Former NWA Women’s World Champion Jazz spoke with AfterBuzz TV Wrestling & Sports on many topics including her recent appearance at AEW’s All In at the end of August. She shares her thoughts that experience and if there is any sight of her being part of AEW’s product in the future.
“There’s really been no discussions as far as that goes. But no there’ s been no contract signed, everyone has been asking me that. There isn’t a contract signed.
Honestly you know I’m coming to an end as far my in-ring work. It’s coming to an end. I just turned 47 in August. It’s time for me to say, it’s enough. So right now I’m a trainer at a wrestling school, Hybrid School of Wrestling. I love being a coach and that’s what I would love to do. I love to give back.
If I sign anything, it would most definitely be me being a trainer or coach. That’s my passion right now. That’s what I want to do.”
She goes into more detail about how it felt performing at All Out in the Casino Battle Royale. Furthermore, she discusses that Chief Brand Officer, Brandi Rhodes reached out to her to see if she was interested.
“It was so great, oh my god, coming down that ramp and see those fans. It was such an adrenaline rush”, she said.
“I came out with a different look, a lot of people hadn’t seen the bald, so it was something different. Brandi Rhodes reached out to me and she asked if I was under contract with anyone like NWA as of right now and I said no I’m not.
She said cool, we wanted to see if you’re interested in being apart of our Battle Royal. I was like, yeah, who would say no, first of all. That’s how it happened. They brought me in to do the vignette and the whole time I was thinking what could I do that would be like “BAM” oh yeah she’s back….The B is back
It was pretty nice, pretty cool. Everyone was there was overwhelmingly nice and making everyone feel welcome…. They made everyone feel at home and very comfortable. That’s one thing I loved about AEW. “
The former two-time WWE Women’s Champion talks about the recent insurgence of the women’s (r)evolution. She compares to how it was during her time in WWE. During her time it was a common response that even though the women could put on a great match in the ring, they tended to be looked down upon instead of celebrated.
“Keep giving us opportunities and main events and big shows. Manias! When I was in WWE, our ratings were really good when we were doing women’s matches. Unfortunately, they weren’t happy with that. She continues, “It’s a new day and time a new era and now we are getting the opportunity to be number one. We are getting the opportunity to show that we can main event. So kudos to all of the women in the industry.”
For the full interview with Jazz which includes a retirement tease, her becoming a trainer, and inspiring fans and breaking down barriers, you can click here. She also says whether or not a final title reign may be in sight before she hangs up her boots.
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