Jarrett informs that the heel Double J character was very refreshing for him because he had been a babyface in Memphis for 7 years. Lawler mentions that he and Jim Ross had a lot of fun calling Double J matches, mostly because they could throw in some old country references.
Jarrett points out that commentary is very important in the wrestling business because commentators put lyrics to the wrestler’s music. He thinks that sometimes performers take several steps backwards when they try to talk, and most of the time they’d be better off to just let the commentators do their job.
Jarrett adds that WWE’s commentators were quite different than what he was accustomed to in Memphis Wrestling. WWE’s production value was also on another level, and this took him a little while to get used to.
He notes that he and WWE basically spent a year developing his character, informing that they aired 13 weeks of vignettes before he ever appearing live on television. After a year or so, he was able to step into a money-drawing position for the company and the rest is history.
That sums up today’s episode of Dinner With the King. You can listen to the show yourself anytime here, and I’ll catch ya next week for another recap!