The Rock is one of the most important pro wrestlers to ever step foot in the ring, and references to him can still be seen on WWE television to this day. That being said, AEW almost included a reference to him as well.
Jeff Jarrett encountered an interesting situation with his theme song, ‘My World,’ which included a reference to The Rock. This reference had to be altered due to potential trademark complications.
During an exclusive interview with WrestleTalk, the WWE Hall of Famer disclosed that a specific line in his entrance music was the source of concern. After all, The Rock is a name wrapped in legal paperwork.
When asked about the particular lyrics in his entrance music, the same music he previously used in TNA and has now continued using in AEW, Jarrett shed light on the situation. In that original version, the lyrics said that Jeff isn’t The Rock.
“The earth is not your place. The pale skin is on your face. If you step inside with me, you will see a king. He ain’t dead. He is Jeff.”
“In writing that song, I think, ‘He ain’t dead, he ain’t The Rock’ – did you ever hear that version of it? I think that was out, and The Rock is trademarked.”
“So I think we went back in… that last line, we tweaked a couple of different ways.”
Jeff Jarrett is still getting a lot of attention in AEW, and that’s not likely to change. Some fans were surprised to see Double J step back in the ring on a regular basis, but that only adds to his memorable career in the ring.
Jeff Jarrett might never be The Rock, and AEW might also never book Dwayne Johnson for any event. That almost didn’t stop The Great One’s name from entering the picture anyway. In the end, it’s probably for the best that edits were made.
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