119 Facts About Jeff Jarrett


Jeffrey Leonard Jarrett was born on July 14,1967 and is an American professional wrestler and promoter.


Jeff Jarrett is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling, where he serves as Director of Business Development.


Jeff Jarrett departed WWE once more in August 2022, making his debut with AEW that November.


Jeff Jarrett was inducted into the Impact Hall of Fame in 2015 and the WWE Hall of Fame in 2018.


Jeff Jarrett made his in-ring debut at the age of 18 on April 6,1986, when jobber Tony Falk attempted to end his lengthy losing streak by challenging Jeff Jarrett, then a referee, to a match.


Jeff Jarrett accepted the challenge, wrestling Falk to a 10-minute draw.


Jeff Jarrett is a third-generation wrestler: his father wrestled, as did his maternal grandfather, Eddie Marlin, while his paternal grandmother, Christine, was employed by Nashville-based wrestling promoters Nick Gulas and Roy Welch.


Jeff Jarrett wrestled with the American Wrestling Association and the Continental Wrestling Federation in the late 1980s.


Jeff Jarrett wrestled on the independent circuit for seven years, appearing in Japan and Puerto Rico.


Jeff Jarrett would continue wrestling for USWA full-time until losing the championship to Jerry Lawler on December 20,1993, but return sporadically for future dates.


Jeff Jarrett made his televised return on October 23,1993, on WWF Superstars as a heel under the gimmick of "Double J" Jeff Jarrett, a country music singer who intended to elevate his singing career through his exposure as a wrestler.


Jeff Jarrett ended his interviews by distinctly spelling out his name.


Jeff Jarrett had his first televised match with the WWF on the December 20,1993 episode of Raw, defeating PJ Walker.


Jeff Jarrett made his pay-per-view debut in January 1994 at the Royal Rumble, entering the Royal Rumble match as the 12th participant and was eliminated less than 90 seconds later by Randy Savage.


Also at the Royal Rumble, Jeff Jarrett participated in attacking The Undertaker and forcing him into the casket, an incident that would be a focal point in Undertaker's rematch later that year.


Jeff Jarrett was scheduled to wrestle in a five vs five tag match at WrestleMania X, but the match did not take place due to time constraints.


Jeff Jarrett's team lost when all the members of the team including himself were counted out.


Later during the event, Jeff Jarrett tried to illegally attack The Undertaker, but this time was stopped by Chuck Norris.


At the Royal Rumble in Tampa, Florida, Jeff Jarrett defeated Razor Ramon to win the Intercontinental Championship.


Razor Ramon received a rematch at WrestleMania XI which Jeff Jarrett lost by disqualification, but retained the Intercontinental Championship.


Jeff Jarrett was then joined by The Roadie, with the duo losing to Razor Ramon in a handicap match at In Your House 1.


At In Your House 2: The Lumberjacks on July 23,1995, Jeff Jarrett performed the song "With My Baby Tonight".


Later that evening, Jeff Jarrett lost the Intercontinental Championship to Shawn Michaels.


Jeff Jarrett returned to the WWF at In Your House 5 on December 17,1995, feuding with Ahmed Johnson.


Jeff Jarrett lost to Johnson by disqualification at the 1996 Royal Rumble and left the WWF shortly thereafter due to a contract dispute.


Later that year, The Roadie revealed that he had in fact sung "With My Baby Tonight" and that Jeff Jarrett had been lip synching.


In October 1996, Jeff Jarrett was hired by World Championship Wrestling, signing a one-year contract.


On June 9,1997, Jeff Jarrett defeated Dean Malenko to win the United States Heavyweight Championship.


In mid-1997, Jeff Jarrett was kicked out of the Four Horsemen and began feuding with Horsemen member Steve McMichael.


Jeff Jarrett returned to the WWF on the October 20,1997 episode of Raw is War, delivering a worked shoot speech in which he criticized both WCW President Eric Bischoff and WWF Chairman Vince McMahon.


In early 1998, Jeff Jarrett joined forces with Jim Cornette and his stable of "invading" National Wrestling Alliance wrestlers, and began defending the North American Heavyweight Championship on WWF television.


