Jeff Jarrett made a splash at this weekend’s WrestleCade Weekend. Appearing with fellow Impact alum and current AEW star Jay Lethal, Double J smashed Matt Cardona with a guitar after his match. Cardona joins the growing list of professional wrestlers to have received the honor.
Jarrett reflected on his great Thanksgiving weekend via Twitter. He was thrilled about the guitar shot, his signature spot, especially. In typical Jarrett fashion, he also plugged the recording of his new podcast, where he’ll talk about the origins of his remarkably clever “Slap Nuts” catch phrase.
“Had a great Thanksgiving Weekend – great food, great show in Cleveland for @aiwrestling , great time at @WrestleCade , and great guitar shot on @TheMattCardona … Looking forward to today’s recording of @MyWorldPod talking about it and the origins of #Slapnutz and much more!”
Cardona (Zack Ryder in WWE) struck back with a great line on his Twitter. He hearkened back to the 1990’s storyline where Jarrett was playing a country singer on WWF television. It turned out that The Roadie (Road Dogg) had been singing the songs all along and the act was a fraud.
“Delete your account. I bet it’s @WWERoadDogg doing all the tweeting anyway.”
Jeff Jarrett has been popping up anywhere he can get a booking. He founded TNA after the WWF wanted nothing to do with him post-WCW. The company nearly went bankrupt, had it not been for the cash infusion of major money mark Dixie Carter.
After he failed to start a new promotion in the mid-2010’s, Jarrett convinced Carter to allow his non-existent Global Force Wrestling promotion to invade TNA, eventually angling towards a complete rebranding. That effort failed as well as attempts to film a television series for the promotion, which also garnered no interest.
He then involved the company in a gold investment Ponzi scheme that severely hurt his reputation. Jarrett then went on to convince New Japan that he was a big deal and had a run there as a member of Bullet Club, helping to bring Wrestle Kingdom to American pay-per-view under the vaporware GFW label.