While Aubrey and Nyla laugh, Ruby Soho, Nyla's opponent that evening, was left out of the loop.
"Nyla did it once," Aubrey began. "We were on a podcast together called 'Hello from the Magic Tavern,' where everyone plays mythical characters. She was a cave explorer, and I was her beneficiary. There was a point in the podcast—I’m trying to say the short version of this—where there was a chair and a ceiling that fell and made me blind, so there was a wizard that gave my eyes back, and then I had four eyes and then another chair fell from the ceiling—just normal stuff. It’s all improv. It’s hilarious. It’s a great podcast. So she ended up getting hit in the eye. She ends up rolling out. She goes, ‘A chair! A chair destroyed my vision!’ I’m just trying not to laugh ‘cause of this stupid inside joke. Ruby’s like, ‘What’s going on?’ I’m like, ‘Don’t worry about it,’" Aubrey recalled.
Outside of trying to avoid breaking character due to inside jokes when she's in the ring, Edwards also holds several responsibilities outside of the ring. In addition to co-hosting the AEW Unrestricted podcast alongside Tony Schiavone, Edwards was also hands-on in developing AEW: Elite General Manager, a mobile AEW booking simulator video game. Aubrey says she just wants to help out in any way possible as AEW continues to grow and succeed.
"I try and fill in wherever I can. I really enjoy my job," she said. "They’ve given me a lot of opportunities, and I want to help AEW be as successful as possible. So anytime there’s something that comes up where someone needs help, and it’s just a matter of reviewing something. Really boring stuff. Like, ‘Hey, can you help us build our GDP art policy?’"
Aubrey Edwards also credited names like Cody Rhodes and Chris Jericho with helping her early on. Also, she praised former WWE referee Marty Elias for helping her and giving her feedback on her officiating.
"There’s a lot of people, and I can’t necessarily name just one because there’s particular points in my career where this person helped a lot, and this person helped a lot," she began. "Early on at AEW, Cody was a big help. In the last year, I’ve actually been working a lot with Marty Elias, just over text and whatnot, doing tape studies, getting feedback, and all that sort of stuff. Chris Jericho, the entire time I’ve been at AEW. I’m so thankful for everything he’s given me. There’s so many people I could name who have done so many things for me that I think that would fill up the entirety of this memory card."
Fans can continue to follow Aubrey Edwards' journey by following her on Twitter and Instagram. Fans can listen to her every week on the AEW Unrestricted podcast.