Former WWE Superstar, Jazz, recently spoke with the Noonan Speaks podcast where she revealed some stories from her career in wrestling. Below are some highlights with a H/T to Rajah.com for the transcription.
On Chyna refusing to shake her hand:
“I saw Chyna there one Monday and I never saw her there again. It was really weird because she was in a corner by herself. I had heard stories. Yeah, yeah, yeah… I didn’t really know, but out of respect to Chyna, I went and introduced myself and she didn’t even reach her hand out, extend her hand out whatsoever to try to shake my hand to say ‘hello’ or anything. And I was like, ‘whoa, okay… that was something new because in ECW, we were a family. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, we get to the building, we shake hands, we hug, we go, ‘hey, hey, hey’ every weekend. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, the first thing we do is shake hands and hug. That’s how we greet each other in ECW. And then, you get to WWE, you don’t know if you should speak. It’s a whole different world over there.”
Her relationship with Stephanie McMahon:
“Stephanie was someone I looked to as… she was a woman. I looked to her as someone I could go to, to talk to, where maybe she could understand me as far as being a woman in a male dominant business. So I don’t know. I’m the type of person, I just feel like I can talk to anybody. Like, everybody puts their pants on the same way I put mine on, one leg at a time. So I never looked at them like God, Jesus, or that, but I respected them because they were the bosses. But I would go up to Stephanie and say, ‘hey, what’s up, Steph? Yada, yada, yada. Whatever.’
Why Trish Stratus enjoyed working with her:
“I mean, Trish loved for me to take her finisher. She was like, ‘oh my God, I love the way you take my finisher!’ Like, I might have took Trish Stratusphere, Trish this and whatever. She had the Stratus-every-damn-thing and I took them! The Stratusfaction, The Stratusphere, The Stratus-this, The Stratus-that!
“My job was to freaking go out there and make them look good. I’ve heard stories that Trish put me over about who actually gave her the credibility of being a legit f–king wrestler. Before I got there, she had some matches, but when I came, it totally went into a whole different gear. Like we turned it up like five notches.”