Jazzy Gabert has alleged that she was subject bullying while in NXT UK, including one incident where a fellow Superstar deliberately targeted her injured neck.
Following a career that took in wrestling promotions all over Europe as well as Stardom in Japan, German-born star Jazzy Gabert landed in WWE in 2017.
After competing in the Mae Young Classic, Gabert was offered a contract by the company, but she was later discovered to have three herniated discs in her neck. After undergoing surgery, and a lengthy rehab period, Gabert finally signed with WWE, joining NXT UK in January 2019.
The veteran remained with the company for a year, before deciding not to renew her contract.
Speaking during an appearance on Cafe de Rene with Rene Dupree, Gabert reflected on her unhappy stay with the company, alleging that she was subject to serious bullying.
Gabert began by saying that she hated having to go to London, describing it as the worst thing she had ever done in her life.
“Then I ended up in NXT UK in the UK, so I had to go to London a lot of times and I didn’t like it, actually I hated it. It was the worst thing I ever done in my life. It was horrible, I got really badly bullied and people would to try to hurt me and they would on purpose go for my neck.
Then I asked when my contract one year later, when we had another contract talks I asked, ‘can I go to America, please to the Performance Center in America?’ they said no. I said what about [if we] raise the money, and they said no. So I said ‘ok, if there’s no improvement and I really hate it here, why would I continue doing this?’”
The German star continued by describing a number of alleged incidents that took place during her time in NXT UK.
“For example, I entered a room and I could hear everyone is laughing and having fun, I entered the room and everyone gets quiet. I mean I don’t care, I don’t need friends in this business, but it’s like what? Or when we had to do team exercises, everyone would run away and I’m like ‘ah man’, they made me really feel like I’m a bad person.
“So, my promos are getting from time to time better and better, and everyone from the office is like ‘hey good job.’ And then, one day we had an exercise where we had to write a promo for another person. I won’t mention her name, but what she did was like what the hell?
“So I write a really nice promo for her, and I was really excited – So I gave it to her, then I get my sheet [from her] and I’m seeing English words I’ve never seen in my life, like English is my second language.
So this promo was full of words I’ve never heard in my life, and I’m like ‘I can’t do this promo, like I can’t’, and I start crying because I am stupid. And, I’m standing in front of all these people and I’m so embarrassed because I can’t do it.
It was just so embarrassing for me and I see their [the promo writer] smile on their face, and like in wrestling you should support each other – especially girls so why would you do that?”
The most serious incident that Gabert alleges took place, is that a fellow Superstar deliberately targeted her damaged neck, while a coach pretended not to see what was happening.
“Even when they started hitting me on my injured neck right. One day, I won’t mention a name but one girl she hit me so hard on my injured back, that my neck snapped backwards and my legs felt numb, and I fall down. I then look at the coach, and he fricken turns around like ‘I didn’t see anything’ and she did it on purpose. I stand up and I [say to her] ‘why are you doing this?’, she says ‘this is how I do it’, so I’m like ‘ok, whatever.’ Like what can you do in this moment? You can’t do nothing.”
Jazzy Gabert wrestled her final match in NXT UK on October 4th 2019 where she teamed with Jinny to take on Piper Niven (Doudrop) and Rhea Ripley.
H/t to ewrestlingnews for the transcription.