Jeff Jarrett is one of the most renowned veterans in the history of professional wrestling as an in-ring competitor, promoter, and backstage executive. However, tragedy struck the Jarrett household as Jeff’s father Jerry Jarrett passed away yesterday. Not only did Jeff lose his rock, but the wrestling world lost one of its pioneers. Despite that, it looks like Jeff Jarrett is bound to fulfill his professional commitments.
Jerry Jarrett passed away at the age of 80. On the Busted Open Radio today, AEW President Tony Khan stated that Jeff Jarrett, Jerry’s son, still desired to compete tonight on AEW Dynamite.
“Jeff is here in Laredo, Texas today with us,” Khan said. “And Jeff has said he wants to wrestle tonight on the show and push forward. And that is such a brave and courageous decision, I think, and we would respect whatever Jeff wants to do.”
Jerry Jarrett was described by Tony Khan as “one of the finest characters ever in the game, regarded as a visionary and one of the best promoters ever in his remarks regarding his passing. The iconic Continental Wrestling Association promoter received an outpouring of tributes yesterday and today from all corners of the wrestling community.
Previously, Jeff Jarrett was supposed to take part in an eight-man tag match on Dynamite. Judging from Tony Khan’s comments, it seems that the match will proceed as scheduled for this week.
Jeff Jarrett along with Jay Lethal, Satnam Singh, and Sonjay Dutt will take on Orange Cassidy, the Best Friends, and “Daddy Ass” Billy Gunn on tonight’s episode of AEW Dynamite. The Acclaimed and Gunn saved the Best Friends and Danhausen from Jarrett, Lethal, Singh, and Dutt’s attack in last week’s episode of “AEW Rampage,” which also set up the eight-man tag match.
As their opponents have been a close-knit group for months, the Acclaimed has little history with Orange Cassidy and the Best Friends, providing Jeff Jarrett and his allies a potential advantage going into the fight. Moreover, with Jarrett competing, one day after his father’s passing, the fans can expect a live tribute from him for his father Jerry Jarett on AEW programming as a way to remember his legacy.
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