The excellent undefeated streak of Jade Cargill was broken at Double or Nothing earlier this year. Following Taya Valkyrie’s successful defense of the TBS Title, Kris Statlander interrupted the party and unexpectedly issued a challenge to Cargill for a subsequent match. Cargill accepted the challenge, but ultimately fell short, suffering her first defeat to date. Some people believed Cargill may have given up wrestling after a brief run three months prior, but Collision disproved that theory.
Jade Cargill Is Back, But Not For Long
Last weekend, Cargill made a startling comeback on Collision and made it quite apparent that she wanted Statlander to give up the TBS Title. On October 1, potentially a major match for Grand Slam or even WrestleDream? No, AEW went ahead and scheduled it for this week’s pre-recorded Rampage episode. It appears that there might be a good explanation for that. Cargill, according to Fightful Select (via Wrestling Inc.), is about to leave AEW and join WWE.
Although there are few facts about Cargill’s likely future at the moment, a hurried TBS Title rematch and rumors that she is headed to WWE make it seem as though she won’t be All Elite for very long. The match has already taken place because Friday’s Rampage was recorded following Wednesday’s Dynamite; if you don’t want to know what happened, stop reading now.
What Would You Do With Cargill In WWE?
During this week’s Rampage tape, Statlander easily defeated Cargill, adding credence to rumors that the latter is about to leave AEW. If Cargill is indeed departing, it appears that Statlander urged her to come back last week and do a rapid turnaround with him so that she wouldn’t leave any loose ends once she left. There would always be an asterisk next to the reign of the new champion because Cargill had just defeated Valkyrie in a match and was the current champion.
Now that Statlander has defeated Cargill without the former champion having competed in a match the same night, that won’t be the case. Whether or not Cargill actually joins WWE, if she does, it will be the biggest win for the organization among its new competitors since luring Cody Rhodes back to the venue where he formerly competed as Stardust.
If Cargill is going to WWE, I’m not sure where she should appear. It would be great if she won the NXT Women’s Title right away and had a reign similar to her TBS Championship tenure. Cargill already feels like a big enough deal for WWE’s main roster, despite her inexperience. Imagine her appearing and challenging Charlotte Flair at her debut.