Aubrey Edwards is Chris Jericho’s favorite referee, but she’s not everyone’s cup of tea. It seems that Jeff Jarrett has a major bone to pick with the female AEW official, and he’s not shy about letting everyone know about it.
Aubrey Edwards has been a significant figure in AEW, officiating important matches, including the inaugural AEW World Championship match. She’s also been known to star in a meme or two along the way.
Aubrey Edwards is now set to step into the ring as a competitor for the first time in a six-person tag team match. Her partners in that match will be Papa Briscoe and Mark Briscoe, while Jeff Jarrett, Karen Jarrett, and Jay Lethal will be on the opposing team.
According to Jeff Jarrett, he believes that Aubrey Edwards cost him championship opportunities in AEW, and Karen Jarrett took matters into her own hands by attacking Aubrey with a guitar at AEW Double or Nothing 2023. That mismatched six-person tag match could be worth watching for many reasons.
During his My World podcast, Jeff Jarrett went into this situation a bit. Double J also joked that he will turn babyface the moment he makes Aubrey Edwards quit the pro wrestling business.
“With all due respect to the word ‘trios,’ if you don’t mind, I’m gonna refer to it as six-person mixed tag team spectacular. Karen Jarrett doesn’t know a wrestling hold,” said Jeff Jarrett on his . Not one. I can’t speak for Aubrey, but I can speak for Karen, and Conrad, you may or may not be able to speak for her, but I would say that Aubrey is in for an ass-whooping. It’s just kind of that simple. Folks, I could just go back to the 70s or 80s and hear, ‘Folks, if you’re expecting to see a wrestling match, if you’re expecting to see submission holds, if you’re expecting to see [this or that], don’t come.’ I’ll say that to kind of the AEW fanbase.”
“If you’re expecting to see — Uncle Dave, and I diplomatically say this with love, if you’re expecting to see a five-star or even a four-star, we’re not gonna see that.”
“We’re gonna see a senior citizen in Papa Briscoe, in Aubrey Edwards, a glory-hound dramatic diva, ballet princess, twinkle toes herself, she is gonna get paint-brushed from one end of DC to the other. She’s gonna want to change professions. She’s not pretending to be a wrestler because she said she’s not a wrestler, but she’s probably gonna want to hang up her stripes and get out of the wrestling business altogether. My greatest fear of that, not if but when Aubrey Edwards quits, is that I think, in some folks’ eyes, I could become a fan favorite, and that is my worst nightmare. They don’t like me, and I don’t like them.”
We will have to see how things pan out in this situation. AEW is certainly taking an interesting chance with their booking by turning Aubrey Edwards into an active competitor, but then again, she is also a playable character in the new AEW Fight Forever video game, so they might just be warming fans up for that.
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