AEW: The math behind the Jade Cargill vs. Anna Jay decision

AEW has had the best wrestling product on the market for the last year and a half. This is in part to watching developing talent “pay their dues” on the roads to a successful career.

That’s why watching Anna Jay lose to Jade Cargill tonight on AEW Rampage on TNT was a little tough for me. But I remain hopeful. Here’s why.

Let’s start with Jade.

Just like when she beat Ruby Soho, AEW has invested heavily in this incredible athlete. And she is undefeated. Save that first loss for a major occasion. If we’re being honest, I’m not so sure that we don’t turn Cargill face soon. Smart Mark Sterling creates that “out” if needed. If done correctly that could extent Cargill’s run until the summer when a good heel like Serena Deeb takes that belt from her.

And now Anna Jay, who I’ve enjoyed watching becoming stronger every match.

There will eventually have to be a payoff for her soon. The fans like her and have observed the developments and the inspiring return from injury. If we don’t have women’s tag titles coming then she’ll need a belt for a while and she’ll need to hold it for a while.

And to keep things grounded both of these athletes are still younger. We’ve got time. And they’re both only going to get better.

The best part about this is what I’ve been saying a lot of about AEW Women’s wrestling. We care. And that’s more than we can say for the other promotion right now.

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