Just over a week after making her return to AEW, Jade Cargill seemingly competed in her final match for the promotion on the September 13th edition of AEW Rampage. Cargill unsuccessfully challenged AEW TBS Champion Kris Statlander in a rematch from AEW Double Or Nothing in May, where Cargill lost the TBS Championship in just 50 seconds to the returning Statlander. Days later, it was reported that Cargill was leaving AEW and looking to move to WWE.
Now, WWE themselves have confirmed those reports in announcing that Cargill has officially signed with the promotion. ESPN’s Marc Raimondi first broke the story before WWE announced the former AEW star’s signing via their official X account. Raimondi noted that it’s currently unknown if Cargill will first compete in NXT or will be headed straight to the main roster of either Raw or SmackDown. Previous reports have claimed the company has been working on main roster creative for her as a “high priority.”
In a WWE.com article, the company called Cargill “a standout performer who has earned accolades as an industry-renowned talent” and revealed that she will begin training at the WWE Performance Center today. WWE COO Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque took to X to react to the news shortly after it broke, calling her “A dominant athlete who’s here to change the game… Join me in welcoming the newest @WWE Superstar, @Jade_Cargill, to the @WWEUniverse.”
Cargill started her professional wrestling journey with AEW when she signed with Tony Khan‘s promotion back in November 2020. She competed in her very first match a few months later in a tag bout alongside Shaquille O’Neil against Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet. She went on to become undefeated in the promotion for over two years, becoming the inaugural TBS Champion along the way, before Kris Statlander both took her title and undefeated streak away from her earlier this year.