WWE has released a lot of Superstars over the years for a variety of reasons. That being said, Jazz still doesn’t know why the company decided to hand her a release all those years ago.
Jazz was known for her fierce and no-nonsense persona in WWE. She had a notable career in Vince McMahon’s company, after she made her debut in 2001. Jazz quickly establishing herself as a dominant force in the women’s division.
After holding both the Women’s Championship and the Hardcore Championship, Jazz showcased her versatility and toughness. Jazz’s contributions to the women’s division during the early 2000s played a significant role in elevating the level of competition, but her exit doesn’t quite compute with her to this day.
While speaking with Wrestling News, Jazz brought up how Paul Heyman was the man who brought her into WWE, thanks to Tommy Dreamer. Things were also looking good for a while.
“At the time, Paul E was doing commentary. I saw Tommy Dreamer at an indie show in Texas. He’s like, ‘I’m going to reach out to Paul E to set something up to get you a dark match.’ That’s what happened. I ended up working with Ivory. Kudos to her. I love her to death because she told me this match is going to be all about you. I’m going to make it look good for you and that’s what she did.”
Jazz later said that she “carried” the WWE women’s division for two years, and firing her was like if WWE fired Roman Reigns now. It is still shocking to her that WWE didn’t have anything for her.
“I just pretty much carried the women’s division for two years. It’s just like writing Roman Reigns off right now and saying, ‘Hey brother, we ain’t got nothing for you. That’s a question that’s been sitting behind you know, just for making me wonder for the last 15 or 20 years like, what and how and why. I don’t believe they can come up with a reason. That’s what they tell people, you know, ‘Creative don’t have anything for you.’ I even told them, ‘Hey, I don’t need creative to tell a story for me. I can get out in the ring and create my own story.'”
Jazz has yet to find her way into the WWE Hall of Fame yet, but that day could come sooner or later. She does have some people, like Booker T, who have pulled for her in the past.
Only time will tell what’s next for Jazz’s career, but she still seems happy to talk about her time in WWE, as confusing as her exit was for her.
Jazz is somewhat overlooked by WWE nowadays, but does she deserve more credit? Would you compare her to Roman Reigns? Sound off in the comments to let us know what you’re thinking!