Jade Cargill recently made a surprise return to AEW on the September 12th edition of AEW Collision, saving Kris Statlander from a beatdown from The Renegade Twins. Cargill was absent from AEW programming for three-and-a-half months following her last appearance at AEW Double Or Nothing back in May, where she suffered her first loss in the promotion after 60-straight wins, and lost the TBS Championship after a dominant 508-day reign, to the returning Statlander in less than a minute.
The long-awaited rematch between Cargill and Statlander was subsequently announced for this week’s edition of Rampage, an odd move considering the stature of Jade’s TBS title reign across 2022 and 2023, and was taped following last night’s AEW Dynamite. Spoilers below for the outcome of the match, you have been warned!
In the main event of Rampage, Statlander cleanly pinned Cargill with the Friday Night Fever to retain her title. In the aftermath of the bout, multiple reports emerged suggesting that this could, in fact, be the latter’s final match with the promotion as they provided a big update on the future of her wrestling career.
Reports from both Fightful Select and Bryan Alvarez on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio claim that Cargill is likely finishing up with AEW and is expected to be moving on to WWE. Whilst neither report could verify that the 31-year-old had been made an official contract offer, Fightful note that it is widely rumored throughout the rosters of both WWE and AEW that her next destination is seemingly Vince McMahon’s empire.
Jade Cargill initially signed with AEW in November 2020, competing in her first match alongside Shaquille O’Neil against Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet the following March. She went on to become a dominant singles star in the women’s division and became the inaugural AEW TBS Champion in January 2022. Cargill successfully defended the belt across five separate pay-per-view events over the likes of Athena, Taya Valkyrie and Nyla Rose.