WWE Signs First African American Female Referee

Following the announcement of Killer Kross and Timothy Thatcher reporting to the Performance Center, WWE announced on Wednesday that indie wrestler Aja Smith (fka Aja Perera) has joined the company as the first-ever full-time African American female referee.

Dot com reported the following:

“Smith competed across the United States, Japan and Mexico under the name Aja Perera, and has held the SHINE Nova and Tag Team Championship. She will now don the stripes and join the crew of referees who enforce the rules for NXT every week on USA Network.”

Check out more on Smith’s journey to landing this job in the video player above.


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