AEW star Athena has discussed her ongoing rivalry with TBS Champion Jade Cargill.
The former Ember Moon made her AEW debut at Double Or Nothing, confronting Jade Cargill and The Baddies. She has since aligned with Kris Statlander in a feud with the Baddies.
Speaking with Rick Ucchino for the Bleav in Pro Wrestling Podcast, the former NXT Women’s Champion discussed how she feels about Cargill and their current feud.
“Jade Cargill is a megastar. You just look at this woman and you see her on the TV and you’re like, hold on, let me flip back a couple more channels. What was this Amazon woman I just saw right here? And she looks great doing it. And she owns that persona, which is even more fantastic. She has a character, right? A lot of women they’re like, oh I’m the good girl. I’m the bad girl. Right? I’m all attitude. I don’t know if I’m supposed to be a good guy 90% of the time. I just gotta say what I say and do what I do. And some kind of way people like me, it’s weird. But when you look at someone like Jade Cargill, it’s just like, oh that’s a challenge. That’s something I need in my life.”
In regards to the challenge presented by facing the undefeated TBS Champion, Athena said:
“Telling stories are so important to what we do as pro wrestlers. Right? Because that’s what gets people invested. And coming into this story with Jade Cargill, that means a lot to me. So I wanna put all of my effort, all of my emotion, all of my physical wellbeing into this. To make it good, I don’t care that she’s six foot-whatever. Like, I don’t care. I’m gonna knock her flat on her ass. That’s what I do. You know? And like the one thing that is stayed true throughout my entire career is that, if there’s a challenge there, it doesn’t matter how many times I get knocked down. I’m gonna beat that challenge. And I don’t think people really know that about me as a person. I’ve had so many tryouts in the former life that I was like, nah, I’m kicking this door down baby. We’re gonna get there, right? We’re gonna get there. And then I finally got there. So like that’s just the type of person I am.”
Addressing the kind of fight that she wants to have against Cargill, she stated:
“Even if I don’t kick her off the mountain because we all know it’s pro wrestling, right? I want people to remember what I did at the top of that mountain. That we had this epic battle on top of Olympus and lightning was striking and angels were weeping and fire from Hell was blazing up. And I want it to be that. I want it to be this epic, like rock battle.”
Athena is scheduled to team with Kris Statlander and Willow Nightingale in a trios match to face Jade Cargill, Kiera Hogan and Leyla Grey on the July 20 Fyter Fest Week Two edition of AEW Dynamite.
Keep track of Athena’s win-loss record in 2022 (for televised matches) at this link.
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