Former WWE superstar Jazz recently spoke about the treatment of black female wrestlers in WWE. She recently appeared on Ring The Belle to speak about various wrestling related topics including her career. She questioned whether or not Naomi and Bianca Belair will ever get a fair chance in WWE.
Jazz on Female Wrestlers in WWE
"I just don't think they're given a fair chance," Jazz said. "Naomi - I believe she deserves to be treated better. Sasha, right now, she's kind of being taken care of in a sense.
But there's a few more- you know, Bianca, I think she can kick everybody's ass on the main roster. Will she ever have the opportunity? Will they ever give her that opportunity? I don't know." Jazz was present before the WWE Women’s Revolution.
She was in the transitional period actually. During that time, superstars such as Lita and Trish Stratus were taken as serious performers. Before that time, female superstars were just show pieces more than anything. Jazz stated women are doing better in ratings than some men these days.
"We were killing some of the men's ratings and they tried to set us up for failure," Jazz said. "We were. I guess no matter how you look at it, just still considered a gimmick match. At that time, you really couldn't voice your opinion too much.
We actually spoke up a few times, but we just try to go out there and show each Monday night, or each house show, that we deserve the respect. We deserve to be here. We just had to prove ourselves, and now, look what they're doing with the women."
She then shared a story. Booker T got angry at her during the 2001 Survivor Series PPV. She unintentionally did something similar to Booker T during her entrance "I didn't get a chance to practice an entrance or anything," Jazz recalled.
"I came out and I did something similar to Booker T's deal when he comes out. Booker T called me out, 'What the f***, you stealing my sh** or what?' I was like, 'Bro, I don't know. I don't know what happened.
Something came over me and I just did like a little skip and a hop.' He called me out on this, like, 'Yo, get your own sh**!'"