WWE has been showing interest in a number of top AEW Stars for quite some time now and one of them is none other than the current AEW TBS Champion Jade Cargill. Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Pro Wrestling Podcast reported that he knows for a fact that there are people in the WWE who are interested in Jade Cargill now that they have gotten to see what she can do on TV.
AEW TBS Champion Jade Cargill, however, spoke with top All Elite Wrestling Star Chris Jericho earlier this month on his Talk Is Jericho podcast and revealed that she already had a tryout with the WWE and she turned them down after being questioned as to how dedicated she can be as a wrestler since she is a mother and after being sent a 100-page contract. Cargill also noted that she made the best decision for her family and herself by signing with AEW.
This is what Jade Cargill said:
“They wanted me.” “The problem they had mixed feelings about was, like I mentioned, I don’t need wrestling; I don’t need to do this. A lot of people, especially at the tryout, they need this, this is how they feed their families. They’ve been doing this forever, and for them to get to this point, they would give any and everything to do it. So they were like, ‘we want you, we are going to sign you. But we are kind of worried about how bad you want this, we are not just some reality show.’”
“He was like, ‘also, you have a child.’ And I was like, ‘yeah, I do,’ and they were like, ‘what are you going to do?’ Because at the time my daughter was two. I was like, ‘well, thankfully, because I have money, we can pay a tutor to help tutor my child being that we have to relocate to Orlando.’ So I was like, ‘I can do that. I can have a 24-hour nanny.’”
“But they were grilling me about it, to which I was kind of put off. Because I was like, ‘my spouse can travel with me wherever we go, this could be easy for me. I have thought about all the precautions to this, I have been warned about the traveling. I get it.’ He was like, ‘yeah, yeah, yeah. I get what you’re saying, but this is your family now, I want you to know that.’ I was like, ‘I get it, I totally understand that, and I have thought about it, and I want it. I’ve been training for this, this is what I want.’”
“They sent the contract, they wanted me to do it, but then AEW came about. I came here, got the experience, and I felt calm.” “It made me feel at ease about the decision I wanted to make. I didn’t have to relocate, I felt at home. I could call the owner of our company and talk to him, and he knew my name. He knew my purpose, he knew that I wanted to do this, and that mattered to me. I wasn’t just a number. He knew exactly who I was, and that made me feel comfortable.”
“And yes, the other company was pissed off that they sent me this 100-page contract. But I made the best decision for my family, and I made the best decision for myself. I mean, look at me. I don’t think I would be anywhere close. So, I just know I made the best decision coming to this company.”
You can check out Andrew Zarian’s comments in the video below: