Jeff Jarrett has seen and participated in his fair share of matches over the course of his storied, Hall of Fame career. He’s had four-and-a-half star bangers against the likes of Shawn Michaels and Kurt Angle. But the former Intercontinental Champion never reached the 5-star match level, and in recent weeks, the idea of star ratings has become a divisive issue among the wrestling community. Jarrett himself spoke on the topic during a recent episode of his “My World With Jeff Jarrett” podcast.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On the idea of star ratings for matches: “I often viewed through my entire career, if I get a high star rating … I almost look at that as a negative because then it’s viewed as much more of a performance, as opposed to capturing emotion.”
On fan reaction vs. star ratings: “It’s almost the same, when you’re getting heat and you hear the chant ‘this is awesome’ – that immediately tells me that the fanbase, the audience live, is viewing this as, ‘Oh wow, aren’t those boys having fun out there. This is an awesome little display of get-togetherness.’”