WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett will reportedly return to WWE imminently, working backstage in an executive live events position.
Having previously worked for WWE in a variety of backstage roles, Jeff Jarrett is due to return to the company next week.
PWInsider confirmed the news through multiple sources. ‘The King of the Mountain’ will be working in a “high-level executive position”, with one source describing the position as Jarrett “taking over live events”. An official job title is yet to be issued.
Jeff Jarrett had returned to WWE in January 2019 as a producer, with that role quickly seeing Jarrett promoted to being a full-time member of WWE’s creative team. WhatCulture’s Andy H. Murray broke the news of his departure in July 2021.
Away from WWE, ‘Double J’ has found tremendous success, both as a wrestler and in a variety of backstage roles. He founded Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, working as the Executive Vice President of Development and Original Programming towards the end of his tenure. Post-TNA, Jarrett founded the ill-fated Global Force Wrestling promotion in 2014.
In recent months, Jeff Jarrett has appeared for Game Changer Wrestling, Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, and the National Wrestling Alliance, the latter of which saw him cost Nick Aldis an NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship match. In GCW, Jarrett also wrestled for the first time in three years when he defeated EFFY at their historic Hammerstein Ballroom card.
He’s a former Intercontinental, European, and World Tag Team Champion during his time in WWE. He infamously departed Vince McMahon’s sports entertainment giant in 1999, but only after receiving a hefty $200,000 payday for working without a contract to drop the Intercontinental Championship.
The same week as his new job beginning, Jeff Jarrett will also be the next guest on Stone Cold’s Broken Skull Sessions, with his episode airing on Friday, 3 June.