Aubrey Edwards
Aubrey Edwards about to officiate a match on AEW Dynamite in Pittsburgh in 2021.
Birth nameBrittany Aubert
Born (1987-03-09) March 9, 1987 (age 34)
ResidenceSeattle, Washington, United States
Alma materDigiPen Institute of Technology[1] (BSCS)[2]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Aubrey Edwards
Gearl Hebner
Billed height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Trained byChris Samuels
Steve West[3]
Debut2017

Brittany Aubert (born March 9, 1987), better known by the ring name Aubrey Edwards, is an American professional wrestling referee currently signed with All Elite Wrestling (AEW).[4][5] She is also the promotion's project coordinator and the co-host of AEW Unrestricted with Tony Schiavone.[6][7]

Personal life

Before becoming a professional wrestling referee, Edwards practiced classical ballet for 21 years.[8] She also has a background in software engineering and computer science, having previously worked in the video game industry as a producer.[9][10]

Professional wrestling career

Early career

In August 2019, Edwards wrestled a match for the Seattle, Washington-based independent promotion 3-2-1 BATTLE!. Performing under the ring name "Gearl Hebner", she teamed with Dexter Beckett in a loss to the Legion of Gloom.

All Elite Wrestling (2019-present)

In August 2019, Edwards made history at AEW's All Out, as the first woman to referee a professional wrestling world championship match on pay-per-view. She signed with AEW on September 1, 2019, becoming the promotion's first full-time female referee.[11]

Edwards is currently working with the development of AEW Games.[12][13]

References

  1. ^ Edwards, Aubrey [@RefAubrey] (January 18, 2020). "Small world! I graduated from DigiPen" (Tweet). Retrieved November 8, 2020 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Edwards, Aubrey [@RefAubrey] (March 4, 2020). "I have a BS in Computer Science! You can have a degree and count to 3!" (Tweet). Retrieved November 8, 2020 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Tessier, Colin (June 21, 2020). "Aubrey Edwards On Her Stint As A WWE Referee, Her Training School And More". Wrestle Zone. Retrieved November 8, 2020.
  4. ^ Lambert, Jeremy (June 25, 2020). "Aubrey Edwards Changed Her Name To Limit Confusion With Britt Baker". Fightful. Retrieved November 8, 2020.
  5. ^ Sulla-Heffinger, Anthony (May 6, 2020). "AEW's Aubrey Edwards is the trailblazing referee you don't want to mess with". Yahoo. Retrieved November 8, 2020.
  6. ^ Carroll, Chuck (January 16, 2020). "'I'm Not Taking Anybody's Crap,' Says Aubrey Edwards, Female All Elite Wrestling Referee". CBS Miami. Retrieved March 5, 2020.
  7. ^ Dudley, Joshua (February 25, 2020). "'AEW: Unrestricted' Tells The Stories Behind Their 'Elite' Wrestlers". Forbes. Retrieved March 5, 2020.
  8. ^ Ounpraseuth, Jason (May 7, 2020). "AEW Referee Aubrey Edwards On WWE Not Signing Her During Her Time With The Company". Wrestling Inc. Retrieved November 8, 2020.
  9. ^ Olson, Benjamin (September 24, 2019). "Bellevue resident referees title match". Bellevue Reporter. Retrieved March 5, 2020.
  10. ^ Trainor, Daniel (June 18, 2020). "Aubrey Edwards Confirms She's Working On AEW's Video Game". Pro Wrestling Sheet. Retrieved November 8, 2020.
  11. ^ Lambert, Jeremy (September 1, 2019). "Aubrey Edwards Signs Full-Time With AEW". Fightful. Retrieved November 8, 2020.
  12. ^ Olson, Benjamin (September 24, 2019). "Bellevue resident referees title match". Bellevue Reporter. Retrieved March 5, 2020.
  13. ^ Trainor, Daniel (June 18, 2020). "Aubrey Edwards Confirms She's Working On AEW's Video Game". Pro Wrestling Sheet. Retrieved November 8, 2020.