Jade Cargill, the former TBS Champion and one of the most dominant female wrestlers in AEW, has stunned the wrestling world by signing with WWE. The news was confirmed by WWE on their official website, where they welcomed Cargill as the newest addition to their women’s division.
Cargill’s Rise To Stardom In AEW
Cargill made her AEW debut in November 2020, when she confronted Cody Rhodes and teased a partnership with NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal. She later teamed up with Shaq to face Rhodes and Red Velvet in a mixed tag team match, which they won. Cargill then went on a winning streak, defeating several opponents such as Velvet, Leyla Hirsch, KiLynn King, and Thunder Rosa.
Cargill’s biggest achievement in AEW came when she became the inaugural TBS Champion, defeating Ruby Soho in the finals of a tournament on the first episode of AEW Rampage on TBS. She successfully defended her title against Anna Jay and Kris Statlander, before losing it to Statlander in a rematch on the September 17 episode of Rampage.
Cargill’s Reasons For Leaving AEW And Joining WWE
According to various reports, Cargill’s decision to leave AEW and join WWE was not motivated by money, but by her desire to create a legacy and wrestle with the best women in the world. She also felt that WWE offered her more opportunities and exposure than AEW.
In an interview with The Masked Man Show, Cargill revealed that she wanted to be in the Hall of Fame and share the ring with WWE superstars such as Bianca Belair, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, and Rhea Ripley. She said that joining WWE was a “no-brainer” and that she felt very welcomed by the company.
“It was a no-brainer. It was very welcoming. I didn’t have any second thoughts about it at all. It was an easy choice. It wasn’t easy, but it was easy,” Cargill said.
Cargill also said that she felt like she was in preparation for the grand stage of WWE during her time in AEW, and that she expected this move to happen sooner or later.
“I felt like I was in preparation for the grand stage. I felt like this was always the mission. I felt like the shoe fit. I felt like this was going to happen. Honestly, this was all expected. I’m excited to be here,” she said.
Cargill’s Farewell To AEW And Future Plans In WWE
Cargill’s last appearance in AEW was at the September 13 tapings in Cincinnati, where she lost her TBS title to Statlander. She received a warm farewell from her fellow wrestlers backstage, who hugged her and wished her well.
Cargill did not explicitly state that she was heading to WWE, but she told people that she may focus on her family and her softball team that she co-owns with former MLB player Brandon Phillips. However, many within AEW and WWE believed that she was bound for WWE, as rumors had been circulating for weeks.
Cargill is currently training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, where she is honing her skills and preparing for her TV debut. It is not clear which brand she will be assigned to, but it is likely that she will make an impact wherever she goes.
Cargill has already expressed her interest in facing some of the top names in WWE, such as Belair, Flair, Lynch, and Ripley. She also has a history with Belair, as they were both track and field athletes in college and competed against each other.
With her impressive physique, charisma, and athleticism, Cargill has the potential to become a star in WWE and challenge for the women’s titles. She has also shown that she can work well with celebrities, such as Shaq and Snoop Dogg, which could open up more opportunities for her in WWE.
Jade Cargill’s shocking move to WWE has left many fans wondering what could have been if she stayed in AEW. However, it has also created a lot of excitement and anticipation for what she will do next in WWE.