• Jessika Carr Set 2 Records At WWE Crown Jewel 2021, Edge Comments
WWE Referee Jessika Carr set 2 records at yesterday’s Crown Jewel 2021 PPV in Saudi Arabia.
She became the 1st female referee to officiate a match in Saudi Arabia. She also became the the 1st female referee to officiate a Hell in a Cell match.
She officiated two matches last night – Edge vs. Seth Rollins inside Hell in a Cell and Finn Balor vs. Xavier Woods.
Here’s what she tweeted about it:
“I am so blown away at the opportunity that I was blessed with tonight. Thank you #CrownJewel I’ll absolutely share more of this in the days to come.”
— Jessika Carr (@WWELadyRefJess) October 21, 2021
WWE Hall of Famer Bubba Ray Dudley tweeted the following about it:
“HUGE smile on my face right now!!!!!
CONGRATS!!!! 💪🏽 “
“Thank you wrestling dad 🙃 “
She also received praise from former Women’s Champion Natalya:
“I am so proud of you @WWELadyRefJess. You’re truly a history maker!!!!!!!!!!!”
Edge wrote the following about Jessika’s accomplishment:
“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 a$$ 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.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (October 22, 2005) – Old School Wrestling Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2005, we lost Old School Wrestling Legend The Crusher (Real name: Reginald Lisowski) at the age of 79 due to a brain tumor.
From 1949 to 1988, The Crusher wrestled for various old school territories, such as the American Wrestling Association (AWA), the World Wrestling Association (WWA) and the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) / World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
In 1994, he was inducted into the short-lived WCW Hall of Fame and it’s safe to say, that it’s only a matter of time before he will also be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of their annual Legacy Wing inductions.
† REST IN PEACE CRUSHER
July 11, 1926 – October 22, 2005