If you were to ask me if there was anyone that’s truly done everything there is to do in professional wrestling, my immediate answer would be Jeff Jarrett. Double J is a Hall of Famer in two different promotions, the founder of a multitude of promotions, and someone who can lay claim to holding over seventy championships throughout his career.
Jarrett recently joined me to discuss a wide variety of topics, including the potential in-ring return of CM Punk. Punk, of course, has been heavily insinuated to be a part of AEW: Rampage’s upcoming event in Chicago, which would mark the first time in nearly eight years that the Voice of the Voiceless would be officially appearing at a pro wrestling event. As someone who’s quite literally seen everything in the business, I had to inquire as to Double J’s excitement for what could be one of the biggest returns in wrestling history.
“You know, Punk, as a performer or promoter [what] I’m most excited about is [that] absence makes the heart grow fonder pretty much goes for everyone,” Jarrett began. “In this type of scenario, it’s been a minute since he’s stepped into the world of professional wrestling with people. [He did] the UFC and that, but him reentering the industry and yes, he did some FOX stuff, but I mean, what you’re tabling here? It’s gonna be a special moment, because not many times do you see a guy that rose to his heights that dipped out and is now returning. The curiosity factor alone is through the roof, and then, it is how’s it going to be done? [How’s] the timing going to be done? Who’s going to be that first opponent? How’s the crowd going to accept him, or his opponent, or the story? Just all those kinds of things. And then, when I put on my executive producer cap, you start thinking.”
“I mean, it’s one of those things, and I went into this couple of weeks ago on the podcast, our industry is so cool, and I think it’s one of the biggest things that attracts me,” continued the two-time Hall of Famer. “52 weeks a year, and look, yes, I saw somebody said people need time off. I agree. But, the content being produced 52 weeks a year is fantastic. There’s always next week. So, what’s happening next week, is Punk coming next week, or the following week, or the following week? No matter what happens, we’re all gonna sit back and either praise it or whatever it may be. But, then, there’s going to be the next week, and then the next week. That’s kind of really cool.”
“I’m excited,” Jarrett concluded. “Like I said just a second ago, the business in so many ways is super red hot. I couldn’t be more excited.”
Stay tuned for the full conversation with Jeff Jarrett next week. Please credit Spencer Love with any of the above quotations. Thank you!