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Former WWE And ECW Star Jazz Retires

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Jazz, a former WWE and ECW star, has retired, as she revealed in an exclusive interview with Chris Van Vliet.

The 48-year-old announced that she had had her final match, just days prior to the interview:

“Honestly, I just had my last match this past Sunday. I am done in the ring. I was going to do a whole tour in 2020 but with pandemic happening, that screwed everything up. I’ve been having issues with my knees and my back and a lot more issues physically, mentally and emotionally. That’s why I had to forfeit the NWA title. I have two beautiful daughters and I have to focus on them right now.”

Jazz made her pro-wrestling debut for ECW back in 1999 and wrestled in mainly intergender contests, owing to ECW’s lack of a Women’s division.

Following ECW’s closure, Jazz wrestled for WWE between 2001 and 2004 and reigned as WWE Women’s Champion on two occasions. She briefly returned for WWE’s ECW relaunch in 2006 but left the promotion again in January 2007.

More recently, Jazz reigned as NWA Women’s Champion for a mammoth 948 days, only relinquishing the title due to injury, on April 22, 2019.

When asked whether she believes she should be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame one day, Jazz added:

“You know what, honestly, that’s up to them. Do I feel I should be? You damn right.”

The full interview is available below.