Now back in WWE in a backstage capacity, Jeff Jarrett is eyeing up a potential return to the ring – and he’s thinking big in terms of his opponent!
PWInsider initially confirmed the return to WWE of Jeff Jarrett, with ‘The King of the Mountain’ taking on the role of WWE’s Senior Vice President of Live Events. Jarrett had previously departed the company in April 2021, where he served as a producer and, later, as a full-time member of the WWE creative team.
On his My World podcast, the former Intercontinental Champion got talking about a potential in-ring return with WWE, which brought around the conversation of who, exactly, Jeff Jarrett would face. The landscape of WWE is ever-changing, so ‘Double J’ didn’t find difficulty in naming his dream opponent:
“I mean Cody [Rhodes] would be a hell of a, I mean, we look back to him. Man, that’s a whole list. I never got to work with [John] Cena, that would be, and I know he’s not on the current roster. There’s a couple of, you know, [Hiroshi] Tanahashi is a guy that when I saw the aura of him at Wrestle Kingdom 9 live, that’s a whole other level. But, um, you know, and then you just kind of look at it, so many talents out there right now.
I mean, Sami Zayn, at WrestleMania with Johnny Knoxville, no, it’s not a five star mat classic and all that kind of stuff. But the entertainment value and I get it, it’s not for everyone. It is not for everyone, I am well aware. So you may not be a fan of it. But if you’re a fan of sports entertainment, which I am, which I know it rings cash registers in a massive way. It’s not gonna get you. There’s a real real talent level, high skill set of doing what Sami did on so many levels.”
Jeff Jarrett wrestled his first match for WWE in almost two decades when he entered the 2019 Royal Rumble match as the surprise second entrant, coming face-to-face with Elias. He subsequently lost to ‘The Drifter’ on the following week’s broadcast of Monday Night Raw.
Jarrett has since wrestled around the world, from Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide all the way to Insane Championship Wrestling. He most recently defeated EFFY during Game Changer Wrestling’s Hammerstein Ballroom card.
Jeff Jarrett has since addressed his shock return to WWE on the My Word podcast alongside Conrad Thompson, stating how excited he was to begin the journey, as well as reaffirming his passion for promoting live wrestling events.