Jade Cargill Recalls Her ‘Sink Or Swim’ AEW Debut

1 year ago by Sanchez Taylor

Jade Cargill Recalls Her ‘Sink Or Swim’ AEW Debut

Jade Cargill has recalled her AEW TV debut, explaining why she viewed her first appearance for the promotion as a ‘sink or swim’ situation

On the November 11 edition of Dynamite, Cargill interrupted Cody Rhodes, calling him out on behalf of Shaquille O’Neal. Speaking with PWInsider, Cargill revealed that she had no practice before her segment on live national TV.

Explaining that nobody knew what she was going to say, Cargill said:

“So people don’t know that I had no practice prior to me being out there on national TV. I not once rehearsed my lines, not once had I held that microphone. It was a sink or swim situation. Understand a lot of people from AEW have worked Indies, they’ve worked for other companies. They’ve been prepared for this moment. For me, it was a sink or swim situation.  I knew that if I fell and broke my face, everybody would sit up there, and they would never forget this moment at all. So I was like, “You know what, Jade? We’re going to go out there. You have something to represent. Don’t stumble on your lines.

“That’s one thing I told myself was not stumble on your lines. I’ve spoke on TV before and being that I am a college athlete, I’ve taken classes, so that helped me out a long way. But I told myself, “You know what, Jade? We’re going to go out here. We’re going to show them what you’re made out of. TK put the trust in you. This company has put the trust in you, and you’re going to go out here and deliver.” It was very nerve wracking. But I talked myself up. I told myself I can do it, and I did it. As long as I finished, that’s all that mattered to me that night.  It was frustrating but fun.

(When asked how long before her debut she knew it was happening) “It was a couple of days, and I just psyched myself up. I didn’t know how long I had, I didn’t know bullets. I didn’t know anything. I just know I had to go out there and hit some points and that’s it. That’s what I did. I didn’t rehearse with anybody. Nobody knew what I was going to say, so when Brandi had came out, she had no idea what I was going to say. Cody didn’t know what I was going to say. Nobody knew what I was going to say.”

Cargill is currently undefeated in AEW singles competition. On Friday’s episode of Rampage, Jade Cargill defeated Red Velvet to advance to the semi-finals of the TBS Championship tournament

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