AEW signed Jeff Jarrett not long after WWE let him go. He originally inked a deal to appear on television a bit, but his main job is to work with live events. It seems that Double J is getting a lot more time on television than some fans thought he would at first, but there is a very good reason for that.

Jeff Jarrett actually declined title run in AEW, but he’s still appearing on television practically every week. As a heel on AEW television, and his signature guitar in tow, Jeff Jarrett is entertaining fans just like he always has.

While speaking to Good Karma Wrestling, Jeff Jarrett was asked why he deserves so much television time with AEW. For the WWE Hall of Famer, it all boils down to that connection he has with his fans.

“Emotional connection with the audience, it’s just that simple. It’s something that goes without saying. The naysayers, ‘Oh, he’s done this, he’s done that.’ All you have to do is listen to the people in the arena. They love me. There’s some kind of ‘FU Jarrett’ that they get going on, but I think that’s a term of endearment. They absolutely love it. But it’s the emotional connection. That will never go away.


The boos will continue to get more and more aggressive and more and more athletic. That’s just the nature of the beast. You look at the things that will happen [on AEW Dynamite], it’s truly, I don’t use this word lightly, but revolutionary. But at the end of the day, the emotional connection with the audience existed 70 years ago, and it’s gonna exist 70 years from now. That’s what entertainment is all about.”

Jeff Jarrett went on to say, “I don’t care if you’re playing NBA basketball, if you’re playing NFL football, or you’re in a Hollywood blockbuster. It’s all about connecting with your audience.” Obviously, he understands pro wrestling fans and is very appreciative of the career he has in the business.

AEW will keep using Jeff Jarrett as long as he is able to work. At this rate, it seems that Jeff Jarrett has shown no indication that his pro wrestling career is anywhere close to an end.

What’s your take on Jeff Jarrett’s time in AEW? Does he deserve more television time? Sound off in the comments!

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