Jeff Jarrett Talks About The Possibility Of Working For WWE After His HOF Induction
Soon-to-be WWE Hall Of Famer Jeff Jarrett recently spoke with our friend Raj Giri at Wrestling Inc for an interview promoting his upcoming induction into the WWE Hall Of Fame as part of WrestleMania Week. Featured below are some of the highlights.
On being surprised to receive the call that he was being inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame considering his history with the company: “I’ve been around a while, my family’s been in this business for a couple generations, and I was a wrestling fan before I was a wrestler and a promoters, so I get it. I understand it very, very well. I was surprised, I was shocked! And I know the exact real story… The way I’ve always looked at it is, back in 2001, the WWE went their way and I went my way and forged a career, obviously it’s been well-documented. It was a business decision on multiple levels at multiple times over the years. But legend grew, stories grew, embellishment took place, which should and always will in wrestling. But to say I wasn’t surprised or shocked would be an understatement, because I was.”
On the status of Global Force Wrestling (GFW): “Global Force Wrestling is something that right now I have two projects, some smaller ones here and there with all kinds of different stuff. If you were to ask me what am I working on, it’s international projects. I believe, especially over my experience over the last few years, is that international is where the business is at. In North America […] you have an enormous standard-bearer in the USA Network and RAW three hours on Monday and SmackDown two hours and then of course everything else that goes with the brand. So it’s tough, I’d be the first to tell you that. And Ring Of Honor with Sinclair. So international is what I’m working on, and yes those were some great tapings, but a promotion is more than a television show. It’s obviously live events, merchandise and licensing, and the big component is, you can call it digital, but nowadays you the term is streaming. What’s the platform you’re gonna be on? How are you gonna get it to market? How are you gonna market it? And what is gonna set you apart? So those are the kinds of things we’re working on in the international scene.”
On whether or not he has any plans on returning to WWE in some capacity after his WWE Hall Of Fame induction later this week: “I can tell you the only conversations I’ve had with the WWE and all the officials are directly related to the Hall of Fame… That’s all the discussions have been, and I’ll go back to… ‘Never say never.’ That’s how I look at it. Not just about me going back on whatever role or capacity, it’s just this business. Who would’ve thought me and you would be talking in March about the WWE Hall of Fame? That’s the real, real fun part about this industry, you never know what’s gonna happen.”
Check out more from Raj Giri’s interview with Jeff Jarrett at WrestlingInc.com.
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