What's the story?
Earlier on Tuesday, it was reported by Ringside News that Mike Johnson of PWInsider confirmed sources within the WWE have heard that Jeff Jarrett will be inducted into this year's Hall Of Fame Class. We confirmed this with third-party sources internally and found out that his quotes were tweaked.
In case you didn't know...
Jeff Jarrett wrestled for the WWE from 1992 to 1996 and then again from 1997 to 1999. During that time, Jeff would hold the WWE Intercontinental Championship six times. In June of 2002, Jeff with his father Jerry would create Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).
The heart of the matter...
Below is the quote that RSN had published:
"There are guys inside of WWE that have come to me and said that they have heard Jeff Jarrett is being inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame. While I have no idea that this is the case or not but there certainly seems to be some smoke floating around. Whether there is fire to that smoke, I don't know."
We can confirm that the quote which they attributed to him is not what he said. Basically what he said was misconstrued and he cannot confirm nor deny that he is being considered. He basically said in the audio that it would be a "nice happy ending" for Jarrett's career if he was inducted.
There are currently four WWE Superstars confirmed for the 2018 class of the WWE Hall Of Fame. Goldberg will headline the class alongside Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley and Ivory with more to be announced.
Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for the latest on the 2018 WWE Hall Of Fame class.
Next up for the WWE is SmackDown Live tonight from the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, California. Dolph Ziggler will take on Baron Corbin with the winner being added to the WWE Championship match next month at WWE Fastlane.
When I saw the headline pop up this afternoon, I couldn't believe it and immediately had to double check on the validity of this. It's been somewhat of a tumultuous year for Jarrett where he's appeared at wrestling shows drunk after leaving Impact Wrestling. For that fact alone, I figured it didn't seem right that he would be in this year's Hall Of Fame class.
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