At the 2019 Royal Rumble pay-per-view on Sunday night, the second entrant in the men’s Rumble match was “Double J” Jeff Jarrett. It turns out this was not a one-time appearance.
According to PWInsider, Jarrett has officially signed a new deal to return to the WWE.
The site reports that Jarrett’s new WWE contract will call on him to work as a producer behind-the-scenes for the company but he will also have an on-screen role as well.
A producer is someone who helps work with wrestlers concerning their matches and promos. Two other former Impact Wrestling talents, Abyss and Sonjay Dutt, also just joined the WWE as producers.
This is interesting since Dutt was working with Jeff Jarrett on a wrestling company that never did get off the ground called Global Force Wrestling.
Jarrett was a mid-card star in the WWE in the ’90s before he left the company and signed with WCW. He reportedly held up Vince McMahon for a huge cash sum in order to drop the Intercontinental title to Chyna before he left.
As a result, Jarrett was persona-non-grata with the WWE for almost two decades. He was finally inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame last year.
Jeff Jarrett is best known as the founder of TNA Impact Wrestling and ran the company during its brightest days. He eventually sold the company to Panda Energy and then was pushed out. He returned but when Anthem Sports bought the company, they fired him.
Jeff Jarrett is actually backstage at Monday Night Raw tonight along with Dutt and Shane Helms, who also signed a new producer deal with the WWE.