WWE has shifted to the slow approach with Jade Cargill and that is the right decision to make for her development.
Survivor Series has come and gone, and there are several big stories to talk about. Eyes are on the return of Randy Orton and CM Punk, plus the supposed “anger” shown by Drew McIntyre and Seth Rollins. The women killed it in all their matches, and fans are excited about what is next for them. There were also some interesting comments made about Jade Cargill during the post-event press conference. Triple H had a lot to say about the former TBS Champion.
“I have no less belief in her now than I did then. When she came in, we talked about her development and where she would land,” Triple H said. “I want to make sure that no matter what is thrown at Jade Cargill, she’s ready. At no fault of her own, I think that she was limited in that.”
Cargill’s signing with WWE was big news. She was immediately featured across multiple brands, showing up on SmackDown, Raw, and NXT in particular segments. She even watched the Becky Lynch versus Lyra Valkyria title match from high above the ring. WWE made it clear that she is an important piece to the future of the women’s division, but that came to a screeching halt, as she hasn’t been seen in weeks. There have been reports of her training at the WWE Performance Center, with individuals like Roxanne Perez sharing time with her in the ring.
This is an important development to watch. Cargill has a massive presence that everyone acknowledges. But her in-ring abilities are playing catch-up to that stature that demands attention. According to Cagematch, she has 64 matches in 2 years of professional wrestling experience. While she was training as a part of the AEW roster, WWE taking the time to rebuild her into a style that fits their mold is important, and that development takes time.
“People are understanding and they are waiting for her to come. And when she does, it’s going to be massive,” Triple H said. “I don’t want a pitch to get thrown at her that she’s never seen before. I want no matter what that pitch is, she’s going to crack that thing out of the park. You can see it in her. I’m in no rush. When she says, ‘I’m ready,” I’m ready.”
Cargill is only 31 years old. Giving her the time to develop into the style that WWE demands is the right decision. Too many critics are hoping to see Cargill struggle and fail, so taking a step back to rebuild her abilities is the preparation needed to move toward success. WWE doesn’t need to rush her debut. In fact, the company may want to avoid having her in the 2024 edition of the Royal Rumble. Fans will want to see her win the entire thing and putting her into a title match at WrestleMania 40 may be too much, too soon.
Giving Cargill time to develop is exactly what many fans claimed she needed. WWE is making the right call and taking the steps to give her just that. This is the right decision to make as the company continues to build momentum within the women’s division.