AEW Confirms Major Signing Amidst Shaquille O’Neal Debut Rumors

Published 11/13/2020, 6:30 AM EST


AEW has added a new name to its women’s’ division. As seen on this week’s AEW Dynamite, Jade Cargill made her first appearance on the brand. The company announced today that they have officially signed her into a multi-year contract.

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In the press release, Tony Khan, AEW’s President, said, “We’re committed to expanding the AEW women’s division by signing great athletes. Jade is an amazing athlete, and she’s an exciting addition to our women’s roster.”

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“I’m confident that fans will enjoy getting to know Jade’s strong personality and watching her development as a wrestler after her surprising confrontation with Cody and Brandi  Rhodes last night on Dynamite,” he concluded.

Cargill is a 28-year-old fitness model from Vero Beach, Florida, and is of Jamaican heritage. She played basketball at Jacksonville University in Florida and has a background as a professional trainer.

She said, “I joined AEW because here I have a voice. I’m ready to shake up the women’s  division, and I’m going to flip this promotion on its head.” 

Read more –“He Refused to Do the Job”- AEW Star Jake Hager Makes Shocking Confession About John Cena.

What could AEW have in-store for Jade Cargill?

Like we mentioned earlier, Cargill made her debut last night. She mocked Former World Champion and AEW EVP Cody Rhodes, targeting his “Giant Killer” moniker.

She said Cody had awoken a “real giant” and “his name is Shaq.” This claim led to huge speculations for a future Cody vs. Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal feud.

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Then, Brandi Rhodes, AEW’s Chief Brand Officer, and Cody Rhodes’ wife stormed onto the stage to defend her husband. Hence, AEW set up a probable feud Brandi vs. Jade feud.

However, this is not Cargill’s first association with wrestling. As WrestlingNews reports, she tried her luck with WWE last year.

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In a list posted on their website, they included Jade Cargill’s name and many others, including AEW star Ivelisse Velez, former WWE talent Lance Anoa’i and more.

Although she did not make the final cut in WWE, AEW hopes she will be an asset. What do you think of Cargill’s inclusion into AEW? Let us know in the comments below.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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