While appearing on the Edge & Christian podcast this week, Mae Young Classic participant Jazzy Gabert detailed how neck issues led to the contract offer she received from WWE falling through.
Gabert said the contract was sent to her in the mail after being asked by someone in WWE to be patient following the tournament. She traveled to Orlando for an NXT dark match and to have medicals done, then eventually visited Dr. Joseph Maroon in Pittsburgh to be examined.
Maroon found that she had something wrong with her neck and scheduled an MRI, which revealed that she had three herniated discs in her neck. Gabert also said that the bones were "all over the place."
"Of course they sent the results to the WWE doctor," Gabert said. "And then the WWE doctor contacted me and they said to me, 'We're really sorry Jazz, but we cannot give you our clearance and you are disqualified and you cannot work for WWE.'"
Gabert said the next step looks to be undergoing surgery to get the problem fixed. She talked about being sad about the situation, though she also mentioned being appreciative of her fans, all of the opportunities she's gotten, and all of the places she's been able to go because of pro wrestling.
Gabert, who was eliminated by Abbey Laith in the first round of the Mae Young Classic, got one of the biggest reactions of the tournament and received "Please sign Jazzy" chants when wrestling in a six-woman tag match on the second day of tapings.
Click play below to listen to the full podcast. Gabert's interview begins shortly after the 25-minute mark.