With appearances for the WWE, All Elite Wrestling, and the NWA under her belt, Jazmin Allure has quickly become one of the hottest prospects in all of professional wrestling. Last year, the now-23-year-old independent star signed her first contract in pro wrestling, choosing to commit to Women of Wrestling for the foreseeable future. Since signing with the promotion, Allure, known in W.O.W as Jennifer “Jen-Z” Florez, has had the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in professional wrestling, including WWE legend AJ Mendez, formerly known as AJ Lee. In a recent interview with Love Wrestling, Allure gave some insight into her relationship with the wrestling legend, and her decision to sign with W.O.W as a whole.
“When I heard they were coming back, and I heard AJ was a part of it, I was like, ‘wow, this is gonna be really good,'” Allure stated when asked about her mentor. “I, at first, was kind of like, oh my god, they’re very character [based] and like, gimmicky and all that stuff, and I’m kind of not. I’, more of a wrestler-wrestler. But, when AJ contacted me, she was like, ‘I think you’d be great for this.’ I was like, ‘I can’t say no to her!’ “
Not only was Mendez a deciding factor in Allure’s decision to sign with Women of Wrestling, but has become a mentor of sorts for the 23-year-old star.
“My godmother, I call her,” laughed Allure. “She’s my godmother because she made my dream come true! She gave me the first contract. She brought me to W.O.W. But she’s like a mother to me. She tells me when she sees me training, she’s like, where are your elbow pads? Wear your elbow pads, you don’t want to have that elbows like me! The first training she saw me, my elbow started bleeding from the mat burn. She’s like, ‘What did I tell you? Wear your elbow [pads]! She’s just like a mother, and she gives great advice. When we’re at W.O.W., she watches my matches and afterward, she’ll give me critiques and stuff like that.”
Tune in to the full interview below for more from Allure on her training with Thunder Rosa, appearances for AEW, WWE, the NWA, and more!