Jeff Jarrett has been credited for a lot of things over the course of his career in the pro wrestling business. It turns out that Double J should also get credit for bringing back the Suicide gimmick.
The Suicide character was created for Impact Wrestling’s video game, but the playable character was so popular, the company had to create it IRL. The suit has been worn by Christopher Daniels, and rumored to be Frankie Kazarian among others over the years as well.
The portrayal of the character Suicide in professional wrestling has had various wrestlers taking on the role. Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian were both rumored to have portrayed Suicide at different times. When TJP assumed the character, its name was briefly changed to Manik. Additionally, Caleb Konley was rumored to have donned the mask during one of Suicide’s more recent comebacks in 2016.
During a recent appearance on The A2theK Wrestling Show, Caleb Konley shared his thoughts on his time as the character and placed the blame for its resurgence on Jeff Jarrett.
“That is a rumor. I’ve heard that from time to time. I’ve never met the guy personally, but I know that he was pretty stoked to come back in 2016, 2017.”
“Jeff Jarrett is completely to blame for Suicide returning, he’s probably to blame for all of the Suicide stuff, honestly, I don’t know. I was just hanging out at home waiting for an opportunity to come my way and they had me under contract. I got a call one day, and they said, ‘Do you want to do this?’. It was cool. At times it seemed directionless, but at the same time because of Suicide, I got to wrestle in Australia, I got to a couple of tours of England out of it, I got to wrestle in India for IMPACT, I got to see a whole lot of the world because of this dumb masked character.”
We’ll have to see if the Suicide gimmick ever returns. There’s also a chance that he could show up elsewhere, but Impact Wrestling might have to approve of it.
Jeff Jarrett had his hand in many memorable stories over the years, but it’s very interesting knowing this little tidbit of information on top of everything else we already know.
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