New AEW Name Says Joining Promotion Wasn’t An Overnight Decision

5 months ago by Sanchez Taylor

New AEW Name Says Joining Promotion Wasn’t An Overnight Decision AEW

Jeff Jarrett has commented on his AEW signing, following his shock debut on the November 2 edition of Dynamite.

After the WWE Hall of Famer attacked Darby Allin with his guitar on the show, Tony Khan confirmed that Jarrett was All Elite, revealing that he will be working backstage as the promotion’s Director of Business Development.

Speaking on the ‘My World’ podcast, Jarrett noted that him joining AEW wasn’t an impulsive decision.

Jarrett said:

“The pieces of the puzzle started to fall together and the behind the scenes role, as well as in front of the camera, all those pieces started to kind of fall in and it didn’t happen overnight.

“This has kind of been a work in progress for quite some time. It wasn’t something that just kind of happened overnight.”

Recalling his wife’s reaction to him signing with AEW, Jarrett noted:

“I don’t know if I’m more excited about the behind-the-scenes work or the executive work or all that, or the in-ring stuff because Karen texted me Wednesday, about one o’clock or 1:30, and said, ‘What are you doing?’

“I said, ‘I feel like I’m a 19 year old rookie pacing around WMC TV studios.’ I said, ‘I’m nervous about tonight.’ I’m thinking things through. I wanted it to go right. I wasn’t all sure of that. So that’s kind of one of the messages I want to throw out there.

“Folks, I’ve been doing it a long time, but I was as nervous as could be, and when the lights were restored in the ring, it was a surreal moment.

“The reaction had a little fresh coat of paint, little red guitar, little red and black guitar. It was really cool. I got a good crack on old Darby. I am super grateful. I’m excited. I’m ready to dig in, in all kinds of ways.”

Jarrett had re-joined WWE as the Senior Vice President of Live Events in May, before finishing up with the company in August.

‘Road Dogg’ Brian James now serves as the WWE Senior Vice President of Live Events.

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