Jade Cargill made her debut last Wednesday on AEW Dynamite now she’s sharing how it all happened.
Cargill spoke to the team on AEW Unrestricted about getting ready for her AEW Dynamite appearance, praising Dustin Rhodes and QT Marshall for helping her get ready for TV.
“I’ve been working with Dustin. Dustin’s really been geared in. He’s been making sure that I’m prepared. He made my debut super easy for me. He talked me through everything as well as QT at the Nightmare Factory. They’ve been sitting down, talking to me, rehearsing with me, making sure that everything is perfect.”
Jade cited Chyna as an influence, noting that she was made fun of for her body type when she was younger but it was Chyna that made her more confident in her looks.
“Growing up I’ve always been muscular and I used to always get picked on by guys saying, ‘Oh she looks like a man. She’s too muscular.’ And I remember growing up and watching Chyna and seeing how she just embodied, just loved how she looked, and it just did nothing but empower me and make me say, ‘You know what? I look good. These muscles look great!'”
Cargill also took inspiration from the Marvel Comics character Storm, who she borrowed the idea for silver hair from. Storm is not only one of the X-Men’s revered characters, but she’s also a strong Black woman that Cargill relates to.
“I was just sitting around with my friends, and they said, ‘You know what color you should wear? You should wear the silver or the white color.’ And I said, ‘Oh wow! I would love that!’ And they said, ‘You know, you look like Storm.’ I tried it, and I loved it. I love what she stands for. She’s a powerful Black woman, and I think I stand for that same thing.”
Cargill also talks about training at the Nightmare Factory with QT Marshall, what she continues to learn from Dustin Rhodes, her college basketball career, starting and running her own fitness business, being a mom to her three-year-old daughter and much more. Check out the full episode below:
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