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Jeff Jarrett On The Legacy Of His Father Jerry – ‘He Was Very Innovative’



AEW’s Director of Business Development Jeff Jarrett believes his father Jerry will go down in history as a great innovator, following the latter’s passing earlier this year.

Jarrett was asked about his father’s legacy during a recent edition of “The Chase McCabe Show.” He said,

“His legacy, there’s so many things. The outpouring of compliments that I’ve told my stepmom and my wife many times during that time. ‘I wish he could have been here.’ They heard all this, and they would say, ‘Well, he is.’ Whether it’s The Rock or Vince McMahon, just so many folks paid their respects. I like to kind of leave that up to others [regarding] his legacy.

“At the end of the day, his innovations, he always was, and I hope I kind of take that trait, he loved to get up to the plate, so to speak, and try to knock it out of the park with a grand slam. He was very innovative. When you think back to the 70s and the 80s and the things that he brought to the table, just yesterday was the anniversary of the scaffold match. My dad was actually in the first scaffold match. He wasn’t a high flyer, but he loved to create matches.”

Jerry founded the Continental Wrestling Association in 1977 and would merge with World Class Championship Wrestling to form the USWA years later.

In 2002, Jerry and his son would co-found Total Nonstop Action, today known as Impact Wrestling.

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