Gemma Jewels reflects on her time spent at the Nightmare Factory, Cody Rhodes helping get her a spot on AEW Dark, and feeling ready to return to Ring of Honor.
Gemma Jewels is a rising star in professional wrestling with less only a handful of professional matches under her belt. One of her very first matches took place on the March 22, 2022, episode of AEW Dark, where she lost to Mercedes Martinez.
During a recent interview with Stephen Jensen for Fightful Select, Gemma credited Cody Rhodes with giving her the opportunity even though she felt like she was not ready at the time.
"That was awesome," she began. "Actually, Cody was the reason that I was brought up and given a chance to do that. "He thought, 'She's been here long enough. We want to see her go and do something.' I still maybe think it was slightly early for me."
Gemma says she now feels she's ready to go back to a Tony Khan-owned promotion, but this time, she's targeting Ring of Honor.
"I'm ready to go back, hopefully, maybe to Ring of Honor in the future, and just really kind of showcase what I can do. Yeah, I mean, it was surreal once again, and I'm happy to see what they've been doing lately, especially with Ring of Honor," she said.
As for her time spent with Cody Rhodes at Atlanta's Nightmare Factory, Jewels says she feels the school prepared her well to spread her wings and work for promotions such as Nick Patrick's Deep South Wrestling.
"I was at Nightmare for a while," she said. "I feel like I learned kind of everything that I was going to there. I feel like they prepped me really well to kind of spread my wings and go out on my own. Deep South was interested in bringing me on, and honestly, I was just coming in to do one show, but then it kind of grew into a relationship and a whole thing. So, it's super huge and exciting to be a part of it."
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