History might be repeating itself with WWE’s signing of Jade Cargill.
Jade Cargill ended all speculation about her future after WWE announced that they had snapped up the former TBS Champion after her contract with AEW came to an end.
There has been no word when Cargill will start on TV for the company or what brand she’ll be on – although she already knows – but WWE has been hyping up the signing on both Raw and SmackDown.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that WWE is looking to make Cargill’s signing a very big deal and notes that the back and forths between WWE and AEW harkens back to what happened in the nineties between Vince McMahon’s promotion and WCW:
“Oh, yeah. They really want to make this a big one. They see star power in her because of her look, and her presence.
“It was interesting to see Tony last night, Tony Khan last night was asked about Jade Cargill, after the show. And the way he told the story was that I mean, I knew the basic gist was that they were, they were apart on money. Okay, that’s how I had heard the big thing started. And then whether she was already talking to WWE, or that led to her talking WWE, I don’t know, but they were negotiating, and they were, they were far apart.
“Tony’s version was that they were apart and that he came back with an offer for her, which was actually higher than the number she asked for. And he thought that, you know, there was a shot that he would get her, I guess, probably higher than she had asked originally because I’m sure he was already aware of WWE’s involvement and WWE probably pitching a very high number.
“But he said that his offer was higher than she first asked for, and thought even until the end that they had a shot at getting her but you know, she wanted to go to WWE, and she’s probably not going to be the last person to do this.
“There’s a lot of inevitabilities there’ll be people going in both directions. But right now, you know, one company is dominant over the other this is, this is very much a situation, you know, I would say comparable to late 80s, early 90s WCW I mean, they’re not as bad. AEW is not nearly as bad off. But you know, I mean it’s just one of those things it’s the evolution or whatever you know. I mean, I really see a lot of AEW, you know, is history repeating itself.”
Jade Cargill looking for her first victim in WWE
Taking to social media during Raw in San Jose, California, Jade Cargill was clearly watching the show as she asked fans who she should make her first victim in WWE:
“So, fans… who should be my first victim? #WWERaw
“Cause you ALL KNOW. Jade Cargill is big BIG on charity. #WWERaw
“Just standing next to me is a blessing! So let me help YOU out. My first victim. #WWERaw”
There was a huge brawl between some of Raw’s top female stars to open the show with Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler battling before they were interrupted by both Raquel Rodriguez and Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley who both wanted to get their hands on Jax as well.