Jessika Carr: Edge Requested I Ref Hell In A Cell Match At WWE Crown Jewel Following MSG Match

Jessika Carr made history at WWE Crown Jewel when she became the first female referee to work a match in Saudi Arabia.

Carr served as the referee for the Hell in a Cell match between Edge and Seth Rollins and then returned later in the night to ref the King of the Ring Final between Xavier Woods and Finn Balor.

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Appearing on Table Talk, Carr revealed her trip to Saudi Arabia starting to come together back at SummerSlam.

"It was something that happened progressively, starting at SummerSlam, to be honest with you. At this point in his career, Edge likes working with people that he's comfortable with in the ring as far as referees are concerned and that person for the longest time, one of them, has always been Charles Robinson. At SummerSlam, Charles wasn't planned to be there so it was a discussion between him and Edge of, 'Hey, do you want to give Jessika a chance? I think Jessika will be a good option.' Edge was all about giving me an opportunity to learn, to be in the ring with someone that has gone through all the things he has in his career. That was that first step of doing it at SummerSlam and I stepped up to the plate, obviously, of doing all the things and got a lot of kudos from that and that was amazing."

Car continued by saying, "The second chapter of that was Madison Square Garden, and that was very shocking because Charles was there and I don't know whose decision that was or what the story was with that, but to then be at Madison Square Garden and have Edge vs. Seth was a tip of the hat. I stepped up to the plate at Madison Square Garden and it was literally standing in Gorilla with Edge and Edge asking Vince, 'can we have her in Saudi Arabia.' Vince was like, 'Yeah, I think we can make that happen.' It just paralleled after that and things had to be put in place as far as communicating with who they had to communicate with in Saudi and it has to go through extra steps and layers to make sure everyone is okay with it and the week before I started hearing, 'You have the cage in Saudi.'"

Carr noted that she didn't want to get too excited about things until she was in the ring and cage was lowering as she knows how often and quickly plans can change.

Though Rollins lost the bout, he was back in action on WWE Raw, winning a ladder match to become the top contender to the WWE Championship.

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