Aja Smith, a recent WWE NXT signee, is training to work as a referee. Aja recently signed with the company, as did Timothy Thatcher and Killer Kross.
WWE.com posted the following:
Referee Aja Smith has signed with WWE and reported to the WWE Performance Center, becoming the first African-American full-time female referee signed to WWE.
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.