AEW announced on their Twitter page last night that they have signed several referees to contracts. Besides legend Earl Hebner, they signed female referee Aubrey Edwards. Edwards, who is also known as “Gearl Hebner,” is a Seattle based referee who has worked for such promotions as ECCW, DEFY, WCWC and 3-2-1 BATTLE!
Last year, Edwards received a lot of exposure when she worked with WWE. She along with female referee Jessika Carr worked for NXT. Both women also refereed during the second annual Mae Young Classic this past year.
Edwards responded on her Twitter account after the announcement was made.
Feeling lots of warm and fuzzies with all the love pouring in. Thank you
@AEWrestling for this opportunity. I am beyond grateful. I will now eat an entire pint of ice cream. #fullgearchallenge
All Elite Wrestling continues to sign amazing women to their roster. The addition of adding a female referee was another move to backup Brandi Rhodes claims that women will have a huge role in AEW.
When Rhodes was interviewed for Muscle & Fitness back in February, she spoke about the role women will have in All Elite Wrestling.
“What All Elite Wrestling does is it just creates more opportunities for women. We’re obviously a growing organization, and we plan to be around for a long time to come. It’s just going to provide that much more opportunity for these women to continue to be in the industry that they grown to love, and most of us don’t want to put it down at some point.”
AEW’s Double or Nothing pay-per-view takes place in less than two weeks on May 25th from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Keep checking back to Bell to Belles for the latest updates on AEW and Double or Nothing.
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