The relationship between Maxxine Dupri and Chad Gable is no longer just manager and wrestler.
In a recent interview with Sean Ross Sapp, Dupri discussed how Chad Gable has also been helping her train for her in-ring debut.
Dupri has been in WWE for over a year but has only wrestled two matches so far, with her first singles match taking place on July 31st of this year.
That singles match took many fans by surprise for two reasons. First was the fact that Dupri won against Valhalla, formerly known as Sarah Logan, who has been wrestling for over a decade.
When discussing both the win and the move, Dupri credited Chad Gable with giving her critical help and advice.
“I got to give credit where it’s due. Coach Gable sent it to me. He said, ‘This is what I think you should do.’ He taught it to me and got me ready for it, and I’m just so excited that it was successful, and I’m grateful that everyone took to it. I’m also grateful that it’s given me this dangerous move that I can use in the future.”
Maxxine Dupri not the first woman to use legendary wrestling move as her finisher
Dupri using the JOCS surprised many people, though she’s far from the first woman to try using that move. A few years ago, British women’s wrestler Bea Priestley began using the move, but that caused small stir online from the move’s inventor Manami Toyota.
According to Toyota, she handed that special move down to two specific people, Tsukasa Fujimoto and Ikuto Hidaka, and claimed that no one else should use the move without permission.