Jazz On What WWE Told Her When She Was Released, If She Dealt With Racism In Wrestling, Trish Stratus


With washboard abs and muscles on top of muscles, Jazz was one of WWE’s most feared female wrestlers between 2001 to 2004. During this time, she twice defeated Trish Stratus for the WWE Women’s Championship.

Jazz gave a rare interview last week to Women’s Wrestling Weekly, where she talked about her wrestling career and what she’s up to these days. Here are the WWE-related highlights.

Her involvement in a lawsuit against WWE:

“I really can’t discuss that right now. There is news. It could be good or it could be bad.”

If she’s dealt with racism in wrestling:

“I wouldn’t say I had experienced it. But, honestly with my ability and my way of work … if I were blonde hair and blue-eyed, I would probably still be on TV now.”

Her battles with Trish Stratus:

“Trish and I had a phenomenal feud. I mean she was the type of person that no matter what I put on her she got her ass back up and we did our thing. She was great at taking that ass whooping.”

What WWE told her when she was released in 2004:

“They called us to the back and said, ‘We were wrestling too much like men.’ I thought, ‘Well, that’s the end of my career.'”

If she would still be with WWE if she had blonde hair and blue eyes:

“If I wasn’t in the company, I would be a part of the company. Because right now today, I still have no clue of why I was released. I’m champion one day and released the next day.”

Not having a WWE action figure and WWE’s marketing of African-Americans:

“I don’t think they (WWE) know how to market African-Americans. I was a champion and I’ve never had an action figure. They did the screening and scanning and said my action figure is in high demand and I never saw it.”

You can watch the interview in the video below or listen to the podcast version via iTunes.