Jeff Jarrett Discusses His Role In AEW
Jeff Jarrett still has plenty to give the wrestling business and AEW in particular.
The past five years of Jarrett’s wrestling career have been very interesting. He has bounced around different places, from WWE to the indies and back, to AEW. And even though he’s 55 years old and has been an active wrestler since 1986, Jarrett has no plans of slowing down his involvement in the wrestling business.
On an episode of the AEW Unrestricted podcast, Jeff Jarrett went over some of the craziness he went through in recent years and highlighted what he’s bringing to the table in AEW these days.
“So I’ll go back into the fall of 2021, when I kind of made up my mind that ‘You know what, I’ve always been in decent shape. I’m gonna go get in the best shape that I can.’ A little thing happened called GCW Wrestling at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
Then, special referee in NWA and then I got that summer internship at the competition and went to working on live events in WWE.
I almost committed a murder and killed Ric Flair, I almost murdered him. Look, charges weren’t pressed but anyway.
SummerSlam happened and then all of the sudden you kind of wake up and I’m on the free agent market. Literally, 2022 was one of the craziest years I’ve ever had… I started in 1986. It was just kind of a bizarre year all the way around.
I love it [wrestling] more today than I ever have, but as things rolled along in 2022, I’m watching the AEW program and [seeing] the guy I was just in a tag match with at Ric Flair’s Last Match, Jay Lethal. Sonjay Dutt, we go back twenty something years. I just kind of saw those individuals and I kid you not, when I just kind of looked and went ‘In a lot of ways, this is a natural fit.’”
Additionally, Jeff Jarrett proposed that, while he’s unsure of the spiritual component of it, he thinks that his involvement with AEW was such a perfect match that it might have been inspired by “diving intervention”.
“When I tell you that the pieces of the puzzle, I don’t wanna get into divine intervention or anything like that, but you just can’t write it. You cannot write the opportunity that was right in front of everyone. Hats off to the powers that be so to speak, they kind of saw that opportunity.
When I showed up on Dynamite and gave Darby [Allin] a little attitude adjustment, things were off to the races. Literally from the first week of November, I feel like I’ve just got here in some ways and in other ways, I feel like I’ve been in the AEW machine for a lot more than five months.”
h/t Fightful for the transcription