Former WWE referee Mike Chioda recently appeared on an episode of “Monday Mailbag” on AdFreeShows.com and talked about how AEW referee Aubrey Edwards tried out with the WWE but another referee put a stop to it and she ended up signing with All Elite Wrestling about a month later.
This is what Mike Chioda said:
“Let’s talk about Aubrey. She tried out for us. We were looking for a woman referee. I said, ‘She’s very thin. Good looking girl’, and I’m thinking she can be worked with. I would be able to work with her if we were looking for a woman in business, so obviously another referee put the kaboots to it. Shut it down. I was like, f**k. I was like, ‘What happened?’ ‘I don’t know. She didn’t work out.’ ‘She didn’t work out, why?’ Next thing you know, months later or a year later, she’s on AEW.”
“When I was down in AEW, I can’t even remember if she asked me any questions or anything about anything. She was very nice. She was a sweetheart. She took care of us, you know, took care of me and anything, always was very nice in what I needed or if I needed this or anything else, total respect for her, but I don’t know if she picked my brain. I can’t remember.”
H/T to WrestlingNews.co for transcribing the above quotes.