As previously noted, WWE Mae Young Classic competitor Jazzy Gabert caught up with Edge & Christian on E&C's Pod Of Awesomeness. Among other things, Jazzy talked about her entrance at Rizin FF 5 going viral, when the MYC competitors knew who was winning the tournament, how she was treated during her WWE run, and facing a possibly career-ending operation.
According to Jazzy, Mauro Ranallo's call during her entrance at Rizin FF 5, 'pro wrestler, and boy does it feel good to be able to use that term again,' was huge online and got Mauro back on WWE's radar.
"Like, I can't pronounce his name, Maurallo? The announcer from WWE? Yeah, [Mauro Ranallo]. I can't pronounce his name, but he said something when I came down the ramp and did my entrance. He said something like, 'she's a professional wrestler and it feels so good to say that' and this little line made it around the internet because in WWE, you don't say 'professional wrestler'. You say 'sports entertainer' or something, right? Because of that, because he said that, it's like it went viral and it was everywhere. My face was everywhere, so that helped me a lot. I honestly believe that this is one of the reasons he got back on the radar of WWE. Yeah."
Gabert was ousted from the Mae Young Classic in the first round of competition. Moreover, Jazzy said MYC talent were not told who was winning the tournament till three days in.
"It was surprising for me that we don't know earlier. Like, there were two groups. The first group did on the first day the whole media thing, like, giving interviews and photo shooting, and stuff. And the other group did it the other day. So these two days and altogether for five days, so these two days, we know absolutely nothing. We're like, 'who's going to fight who? Who's going to win this whole thing?' There were rumors that this little girl, Toni Storm, was going to win, but nobody really knew. And then, on the third day, they told us."
Jazzy shared that WWE Hall Of Famer Shawn Michaels put over the brawny Berliner's MYC match versus Abbey Laith.
"From the first match, I come backstage and Shawn Michaels is all over me and I can't believe that he's standing there and being so freakin' amazed about me and my match and saying that was the main event and we can close the show now. I was like, 'what is he saying?' And he's like, 'I'm a fan of [yours]' and I was like, 'and I'm a fan of you, sir.' It was amazing."
Jazzy claimed that people who were rude to her during the MYC and were trying to be nice after her positive crowd reaction.
"I don't want to [give] too [many] details, but I can tell you, like, people who did not shake my hand, people who were not really friendly to me before, they were suddenly really friendly to me and everybody was really happy. Charlotte and Ronda Rousey came to me and said, 'oh, we wish we had a match with you' and everything was super cool. I mean, everyone in general was really awesome backstage and I really enjoyed my time there and everyone treated me so nice."
As detailed here, Jazzy received a WWE contract, but the deal was rescinded when Titan Tower learned of Jazzy's sever neck problems.
Jazzy indicated that she will have surgery and be out of action for several months. Apparently, the surgery could even end her professional wrestling odyssey.
"For the next three months, I will not be able to make any money. I will have the surgery and then, I'm off to recover. And after that, I have no idea what to do. I don't know what's next. I don't know if I can ever be back in the ring and it really scares me."
No need for 'mind pictures', Uce. Check out the pod here. If you use any of the quotes from this article, please credit E&C's Pod Of Awesomeness with an H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.
Source: E&C's Pod Of Awesomeness