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5 things you didn't know about Jeff Jarrett

Riju Dasgupta
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6.16K   //    23 Feb 2018, 22:29 IST

Do you know these super cool facts about Double J?
Do you know these super cool facts about Double J?

When the announcement was made, the world reacted with shock. Jeff Jarrett is the latest inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame. The man who has become synonymous with TNA, Impact Wrestling and GFW in the second half of his career is being felicitated by none other than Vince McMahon himself. It is quite astonishing!

Whatever your thoughts about Jeff Jarrett may be, it is impossible to deny that he had quite the prolific career in professional wrestling. Several top WWE superstars today also owe their careers to him. His booking career was just as memorable as his wrestling one.

Let's take a trip down memory lane and revisit the career of Double J again. Here are 5 things about him that you may not have known.

Leave a comment below and let us know your favourite Jeff Jarrett memory, from any of his promotions, feuds or programs.


#5 He was fired on live TV


In 1999, Jeff Jarrett's contract expired a day before he was set to compete against Chyna. He was the Intercontinental Champion at this time, and Vince McMahon had no other choice than to pay $300,000 to Jarrett to get him to do one match. It's no surprise that McMahon wasn't too fond of Jarrett ever since. He decided to punish Jarrett after he purchased WCW.

On the final episode of Nitro, WCW's flagship show, Vince McMahon decided to fire Jeff Jarrett. He mocked Jarrett's typical manner of speaking, by saying Jarrett was Capital G, Double O, Double N, Double E. Gone! Yes, McMahon fired Jarrett on live TV.

Jarrett went on to create TNA and have a great career of his own. However, this remains one of the most savage moments in the history of professional wrestling.

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Riju Dasgupta
FEATURED COLUMNIST
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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