Jazz, the former 2-time WWE Women’s Champion has been discussing the evolution of women’s wrestling and how far she thinks it can go.
Speaking in an interview with Inside The Zone, the current IMPACT Wrestling star gave her thoughts on the state of women’s wrestling in the modern era.
“Oh wow! The women are evolving so much and so fast to where it’s almost to the point that, in reality, it’ll probably be more women matches on the card than there are men. The women’s matches, the ratings, you go to a title match, you go to YouTube, you go to a lot of streaming channels, and the women matches got way more views than most of the men matches. So, that right there says a lot!”
Jazz would then contrast this with her own experiences in WWE where she wrestled from 2001 – 2004 – a time where women’s wrestling wasn’t always seen as the priority.
“When I was in WWE, we were told that our matches… now again, long ago, 15 years ago, men stopped going to concession stands and… there’s no longer a bathroom break when the women are out there in the ring. It just shows your panties and bra matches. All the gimmick matches, and we’re literally out there tearing it up, we’re kicking ass. As I like to say, we show up and show the hell out.”
In more recent years, Jazz has competed for the NWA, AEW, and IMPACT Wrestling where she currently competes. She would vacate the NWA Women’s Championship in 2019 ending an astonishing 948-day reign as champion.
At IMPACT Wrestling’s No Surrender event, Jazz would team with Jordynne Grace and ODB. This trio would defeat Kimber Lee, Susan, and current Knockout’s Champion Deonna Purrazzo.
Credit: Inside The Zone
h/t Wrestling Inc. for the transcription