All Elite Wrestling signs a long time referee

May 9, 2019 - by Steve Gerweck

Long time Southern California referee Rick Knox has signed with All Elite Wrestling. The announcement was made at last night’s Bar Wrestling event in Los Angeles when the Young Bucks made a surprise appearance after a match between Joey Ryan and KC Spinelli.

The following segment was filmed for Being The Elite and naturally contains spoilers for an upcoming episode.

After Joey Ryan was defeated by KC Spinelli, The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) came to the ring. The Young Bucks announced they were there to announce their newest signing to AEW, and played it up that they would be giving a contract to Joey Ryan. Joey Ryan had been rumored to be signing a contract with a wrestling promotion and leaving the independent wrestling scene over the last several weeks, even promoting a farewell to the independents t-shirt. Instead of announcing they signed Ryan however, they announced they had signed Rick Knox.

It was also announced that he would be the referee for The Young Bucks match with the Lucha Brothers at AEW’s Double or Nothing on May 25 in Las Vegas.


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