Teacher vs. Student is a classic wrestling matchup, and Madi Wrenkowski has fond memories of facing off with Jazz in the same way.
Madi Wrenkowski recently appeared on the It’s My Wrestling podcast and would describe what it was like to face her trainer, the legendary Jazz. The two squared off at Mission Pro Wrestling’s Genesis event, and Madi explains how she was nervous going into the match against a legend like Jazz.
“So the school that I chose to start my training off was Hybrid School of Wrestling here in San Antonio, Texas. Chris Marvel is the head coach and he actually cares about his students. So he brought in Jazz, Rodney Mack and Funaki to the school to do a seminar. From that seminar, they actually stayed. So we were able to like get a larger facility, there’s four rings, and each coach had their own ring to run. So at that moment when I first started training and about to start performing, Jazz was actually my trainer. It was actually a student versus trainer match for my first match ever and it was terrifying. But I’m like, not many people can say that got to wrestle a legend in their first match.
“I was terrified! Having the first match ever is terrifying but then to go against Jazz, like I feared this woman growing up and now I’m going to be standing literally across the ring from her. That’s insane. But as one does, I watched a lot of film study to prepare. Then literally before every single match everyone’s chanting “Jazz is gonna kill you” and I was like yeah, she’s gonna do that. I don’t know how to respond because she probably is – and she did. Then as a true veteran, she knows that the fight isn’t just in the ring, it’s also mental. So like she made sure to tell me every single day leading up that I taught you some of what I know, not all of what I know. Just remember that. I’m like Jazz, I get it, okay – you’re gonna kick my butt!”
Madi Wrenkowski continues to work for Mission Pro, and has also made regular appearances on AEW programming. Her last match was against Jamie Hayter on the December 28, 2021 episode of AEW Dark.