Jessika Carr Reveals Edge Asked Vince McMahon For Her To Referee Hell In A Cell Match At WWE Crown Jewel 2021
Carr made history at WWE Crown Jewel 2021
WWE referee Jessika Carr has revealed that Edge personally asked Vince McMahon for her to referee his Hell In A Cell Match with Seth Rollins at Crown Jewel 2021, after working with the Hall Of Famer for his previous two bouts with The Messiah.
Carr made history in the opening match of WWE Crown Jewel 2021, becoming both the first female referee in wrestling history to work a match in Saudi Arabia while also becoming the first female referee to work inside a Hell In A Cell Match.
Carr has now detailed how that honour came to be, having worked with Edge and Rollins at SummerSlam 2021 and for their bout at Madison Square Garden. It was immediately following their second match that Edge asked WWE Chairman McMahon for Carr to referee their deciding bout in Saudi Arabia.
Speaking on Table Talk, Carr said: "It was something that happened progressively, starting at SummerSlam, to be honest with you. At this point in his career, Edge likes working with people that he's comfortable with in the ring as far as referees are concerned and that person for the longest time, one of them, has always been Charles Robinson.
"At SummerSlam, Charles wasn't planned to be there so it was a discussion between him and Edge of, 'Hey, do you want to give Jessika a chance? I think Jessika will be a good option.' Edge was all about giving me an opportunity to learn, to be in the ring with someone that has gone through all the things he has in his career. That was that first step of doing it at SummerSlam and I stepped up to the plate, obviously, of doing all the things and got a lot of kudos from that and that was amazing.
"The second chapter of that was Madison Square Garden, and that was very shocking because Charles was there and I don't know whose decision that was or what the story was with that, but to then be at Madison Square Garden and have Edge vs. Seth was a tip of the hat.
"I stepped up to the plate at Madison Square Garden and it was literally standing in Gorilla with Edge and Edge asking Vince, 'can we have her in Saudi Arabia.' Vince was like, 'Yeah, I think we can make that happen.'
"It just paralleled after that and things had to be put in place as far as communicating with who they had to communicate with in Saudi and it has to go through extra steps and layers to make sure everyone is okay with it and the week before I started hearing, 'You have the cage in Saudi.'"