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Jessika Carr Reflects On Refereeing Backlash Main Event, Journey In Wrestling

May 7, 2024 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Cody Rhodes WWE Backlash France, Triple H Image Credit: WWE

WWE referee Jessika Carr officiated the main event of WWE Backlash, and she took to social media to reflect on her career after the match. As noted, Carr became the first female official to referee a WWE Championship match in the main event of a PPV with the Cody Rhodes vs. AJ Styles match at Saturday’s PPV. She posted to her Instagram account to talk about working the match and her wrestling journey, as you can see below.

Carr wrote:

“I’m not sure if I can put into the words the pride, gratitude and appreciation I have for tonight.

I started this journey in professional wrestling 15 years ago, and have always wanted to do things the right way.

I’ve always wanted to show up early, be the last one to leave, treat everyone and the whole industry with respect, and give my best effort with everything I’ve been given.

HBK in NXT always said, if you want to be a home run hitter you have to hit home runs and that’s what I’ve always aspired to do as a referee. I’ve always wanted to to hit home runs and make sure they can always trust me.

I’m happy to have made WWE proud but also have made myself incredibly proud.

To be apart of an instant clinic matchup, between two of the best, Cody Rhodes and AJ Styles? With that incredible crowd? Unreal.

That little girl that loved this so much, that just had the dream of getting into a wrestling ring…..she’s blown away.

I’m proud to have worked and been fully ready for an opportunity like this. Timing is everything and it was perfect.”