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Jeff Jarrett Discusses AEW And TNA Filling Void For Wrestling Fans

On the latest episode of the My World Podcast, Jeff Jarrett spoke about the creation of TNA wrestling in the early 2000s. Jarrett said the reason he and his father, Jerry Jarrett, decided to start a wrestling company is because they noticed a void in the marketplace left by WCW. Speaking about AEW and their current success, Jarrett compared AEW and TNA, saying they both capitalized on a void left in the market.
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Jeff Jarrett Reveals The Original Idea Behind The X-Division In TNA, More

During the latest edition of his “My World with Jeff Jarrett” podcast, Jeff Jarrett commented on the original idea behind the X-Division in TNA, and more. You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:. On the original idea behind the X Division in TNA: “When you promote lesser...
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Jeff Jarrett Recalls Pitching The Ultimate Warrior To Join TNA In 2002

Jeff Jarrett discussed pitching The Ultimate Warrior to join TNA in 2002 during a recent edition of My World with Jeff Jarrett. “I had a couple of conversations with Jim [Hellwig], but very top-level. And to put it in context, I had never done business with him. Our paths really never crossed in WWE. I was not at the WWE at that time. So, me and Jim’s paths never really crossed other than I met him on Thanksgiving Day in 1985. He was in there with Sting in the territory at that time. So, he was more of a business colleague and a friend of my dad’s in this relationship. I reached out and had some conversations, but my dad was doing all the true business negotiations and he was asking me different questions. [Warrior] was a tremendous name value and going into June of 2002, we were only looking at 26 shows, even if you made every show. So, Jim was only a four, five, six, or whatever, ‘Hey man, come give us a try.’ That was one of the first pitches, but I gave that pitch to a lot of folks over the first year, whether it was Curt Hennig, Rick Steiner, Hacksaw, or The Road Warriors. We’re not asking you to sign an exclusive deal. We’re not asking you anything other than we’re starting a company, do you want to come work a few shows? He obviously had the name value, so that was about the extent of my conversation with Jim.”

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Jeff Jarrett Reveals Which Top WWE Stars He Initially Wanted For TNA

On the latest episode of the My World Podcast, Jeff Jarrett spoke about creating TNA with his father and who they wanted to start the company with. Jarrett said he and his father, Jerry Jarrett, who was an American professional wrestling promoter in the late 70s through the 90s, were recruiting former big name wrestlers who worked for WWE.
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Jeff Jarrett Comments On A Possible In-Ring Return, R-Truth’s WWE Role, More

During a recent interview with Andrew Thompson of POST Wrestling, Jeff Jarrett commented on a possible in-ring return, working with Santos Escobar in AAA, and more. You can check out some highlights from the interview below:. On a possible in-ring return: “I’ve always got a guitar ready, always. So yeah,...
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Jeff Jarrett And Sean Waltman Discuss Their Payout For WWE SummerSlam 1998

On the latest episode of Pro Wrestling 4 Life, two-time WWE Hall of Famer Sean “X-Pac” Waltman sat down with fellow WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett. As they were reflecting on their 1998 SummerSlam “Hair vs. Hair” match, Waltman asked Jarrett if he remembered their payout for the match. Jarrett admitted he didn’t, but Waltman recalled his conversation with Vince McMahon about his.
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Jeff Jarrett On If David Arquette Has Redeemed Himself As A WCW Champion

On a recent episode of The Wrestling Inc. Daily, Wrestling Inc. Managing Editor Nick Hausman sat down with WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett. Jarrett was infamously part of the WCW Thunder tag team match where David Arquette won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. Arquette was recently featured in the You Cannot Kill David Arquette documentary as well where he reflected on the backlash to Arquette’s world title win, and Hausman asked Jarrett if Arquette has redeemed himself.
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Jeff Jarrett Says He Has A Lot Of Respect For David Arquette, Defends His WCW Run

In an interview with Wrestling Inc, Jeff Jarrett praised David Arquette for his time in the wrestling business and defended his run in WCW from 2000. Here are highlights:. On David Arquette’s time in the wrestling business: “In my office, up here in my man cave so to speak, I got a picture of the triple cage, an action shot of David. I’m blessed I always got to look at the business through the promoter’s eyes. You don’t have to. You can choose to do this. I’ll say this, David, nobody held a gun to his head and said, ‘You got to do this.’ He wanted to do this. So he came into this business. He didn’t have creative control. He didn’t call the shots, so I’ve never thrown shade on him. I’ve never looked down on him. Look, he did what he was asked to do and did it pretty damn good. Now fast forward 20 years and he has this affection for it, and we text back and forth and stay connected. I mean, for what he did and the incident that I’m still not completely clear but I saw him at All In and we hugged. ‘Dude, great to see you!’ I joked with him through the years, the only reason Jeff Jarrett’s name got mentioned on David Letterman was because David Arquette said it. I got a lot of respect for Dave personally that he took a scenario 20 years ago, and now fast forward, he doesn’t have to be doing this, but it’s pretty cool. The documentary and then RJ [City]. He dug into it. He dug into this industry, and I’m happy for him.”
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Jeff Jarrett On What Initially Blew Him Away About Vince McMahon

WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett was on today’s episode of The Wrestling Inc. Daily. Wrestling Inc. Managing Editor Nick Hausman and Jarrett discussed Jarrett’s new podcast, My World with Jeff Jarrett, and Hausman asked Jarrett what it was like to meet Vince McMahon for the first time. “When he...
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Jeff Jarrett On Reports That He Held Up Vince McMahon Before Final WWE Match

During the first episode of My World with Jeff Jarrett, the founder of TNA Wrestling spoke about his departure from WWE and last match at No Mercy 1999 against Chyna for the Intercontinental Title. Jarrett appeared on that show without a contract and was set to appear on WCW’s Monday Nitro the following day. Going into the show, Jarrett detailed how there had been some issues over pay between him and Jim Ross, who was the Head of Talent Relations at the time, which was the main reason he left the company.