Jade Cargill has seemingly wrestled her last match for All Elite Wrestling, and might soon be signed on the dotted line with WWE.
This potential blockbuster switch was first reported by Fightful Select, who broke the story shortly after the September 13th edition of Dynamite advertised Cargill's return bout with TBS Champion Kris Statlander was booked for the Rampage taping later that night.
The report read; [NOTE: Rampage Spoilers below, there will be no further spoilers beyond this quoted passage]
"Jade Cargill is likely finished up with All Elite Wrestling...Cargill made a return at this past week's AEW Collision, and quickly set up a match with Kris Statlander for the TBS Championship. To the surprise of many, it was booked for Rampage, and SPOILER ALERT -- Kris Statlander beat Jade Cargill clean in their rematch. We're told by AEW sources that this is because as things stand at this moment, Cargill is finishing up with AEW, with the September 13 tapings in Cincinnati possibly being her last appearance."
The sensational story continued...
"Fightful has spoken to sources within both AEW and WWE that believe she is headed to WWE. We should specify that we haven't heard of an official offer being made, and as is always the case, things can change in the world of pro wrestling, including a situation like this. To be clear, we haven't learned how long her AEW contract has left on it. We'd recently heard that there were option years in play, but hadn't heard who held those options. The wide rumor within rosters of both WWE and AEW is that Cargill will be heading to WWE."
Should the rumoured switch occur, the gains would be as big for WWE as the losses would for AEW. The inaugural TBS Champion made her debut for All Elite Wrestling on the November 11th 2020 edition of Dynamite to set up a January tag team match alongside Shaquille O'Neal against Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet (subbing for the pregnant Brandi Rhodes). It was an electrifying start to a 63-match unbeaten run that culminated over two years later with the Double Or Nothing 2023 title loss to Statlander.
Cargill tried out for WWE several years ago and both sides were interested, but noted during an interview with Chris Jericho that;
“They wanted me. The problem they found...was that I don’t need wrestling. I don’t need to do this. A lot of people, especially at the trial, need this, like, this is how they feed their families.”
Expect more on this to break in the coming days and weeks.