​Did The Jeff Jarrett Incident Become Physical?, Details


You know when an anonymous source is speaking up, it’s time to pay
attention and take it as gospel, right? Well, one has spoken up in regard to the
Jeff Jarrett/Ian Rotten situation and said that it never happened, at least in
terms of the physical altercation. To be fair, this one does have some
circumstantial facts to back them up.

As you may recall,
the report suggested that Jarrett got physical with Ian Rotten at an IWA-MS show
over the weekend and knocked the glasses off the face of Rotten’s seventeen
year-old son John Calvin. The source in question spoke with WrestleZone and
called the reports a “a complete fabrication.” The source says that there was a
dispute over payment but says that Jarret was not intoxicated (as reports have
claimed) and didn’t assault Calvin in any way. The source recounts the tale as
follows: Rotten failed to pay Jarrett even half of what was promised and Jarrett
cursed Rotten out twice, but that was it.

The site notes
that Indiana, where the show took place, does not allow the sale of alcohol on
Sundays and that no bar was available at the show. Jarrett was there with Karen
Jarrett scouting talent for their new Global Force Wrestling

UPDATE x 3: Yesterday it was reported that
Jeff Jarrett was allegedly involved in a physical altercation last night with
17-year-old John Calvin, the son of Ian Rotten. Rotten has posted the following
update on the situation…

“Sh*t happens and life goes on, and so
does the business of IWA Mid South wrestling. Though some unfortunate events
took place last night, they are in the past, done, and over with and I will not
be commenting on them in a public forum

UPDATE x 2: According to Examiner.com, DreamWave
Wrestling promoter Jay Repsel has added the following, clearing up the
previously reported issue…

“[There was a] misunderstanding about
the photos and that Jeff was a professional. All monies promised were exchanged
Karen said ‘just give us our pay and we will leave’ which is what happened.
Anything else is hearsay at this point. We at DreamWave Wrestling look forward
to working with Global Force Wrestling and the Jarrett’s again in the

UPDATE: Following reports that Jeff
Jarrett was involved in a physical altercation last night with Ian Rotten’s
17-year old son, news has seemingly gotten worse for the Jarretts.

Examiner, who broke the story about Jeff Jarrett’s incident, is now reporting
that Karen Jarrett was involved in a separate, allegedly drunken dispute with
DreamWave promoter JayRep on Saturday.

Witnesses say that on Saturday at
the Illinois DreamWave show say that Karen Jarrett noticed her photos had not
been placed on the merchandise table for sale. She reportedly demanded the
promoter pay out of pocket for her losses, alleging that she was owed $1,500 and
when the promoter refused to pay that amount she reportedly went on a rampage,
yelling and screaming at anyone and everyone.

A former TNA talent, who
remained anonymous, described Karen Jarrett as

“Brother, Karen is something else, it’s her way or no
way and she screams and pouts until she gets her way. I think she wears the
pants in that relationship which is cool I guess but she gets her one come hell
or high water.”

ORIGINAL: Reports like this
are not what you want out there when you’re working on launching a new
promotion. According to Examiner.com. Jeff Jarrett was
allegedly involved in a physical altercation last night with 17-year-old John
Calvin. Calvin is the son of IWA Mid-South promoter Ian Rotten.

dispute was reportedly over pay issues. Jarrett received half his pay in
advance, then he learned he would receive the rest “within 2 to 3 days.” This
lead to Jarrett allegedly cussing out coworkers and then allegedly slapping the
glasses of Calvin’s face. Ian Rotten had the following to say about the

“Jeff and Karen Jarrett were both intoxicated. I have
a locker room full of people to back me up on that.”

Also, an
anonymous IWA talent claimed Jarrett was “out of control,” and was being roused
by his wife Karen, who threatened to go out to the ring and expose Rotten.
Rotten has also posted the following statement to his

“So, I will address the 500 lb elephant in the room in

Jeff Jarrett was paid half of his money tonight and was told he
would get the rest of it in 2 or 3 days as through one way or another, or just
plain stupidity, we forgot to get the advance money out of PayPal. I know it
sounds incredibly stupid, but it occurred. Am I embarrassed about it? Yes, but a
very intoxicated Jeff Jarretts actions to follow would be absolutely ridiculous
and uncalled for. INCLUDING knocking the glasses off of John Calvins face,
taking said glasses, and for a time period threatening to not give them back and
break them. Screaming at numerous people in the dressing room that it was their
fault, they were behind it like some paranoid coked out raging idiot. Not saying
he WAS coked out, but I will say he was drunk, him and Karen both and I have a
locker room full of people that will back me up on it.

Jeff Jarrett will
get his money in a couple days as promised, then he can spend it on a defense
attorney as I will be going to the sheriffs department to swear a warrant out on
him tomorrow for assault on a minor. This was not some wrestling angle or
anything of that nature, and he had no right to take it out on anyone else but
me. Don’t get me wrong, I was wrong. We should have had that taken care of, but
Jeffs actions after that along with Karen insisting on going out to the ring to
interrupt Drakes speech was absolutely despicable. That is the truth, the whole
truth, and nothing but the truth.”

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