Jeff Jarrett Opens Up About His Issues With Randy Savage In TNA

Jeff Jarrett Opens Up About His Issues With Randy Savage In TNA

In a recent installment of his “My World with Jeff Jarrett” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett provided insights into the challenges he and his father, Jerry Jarrett, faced while attempting to bring Randy Savage into their up-and-coming promotion TNA during its early years.

Reflecting on the initial discussions, Jarrett revealed,

In these early TNA years, we knew we needed a couple of brand ambassadors. My dad (Jerry Jarrett) asked me ‘Do you want me to reach out to Randy?’ and I said ‘Yeah’, but the first conversations with him were disheartening because Randy just wasn’t the same guy.

Having previously worked for Jerry Jarrett in the early to mid-80s in Memphis before achieving immense stardom in WWE and later WCW, Randy’s hiatus from wrestling to pursue ventures such as a role in the 2002 “Spider-Man” movie and releasing a rap album “Be A Man” made negotiations to bring him back into wrestling a daunting task for the Jarretts.

From the very beginning, conversations were like ‘Hey Randy, we want you a part of the product’. That’s not to say he would wrestle every month… (Randy) has to tell us what he wants to do. And he just wasn’t really sure where we were gonna go, where the brand was gonna go, the ups and downs with Randy, how much money was involved and as we continued those negotiations, they would get hot, get cold, get hot, get cold – just like with Hulk Hogan.

Despite these challenges, Randy briefly appeared in TNA towards the end of 2004, making a few appearances around the same time discussions were ongoing with Hulk Hogan regarding his potential involvement with TNA during one of his hiatuses from WWE.

We never wanted to press Randy and say here’s the deal, here’s what we want you to do, you tell us how we can collaborate. Those were the conversations all the way throughout the whole deal. Randy was not the same Randy that we (me and my father) had dealt with over the last 20 years.

Randy’s last wrestling involvement came at TNA Turning Point in December 2004, teaming with Jeff Hardy and AJ Styles to face Jeff Jarrett, Scott Hall, and Kevin Nash before his untimely passing in May 2011, marking the end of an era for the legendary wrestler in the world of professional wrestling.

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