Jeff Jarrett went on to reprise his country music singer gimmick on the March 2,1998 edition of Monday Night Raw, introducing Tennessee Lee as his new manager.


At Unforgiven: In Your House on April 26,1998, Jeff Jarrett sang alongside Sawyer Brown with their hit single, "Some Girls Do".


Jeff Jarrett briefly feuded with Al Snow before reuniting with Debra, who had left WCW for the WWF, and forming a tag team with Owen Hart.


Hart and Jeff Jarrett were close friends and travel partners for years, so the team jelled almost immediately.


Eight days after Hart died in a stunt that went wrong at Over the Edge, Jeff Jarrett defeated The Godfather, who Owen was scheduled to face at the pay-per-view, for the Intercontinental Championship.


In mid-1999, Jeff Jarrett exchanged the Intercontinental Championship with Edge and D'Lo Brown on two more occasions.


Jeff Jarrett held the record until Chris Jericho's seventh reign in 2004.


At SummerSlam, Jeff Jarrett challenged D'Lo Brown for both the WWF European and Intercontinental Championships, with Debra accompanying Brown to the ring following an argument with Jeff Jarrett.


In late 1999, Jeff Jarrett began feuding with Chyna over the Intercontinental Championship.


Jeff Jarrett eventually abandoned Debra in favor of Miss Kitty after he and Debra were defeated by Stephanie McMahon and Test in a mixed tag team match.


Jeff Jarrett later turned on Miss Kitty after she lost a match that Jarrett had inserted her into in his place.


Jeff Jarrett left the WWF in October 1999, right after WWF head writer Vince Russo resigned from the WWF in order to join WCW.


Jeff Jarrett's contract expired on October 16,1999, one day before his scheduled match with Chyna at No Mercy.


Jeff Jarrett wrestled at No Mercy nonetheless, losing the Intercontinental Championship to Chyna.


In 2006, Jeff Jarrett asserted that he had been paid only what he was owed by the WWF.


Jeff Jarrett returned to WCW on the October 18,1999 episode of Monday Nitro, attacking Buff Bagwell and proclaiming himself the "Chosen One" of WCW.


Jeff Jarrett took part in a tournament for the vacant WCW World Heavyweight Championship, winning his first three matches with the assistance of Creative Control.


At Starrcade, Jeff Jarrett defeated Rhodes in a Bunkhouse Brawl, then unsuccessfully challenged Benoit for the United States Heavyweight Championship in a ladder match.


Jeff Jarrett was stripped of the United States Heavyweight Championship after suffering a concussion during his bout with Snuka, but the title was returned to him by Nash after he became WCW Commissioner.


Jeff Jarrett hit Page with the championship belt while special referee Kimberly Page's back was turned; WCW official Mickie Jay counted Bischoff out while Jeff Jarrett had Page pinned, who kicked out.


Russo then stated that, while Hogan was free to keep the title belt he had just won, Jeff Jarrett would wrestle Booker T for the official WCW World Heavyweight Championship later that night.


Jeff Jarrett won the WWA World Heavyweight Championship, but was later stripped of the title.


Jeff Jarrett returned to the WWA during his first NWA World Heavyweight Championship reign; he defeated Sting for the WWA World Heavyweight Championship at the last WWA event on May 25,2003, unifying the two titles.


Panda Energy and its chairman and CEO, Robert Carter, acquired a controlling interest in TNA in 2002, although Jeff Jarrett remained a minority owner.


On November 20,2002, Jeff Jarrett defeated Ron Killings to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship with the assistance of Vince Russo.


Jeff Jarrett regained the title from Styles on October 22,2003, turning heel.


In early 2005, Jeff Jarrett formed a dominant stable known as Planet Jeff Jarrett with Monty Brown, Kip James, and, later, Rhino.


Jeff Jarrett used the phrase "Planet Jeff Jarrett" to refer to TNA as a whole, reflecting his real-life stake in the company and his prominent role within the promotion.


Jeff Jarrett won his fourth NWA World Heavyweight Championship on September 15,2005, defeating Raven at a Border City Wrestling event.


