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'''Jeffrey Leonard "Jeff" Jarrett''' (1967-) is a third-generation [[ProfessionalWrestling pro wrestler]], active in Wrestling/{{WCW}} and [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]], and the co-founder of both Wrestling/{{TNA}} and Global Force Wrestling. The son of legendary promoter Jerry Jarrett, he opened in 1986 as a babyface country singer; hence his [[TheArtifact artifact]] gimmick, that of [[RockersSmashGuitars smashing guitars over peoples' heads]]. But he had trouble getting over with fans, who dismissed his exposure as pure {{nepotism}}.

Jeff responded by turning heel (as unpopular wrestlers are wont to do), and all was well -- he went to WWF, then to WCW for a year and to WWF back again, until he left under a cloud after his contract ran out and he demanded a big payday for jobbing to {{Wrestling/Chyna}}; he never darkened their door again.

He had better success as a member of WCW's New Blood stable and in TNA's [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder nWo]] reboot (Immortal). As an in-ring performer, he is best known for his smarmy, cowardly nature.

Oh, and he's a 14-time world champion, having held six [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/nwa/world/nwa-h.html NWA World Heavyweight Championships]], four [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Championships]], three [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tn/uswa/uswa-uh.html USWA World Heavyweight Championships]], and one [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/mexico/aaa/aaa-h.html AAA Mega Championship]]. [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} That Other Wiki]] has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Jarrett page]] documenting his career and life.
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!!'''Tropes found in J-E-Double-F J-A-Double-R-E-Double T's life and career:'''
* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Wrestling/TripleH to the point that detractors of both refer to Jeff as "Triple J" (for Jackass Jeff Jarrett.)
* AntiVillain: Jarrett is apparently a loving father of five, including step-children by Karen. There would be a lot of segments on Impact and even the TNA pay per views showing him to be a decent to great dad and husband, so long as no one [[BerserkButton said anything about]] Dixie Carter or Kurt Angle.
* ArchEnemy: He greatly enjoyed the storyline with Kurt Angle as a horny cad who steals HHH's wife. Jeff enjoyed it so much, in fact, that he decided to do it for real. [[YourCheatingHeart Miiiiiiight have something to do with Angle's antipathy toward him.]]
* AuthorAppeal: In WCW and TNA, he makes it clear that he is a massive Tennessee Titans fan. He once taunted the Buffalo Bills right after the Music City Miracle (while wearing a Titans jersey, no less), he had Frank Wycheck on TNA shows in the past, and actually got Adam "Pac-Man" Jones signed to TNA, as well.
* AuthorAvatar: In TNA and Ring Ka King, though he had much less power in the latter since he did not actually own it.
* AuthorityInNameOnly: As the "King Of Mexico" after winning the AAA Mega Champion's belt, which he called the "Mexican Heavyweight Title" on TNA Impact.
* {{Badass}}: Like it or not, Jeff Jarrett has found success in every wrestling organization he has been a part of.
** BadassMustache: And it usually is not dyed like the rest of his hair either
** HeartbrokenBadass: His [[HighSchoolSweethearts high school girlfriend]] turned wife died of cancer after being married for a long time.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: While a goofy, silly heel most of the time, he's brought it to Kurt Angle, Wrestling/RicFlair, Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, A.J. Styles, Wrestling/BookerT, Wrestling/ScottSteiner and many other top wrestlers.
* BlandNameProduct: AAA did not actually approve of Jeff Jarrett showing up on TNA with the Mega Championship Belt, so he created the Mexican Heavyweight Title\AAA World Heavyweight Title, a belt that looked just like it.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Has been a heel pretty consistently since he debuted in WWE in 1994.
* CaptainErsatz: Around the time TNA wrestling secured a deal with Spike TV, "Jeff Jarrett" started showing up in the Spike developed ''Videogame/FireProWrestling'' games. Coincidence?
* CatchPhrase
** Loves to call opponents "slap nuts." No idea why.
** "Ain't I great?" and "That's J, E, double F, J, A, double R, E , double T... I'm double J, Jeff Jarrett!" during his first WWF run.
** After he had his head shaved by [[Wrestling/SeanWaltman X-Pac]], he adapted "DON'T PISS ME OFF!" as his new catchphrase.
* CombatPragmatist: Is very adept at cheating, of course, he does have a quarter century of wrestling experience.
* CoolOldGuy: 46 and busting out Ranas and Missile Dropkicks.
* {{Crossover}}: Though they wrestled other people, ''Main Event Championship Wrestling Arrives'' was marketed with the pitch that it had "TNA Star" Jeff Jarrett and WWE Star Wrestling/JerryLawler on the same card. They occasionally mentioned Wrestling/{{Chikara}} star Chuck Taylor as well.
