Jeffrey Leonard "Jeff" Jarrett
(1967-) is a rather divisive pro wrestler
, active in WCW
, and the co-founder of both TNA
and Global Force Wrestling, he's a career heel
known for his smarmy, cowardly nature.
Oh, and he's an Eleven Time World Champion. That Other Wiki
has a page
documenting his career and life. He has served as a pro wrestler since 1986.
Tropes found in J-E-Double-F J-A-Double-R-E-Double T's life and career:
- Alternate Company Equivalent: Triple H to the point that detractors of both refer to Jeff as "Triple J" (for Jackass Jeff Jarrett.)
- Arch-Enemy: Well, Kurt Angle and him really, really don't like each other. Miiiiiiight have something to do with the fact that Angle's wife left him for Jarrett.
- Author Appeal: 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.
- Authority in Name Only: As the "King Of Mexico" after winning the AAA Heavyweight belt.
- Badass: Like it or not, Jeff Jarret has found success in every wrestling organization he has been a part of.
- Beware the Silly Ones: While a goofy, silly heel most of the time, he's brought it to Kurt Angle, Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, AJ Styles, Booker T, Scott Steiner and many other top wrestlers.
- Blond Guys Are Evil: Has been a heel pretty consistently since he debuted in WWE in 1994.
- Catch Phrase
- 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 X-Pac, he adapted "DON'T PISS ME OFF!" as his new catchphrase.
- Combat Pragmatist: Is very adept at cheating, of course, he does have a quarter century of wrestling experience.
- Cool Old Guy: 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 Jerry Lawler on the same card. They occasionally mentioned Chikara star Chuck Taylor as well.
- Deadpan Snarker: 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.
- Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Lampshaded. He hit a backdrop suplex on Scott Steiner on the June 19, 2000 WCW Monday Nitro and said, "I just suplexed Scott Steiner!"
- Didnt THINK This Through: So at the 2009 Slammiversery, Jeff Jarret states he has no desire to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship and just wants Mick Foley to lose the belt in the night's King Of The Mountain match. So what does Jarret do? Ruin other 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?
- Dirty Coward: Through his heel runs, such as sending Tony Falk to try and convince Big Van Vader to go after someone else in USAW. 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.
- Early Installment Weirdness: He actually had been a popular, hardworking Face in the USWA in Dallas around 1989-1990, and bore zero resemblance to the character he's been since 1994.
- Evil Is Petty: In 2008 he could have just fired Kurt Angle but Jeff Jarret decided to keep him around, hurt Angle and make him look bad to make sure Vince McMahon would not hire him back.
- Finishing Move: The stroke, AKA "Jeff Jarret face buster"
- Foreign Wrestling Heel: In 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.
- Glass Jaw Referee: 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 NWA World Heavyweight Championship run to his name!
- Instrument of Murder: He inherited the Honky Tonk Man's signature cheating style of cracking a guitar over the heads of his opponents.
- Jerkass: As a Heel.
- Joker Immunity: 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.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: Jarrett is apparently a loving father of five, including step-children by Karen.
- Miles Gloriosus
- During his 2010-2011 feuds with Samoa Joe 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 took over a local kids karate school where he left all the kids laying while talking trash to Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe.
- Nice Hat: Wore a rather flashy one in USAW and during his first run in the then-WWF.
- Pet the Dog: Despite Jeff Jarret's many, many faults, he really did care about Tony Falk in USAW
- Power Stable:
- Produce Pelting: Jeff Jarrett occasionally had garbage thrown his way during his successive NWA World Championship runs in TNA.
- Real Life Writes the Plot:
- His going from TNA's top heel, suddenly vanishing from TV for over a year, and Heel-Face Turn upon his return was due to the death of his first wife Jill.
- His feud with Kurt Angle concerning Karen.
- Real Song Theme Tune: (in the USWA in Dallas): Robert Palmer's "Simply Irresistible"
- Red Baron: Simply Irresistible (in the USWA in Dallas), Double J, the Chosen One (in WCW), Big Daddy, the TNA Founder, the King of the Mountain.
- Sickeningly Sweethearts: With his (actual) wife, Karen Jarrett (nee Smedley, and later Angle).
- Signature Move: The Jarrett Strut. It's similar to 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.
- Smug Snake: He's a very old school, cowardly sneaky heel.
- Small Name, Big Ego: 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 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. McMahon paid him what he asked, but 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 revealed in a 2010 interview that Vince McMahon gave his condolences to him after his wife died.
- Weapon of Choice: The Guitar, he got really scared when he went to hit AJ Styles, who proceeded to kick it in half.
- Would Hit a Girl: 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.
- Wrestling Doesn't Pay: A Wrestling Country Music Star.
- Wrestling Family: Third generation wrestler.
- Writer on Board: 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 Jarret 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.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: From the September 6, 2000 WCW Thunder. He walked on to the set of Mike Awesome's "Lava Lamp Lounge", and accused Awesome of being a mix of "John Travolta Saturday Night Live and Austin Powers.