A backstage update has revealed whether WWE plans to use Jeff Jarrett on-screen following SummerSlam.
It was recently confirmed that Jarrett will be the special referee for the Usos vs Street Profits WWE Tag Team Championship match at the July 30 premium live event, set to emanate from Nashville’s Nissan Stadium.
The announcement led to speculation that the backstage name will be starting a storyline at the event, or will be involved with more angles moving forward.
Per Dave Meltzer in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the WWE Senior Vice President of Live Events’ SummerSlam appearance will be a one-off, with Jarrett added to the event because the show is set to air from Nashville.
Discussing the upcoming appearance, Meltzer wrote:
“Jeff Jarrett was announced as special referee for the Usos vs. Street Profits tag title match. The Jarrett situation involved the fact that he lives in Nashville and the Jarrett family has been involved in wrestling on television in Nashville dating back to the mid-60s, and actually earlier since Christine Jarrett worked for Nick Gulas & Roy Welch in the office long before Jerry Jarrett started as a teen idol babyface wrestler.
“Jarrett works as Senior Vice President of Live Events and we were told it’s a one-time thing to help promote the show in Nashville and not the beginning of a storyline where he becomes a television character, but all decisions like that change weekly.
Jarrett will be in action the night after SummerSlam, teaming with Jay Lethal to face Ric Flair and Andrade El Idolo at the Ric Flair’s Last Match event.
The real reason why Jarrett is able to wrestle at this non-WWE event was recently revealed.
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