The former WWE star Jazz recently spoke about WWE Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis. She claimed that the company had assured her that she could work for WWE for the rest of her life if she wanted to. However, she was eventually let go by the company.
Jazz opens up on the matter
The two-time Women’s Champion initially performed for WWE between 2001 and 2004 before returning for a brief run in ECW in 2006. It was back in 2002 when she defeated Lita and Trish Stratus at WrestleMania 18 and that turned out to be one of the memorable chapters of her career. Although Laurinaitis is not responsible for WWE releases, it is his job to inform superstars that they are no longer needed by the company and the star revealed how she was informed about the release despite the prior assurance.
Speaking on Rene Dupree’s Cafe de Rene podcast, Jazz recalled how her release in November 2004 conflicted past comments from WWE’s Head of Talent Relations. Here is what she revealed:
“It [WWE release] came out of the blue, like had no idea. First of all, Johnny Ace [Laurinaitis] always told me, ‘Jazz, you have a job for life, you’re unbelievably talented, we’ve never had anyone like you. You have a job for life.’ So I kind of believed that, but yet still I wasn’t content and comfortable. I always kept working hard.”
The 49-year-old had no idea why she was among the list of superstars who John Laurinaitis was told to release:
“He called me, he was like, ‘Hate to do it, yeah, creative just don’t have anything for you.’ You’re like, ‘Huh… what? What do you mean? I was just your champion. What do you mean?’” Jazz continued, “Trish and I carried that f***ing company for about two years because Lita was out with a broken neck.”