Jade Cargill is finished up with All Elite Wrestling, sources tell Fightful Select.
Jade Cargill made a return at the September 8 AEW Collision, and quickly set up a match with Kris Statlander for the TBS Championship. To the surprise of many, it was booked for Rampage, and Kris Statlander beat Jade Cargill clean in their rematch. We're told by AEW sources that this is because Cargill is finishing up with AEW, with the September 13 tapings in Cincinnati being her last appearance.
We're told that the situation unfolded the week prior to her return, and Cargill was brought back to Collision in order to wrap up and put over Kris Statlander clean.
The wide rumor within rosters of both WWE and AEW is that Cargill will be heading to WWE. Fightful has spoken to sources within both AEW and WWE that believe she is headed to WWE.
Fightful Select reported early on September 14 that Cargill had effectively finished up in All Elite Wrestling just hours before at the Rampage tapings in Cincinnati.
There had been discussion about the nature of Jade Cargill's deal over the summer when she was taking planned time off from the company after AEW Double or Nothing. There was discussion of Cargill holding option years in AEW, but we've not had that confirmed.
We haven't heard why specifically that Jade Cargill is looking to make the move, but one source indicated that it isn't financially motivated.
Upon returning backstage following her match with Kris Statlander in Cincinnati, Jade was greeted by several members of the roster who exchanged hugs. It was seen as a farewell within the company. There were many within the company that said she was headed to WWE, but we've not heard that she explicitly stated that. Instead she told people she may focus on family and her softball team that she and Brandon Phillips own.
Jade Cargill does have a team of representatives for her deals, we're told.
Some top WWE Superstars had heard that Cargill was heading to the company as early as last week, and it was a topic of discussion backstage at WWE Raw.
Those that we spoke to implied her AEW contract would be up on the day of her Rampage appearance airing on TV.
WWE has long had interest, but some within WWE had heard of interest back in July, and several associated with her teased that “big moves could be coming,” though they didn’t outright say what those moves would be. There were several people close to her that were being coy about her future plans, not outright mentioning WWE, however, higher ups in AEW were aware of the plans to jump to WWE.
Cargill was removed from the AEW roster page on September 18.
Sources within WWE that we spoke to were speculating where Cargill would go as it pertains to the WWE main roster or NXT, with most implying NXT. We've not heard of any negative implications or impressions from WWE staff or the roster, and most have said that they've yet to hear anything bad about her.
Cargill would be the second signed AEW talent to make the jump to WWE, following Cody Rhodes, after the company lost numerous talent to AEW in past years.
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