WWE makes as much money as they can with their Superstars, but they can’t give the same marketing push to everyone. If you ask Jazz, the company didn’t know how to market her.
During the Excuse Me podcast, Jazz spoke about her treatment in WWE. She was scanned for an action figure, but she never received one. Stephanie McMahon apparently told Jazz that she and Trish Stratus were the only two women making money for the company, but that didn’t help her get more merchandise. She didn’t receive any while she was with WWE.
“That’s a company there where you tend to sit back because you are so blessed and so thankful for the opportunity that they are giving you so you sit back and be quiet for a little while. Then once you see things keep moving and moving and you feel that you have been held back, you get tired of being pushed back so far that you have to stand up for yourself. The whole time I was there with WWE, they never gave me an action figure although they flew me in early from home for me to do my screening. I don’t know what happened.”
“They never gave me an action figure the whole time I was the champ. Stephanie McMahon told me herself that Trish and I at the time were probably the only two women making money for the company during those times and I never had any merch. No T-Shirt, no bandana, nothing. I never understood that. I’m the champion and they never put me on a poster. I may not be the most gorgeous girl but I’m damn sure wasn’t the ugliest. I feel they didn’t know how to market me.”
“I don’t know what it was. It was nothing I did wrong. I didn’t have heat with anybody. I never understood it. I’m still very thankful for the platform they gave me to continue to make a name for myself because if it wasn’t for them giving me the opportunity, you wouldn’t know who Jazz is. So I am thankful for that, but my God, give me flowers while I live. Just give me what I deserve. I’m not looking for extra. I’m just looking for what I deserve.”
Jazz officially retired from the ring, but it’s never too late for WWE to sign her to a Legend’s Deal and get her some merchandise. Perhaps they could figure out a way to market her in 2020.
Thanks to Wrestling News for the quote