Jeff Jarrett is a true veteran in the pro wrestling world but he is also a controversial figure. That that didn’t stop Double J from being a huge star. Jarrett has now made his way to AEW and Tony Khan explained why he hired him in the first place.
Fans were shocked to see Jeff Jarrett’s debut on the November 2nd episode of AEW Dynamite, along with his signature guitar. Jeff was announced as the new Director of Business Development shortly afterwards.
While speaking with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated. Tony Khan talked about hiring Jarrett as both an on-screen and off-screen member of AEW. Khan explained why he hired Jarrett in the first place.
“Yes,” Khan said. “It makes a lot of sense for AEW to expand our live calendar in 2023 and beyond. There are many places in the U.S. and all over the world where AEW is very popular, and this is a strategic opportunity to expand. We also have Ring of Honor.
“There are a lot of exciting possibilities for us in live events, and Jeff has such extensive experience as a third-generation businessman in pro wrestling. He’s got tremendous experience in a number of fields, including live event promotions and international distribution. His insight and knowledge are very valuable, and I’m excited to have Jeff join our great team.”
Earlier this year, Jeff Jarrett rejoined WWE in May 2022 as the Senior Vice President of Live Events but was eventually replaced by Road Dogg. We will have to wait and see how he will fare in AEW.
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