Yesterday’s (October 21) WWE Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia was met with a lot of praise from both fans and those within WWE, with several events on the show happening for the first time ever.
One such occurance happened in Edge’s Hell In A Cell match against Seth Rollins which opened the pay-per-view. The third person in the ring during that match was WWE’s female referee, Jessika Carr.
Edge himself took to his Instagram page earlier today, sharing a photo of himself and Carr, and posted a heartfelt caption about her making history at the event, and how she was an important part of Edge’s feud with Seth Rollins.
I’m in the midst of my 22hr travel back home after #crownjewel and Hell in a Cell. More on that in a future post. But I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge something that may have gone unnoticed to some. Last night @wweladyrefjess refereed our match. Many firsts in doing that. The first woman to referee in Saudi Arabia. MASSIVE. Actually trying to move the needle in a positive direction. The first woman to referee Hell in a Cell. MASSIVE. She was in there for every part of this insane trilogy that I’m so proud of. Summerslam. Madison Square Garden. Crown Jewel. She’s knocking down barriers and I couldn’t be more proud of her. And she got these gigs not because she’s a woman. It’s because she kicks so much ass at her job. Many more milestones to come. When my daughters watch these matches someday I can’t wait to explain how important you were to all of this. Kudos Jess. Keep making us smile.
Stephanie McMahon also congratulated Carr on becoming the first ever woman to referee a match in Saudi Arabia, to which Carr thanked McMahon for the opportunity, saying:
I can not thank you enough for every opportunity I get to live my dreams. Thank you so much!
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I can not thank you enough for every opportunity I get to live my dreams. Thank you so much! https://t.co/9C6K4pqITH
— Jessika Carr (@WWELadyRefJess) October 22, 2021