• Jeff Jarrett Justifies Why He’s Seen On AEW TV Every Week
While most of us old school wrestling fans still love to see the legends and the veterans from past eras on TV, there’s a certain percentage of the younger fans who wonder why someone like Jeff Jarrett is seen on AEW TV every week, while a lot of the much younger full-time stars don’t get much TV time at all.
During a recent interview with ‘Good Karma Wrestling’, the WWE Hall of Famer revealed why he does deserve the TV time, when Tony Khan puts him out there every week.
Here’s what Double J had to say:
“Emotional connection with the audience, it’s just that simple. It’s something that goes without saying.
The naysayers, ‘Oh, he’s done this, he’s done that’. All you have to do is listen to the people in the arena. They love me.
There’s some kind of ‘FU Jarrett’ that they get going on, but I think that’s a term of endearment. They absolutely love it.
But it’s the emotional connection. That will never go away.
The boos will continue to get more and more aggressive and more and more athletic. That’s just the nature of the beast.
You look at the things that will happen on AEW Dynamite, it’s truly, I don’t use this word lightly, but revolutionary.
But at the end of the day, the emotional connection with the audience existed 70 years ago, and it’s gonna exist 70 years from now.
That’s what entertainment is all about.
I don’t care if you’re playing NBA Basketball, if you’re playing NFL Football, or you’re in a Hollywood blockbuster.
It’s all about connecting with your audience.”
Jeff Jarrett was famous for his 2 stints with the World Wrestling Federation (1993-1996 & 1997-1999) and his 2 stints with Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (1996-1997 & 1999-2001), as well as his time in Total Nonstop Action! (2002-2015).
In 2018, Double J was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his former wingman The Roadie (aka The Road Dogg Jesse James).
He’s currently working for Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling as their AEW’s Director of Business Development, as well as a pro wrestler.
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• Old School Wrestling Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 73rd birthday of National Wrestling Alliance Veteran Don Kernodle.
Most early 80s Wrestling fans remember the former multiple time Tag Team Champion as a member of the ‘Cobra Corps’ faction, alongside Pvt. Jim Nelson (later known as Boris Zhukov) & Sgt. Slaughter.
However, not many fans remember that he also had a brief stint with the World Wrestling Federation in 1982 & 1983, before returning to Jim Crockett Promotions.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
May 2, 1950 – May 17, 2021