Jazz on Retirement, WWE HOF, IMPACT Wrestling, New NWA Backstage Role, Trish Stratus [TRANSCRIPTION]

Join Joey Karni as he gets The Angle with the legendary Jazz! We discussed her pro wrestling career, how she's the only women's wrestler to perform for WWF, WWE, ECW, AEW, IMPACT Wrestling, & NWA! Her start as a manager, influence by Paul Heyman, WrestleMania 18 & 19 with Trish Stratus, Lita, & Victoria. If she thinks she'll be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, who she would want to induct her, Women's Evolution/Revolution, AEW Dark and how her students are getting opportunities, her new NWA agent role, & SO MUCH MORE! Jazz is one of the most influential women's wrestlers of all time! Here are the most notable quotes from the show.

On if she thinks she’ll go into the WWE HOF and who would induct her:

“ Me being a Hall of Famer for WWE, I don’t know. I mean I don’t know if that will ever happen. I just want to say this. If it’s ever going to happen, do it while I’m alive. Don’t wait until I’m dead and gone. I would like to be there and share that moment with my kids. Don’t bring my kids up on the stage with tears in their eyes wishing their mom was there to receive this. Give me my flowers while I live. Don’t let me die and be forgotten about and then oh yea here. If it were to happen, I would love to be inducted by Paul Heyman.”


On never being able to tag and knowing Jordynne Grace since she was a kid:

“I always wanted to tag. No one ever gave me the opportunity. They just went with Jazz! It was great and to be tagged up with Jordyyne Grace, again it was a great opportunity. Who else could I have tagged with to end my career. We came this close to winning the Knockout’s Tag Team titles. I’m happy”


On how long her time in IMPACT was supposed to be and knowing she wasn’t the same Jazz:

“There was no timetable and it went longer than what I thought. I wasn’t expecting a 4,5, or 6 month run. I was thinking maybe 3 appearances or something and bam they take me out real quick, but they hung in there with me. I’m so grateful for it. I knew myself that I was not the Jazz that everyone was used to seeing an I was a little stressed out thinking about how the fans would react. I’ve had a great career! And that’s just my in-ring performance that I’m retired from. Behind the scene I’m still going strong!”


On retiring in a match with Deonna Purrazzo:

“I was excited about it. I love Deonna’s work. She is one of the best out here right now. If there’s someone that I’m passing the torch onto it couldn’t have been a better person than Deonna. She’s so well-deserving of that. She’s a great champion and has a great mind for the business. She loves the business. I love everything about her.”


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