Here’s why WWE’s Jeff Jarrett can work with AEW talent in Ric Flair’s Last Match.
It has now been confirmed that Flair will team with Andrade El Idolo to face off against Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett.
Andrade and Lethal are notably AEW stars. Jarrett notably became the WWE ‘Senior Vice President of Live Events’ in late May.
Per Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, Jarrett can wrestle the bout because he doesn’t have a talent contract with WWE.
Noting that everything has been worked out, Meltzer said:
“Obviously Tony Khan okayed his guys working with a WWE guy. And with Jeff, the thing with Jeff is Jeff doesn’t have a talent contract, so legally even though he’s actually a vice president of the company (WWE), he can wrestle this match.
“I know a lot of people think that because Conrad (Thompson) in the past had booked WWE guys, including Ric, to do major things at his conventions and then WWE pulled them, that is going to happen here. But it’s not going to happen. This has all been worked out.”
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IMPACT, MLW, NJPW and Lucha Libre AAA will all be presenting matches of their own at the event on July 31.
Here’s the announced lineup for Ric Flair’s Last Match:
- Ric Flair & Andrade El Idolo vs. Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett
- Josh Alexander (c) vs. Jacob Fatu – IMPACT World Championship
- Jordynne Grace (c) vs. Deonna Purrazzo vs. Rachael Ellering – IMPACT Knockouts Championship
- The Wolves (Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards) vs. The Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley)
- Killer Kross vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr
- Clark Conners vs Ren Narita
- Rey Fenix vs Laredo Kid vs Taurus vs Bandido
- The Von Erichs (Marshall & Ross) vs The Briscoes
- Ricky & Kerry Morton vs Brian Pillman Jr & Brock Anderson
Andrade El Idolo and Jay Lethal currently have AEW 2022 win/loss percentages of 58.3% and 83.3% respectively. Stay up to date with AEW win/loss records for 2022 using our tracker right here.
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