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Jazz Loses ‘Title Vs. Career’ Match At Hardcore Justice

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Jazz has seemingly wrestled her last match after losing a ‘title vs. career match’ at IMPACT Wrestling’s Hardcore Justice to Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo.

Jazz lost the match, which was fought under Old School Rules after ‘The Virtuosa’ hit her Queen’s Gambit piledriver on the veteran.

Deonna Purrazzo’s impressive Knockouts Championship continues after defeating Jazz. Purrazzo has held the title since November 2020 when she defeated Su Yung at the Turning Point pay-per-view. The Knockouts Champion defeated the soon-to-be NXT star Taya Valkyrie at January’s Hard To Kill event in Valkyrie’s last IMPACT Wrestling appearance.

A 2-Time WWE Women’s Champion

Jazz competed in WWE from 2001 to 2004, winning the WWE Women’s Championship twice. Her first reign began by defeating WWE Hall Of Famer Trish Stratus in February 2002. Jazz held the title until May of that year, her reign included a successful title defence against Lita and Stratus at WrestleMania X-8. Jazz’s second began at Backlash 2003 after defeating Stratus once again. This time she held the title until the end of June where she lost the championship in a battle royal to Gail Kim.

In September 2016 Jazz won the NWA Women’s World’s Championship for the first time after defeating Amber Gallows. Jazz then held the title for an incredible 948 days before vacating it due to personal reasons. This makes Jazz the third-longest reigning NWA Women’s Champion after the Fabulous Moolah and Debbie Combs.

Jazz’s time in IMPACT Wrestling began as the tag team partner to Jordynne Grace. The two women paired up in the Knockouts Tag Team Championship tournament in November 2020. The duo lost in the second round before facing one another at Genesis in January 2021. Grace and Jazz teamed up once again against Knockouts Tag Team Champions Fire ‘N’ Flava at Sacrifice in March. The team of Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz retained the championships.

If this does mark the end of Jazz’s career, it brings the curtain down on an impressive 22 years in the ring.