Jade Cargill says it was always her goal to get to WWE.
After losing her TBS Championship to Kris Statlander at Double or Nothing, Jade Cargill disappeared from AEW television for months. She made her return on the September 9th episode of Collision, attacking Statlander and setting up a rematch for the title.
Cargill’s return was short-lived, however. After a highly praised match with Statlander for the September 15th episode of Rampage, she reportedly hugged many people backstage as she said farewell to All Elite Wrestling. It was later reported that her contract with AEW has indeed expired, and she was said to be WWE-bound imminently.
On September 26th, the star officially signed with the sports entertainment giant. Triple H welcomed her with open arms, and WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray expressed that she would finally be utilized to her maximum potential.
Speaking to The Ringer Wrestling Show, Jade Cargill opened up about her new career path and indicated that her time in AEW was simply preparation for her to get to the grand stage of WWE.
“It feels great, you know, I feel like I was just in preparation for the grand stage. I felt like this was always the mission. I felt like, you know, the shoe fit. I felt like this was gonna happen. Honestly, this is all expected, so I’m excited to be here.”
“I Think I Made The Best Route At The Time” – Jade Cargill On Joining AEW Prior To WWE
When asked about her tryout with WWE prior to joining AEW, Jade Cargill explained that joining All Elite Wrestling made more business sense at the time.
“Yeah but one thing I am is a businesswoman, and I think I made the best route at the time. WWE’s a great company, you know, but I took what I had and I bet on myself, and the outcome obviously paid off.”
While there has been no confirmation as to whether or not Cargill will spend time in NXT before heading to the main roster, previous reports indicate that main roster creative plans are a high priority for the star. She is expected to report to the Performance Center imminently.
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