Many celebrities have decided to dip their toes into the professional wrestling world, whether that’s to make a quick appearance, wrestle a match, or in a case like Bad Bunny and Logan Paul, be accepted into the wrestling community and perform more than once. wrestle. Jade Cargill had no previous wrestling experience before making her AEW debut, and since that debut, she hasn’t lost a single match by pinfall, submission, countout or disqualification, all of which started when she teamed up with NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal. In an interview with Whoo Kid, current TBS champ Cargill recalled working with O’Neal and how it worked with both him and Cody Rhodes.
“[O’Neal is] so sweet, so down to earth, easy to work with,” said Cargill. “He was a great motivator for me to show up and show, because I was like, ‘You know what? I’m about to debut with Cody Rhodes and Shaquille O’Neal, like, people are going to tune in to these two people, especially Shaquille O’Neal.” … Work with [Shaq] and how nice he was and how respectful he was, it was an eye opener… He was so cocky. I was like, ‘Listen, don’t embarrass me’, before he went to the game, and he looked at me so disgusted and said, ‘Excuse me, this is my world, don’t embarrass me. Like, they’ll love anything I put out.'”
Cargill and O’Neal defeated Rhodes and Red Velvet after Cargill pinned Velvet for the win in her first-ever wrestling match. This was not O’Neal’s wrestling debut, as at WrestleMania 32 O’Neal took part in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
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