WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett has departed WWE, mere months after he rejoined the company in an executive role.
‘The King of the Mountain’ was appointed as WWE’s new Senior Vice President of Live Events at the end of May, returning to the company after being quietly released the prior summer. Per PWInsider’s Mike Johnson, he’s already been removed from his position.
No details have been revealed as to why Jeff Jarrett was let go from WWE. He’d been seen on company programming as recently as the SummerSlam premium live event on 30 July, and appeared to be on good terms with the promotion.
With WWE undergoing a sweeping change in management behind-the-scenes, however, perhaps this was cause for Jeff’s removal from the role. It’s unknown if a replacement will be publicly named, nor if they’ll be a name already familiar to fans’ eyes.
Following PWInsider making the initial report that he’d been rehired, Jeff Jarrett confirmed the news himself via his My World podcast, stating how excited he was to once again be working under the WWE banner, all while continuing his venture into the podcast market:
“You know, as you know me Conrad [Thompson], I’m a personal guy and I’ll leave it personal for that matter. It’s, you know – and kind of what’s been stated out there, SVP, Live Events. You know as well as anybody, my passion is in live events but I’ll just kind of leave that right there. It’s gonna be a journey that I’m excited about but you know, as it all comes together, you know what this means don’t you? Well, I am so ready for year two [of My World]! Let’s rock Conrad.”
A nearly 40-year veteran of professional wrestling, Jeff Jarrett has wrestled in several mainstream pro wrestling organisations, including WWE, WCW, and IMPACT Wrestling, the latter of which he co-founded. He returned to WWE after over a decade away in 2018, subsequently working a couple of matches the following year.
The 55-year-old has competed just twice since 2019, first defeating company stalwart EFFY at Game Changer Wrestling’s Hammerstein Ballroom card, and most recently participating in Ric Flair’s final encounter. There, Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal were defeated by ‘The Nature Boy’ and Andrade El Idolo.