Jeff Jarrett has labeled Braun Strowman as “naive” and “tone deaf” while explaining why he called out the WWE Superstar during last week’s AEW Dynamite.
Jarrett made his shock debut on the November 2nd edition of AEW Dynamite, attacking Darby Allin and aligning himself with Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt and Satnam Singh.
The following week, Jarrett cut a promo praising his allies, claiming that Satnam Singh is “no make believe monster who wears red skinny jeans”, which many took as a shot at Strowman who has recently garnered some backstage heat in WWE for comments he made following his match with Omos at Crown Jewel.
Why Jeff Jarrett Took A Shot At Braun Strowman
Speaking on a recent edition of his ‘My World’ podcast, Jarrett discussed the promo in question and spoke about how he was trying to get Satnam Singh over:
“Here is a legitimate megastar from India. In my mind is, ‘How am I going to put this guy over?’ but also, you call it old school heat, get a reaction, be the antagonist, and put this guy over.”
In regards to the Braun Strowman reference, Jarrett had the following to say:
“I had no idea about Braun and showing up late. I didn’t know any of that, but I was aware of him being kind of, I don’t know if it’s naive or whatever you want to call it, when he takes a shot at the ‘flippy flop’ stuff. It’s almost tone-deaf.”
“He didn’t put just one, he put both feet in his mouth and is knocking ‘flippy flop,’ which I take offence to because this industry, whether it’s the X-Division or Lucha Libre or whatever, if we don’t have a diversity of genres and styles of wrestling, it’s a different appetite. For him to take a shot at it, I thought, ‘here’s a perfect opportunity to draw an analogy, and Braun, whether he’s a former softball player or strongman, he’s got some accolades, but he’s certainly not an NBA player”
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.