Jerry Jarrett Passes Away Aged 80

Jerry Jarrett

Long-time wrestling promoter and NWA Hall of Famer Jerry Jarrett has passed away at the age of 80.

Jerry Jarrett was the head of the hallowed Memphis Wrestling territory for decades, overseeing the success that made the territory one of the most popular and fondly remembered decades after it closed its doors.

In the nineties Jerry Jarrett was brought in as a consultant to WWE with many believing that he’d be the man to run the company’s creative side should Vince McMahon be convicted as a result of the infamous steroid trial.

In 2002, Jarrett teamed up with his son Jeff Jarrett to form NWA:TNA, staying with the fledgling promotion until 2005.

PWInsider reported that the news of Jarrett’s passing was broken by Memphis Wrestling historian Mark James on the afternoon of the 14th of February.

Taking to social media, wrestling veteran Dutch Mantell commented on the news of Jarrett’s death, writing:

“SAD NEWS: I’m hearing reports of my friend and long time booker/promoter Jerry Jarrett died this morning in TN. I last saw him last year when we did the VICE show THE TERRITORIES in Atlanta. Very creative booker. Condolences to Jeff/Deborah and the Jarrett family.”

Everyone at TJRWrestling sends their condolences to the family and friends of Jerry Jarrett at this difficult time.