Jeff Jarrett's reign lasted until Against All Odds on February 12,2006, when he was defeated by Christian Cage.


At Slammiversary on June 18,2006, Jeff Jarrett won his sixth NWA World Heavyweight Championship in a King of the Mountain match when referee Earl Hebner tipped over a ladder that Christian Cage and Sting were simultaneously climbing.


Jeff Jarrett retained the title in a bout with Sting at Hard Justice after Cage turned on Sting, hitting him with one of Jarrett's guitars.


Jeff Jarrett then entered into a feud with Robert Roode, losing a match to him at Sacrifice.


Jeff Jarrett was then scheduled to take on Styles with the winner to earn a spot in the King of the Mountain match but could not compete due to "personal issues".


At Bound For Glory Jeff Jarrett returned to the ring after a 17-month absence, and defeated Angle using his Acoustic Equalizer.


Angle then slapped Foley causing Jeff Jarrett to come out and talk about what Angle wanted and then what Jeff Jarrett wanted.


Jeff Jarrett came out to confront him but was held back by his longtime friend, BG James, TNA Personnel Terry Taylor, referee Earl Hebner, and Scott D'Amore.


The next week, Jeff Jarrett allowed Angle to have another match against Sting, and on February 26,2009, Jeff Jarrett announced Angle versus Sting at Destination X for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.


Jeff Jarrett later pinned Eric Young in order to qualify for the King of the Mountain match Young attacked Jeff Jarrett after the match in the storyline.


At Slammiversary, Jeff Jarrett refused to give Foley the belt in the King of the Mountain match, which was won by Kurt Angle after assistance from Samoa Joe.


Shortly after Slammiversary, Jeff Jarrett disappeared from TNA programming.


On January 4,2010, Hogan made his debut, confronted Jeff Jarrett and claimed that he had to earn his spot in the company.


Later in the evening, Jeff Jarrett was announced as the second member of Abyss' Team Hogan in the annual Lethal Lockdown match, where they would meet Team Flair, led by Sting.


Jeff Jarrett was sidelined for a month before making his return at Slammiversary VIII, where he cost Sting his TNA World Heavyweight Championship match against Rob Van Dam.


Jeff Jarrett then attacked Angle, when he was being restrained by TNA's security officers.


At Turning Point, Jeff Jarrett defeated Joe after choking him out with a baton, following interference from Gunner and Murphy, his security officers.


At Final Resolution, Jeff Jarrett faced Joe in a submission match; after a pre-match assault and later an interference by Gunner and Murphy, Jeff Jarrett forced Joe to submit with an ankle lock.


However, on the following episode of Impact Wrestling, Jeff Jarrett challenged Angle to a Parking Lot Brawl and agreed to sign a contract that would force him to move to Mexico without Angle's children; Angle ended up winning the fight after choking Jeff Jarrett with a shirt, forcing him to say "adios", thus ending the long feud in the process.


Jeff Jarrett remained an investor in TNA Wrestling after his resignation came in effect on January 6,2014.


At Golpe de Estado, Jeff Jarrett defeated Shane Sewell to retain the NWA title and help the heels gain an advantage in the series.


However, his reign was short, being stripped on the same event and at the time the title change was unrecognized by the NWA, with Jeff Jarrett returning to TNA with the belt.


Post-match, Jeff Jarrett took part in the reformation of La Sociedad.


On March 16,2014, at Rey de Reyes, Jeff Jarrett represented La Sociedad in a six-man tag team match, where he, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr.


On October 6,2013, Jeff Jarrett went to Japan to work an event for Wrestle-1 in Tokyo's Korakuen Hall, teaming with the promotion's founder Keiji Mutoh and Masakatsu Funaki in a six-man tag team match, where they defeated Desperado.


When Jeff Jarrett left TNA, he announced intentions to create a new promotion.


Jeff Jarrett revealed the promotion's name, Global Force Wrestling, on April 7,2014.


Since the founding of GFW, Jeff Jarrett has represented the organization at TNA, NJPW, and other companies' events.


Jeff Jarrett made his in-ring debut for the promotion on October 28,2015, defeating Nathan Cruz as part of the GFW UK Invasion tour.


