Jazz Announces Retirement On IMPACT Wrestling, Knockouts Tag Team Title Match Set For Rebellion

On Saturday, April 10 at IMPACT Hardcore Justice, Jazz lost to Deonna Purrazzo in a Title vs. Career match.

Tonight, Jazz was accompanied to the ring by Jordynne Grace and announced her retirement. She said the following:

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"Coming to IMPACT, hoping that I was going to have one more title run, but that didn't happen at Hardcore Justice. You know, going into this match I knew Deonna was going to give me a run for my money, but still, I felt I had one more run. I felt that fire that I had 15 years ago, but Deonna being a true champion that you are, I know now that you are the present and the future of women wrestling. You know, Jordynne, when you gave me that call and asked me to come in and tag with you, we knew we were going to come out victorious, which we did. We got a few wins but we actually had those Knockouts tag team titles on our minds, and I just want to thank you for even considering me of tagging with you. You're the truth, girl. You're future is bright and I mean it. Jordynne, I want to thank you and the family of IMPACT for welcoming me with open arms. I've never had the opportunity to work with this company through my twenty-plus years but these last few months, you talk about going out with a bang, sister, I went out with a bang."

Jazz was then interrupted by Fire N' Flava who told her that it was about time that she went to the retirement home. A referee came out and informed Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz that an impromptu match was made. Jazz and Grace made quick work of the champions.

Finally able to complete her speech, Jazz said that she is announcing her retirement. She thanked all the fans for their love and continuous support. The IMPACT roster then surrounded the ring, cheering her on and thanking her for everything she's done for the wrestling industry.

Backstage, Scott D'Amore told Fire N' Flava that they would be defending their titles versus Jazz and Grace at Rebellion on April 25. Jazz told Scott that she was going to honor the stipulation of her match with Purrazzo and stay retired, but did have someone in mind for Jordynne to team with. He said that he is fine with whomever she chooses.

Jazz is an industry legend, beginning her career in the late 90s. She gained international exposure after signing with WWE in 2001. There she won the Women's Championship twice during her tenure. Jazz has worked all over the world, most recently having a three-year run with the NWA, even holding their World Women's Title for 948 days. She joined IMPACT Wrestling in November 2020, teaming with Jordynne Grace in the Knockouts Tag Team Title Tournament.

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