* DeadpanSnarker: Oh, he's had his moments. He once walked into the ring with fans chanting "DROP THE TITLE!", and he proceeded to literally do just that.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Lampshaded. He hit a backdrop suplex on Scott Steiner on the June 19, 2000 ''Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro'' and ''said'', "I just suplexed Scott Steiner!"
* DidntThinkThisThrough: So at the 2009 Slammiversary, Jeff Jarrett states he has no desire to win the Wrestling/{{TNA}} World Heavyweight Championship and just wants Wrestling/MickFoley to lose the belt in the night's King Of The Mountain match. So what does Jarrett do? Ruin AJ Style's chances to win the belt, even though Mick Foley was in no position to stop them and would have lost if AJ won. Jeff himself had no desire to win, so why bother?
* DirtyCoward
** Through his heel runs, such as sending Tony Falk to try and convince Wrestling/BigVanVader to go after someone else in USWA. Though in TNA he was uncharacteristically valiant, willingly standing up to Kevin Nash when it was clear he was not going to listen to reason.
** Went back to being a coward in his feud with Wrestling/KurtAngle
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: He actually ''had'' been a popular, hardworking {{Face}} in the USWA in Dallas around 1989-1990, and bore zero resemblance to {{the gimmick}} he's been since 1994.
* EtTuBrute: Jarrett's valet, Debra, ended up deserting him for [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin a big, bald wrestler who was already over]] (and later married him, oh the irony).
* EvilIsPetty: In 2008 he could have just fired Kurt Angle but Jeff Jarrett decided to keep him around, hurt Angle and make him look bad to make sure Vince [=McMahon=] would not hire him back.
* FeudingFamilies: The Jarretts and Harts have always been very close, so when {{Wrestling/Owen|Hart}} died under [=McMahon's=] watch... That was the beginning of the end.
* FinishingMove: ''The Stroke'', a forward Russian legsweep. The name doubles as a nod to his heel arrogance, abuse of power, etc. ("I'm the one with all the stroke around here!")
* ForeignWrestlingHeel: In Wrestling/{{AAA}}, where he insults the Mexican crowd with racial insults. He also thinks that he's the "King of Mexico", much to the ire of the Mexican audience.
* GlassJawReferee: Despite being a wrestler, Jeff was about as fragile as any referee when he wore the stripes. This included his returns to refereeing even after he had an ''[[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance NWA World Heavyweight Championship]] run'' to his name!
* HumiliatingWager: He and Dirty White girl beat Eric Embry and [[Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} Miss Texas]] in a tag team hair vs hair match during their USWA runs.
* InstrumentOfMurder: He inherited the Wrestling/HonkyTonkMan's signature cheating style of cracking a guitar over the heads of his opponents.
* {{Jerkass}}: As a Heel.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As a Face.
* JokerImmunity: Jim Cornette's managed to ''somewhat'' reign in valets, even after it was ruled they couldn't be attacked by male wrestlers. He fired Earl Hebner for being a crooked referee. He broke up the largest and most evil version of Team Canada wrestling had ever seen. He put LAX back to work. But he couldn't take the NWA World Heavyweight Championship from Jeff Jarrett, which is what people ''really'' wanted to see.
* MilesGloriosus
** During his 2010-2011 feuds with Wrestling/SamoaJoe and Kurt Angle, Jarrett started to hype himself up as a prolific MMA fighter and held MMA "training" sessions in the ring where he'd basically use simple MMA holds to torture whatever poor sap was dumb enough to become his lackey. Any real competition from men like Joe or Kurt and Jeff was doing everything possible to worm his way out.
** Jarrett [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6S2ysN5izk took over a local kids karate school]] where he left all the kids laying while talking trash to Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe.
* {{Nepotism}}: It was a well-known fact that TNA was created by Jerry Jarrett to put the spotlight on Jeff (well, and to replace WCW). However, this faded out over time as Jeff lost control of the company to Dixie -- whose nepotism far surpasses anything the Jarretts had ever done (nearly killing the company), to the point that Jeff attempted to buy the company back, and when that didn't work, left and started another promotion instead. As much as his detractors resent how he took up the spotlight, they all generally agree that Jeff at least knows how to run a wrestling promotion -- much better than Dixie ever has and ever will.
* NiceHat: Wore a rather flashy one in USWA and during his first run in the then-WWF.
* PetTheDog: Despite Jeff Jarret's many, many faults, he really did care about Tony Falk in USWA.
