Red Velvet Explains How She Ended Up As One Of Jade Cargill's Baddies

Red Velvet and Jade Cargill have been linked together since Cargill's first match.

Cargill made her in-ring debut on the March 3 episode of AEW Dynamite when she teamed with Shaquille O'Neal to take on Red Velvet & Cody Rhodes. Cody was originally scheduled to team with his wife Brandi, but when she became pregnant, the spot went to Velvet.

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From there, Velvet has shared the ring as one of Cargill's opponents on two other occasions in singles competitions.

Now, Velvet and Cargill are aligned as Velvet is one of The Baddies alongside Kiera Hogan.

Speaking to Will Washington, Righteous Reg, and Phil Lindsey of Grapsody, Velvet explained how she became a Baddie.

"Honestly, I think everything was kind of fate. It wasn't something I suggested. I was a babyface when I was going against Jade a lot. I never really thought there would be a moment in our careers where we would be linked together. It took a turn when I got booed when I was going against Willow. That was the perfect time to pull the trigger. It wasn't the first time I had gotten booed. It was, if I can count correctly, the third time I had been booed. The fans are honest, so you can't be upset with that. It started off in Pittsburgh against Britt, it was bound to happen. Then it went on to Chicago with Skye Blue and then the final strike was against Willow. We pulled the trigger there and Tony (Khan) agreed that he thought it was time to go heel. After that, I didn't really have a sense of direction of where I was going to go, I just got sat in the Baddie Section one day. I can't give you the exact answer of whose idea it was because it maybe could have been Jade or TK, but I don't want to give false information, I just got put in the Baddie Section one day and it just took off from there. It's been great. I love being a Baddie. It's good to be bad," she said.

The three instances Velvet was booed happened on August 13, 2021 (in Pittsburgh against Britt Baker), September 4, 2021 (in Chicago against Skye Blue) and April 8, 2022 (in Boston against Willow Nightingale).

Speaking about embracing the boos, Velvet said, "Totally, I knew going into it [against Baker in Pittsburgh] that some people were going to cheer, but the majority of people were going to boo me. I just took it on and was like, 'Alright, let's see where it goes.' I didn't expect the boos to be as loud as they were, but that was fuel to my fire. I was like, 'I kind of like this.' Everyone loves to be a popular kid in school, but everyone thrives better when they are the nerdy kid who went popular. 'Alright, these people don't want to get behind me, I'm going to make them hate me even more. I'm going to take what they love and that's the DMD.' That was the first taste when I was cool and not totally bothered by it. I had more fun when it happened in Chicago because it was more unexpected. I didn't think they were going to get behind Skye as much as they did. They are great and loyal fans there. Boston, I pulled the trigger. 'You guys are going to boo me and don't want me to win this part of the tournament? I don't care. Let's go.' Everything in my career, even going from babyface to heel, was all timing and never planned. It wasn't, 'this day, we set you heel.' It happened organically and that's been the best part for me. It keeps me on my toes and that's made me grow as a wrestler.

"I kind of thought, coming to AEW, I was going to be a babyface, always. I don't think TK [Tony Khan] had any plans of turning me heel, I don't even think he thought there was a mean bone in my body to be a heel. It's only the beginning. I don't think I've let people see how dark I can really get."

The Baddies have only teamed together once when the trio defeated Skye Blue, Trish Adora & Willow Nightingale on the April 29 episode of AEW Rampage.

Most recently Stokely Hathaway joined The Baddies as the publicist for Cargill.

Grapsody airs every Saturday at noon ET on YouTube.com/Fightful. Fans can watch the full interview with Red Velvet in the video above.

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