WWE Hall of Famer Teddy Long spoke recently alongside Richard Borger on what led up to the signing of Jade Cargill with AEW. Long and Borger talked with Wrestling Inc. about the training that Cargill endured at their Face2Face Wrestling Academy. Her original preparation to step foot in the ring was attributed to a road towards WWE.
Borger says, “Jade came through. She started with us, despite what some people like to say on the internet right now, but she started with us. We started training her with the assumption she was going to go to WWE, and AEW jumped in. The rest is history, but Jade’s an amazing person. When you guys get a chance to sit down with her, highly intelligent, very calculated. You’re going to love it. She’s just an amazing person, and her story, when it all comes through, is going to be one that I think a lot of people are going to be interested to hear.”
After Cargill’s AEW official signing was announced in November, she had mentioned in interviews that she credits Mark Henry and Heath Slater for helping her make this achievement. She also credits Face2Face Wrestling Academy for her training.
Borger continues, “Funny thing, she calls us and says, ‘Hey, Mark Henry from WWE told me that to contact you guys about coming to train, and I said, ‘Oh, this is BS.’ Teddy’s sitting right next to me. I said, ‘Teddy, call Mark. Let’s see,’ because we get people that name drop all the time, usually trying to train for free. And so he calls Mark, and Mark tells him, ‘No, it’s legit. She’s awesome.’ She was a D1 athlete before that. So then she comes in and starts training with us, and oh man, she’s just a beast, solid 8-pack, just a genetic beast. And like I said, great personality, has her degree in child psychology. I mean, just one of the nicest people you could ever meet.”
Long then contributed to the discussion saying how AEW sees the potential in her and boasts about how good she is in the ring.
“Well, the way professional wrestling works, she has to be ready or not. They ain’t got time. They’re not going to wait on you, but if they didn’t see good potential in her, and they didn’t see whether she was ready, I don’t think they would ever put her in that spot. So congratulations to her, and I’m telling you man like Rick (Borger) said, she’s a beast in the ring. She looks great, and she’s gonna do real good for AEW. I guarantee you that.”
Cargill has yet to make her in-ring debut at this time with the company. Although she hasn’t been able to show her skills officially in a match she has captivated many so far by her words and appearance. If given the push, it sounds as though Cargill could be a breakout star for AEW.
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