Jeff Jarrett Explains The Origin Of His Catchphrase ‘Slapnuts’

Jeff Jarrett

Jeff Jarrett has revealed the origins of his famous catchphrase ‘Slapnuts’ and says he got the derogatory term from his grandmother.

Jarrett spent much of the late nineties during his time in the WWE and WCW calling all and sundry ‘slapnuts.’ The WWE Hall Of Famer’s catchphrase became as ubiquitous as his famous guitar shots to opponents.

Speaking to Chris Van Vliet on his Insight podcast, Jarrett was asked what the phrase meant. As Jarrett then says, there were plenty of people that didn’t know the answer to that.

Jarrett explained:

“That’s a funny story. My grandmother used to call folks “slappies.” That is people who slapped their gums. They know more and more about less and less every day. So just during that time, the slap nuts just rolled off. I was called in at Nitro when slap nuts was taking off. They said ‘We need to ask you a question.’ They were dead serious ‘What does slap nuts mean? We have looked in the Urban Dictionary and we can not find it.’ I’m like ‘wow this business has come a long way,’ I’m being questioned about where slap nuts came from.”

Jeff Jarrett has recently announced he will be part of a new podcast titled ‘My World’ alongside Conrad Thompson. Thompson already hosts numerous wrestling podcasts with the likes of Jim Ross, Eric Bischoff, and Kurt Angle.

The first episode of ‘My World’ will be available to listen to from May 4th. The podcast can be found early and ad-free by signing up to

Credit: Insight with Chris Van Vliet

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