Jeff Jarrett appeared on the latest Something To Wrestle With podcast, where the WWE producer spoke about his issues with the company’s creative while he was an in-ring performer.
During the podcast episode, Jarrett also spoke about his decision to leave WWE (then WWF) several years ago:
“Brian (Road Dogg) walking out and WCW wasn’t on my radar. You can think what you want. It was a creative difference. Me and Brian got together. He was in Lowell, MA. He sang in front of Vince and Bruce and others. It got him a job and they put him with me. Me and Brian were on camera as Double J and The Roadie less than six months. This is the boss (Vince McMahon) and he had the right to split us up and shoot the angle. I felt there was so much more gas left in the tank to do another song, to do a concert. I didn’t think we were ready to be split up. I voiced it multiple times, but not loud enough, and certainly, I don’t think they thought that I was going to say, ‘I’m not up for this. I’m going to lose the title to Shawn and I did.’”
“My track record speaks for itself when it’s time to do the honors, but I’m not doing the angle afterwards.’ Brian will tell you to this day, ‘Brian, you make the decision that you want to do. I’m leaving, but you don’t have to.’ I’ll leave a cliffhanger here, but there’s a couple other reasons that he left as well. There was a creative difference that I didn’t talk through, and I’ll put that on me more than I’ll put it on Vince because I didn’t over communicate with him. It had zero to do with WCW. It had zero to do with my father. It had everything to do from a creative perspective that I thought that there was no rhyme or reason. The song just really started going. I’m Nashville, so I’m biased. I think the song had only been out six or eight weeks. Coming off Royal Rumble, I won the I.C. Title. Mania, everybody thought Razor Ramon was winning it back, everybody. We kicked off the first ever In Your House. We were just getting going. There you have it.”
During a recent interview, Jeff Jarrett addressed the recent Mickie James trashbag incident, calling what happened “difficult for both sides”, which you can read more about by clicking here.
Thanks to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription.