Update: It has been confirmed by WWE’s Performance Center YouTube channel and NXT’s Twitter that Aja Perera has been signed as a referee. This makes her the first African American woman to become a referee for the company. She is now going by Aja Smith.
It is being reported by Squared Circle Sirens that Aja Perera has signed with NXT and is reporting for duty at the Performance Center classes.
The 25-year-old Perera has been wrestling since 2013 and has been a standout name on the independent circuit for a number of years. Perera made a name for herself wrestling for promotions such as SHIMMER, Chikara and SHINE, where she is the former Nova Champion and former tag team champion with Big Swole as Team Aye.
You can check out Diva Dirt’s prior interview with Perera by clicking here.