Jade Cargill On Leaving AEW For WWE: “I Have To Be In An Established Company”

WWE SmackDown star Jade Cargill recently appeared as a guest on Busted Open Radio for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling. During the discussion, Cargill explained on why she came to WWE:

“I mean, other than the fact that the machine is ridiculous over here, the connections, the history, the legacy, it’s one of one. AEW was a new company. Obviously, they’re still figuring things out, but that happens in every company, right? You have to figure things out, what’s good and what’s bad. I’m 31. I don’t have time to really grow with a company at my age. I have to be in an established company and I have to go up there and let that be known because you can’t do this forever. As a woman, especially in your 30s, the majority of the fan base is like ‘Okay, well, it’s time for her to go on her way. What’s next for her’, and let’s be real. People want to see, regardless of their good or not, they want to see that 20-something year old on TV rather than that 30-something year old woman on TV. So time is not on my side and I knew I had to make the best decision for me, but not just for me, my family. It gets no better than this.”

On Cody Rhodes headlining WrestleMania:

“He deserves it. He’s put in the work. I asked him I think two weeks ago, I was like, ‘When are you home? Are you ever home?’ He was like, ‘Yeah, I’m grinding.’ I was like, ‘It’s all gonna pay off.’ When everybody was fighting for him on the internet and whatever, the crybabies, whatever people want to call themselves, it all worked. His fan base is strong. It’s very strong and he’s grateful for that. I will tell you, he bust his butt so much. So for his fan base to cry out like they did. It was well worth it.”

(h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription)