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Jade Cargill Responds To Fans That Want Her In WWE

Jade Cargill

TBS Champion Jade Cargill has discussed why she’s happy with her choice in joining AEW instead of WWE and says her debut would have been nowhere near as big in Vince McMahon’s company.

Cargill burst onto the AEW scene in early 2021 confronting Cody Rhodes at the apparent behest of NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal. This led to Jade Cargill’s debut match in the company where she teamed with Shaq to defeat Rhodes and Red Velvet.

One year later, Jade Cargill is still undefeated and is the inaugural and reigning TBS Champion in AEW. Speaking on Complex Unsanctioned, Cargill responded to the notion that she might be a better fit for WWE than the land of All Elite:

“I’m indifferent about it. I think AEW, we have more hardcore wrestling fans and I think WWE is more of the glitz and glamour, which I love that. Obviously, I’m about the glitz and glamour and I could see how that would be an easier pill to swallow for fans than for me to be at such a hardcore wrestling base like AEW.”

“But I like where I’m at. I made a choice, I stuck with my choice and I would never, ever, ever, ever get the debut that I got here at AEW if I had gone to WWE. Like, I would never.”

Cargill explained that WWE’s “cookie-cutter system” would have prevented her from getting a push that has seen her go from wrestling novice to undefeated champion:
“Could I have been more polished? Maybe, I can see that. But I would have never had a debut like that. I would have never gotten the push I got. Maybe in like six years because they have such a cookie-cutter system and I would have never emerged until someone was either pushed out, or something happened. And that’s how you have to look at things.”
“I felt accepted. It was great that I had the opportunity to go there, but I also had the choice. I would have never got a better opportunity than me coming to AEW. So I think I’m very good where I’m at. I’m homegrown talent and I take a lot of pride in that.”