A Conversation With Aubrey Edwards, AEW's First Full-Time Female Referee

Brittany Aubert is better known in the ring as Aubrey Edwards, a fan-favorite referee for All Elite Wrestling. Holding a position that has long been dominated by men, she has captivated the pro-wrestling world and has her own interesting tale of how she got into the industry. Before she became the first full-time female referee for AEW, she danced ballet and worked in the video game industry. Since working at AEW, Edwards was the first female referee to officiate a world title match in the main event of a pay-per-view. 00:00 Start 00:09 Aubrey’s background making video games 01:01 How Aubrey became a professional wrestling fan 02:34 From wrestling fan to referee 03:23 From the independents to All Elite Wrestling 04:32 The job of a professional wrestling referee 05:45 The challenges of being a woman in a traditionally male-dominated role 07:04 What goes into a day of a live broadcast 09:16 When favorite wrestlers become coworkers 10:55 The importance of hard work and representation Subscribe to FORBES: https://www.youtube.com/user/Forbes?sub_confirmation=1 Stay Connected Forbes newsletters: https://newsletters.editorial.forbes.com Forbes on Facebook: http://fb.com/forbes Forbes Video on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/forbes Forbes Video on Instagram: http://instagram.com/forbes More From Forbes: http://forbes.com Forbes covers the intersection of entrepreneurship, wealth, technology, business and lifestyle with a focus on people and success.

A Conversation With Aubrey Edwards, AEW's First Full-Time Female Referee


Brittany Aubert is better known in the ring as Aubrey Edwards, a fan-favorite referee for All Elite Wrestling. Holding a position that has long been dominated by men, she has captivated the pro-wrestling world and has her own interesting tale of how she got into the industry. Before she became the first full-time female referee for AEW, she danced ballet and worked in the video game industry. Since working at AEW, Edwards was the first female referee to officiate a world title match in the main event of a pay-per-view. 00:00 Start 00:09 Aubrey’s background making video games 01:01 How Aubrey became a professional wrestling fan 02:34 From wrestling fan to referee 03:23 From the independents to All Elite Wrestling 04:32 The job of a professional wrestling referee 05:45 The challenges of being a woman in a traditionally male-dominated role 07:04 What goes into a day of a live broadcast 09:16 When favorite wrestlers become coworkers 10:55 The importance of hard work and representation Subscribe to FORBES: https://www.youtube.com/user/Forbes?sub_confirmation=1 Stay Connected Forbes newsletters: https://newsletters.editorial.forbes.com Forbes on Facebook: http://fb.com/forbes Forbes Video on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/forbes Forbes Video on Instagram: http://instagram.com/forbes More From Forbes: http://forbes.com Forbes covers the intersection of entrepreneurship, wealth, technology, business and lifestyle with a focus on people and success.