Jade Cargill made an incredible impact after debuting in AEW and enjoyed a strong booking last year. As the reigning AEW TBS Women’s Champion, Cargill commands a level of respect and dominance that the women’s locker room can hardly match up to. With her bold promos and undefeated streak, Cargill is a priceless asset for AEW. Naturally, that comes with some pressure, and Britt Baker was around to help out.
Despite her mounting success, Jade Cargill also has a growing list of haters. Seeing a newcomer reach this level of success so leads to jealousy and causes fellow competitors to believe that she jumped the line in AEW.
In an interview with “Bootleg Kev,” Jade Cargill discussed the side effects of her success.
“I just came in out of nowhere. These other girls have been grinding on the indies for years; they have a fan base. Like, they’ve given a lot of their time and work and all their bodies to the sport, and here I am, I’m coming in and I look good, and it’s like, ‘Okay, you’re kind of being shot to the top right now.'”
Since Tony Khan thrust Jade Cargill into such an eminent position, the longest reigning AEW Champion had to learn how to handle success, pressure, popularity, as well as the negative aspects of her rise to the top. And for this reason, Cargill turned to former AEW Women’s World Champion Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. in an effort to learn how to cope with her newfound success.
“[Britt is] not even our champ but she’s on TV, she’s right there with our champ, she’s on flyers, she’s on this but she puts asses in seats. So, that’s one woman I had a heart-to-heart with and I spoke about it like, ‘How do you deal with it?’ And she gave me some great advice, and now I could care and give a f*ck less about any of that. I’m placed in a position, and I have to understand that I have to hold my head high and keep it moving. And I have to trust in our owner that he put me into this position for a reason.”
In April 2019, Jade Cargill attended a WWE tryout at the Performance Center in Orlando. They did not want her, but we have to wonder if that mindset has changed since then. She made her professional wrestling debut with AEW on the November 11th, 2020, episode of Dynamite, and the rest is history.
Jade Cargill’s ongoing TBS Title reign is the longest of any AEW championship at 377 days and counting. Her 48-0 undefeated streak also cemented her status as a fighting champion, while she continues as a featured talent for Tony Khan’s company.
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