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WWE News: Triple H pushed for Jeff Jarrett Hall of Fame induction

Gary Cassidy
6.04K   //    22 Feb 2018, 12:33 IST

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WWE shocked the world by announcing Jeff Jarrett would be inducted into the Hall of Fame

What’s the story?

As reported earlier this week, six-time WWE Intercontinental Champion Jeff Jarrett will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2018.

Well, it has now been reported that the person who pushed for Double J's induction was actually Triple H.

In case you didn’t know…

Jeff Jarrett joins Goldberg, The Dudley Boyz and Ivory as WWE's Class of 2018 to be inducted into the Hall of Fame during WrestleMania weekend.

Despite an impressive in-ring career, Double J is a controversial choice. The founder of TNA would be a controversial choice in its own right when you think of WWE's hesitance to acknowledge the promotion, but even more so when you consider that the former Intercontinental Champion has struggled with alcohol addiction recently.

It was later reported that his rehabilitation was actually paid for by WWE.

The heart of the matter

Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated reports that Triple H was actually the person who pushed to have Jeff Jarrett inducted this year, with the thought that it may lead to WWE re-hiring Double-J.

“The decision to induct Jarrett was pushed for by Triple H. Following the hire of former longtime TNA employee Jeremy Borash, the question now exists whether Jarrett would fit into Triple H’s team for NXT and developmental.”

Triple H had taken to Twitter to say the following after Double J's induction announcement.


What's next?

I guess we'll have to wait and see how this one plays out, but Jarrett could be a great signing for WWE backstage.

Author’s take

I hadn't even thought of the possibility of Triple H pushing for Double J to sign as I was so caught up in how bizarre the actual story seemed to be but, if his demons are all behind him,

I would love to see Jarrett working backstage in WWE. I think there's something to be said for the amount of former Impact Wrestling talent in WWE now, and Jarrett definitely offers a lot!

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Gary Cassidy
Gary Cassidy is a freelance journalist from Glasgow, Scotland, specialising in professional wrestling with Sportskeeda. Gary has ten years' writing experience and a 2:1 Honours degree, and is also a subtitler working on both live and prerecorded broadcast for television channels across the UK, USA and Australia.
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