Jeff Jarrett Explains Why He Deserves AEW TV Time

Jeff Jarrett

At 55 years of age, Jeff Jarrett might be The Last Outlaw but he has shown no signs of slowing down in the ring after joining AEW.

Jeff Jarrett hasn’t taken a backseat in the way that fellow WWE Hall of Famer Sting has in AEW but rather is front and center of his group’s efforts to find success in the company. Jarrett recently defeated current AEW Tag Team Champion Dax Harwood in singles competition and will no doubt have that gold in his sights.

Speaking on the Good Karma Wrestling podcast Jeff Jarrett explained that it’s his emotional connection with fans after decades in the business that makes him a good choice to be featured so heavily on AEW television:

“Emotional connection with the audience (is why I deserve AEW TV time). It’s just that simple and it’s something that, you know, it goes without saying and the naysayers, ‘Oh, he’s done this, he’s done that.’ All you have to do is listen to the people in the arena. They love me. There’s some kind of ‘F you Jarrett’ that they get going on but I think that’s a term of endearment.

“They absolutely love me but it’s the emotional connection. That will never go away. The moves will continue to get more and more aggressive and more and more athletic. That’s just the nature of the beast. You look at things that will happen (at AEW in the ring) and I don’t use this word lightly, revolutionary. But at the end of the day, the emotional connection with the audience existed 70 years ago and it’s gonna exist 70 years from now.

“That’s what entertainment is all about and I don’t care if you’re playing NBA basketball, if you’re playing NFL football or if you’re in a Hollywood blockbuster. It’s all about connecting with your audience.”

As a senior member of the AEW locker room, Jeff Jarrett recently had a message for younger wrestling stars from all companies as he cautioned that complaining on social media won’t get you anywhere in the business.

h/t POST Wrestling