From the WWE Rumor Mill: Jeff Jarrett was reportedly considered for the Hall of Fame
What’s the story?
In a very surprising piece of news, PWInsider reported this past Tuesday that TNA Impact Wrestling and Global Force Wrestling founder Jeff Jarrett was being considered to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year. Dave Meltzer has now added to the speculation with a big update.
In case you didn’t know…
Jeff Jarrett left WWE for WCW back in 1999 on extremely bad terms. Jeff allegedly extorted between $150,000 - $300,000 from Vince McMahon in order to drop the WWE Intercontinental Championship to Chyna in his final WWE match at No Mercy 1999.
McMahon, who had never been fond of Jeff at any point, got some revenge of Jeff when he fired him from WCW on live TV during the simulcast.
WWE recently paid for a stint in rehab for Jeff, which he was said to be very grateful for.
The heart of the matter
During the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer claimed that Jeff Jarrett was in fact on the original shortlist for this year's WWE Hall of Fame.
He said:“ There have been reports going around about Jeff Jarrett being offered a spot in this year’s WWE Hall of Fame. While not confirmed, there was a list of names a few weeks ago under consideration and he was on the list. ”
The WWE Hall of Fame takes place in the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, on April 6, 2018.
As of this writing, Goldberg will be the headliner and the Dudley Boyz and Ivory have also been announced. The late Bam Bam Bigelow is heavily rumoured to be entering this year, as is Kid Rock as a celebrity inductee.
WWE traditionally inducts at least 6 inductees, sometimes 8, into the WWE Hall of Fame every year, as well as a Warrior Award recipient. So there is still some room left for a possible Jeff Jarrett announcement.
I have always been a big fan of Jeff Jarrett and would love to see him get inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Personally, I don't believe it will happen due to his mostly hate/hate relationship with Vince McMahon over the years, as well as WWE Superstar Kurt Angle is in no way fond of Jeff Jarrett.
The 50-year-old is still trying to secure a TV deal and contracts for performers to join his Global Force Wrestling, which he has confirmed is still going to be running many events in the future.
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