Report: Jade Cargill leaving AEW and moving to WWE

Sep 14, 2023 - by Steve Gerweck

Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Wrestling is reporting through his Select service that Jade Cargill is believed to be wrapping up her AEW duties and is on her way to WWE.

Cargill, who returned to AEW last week after over three months out, will get her TBS Championship rematch tomorrow on Rampage, a match which has already been taped yesterday following Dynamite.

The rumor that Cargill is leaving AEW was also confirmed by the Wrestling Observer, with Bryan Alvarez saying that “everyone has the idea that she’s gone.”

The 31-year-old made her AEW debut in 2021 after an angle with Shaquille O’Neal that also involved Cody Rhodes. She won the TBS title last year and held on to it for 508 days and was undefeated until Kris Statlander beat her at Double or Nothing for the title.

If she indeed goes to WWE, she would become only the second AEW star to cross over to the competition following Cody Rhodes.

8 Responses

  1. Brian says:

    While I am a huge AEW fan, I am looking forward to seeing her in WWE and the matchups they can have with her. The only problem I see is if (let me repeat, IF) she goes in with an attitude after being booked as almost unbeatable.

    Getting some additional training from the NXT trainers and working with the veterans will only make her better – and I believe she did get better during her AEW run (I believe she was training with Danielson).

  2. Michael says:

    Didn’t she JUST say in an interview that she couldn’t see herself working for anyone else but Tony Khan? Where’d that loyalty go all of a sudden?

  3. Gerry says:

    Another partner for Chelsea green…

  4. Mackdeezy says:

    @Michael it is very possible the long running theory that Tony makes his talent say stuff about WWE is indeed real, and that this is another instance. Then again, this whole thing could still be hooey for all we know. We wont know until.theres a concrete report she’s already shown up somewhere.

    Also…. “If she indeed goes to WWE, she would become only the second AEW star to cross over to the competition following Cody Rhodes.”…. what about Brian Pillman, Jr?

  5. JJ says:

    @Mackdeezy I wouldn’t really call Brian Pillman Jr a star. Plus, there hasn’t been confirmation that he has signed.

    Anyway, Jade would really benefit from a run in NXT instead of going to the main roster.

  6. Luke says:

    The key word there is star. I like Brian, but he’s definitely not a star and he’s done nothing in WWE so far. You can’t really count him.
    My money’s on MJF being the next one.

  7. John Blade says:

    The problem with this is two-fold. Jade has been fed people to make her look like less of a rookie. She’s a female Goldberg in that sense. A time at the PC and NXT would awaken the real talent in her, if it’s there. I just hope WWE doesn’t make the same mistake as AEW and gives her a character that the fans can relate to.

  8. Gau says:

    They needed someone to injure their NXT women while Nia Jax destroys their main ones.

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