* PowerStable:
** (in his first WCW run 1996-1997): The Four Horsemen
** (in his second WWE run): Wrestling/JimCornette's NWA group
** (in his second WCW run): Wrestling/VinceRusso's the Powers That Be, the final version of the [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder nWo]], the New Blood (led by Russo and Wrestling/EricBischoff with Jarrett as the centerpiece before the group fell apart), Ric Flair's The Magnificent Seven
** (in TNA): Planet Jarrett, the Kings of Wrestling (with Wrestling/KevinNash and Wrestling/ScottHall), the TNA Front Line, Immortal
** (in Wrestling/{{AAA}}): ''La Legión Extranjera'' (led by Wrestling/{{Konnan}} with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters) and ''La Sociedad'' (also with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters)
** He's a hanger on to Wrestling/BulletClub in Wrestling/{{New Japan|ProWrestling}}
* ProducePelting: Jeff Jarrett occasionally had garbage thrown his way during his successive NWA World Championship runs in TNA.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot:
** His going from TNA's top heel, suddenly vanishing from TV for over a year, and HeelFaceTurn upon his return was due to the death of his first wife Jill.
** His feud with Kurt Angle concerning Karen.
* RealSongThemeTune: (in the USWA in Dallas): Robert [=Palmer=]'s "Simply Irresistible"
* RedBaron: Simply Irresistible (in the USWA in Dallas), Double J, the Chosen One (in [=WCW=]), Big Daddy, the [=TNA=] Founder, the King of the Mountain.
* SickeninglySweethearts: With his (actual) wife, Karen Jarrett (nee Smedley, and later Angle).
** RomanceOnTheSet: Jeff married Karen in 2010.
* SignatureMove: The Jarrett Strut. It's similar to [[Wrestling/RicFlair Ric Flair's]] strut except he smoothly swings his arms with two fingers extended and cross-walks his legs while finally raising his arms in an "I've got it!" motion. And it is so awesome that even Flair's strut is child's play compared to Jarrett's.
* SmugSnake: He's a very old school, cowardly sneaky heel.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Adding to his sliminess, Jarrett will brag like all hell.
* {{Unperson}}: He is one of the few wrestlers who's currently been Unpersoned in the WWF/E. The story behind it goes like this: Jeff's contract was set to expire a day ''before'' the pay-per-view on which he was booked to lose the Intercontinental Title to Wrestling/{{Chyna}}. Under no obligation to work the show and feeling that losing to Chyna would make him look bad, Jeff gave Vince an ultimatum: either he would get paid more money for doing the job, or he would leave the company without dropping the title. Even Chyna, no fan of the [=McMahons=], confirmed that Jarrett took him to the cleaners. [=McMahon=] paid him what he asked--which Jeff promptly invested into a ''rival wrestling company''. Vince has held a grudge against Jarrett for it ever since.
** His father, Jerry Jarrett, is a different story; he has a strong relationship with the [=McMahons=], and he [[http://wrestlingaudio.com/ultrapw/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12648:jeff-jarrett-recalls-his-father-being-poised-to-take-over-wwe-if-vince-mcmahon-had-been-convicted&catid=40:tna&Itemid=59 revealed in a 2010 interview]] that Vince [=McMahon=] gave his condolences to him after his wife died.
* VillainTeamUp: While he was AAA's Mega Champion, he helped Mexican America beat Beer Money for TNA's Tag Team titles.
* WeaponOfChoice: The Guitar, he got really scared when he went to hit AJ Styles, who proceeded to kick it in half.
* WouldHitAGirl: Hit several with a guitar and hit Chyna with about everything that was not nailed down. Also beat the crap out of Alexis Laree during his feud with Raven's Gathering in TNA.
* WrestlingDoesntPay: A Wrestling Country Music Star.
* WrestlingFamily: Third generation wrestler.
* WriterOnBoard: In the early days of TNA, Jarrett hogged the NWA title like there was no tomorrow. Fans, annoyed that Jarrett was essentially abusing his power as owner of TNA, screamed "DROP THE TITLE" at him. Even Jim Cornette, who at the time had was all sunshine and roses about ''every other'' part of NWA-TNA, said he and Jarrett were going to butt heads over his constant title pushes. Since TNA defected from the NWA and built their own world championship, Jarrett's stayed away from the title scene.
* WrongGenreSavvy: From the September 6, 2000 ''WCW Thunder.'' He walked on to the set of Wrestling/MikeAwesome's [[TalkShowWithFists "Lava Lamp Lounge"]], and accused Awesome of being a mix of "Creator/JohnTravolta ''Film/{{Saturday Night|Fever}} [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Live]]'' and ''Film/AustinPowers.''
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