Jazzy Gabert Says She Left WWE Because Of Outside Projects, Didn’t See Herself Progressing

Jazzy Gabert explains why she decided to request her release from WWE and talks about the outside projects she has in the works.

Mae Young Classic competitor and former NXT U.K. talent Jazzy Gabert tweeted out on January 18th that she is now a free agent. The following day, she noted that she was in a car accident the previous Sunday and was not cleared for the post-NXT U.K. TakeOver: Blackpool II tapings. Her scheduled match with Killer Kelly was announced before she was seen by doctors and she was still willing to wrestle, but her health was the main priority.

WrestleTalk recently chatted with Jazzy Gabert and she explained why she decided to depart from WWE. She said that she was the one to request her release because there were outside projects that she was partaking in due to the schedule she had with NXT UK. Jazzy, who was paired with Jinny on the weekly WWE Network show, didn’t see herself progressing in regard to storylines and with the outside projects she was participating in, she knew there was more she could be doing.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity that WWE gave me. I was immensely privileged to train with legends like William Regal, Johnny Saint, Robbie Brookside, Shawn Michaels and others who came to the Performance Center in London. I was blessed to make my debut at Blackpool and witness how the NXT UK superstars performed on a high level with so much passion. I was also really happy that I got TV time almost every week; of course some could say it was not a good storyline I was placed in, but I honestly was just happy to be out there at all and I tried to make the best of it. As we had only TV tapings about every 4 to 6 weeks, I was able to do a lot projects outside of wrestling and I found the world of entertainment in Germany. I was on dating shows, game shows, talk shows and got to do lots of fun things in TV. In the Summer, I was really lucky and got an offer to tour with a German rockstar, Udo Lindenberg, and we went on tour for 3 months, 28 shows, every time in front of 15,000+ fans. In between all of this I had the NXT UK tapings. On tour I realized that I want more for my life and I got the confidence that I’m able to do more, and for 202o, Udo Lindenberg asked me if I can come on tour again and a reality TV show offer came [in also]. Unfortunately, these projects would cross the schedule from NXT UK and I had to make a decision, because working all of these projects at once wouldn’t work. As I couldn’t see myself moving on or up in terms of storylines, I had to ask for my release. So it was completely my decision and I’m happy about it. I always wanted to work for WWE and I’m happy that I can tick that box. Of course, would I have loved to be a champion, for sure, but my heart tells me it’s time to move on.”

Jazzy revealed during the interview that she’ll be promoting her own wrestling show entitled, “SIRUS Sports Entertainment”. She shared that on April 19th, there will be a press conference via Facebook and Instagram where she will reveal the heavyweight title.

“2020 will be interesting. I can announce that I will promote my very own show on April 19 in Germany. It’s not a typical wrestling show, it’s sports entertainment and inspired by the musical, Rocky. It’s called SIRIUS Sports Entertainment. On April 19 there will be a press conference on Facebook and Instagram where I present to you the heavyweight championship made by Top Rope Belts. In May, June and July I will go on [a] Europe tour with Udo Lindenberg, representing our beloved wrestling world. I’m still getting a few independent bookings, but they will be limited as I simply want a change. I want colorful hair, lose some of my body weight and just be me, Jazzy, not Alpha Female. But that again can change anytime if the offer is just right.”

Jazzy Gabert has two independent bookings scheduled for this coming March with oveRTime Wrestling and COW Wrestling in Germany.

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