Jeff Jarrett, a former WWE superstar and TNA founder believes the professional wrestling industry needs a serious shake-up again to keep the interest and the business running. Jarrett, also popularly known as “Double J”, was recently at Wrestlecast, the award-winning show of SunSport and shared his thoughts about the wrestling industry and its future.
Jarrett said professional wrestling fans always loved the surprise element in the shows and drew example from the famous ‘Monday Night Wars’ between WCW and WWE. Jarrett said the constant competition was actually proved to be very good for the business as regular creative ideas kept coming in both the shows. Now certainly all of them were not equally useful, but the flow always kept the viewers on the edge of their seats. He brought the example of introducing Mike Tyson to WWE fans and using him in the kayfabe between Vince McMahon and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. He said it was a revolutionary idea that helped WWE to turn around and win over WCW.
Jarrett said Austin became a fan-favorite as the represented the rebel who stands against the system for justice. It was a employee vs. employer situation; a person who goes against the boss, humiliates him and wins the battle over all evil – when this storyline meets Mike Tyson, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ … it’s always a win-win situation. “It was big. It was really big. You can’t put a price on getting into pop culture. I think the business as a whole needs a pop culture moment.” Jericho also passionately spoke about his relation with his father, the legendary wrestling promoter Jerry Jarrett, TNA’s upcoming ‘Maximum Impact Tour’ and TNA’s new ‘Gut Check’ training at Wembley, London. You can learn more about the TNA’s Europe Tour and ‘Gut Check’ here.