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  • Base-Breaking Character: Hilarious and talented heel who's Still Got It, or a spotlight hog who won't retire. Mind you, even his haters admit he can still do great matches.
  • Creator's Pet:
    • As bad as Triple H circa 2002-2005 was, Jeff Jarrett in TNA was a lot worse. Especially in 2005, when fans were pleading with him to "DROP THE TITLE!" Not to mention the fact that he is also the head booker, as well as a wrestler. While Triple H does have a lot of pull in WWE thanks to his marriage to Stephanie McMahon, it is Vince McMahon who gets the final word on everything. Not to mention, Jarrett is inferior in both Wrestling Psychology and cutting promos to Trips, making his over-the-top prominence that much more obnoxious.
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    • This happened in WCW as well towards the end. Jarrett came back to the company after being a midcarder in his previous WCW run and in WWF, and was suddenly catapulted into being the top heel thanks to friend Vince Russo writing the show. Although seeing as how WCW was in the middle of trying to make new main eventers, Jeff Jarrett's main event push wasn't exactly entirely unwelcome. Jarrett won the WCW title four times in just over a month, which reflects his status as this and the hotshot booking of WCW in 2000.
  • Memetic Mutation: *takes guitar shot* "Never drew a dime!" Such is the infamy of Mike Graham's comment, you may still see the phrase any time guitars are broken.
  • Never Live It Down:
    • Jarrett being world champion many, many times in WCW and TNA.
    • Mike Graham's "never drew a dime" comments against him in a WWE DVD on WCW, as mentioned above.
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  • So Okay, It's Average: At his best, Jarrett will receive this reaction. Wrestling fans will usually be quick to acknowledge even though he's not likely to be a high-drawing main event player and nowhere near deserving of the world title shots he's gotten, Jarrett is pretty solid in the ring despite his flaws in just about every other aspect of professional wrestling. As an upper mid-card performer (e.g. his runs as Intercontinental Champion) he was perfectly fine in that role. But had no business being in the main event.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • His segment about Owen Hart on the "Raw is Owen" tribute show can still make a grown man cry like a baby.
      • It continued when he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and he brought up his friendship with Owen.
    • A few interviews he did after his first wife Jill died of cancer.
  • Vindicated by History: Similar to his Alternate Company Equivalent Triple H. Probably downplayed or at least otherwise played with, but even his bad habit of putting the title on himself looks like the lesser of two evils compared to a Dixie Carter who ran TNA into the ground, especially when Jeff's Global Force Wrestling promotes talented individuals like Sonjay Dutt who were Screwed By The Company in Carter's TNA.
  • X-Pac Heat:
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    • By the end of his final run as NWA Champion in TNA in 2006, fans were pleading with him to "Drop the title! Drop the title!" There were even chants of "Fuck you, Jarrett! Fuck you, Jarrett!" Jarrett was truly hated by TNA fans for good reasons—during the first four years, he held the NWA Championship for the better part of three of them. Occasionally, he would lose at a pay-per-view, only to win the title back at the very next show, leading fans to see the title as meaningless, since it had just become a prop for Jarrett. In every match he had at the time, he resorted to running into the crowd. To make matters worse, Jarrett was more than just the Creator's Pet—as one of the founders of TNA, he was the creator. It was almost as if he helped build TNA just so he can make himself the champion. It's no wonder some fans started calling him Triple J.
    • His infamous BLASPHEMY promo lambasting Steve Austin's catchphrase. He was lucky to escape the arena alive.
    • Once cut an 8 minute promo on WWF with a dead, uninterested crowd, except for when said that if he doesn't get his way he'll "pack his bags and walk right out the door". The crowd cheered that.

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