On June 21,2014, it was announced GFW had inked a working agreement with New Japan Pro-Wrestling On August 10, Jeff Jarrett made an appearance for NJPW to officially sign the agreement.


Jeff Jarrett made his NJPW in-ring debut on January 4,2015, at Wrestle Kingdom 9 in Tokyo Dome, where he and his Bullet Club stablemates Bad Luck Fale and Yujiro Takahashi were defeated by Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima and Tomoaki Honma, after he accidentally hit Takahashi with a guitar.


The week after, it was revealed that Karen Jeff Jarrett orchestrated the attacks on Bully Ray and Drew Galloway, claiming that TNA was her husband's company and that he deserved it.


Jeff Jarrett turned his back on Carter, choosing to align with his wife and turning heel in the process.


On February 19,2018, WWE announced that Jeff Jarrett would be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, an announcement that was met with "widespread surprise" due to the circumstances of Jeff Jarrett's departure from the promotion since October 1999 and his role in founding Impact Wrestling.


In January 2019, Jeff Jarrett was hired by WWE as a backstage producer.


Jeff Jarrett appeared as a surprise second entrant in the Royal Rumble match.


In March 2019, it was reported that Jeff Jarrett was promoted to a full-time member of the creative team.


On July 30,2021, it was reported that Jeff Jarrett had quietly departed from WWE in January.


Jeff Jarrett made a one-off return to WWE on the January 21,2022, episode of SmackDown, appearing in a backstage segment with Rick Boogs and Shinsuke Nakamura.


In May 2022, it was reported that Jeff Jarrett had rejoined WWE, serving as the promotion's Senior Vice President of Live Events.


At SummerSlam in July 2022, Jeff Jarrett served as a special guest referee for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship match between the Usos and the Street Profits.


On January 1,2022, Jeff Jarrett made a surprise appearance for Game Changer Wrestling at the promotion's Die 4 This event, hitting Effy with his trademark guitar shot, debuting a new persona in the process.


Jeff Jarrett's attacks set up a match with Effy at the promotion's The Wrld on GCW pay-per-view, which Jeff Jarrett won.


Jeff Jarrett was named an ambassador on February 11,2022, for the National Wrestling Alliance's Crockett Cup event, which took place on March 19 and 20,2022.


Jeff Jarrett was later announced as the special guest referee for the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship match between Matt Cardona and Nick Aldis.


On November 2,2022, Jeff Jarrett made his debut for All Elite Wrestling on Dynamite, making his first televised wrestling appearance on TBS in over 21 years since the final episode of WCW Thunder on March 21,2001.


Jeff Jarrett aligned himself with The Lethal Connection after attacking Darby Allin.


Jeff Jarrett would go on to declare war on the entire AEW roster and fan base.


Since the announcement, Jeff Jarrett has been active in the Springfield area promoting the team, which marked its 14th season in 2022 and the first season since its rebrand.


In 1993, Jarrett had a small cameo role in the Michael J Fox movie Life With Mikey, appearing alongside Jerry Lawler as a wrestler named "Evil Eye".


In 2005, Jeff Jarrett made a guest appearance on the comedy show Blue Collar TV.


In 2018, Jeff Jarrett appeared in the music video "Dr Dare Rides Again" for the pop punk band Send Request.


In May 2021, Jarrett along with co-host Conrad Thompson began the podcast My World with Jeff Jarrett discussing a wide variety of subjects from Jarrett's professional wrestling career.


Jeff Jarrett married his "high school sweetheart" Jill Gregory on November 14,1992, with whom he had three daughters.


In 2009, it was reported that Jeff Jarrett was romantically linked to Karen Angle.


In 2009, Jeff Jarrett returned to TNA, using the real-life situation briefly as a storyline.


On October 25,2017, Jeff Jarrett entered an in-patient rehabilitation facility.


Days earlier Real Canadian Wrestling promoter Steven Ewaschuk had claimed that Jeff Jarrett had showed up to their event late and intoxicated and then continued drinking until passing out in their locker room prior to his match.


Jeff Jarrett went on to wrestle the first of his two scheduled matches, but boarded a plane home before the second event.