Jeff Jarrett made a big splash when he announced himself as part of AEW and now the WWE Hall of Famer has discussed his role in the company.
Amid rumours that something big was set for AEW Dynamite in Baltimore, little did anyone know that The Last Outlaw was about to announce himself as All Elite.
Following Jay Lethal’s win over Darby Allin, the former ROH Champion along with Satnam Singh, Sonjay Dutt, and Cole Karter attacked Allin. Sting’s music hit and while the world waited for The Icon to help his protege it was instead another WCW legend who appeared as Jeff Jarrett cracked a guitar over the head of Allin.
It was then revealed that as well as his apparent on-screen role in AEW, Jeff Jarrett also has a place behind the scenes as the company’s new Director of Business Development.
Speaking on his My World podcast – courtesy of AdFreeShows.com – Jarrett says his new position didn’t just come into fruition overnight:
“The pieces of the puzzle started to fall together and the behind the scenes role, as well as in front of the camera, all those pieces started to kind of fall in and it didn’t happen overnight. This has kind of been a work in progress for quite some time. It wasn’t something that just kind of happened overnight.”
Jarrett then spoke of his excitement at debuting and explaining to his wife Karen that he felt like a rookie all over again before making his AEW debut:
“I don’t know if I’m more excited about the behind-the-scenes work or the executive work or all that, or the in-ring stuff because Karen texted me Wednesday, about one o’clock or 1:30, and said, ‘What are you doing?’ I said, ‘I feel like I’m a 19-year-old rookie pacing around WMC TV studios.’ I said, ‘I’m nervous about tonight.’ I’m thinking things through.”
“I wanted it to go right. I wasn’t all sure of that. So that’s kind of one of the messages I want to throw out there. Folks, I’ve been doing it a long time, but I was as nervous as could be, and when the lights were restored in the ring, it was a surreal moment.”
“The reaction had a little fresh coat of paint, little red guitar, little red and black guitar. It was really cool. I got a good crack on old Darby. I am super grateful. I’m excited. I’m ready to dig in, in all kinds of ways.”