Full Name Jeffrey Leonard Jarrett
Born June 14, 1967
Family and Origin:
WWE Hall of Famer, Jeff Jarrett comes from a long line of wrestling promoters and wrestlers. His
maternal grandfather, Edward Marlin was a wrestler and a wrestling promoter. His own father, Jerry
Jarrett is the founder of the Continental Wrestling Association, which later became the United States
Jeff Jarrett himself wrestled in a myriad of wrestling companies, including WWE. He also has made
several ventures into wrestling promotion as well.
Jeff Jarrett made his wrestling debut in the Continental Wrestling Association.
WWE and WCW:
Jeff Jarrett switched between the then WWF, and WCW multiple times in his career, and held the
Intercontinental Championship in WWE 6 separate times. While he never settled in either brand, he
was quite famous for the gimmick he portrayed in WWE of a Country Music Singer. Jarrett often
used his guitar as a weapon while portraying this gimmick.
His time with WWE ended on a sour note, as there were allegations made that Jarrett had conspired
to delay his title defence in WWE, ultimately forcing Vince McMahon to pay him $300,000 to wrestle
and drop the Intercontinental Title without a contract at No Mercy.
Jeff Jarrett proved to be every bit of a wrestling promoter as his father and grandfather. He first
founded J Sports and Entertainment and opened a wrestling promotion, Total Nonstop Action
Wrestling or TNA in 2002. He wrestled on the roster of TNA himself, and managed to get the
promotion television contracts as well. In 2014, due to internal disputes within the company, he left
and founded Global Force Wrestling in 2014.
Global Force Wrestling would later be bought out by Impact Wrestling (the rebranded TNA under
Anthem Sports and Wrestling). However, the relationship did not last, and Jeff Jarrett parted way
with the company.
Return to WWE:
WWE surprised the world by announcing that they were adding Jeff Jarrett to their Hall of Fame in
Since then, Jarrett has returned to wrestling in the AAA Mexican promotion.