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GFW News: Jeff Jarrett makes first wrestling appearance since rehab

Alex Ferns
5.39K   //    28 Dec 2017, 21:21 IST

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The man has been through some tough times recently.

What's the story?

Wrestling Legend Jeff Jarrett made a wrestling comeback last night at a private Global Force Wrestling event, in Nashville, Tennessee.

As we here at Sportskeeda reported a few days ago, Jarrett was advertised to be at the show, in his first appearance since finishing his recovery from an alcohol addiction at a rehab, which was paid for by the WWE.

In case you didn't know..

Jeff Jarrett relapsed with his past drinking problems again in October, passing out in a wrestling locker room in Calgary, Canada.

This resulted in Impact cutting ties with Jarrett and his GFW again in September and seemingly a difficult time in his relationship with his wife Karen Jarrett.

Jarrett, the founder of TNA/Impact, as well as the current owner of Global Force Wrestling, was given an opportunity to get rid of his issues with substance abuse by WWE, despite having a strained relationship with the company in which he made his name with back in the 1990's.

Apparently, WWE paid for Double-J to spend some time in a rehab they are linked with in order to recover from and overcome the addiction.

And thankfully, on the 22nd of December, Jarrett was released from the rehab center and was able to return home.

The heart of the matter

Jeff Jarrett returned to the ring on Wednesday night at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN by ‘Tried and True Wrestling (it was promoted as a GFW show).


He had a little segment and confrontation with wrestler Jeremiah Plunkett, before leaving and returning to the back.

This was a private event put on for The Kentucky Wildcats and Northwestern Wildcats (American Football College teams), as well as Gold Star Families and Wounded Warriors.

WWE legends Jerry 'The King' Lawler and Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat, as well as former TNA World Champion James Storm, were also present at it.

Lawler, Steamboat, Jeff and Karen Jarrett did meet and greets with players and coaches from the teams.

Here is a GFW press release on the whole show from Scott Fishman's Twitter Page, in which Jarrett thanks WWE for their help.

What's next?

Jeff Jarrett is obviously in a good place again, and yesterday hints that the former WWE, WCW and TNA wrestler is not done in the ring or reviving Global Force Wrestling.

GFW is here to stay with Double J. But unfortunately, its partnership with Impact being over means it is not going to be in the news as much.

Author's take

I am hopeful that Jeff Jarrett is doing much better now and has conquered his drinking problems for good.

At the age of 50, it is hard to know if Jarrett can keep competing in the squared circle, but I assume that as a man who has much family history in the wrestling business, he will stick with his GFW promotion.

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Alex Ferns
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