• Jeff Jarrett Finally Addresses The Infamous ‘Never Drew A Dime’ Accusation
On the official 2009 documentary of the ‘Rise & Fall of World Championship Wrestling’ WWE DVD, Old School WCW Veteran Mike Graham said the following about former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Jarrett:
“He broke 6000 guitars and never drew a dime.”
For the first time ever, Double J addressed that accusation and he did so on an episode of his weekly ‘My World’ podcast.
Here’s what Jarrett had to say:
“Well, I guess this is the time to tell the story behind the story. My father has had several mentors, but do you know who his favorite mentor was? Eddie Graham. Do you know who knew that more than anybody? Mike Graham. Eddie really liked my old man. They had a really good relationship. It was a father/son relationship.
My dad’s dad went off to war. He didn’t get killed. He came back to the United States but didn’t come home, so my father grew up without a father figure. Roy Welch was the old promoter in town who was Nick Gulas’ partner, but Eddie really became like a father figure, and Mike knew that.
Mike was never really a fan of my father. I’m well aware, and I’m going to be diplomatic about this, I’m well aware of mental health issues, but let’s just say Eddie had mental health issues. He took his life, and Mike took his own life. I can’t speak for them, but they had a lot of baggage. That goes pretty deep.
Mike did hang around backstage at TNA multiple times and wasn’t hired. I was with Mike in the WCW days when he was a producer/agent. I could tell something was there that, let’s just say, that was a well known, unspoken issue, that Mike’s father and mine had a professional relationship.”
Mike Graham committed suicide on October 19, 2012.
• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (November 17, 1997) – WCW MONDAY NITRO
On this day in 1997, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.
It was broadcasted from the The Crown in Cincinnati, Ohio and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW World War 3 1997’ PPV.
The card can be found here:
Meng vs. Glacier
Alex Wright vs. Steve McMichael
Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Chris Jericho
Diamond Dallas Page vs. Villano V
Dean Malenko vs. Eddy Guerrero
Perry Saturn vs. Scotty Riggs
Lex Luger vs. Curt Hennig
The Giant vs. Scott Hall