“I Never Want To Do It Again” – NXT Star Recalls Their Only Deathmatch Experience

NXT logo over Cora Jade

It takes a special type of person to participate in a deathmatch. The art has been popularised over the years by the likes of Nick Gage and Rickey Shane Page, while the rise of companies such as Game Changer Wrestling and ICW: No Holds Barred has provided the platform necessary.

For Cora Jade, it’s a situation she never wants to revisit. In a new interview with Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp, Jade recalled a deathmatch had had in late 2020 vs. Jimmy Lloyd that she branded a “crazy experience”:

“The craziest match was probably my deathmatch with Jimmy Lloyd, and that was a few months before my [WWE] tryout. I’ve always had a bucket list thing where I wanted to do a deathmatch. Just wanted to do it once to get it off my bucket list because I grew up a huge fan of Jon Moxley before WWE when he was doing the deathmatch stuff on the Indies. I have the Jon Moxley five-disc set, and I was huge Shield fan.

I always wanted to do that and had it in the back of my mind. ‘Do it once and you’ll never have to do it again.’ I did it and it was definitely a crazy experience, doing it with Jimmy Lloyd, he’s done a million of them. It was fun and crazy. After, I felt like I got hit by a truck and was like, ‘I absolutely never want to do this again, but I can say that I did it and got it out of the way,’ and now I have a scarred up elbow for the rest of my life to remind me. I’m glad I did it, but I never want to do it again.”

Cora Jade Has Brought Her Death-Defying Style To NXT

Signed to WWE in January 2021, Cora Jade has brought this awe-inspiring style alongside her. As mentioned during the same interview, she pitched to jump off the WarGames cage as soon as she found out she was participating in the match, with the spot being a Senton Bomb from atop the steel structure.

Jade most recently lost to former partner Roxanne Perez in a Weapons Wild match at NXT Halloween Havoc 2022.

H/T to Fightful.