Tony Khan Surprised By Jade Cargill's AEW Exit After He Made Her Two 'Very Big' Offers

Khan has only good things to say about working with Cargill.

Tony Khan wanted Jade Cargill to remain All Elite. 

Discussing the former TBS Champion's exit during the post-WrestleDream media scrum, Khan said: 

"I knew Jade's contract had been ticking down and we were talking about a new contract and I was very interested in Jade coming back and we were having a negotiation. I made a very big offer and I thought it was a very fair offer. I think she was considering it, and then she asked for a bigger offer and then I went up again, and I kind of thought that was going to do it. Then, it didn't, which I was surprised because to be honest, I came up to a number that was higher than her original ask. I don't know what I would have had to do at that point. I was a little surprised. I did really hope that Jade would be back. 

"I think I tried to handle it, when we were down to the nitty gritty and we were down to the final couple of weeks and we still hadn't agreed to something, then it was at the point where I said, 'if you aren't going to stay, I'm going to give you the best possible exit'. I have only good things to say about Jade. I really enjoyed working with her. 

"She was a great part of AEW, she is always welcome here, I tried to give her the best possible send-off I could. The classiest send-off I've ever seen in wrestling was, at the time, was when Ric Flair left the WWF. He did a match with Mr. Perfect, who was a natural person for him to wrestle, and that was it, he was gone. They didn't do anything to embarrass him or mess him up, they let him leave, and he was still Ric Flair. He wrestled the match against the person he should have, finished up and left with not only his dignity and probably a better position than he came in. That's what I tried to do. I wanted to give her the best possible send-off". 

Cargill recently signed with WWE and has reported to the Performance Center. 

H/T Fightful

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