Former WWE star Jazz spoke with Chris Van Vliet this week for his YouTube channel.
Jazz talked about the start of her wrestling career, how Paul Heyman helped her, how she made a name for herself in ECW, her run in WWE, the fact that there has never been an action figure made for her, what it was like to follow Hulk Hogan vs. The Rock at WrestleMania 18, her appearance at AEW Double Or Nothing, her run as NWA Women’s Champion, her wrestling school with husband Rodney Mack and more.
Here are some highlights:
Jazz announced her retirement: “Honestly, I just had my last match this past Sunday. I am done in the ring. I was going to do a whole tour in 2020 but with pandemic happening, that screwed everything up. I’ve been having issues with my knees and my back and a lot more issues physically, mentally and emotionally. That’s why I had to forfeit the NWA title. I have two beautiful daughters and I have to focus on them right now.”
Jazz talked about meeting her husband, Rodney Mack: “We met training in Louisiana. That’s his hometown. I was already with JYD training and Dog had met Rodney somewhere else in Arkansas because he was in Arkansas playing college football. He said, ‘I got this other dude that wants to train’ and I said, ‘cool.’ Rodney and I started training together and we became good friends and there was some way we ended up compatible. We’ve been married 21 years.”
Jazz was asked if she should be in the WWE Hall of Fame: “You know what, honestly, that’s up to them. Do I feel I should be? You damn right. They try and put that lawsuit situation over my head but you know how many people sued Vince McMahon and are still in the Hall of Fame? I don’t want to hear that. My thing wasn’t even about the concussions. My situation with them is I was upset because the whole time I was there, they never gave me an action figure. The people of color were treated a little differently. They didn’t market me. I made myself. They gave me the platform to go out there but I got over on my own. There was no action figure, never on a poster, that’s the shit I was upset about. But, it’s all good. I still thank them for the opportunity because without them, I probably wouldn’t be sitting here now. I don’t hate them. I just want to be treated fairly.”
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