Cora Jade has arrived.
Cora Jade arrived in NXT at the tail end of the black and gold brand and was able to find a foothold for herself under the bright neon lights of NXT 2.0.
Recently, she was granted the star-making moment of scoring the pinfall in WarGames and that's only after she nearly injured herself performing a Swanton Bomb off the top of the cage.
With a new era in NXT seemingly upon the NXT Universe, Jade appears poised to make the brand her own and she reflected on WarGames, offering these comments to Sports Illustrated after the brutal match.
“I started crying and it was such raw emotion,” said Jade, who is 20-year-old Elayna Black. “I fell in love with this when I was eight. It’s what I’ve wanted and worked for over the past 12 years. To go into the back after the match, after a WarGames match, and have people like Shawn Michaels and Road Dogg shake my hand, it’s the craziest, most amazing thing.”
“I wrestled on the indies before this, but there is nothing that can ever compare to tonight,” said Jade, who made her debut three years ago in December of 2018. “I’ll always remember standing up on top of that cage. It’s pretty high and scary. But when [an] opportunity arises, you go get it.”
She concluded, “The ‘Generation of Jade’ is here in NXT 2.0. It’s a new generation, a new time, and that dive off the cage symbolized that.”
Tonight's episode of NXT is scheduled to feature Johnny Gargano addressing his future. We will have live coverage of NXT beginning tonight at 8 p.m. eastern time.