Jeff Jarrett has had some unkind words for celebrities stepping in to the wrestling world, and singled out one as being a “leech”.
On the 13th January 2023 edition of AEW Rampage, Golden Globe winner Paul Walter Hauser made an appearance in the ring and was quickly wiped out with a guitar shot from Jeff Jarrett.
Now, in a discussion with Conrad Thompson, Jeff Jarrett has stated his dislike for how people like Hauser step in to the wrestling world and try to get involved, calling him a doughboy and C-list celebrity.
The little doughboy, Paul Walter Hausen. (Jeff deliberately mispronounced his name). I mean, a glorified, glory hound, LA Scrum. You caught me out of left field. I had no idea you’re gonna go down this rabbit hole this early. Another guy who’s in a long, long line of morons and imbeciles that want to step into our industry, and I’m going with Beetlejuice, Gary Coleman, the list goes on and on, C-lists actors who like to get up and say,’ I’m fanboy this and I’m fanboy that, and I got a lot of respect for this.
He’s like, you know, journeyman wrestlers. He’s a journeyman actor. He’s gonna have a nice little run and then he’ll be forgotten about, but he’s trying to step into our world and comes up with his silly one liners and says I look like an owner of a Crunch Fitness or taking potshots and all that. Well, again, he ended up in the same place that Beetlejuice ,and Gary Coleman, and Moolah, and Mae, and Ben Stiller, and all the other C-lists folks that kind of stepped their toe in our business.
Jeff Jarrett went on to discuss how he didn’t even know who Paul Walter Hauser was before the event, and called him a leech for how he got involved.
I had no idea that you knew of this guy. When I heard backstage that he was coming on Wednesday, true story here Conrad, I kept saying, ‘Who are you guys talking about?’ ‘Oh, no, no, no, no. He’s a fan of the show. Actually, he’s been in Jacksonville and he’s a huge AEW fan.’ I said, ‘I get all that. There’s a lot of delusional fans out there like that, and I understand that, but can you give me a heads up? What actually has he done that, I don’t even want to say relevant. What has he done that I would be aware of?’
He’s a leech. He’s gonna stand in the ring, I mean, the phoniness of his delivery last week was so transparent, ‘Oh, I’m a wrestling fan first and foremost, and I bypass Connecticut and go straight to Jacksonville.’ Hey you moron, who cares? He is a Jonah Hill wanna be.
Jeff Jarrett moved to AEW after he was let go by WWE. However, his initial return to the company was in 2018, and he recently discussed how that came about.
With thanks to WrestlingNews.Co for the transcription.