Jade Cargill and Thunder Rosa are destined for a match in the Semi-Finals of the TBS Women’s Title Tournament; though a date has not been set for that meeting yet, shots have already been fired verbally, and this Friday night, Jade Cargill will attempt to send a physical message as well.
See Janai Kai is someone Thunder Rosa has taken a vested interest in since their July 31st battle for Rosa’s Mission Pro Wrestling company in Texas, but even before that, Kai had been turning heads throughout 2021 following a fight with KZT at Josh Barnett’s BLOODSPORT 6 event back in April. A Taekwondo Black Belt, a kickboxer; Kai is a tremendous striker and, with just three years of pro wrestling competition under that black belt, she has demonstrated an ability that belies her lack of years in the squared circle.
Now the same can be said for Jade Cargill who, having been competing as a pro wrestler for less than a year, has demonstrated an aptitude far beyond her own experience. Her natural athletic gifts, her strength and agility, they have led her to an undefeated record in AEW and the longest running undefeated streak in the Women’s Division. Coincidentally enough, that record would likely still be held by Thunder Rosa who had won 25 straight matches prior to a Three Way Bout on the 10/1 RAMPAGE with Cargill and Nyla Rose in which Jade used a chair to wear out Rosa so she could pin her. That’s not a method of victory that can just be forgotten about and moved on from like most others, that’s the violent type of result that is held onto and used for motivation.
It is certainly something Thunder Rosa hasn’t forgotten, and something she is looking forward to avenging when her TBS Title Semi-Final bout is scheduled, but in the meantime Rosa will have to settle for watching her protege step up her game against Cargill while offering her own thoughts on commentary. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for Janai, a chance to send a message for Jade, and a moment for Thunder Rosa to scout out her future opponent.