Jade Cargill has revealed she turned down a move to WWE after impressing during a try-out.
Cargill was announced as one of a number of names attending a WWE try-out at the Performance Center in April 2019, but the former basketball player did not sign with Vince McMahon's promotion.
The 28-year-old has now revealed that she was asked to join WWE but decided to turn the offer down.
Speaking to the Wrestling With The Week Podcast, Cargill said: "I watched wrestling growing up. None of the guys wanted to wrestle me. They were like, 'Oh, girls don't wrestle.' I was like, 'Whatever, let's do this.' I would have to punch these guys in the face for them to want to get rough with me. I was just as tough as the guys. I was bigger, stronger.
"Watching Chyna really put a lot of confidence in myself. When she walked on stage she had a presence about herself that was so sure. She was very muscular and very fit. She looked damn good. Her talent and look was undeniable. That's what drew me in. I came in around the Attitude Era.
"The opportunity came up with Mark Henry, he set me up with a [WWE] try-out. It went well, I was asked to come, turned it down, and here I am at AEW and I'm enjoying it."
After her WWE try-out, Cargill went to train at AR Fox's WWA4 Academy. On the advice of her 'mentor' Mark Henry, she then trained at Heath Miller and Richard Borger's Face 2 Face Wrestling School, before finishing off her training at the Nightmare Factory.