A former champion in AEW is “gone with no explanation” and there’s no word on when they may return.
Jade Cargill is a former TBS Champion that held that championship for 508 days until Kris Statlander beat her at Double or Nothing this past May. However, she is now away from the company.
Earlier this month, Cargill told a fan “no” when they asked if she was coming back to AEW soon. Cargill also wrote that it was “nice” being outside of the wrestling bubble, so she might stay there.
All of that could be just a way for Cargill to have fun with fans on social media by working them and not giving away information about a comeback, but there is new information that suggests there could be some sort of issue.
In this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted that Cargill was gone from AEW and there was no explanation for it.
“Now that nobody has mentioned Jade Cargill at all on television in some time, and she’s teased not coming back, that goes down as with hindsight some of the weirdest booking ever. She beat everyone, mostly in one-sided matches but the top women, in particular Britt Baker, were kept away from her. There were only a few competitive matches.”
“When she finally lost to Kris Statlander, it was total face saving in that she had a match right before. In theory, Statlander vs. Cargill should be a program but she’s gone with no explanation after years of being built.”
AEW Women’s Division Dealing With Fan Backlash
While Jade Cargill remains absent from AEW television, the women’s division is facing criticism from fans due to the lack of storylines and television time. Former AEW Women’s Champion Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. and Taya Valkyrie had a match on AEW Dynamite this week that did not go well in terms of the execution of some moves. After the match, AEW even showed a fan sign that said: “Book the women’s division better.”
Taya Valkyrie fired back at the “trolls” by telling them to grow up.