Kris Statlander is the current AEW TBS Champion. She won the title by defeating Jade Cargill at AEW Double or Nothing. Statlander also ended Jade Cargill’s (60-0) undefeated streak.
Kris Statlander wrestled Jade Cargill again on 9/13 episode of AEW Rampage. Statlander eventually won the match, but it was also Jade Cargill’ last match in AEW.
Kris Statlander recently was interviewed by Denise Salcedo of Instinct Culture, where she talked about Jade Cargill. Statlander feels it was bittersweet being Jade Cargill’s last match in AEW.
“It was terrifying to try and fill the shoes of such a star, that first night that it happened when I first became the champion. It was so exciting to be back and be part of the roster and an active wrestler again, of course, but there is so much pressure that comes with being a champion, being a worthy champion, and you don’t realize it until you have the belt in your hands.
“Once the belt is in your hands, the target is on your back and everyone has a much closer eye on you. Being her last match, it felt bittersweet because I felt there was so much more I could have done with her. I feel like we really helped each other a lot and I’m just really proud I got to be the last match. I think it was a very fitting sendoff.” (H/T: Fightful)