WWE Hall of Famer denies getting into a shouting match with Vince McMahon backstage over money that was previously owed to him.
There are several stories in wrestling that have been told and retold to fans of different generations. The Curtain Call, Montreal Screwjob, the curse of the Von Erich’s, so many stories wrestling tales have been etched into our minds over the years.
Jeff Jarrett’s last night of his first run in the WWE is one such tale. Due to a blunder by WWE, Jarrett was without a contract with the WWE while still holding the Intercontinental Championship. Jarrett wrestled Chyna and dropped the title to her, despite his contract status with the promotion.
The title change however, came with a price that Jarrett yelled and demanded from Vince McMahon according to Bob Holly. In his book, The Hardcore Truth: The Bob Holly Story, Bob Holly wrote about how he allegedly witnessed a lot of cursing between Jarrett and Vince.
“He [Jeff Jarrett] walked into the arena for the pay-per-view without his gear and went straight to Vince. Backstage, we could all hear them yelling in Vince’s office.
“Jeff was demanding that Vince pay him all the money he was owed from previous events and the money for the match he was going to do that night, or he wasn’t going to go to the ring.
“Shane, Vince’s son, was really vocal. He was cussing Jeff out and was ready to beat the sh*t out of him. Jeff is a mild-mannered guy who wouldn’t fight anybody, so he just sat there and held his ground.”
WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett denies getting into a shouting match with Vince McMahon
While speaking on his My World podcast, Jeff Jarrett revealed that Bob Holly’s account of the events was far from the truth.
“No [there was no shouting match]. So, this is where… that’s crazy. What’s kind of mesmerizing to me… Bob Holly. Not just Bob Holly, but Bob Holly’s editor thought it was important enough to their book to put that in his book. Completely incorrect, not factual at all, but here we are still talking about it. The context of that is a little amusing to me, I’ll say. But no [that did not happen].”
Bob Holly’s version of the event has been repeated so many times that it is considered by many to be the truth. However, one has to consider that Jarrett works as a backstage producer in the WWE. This is a good enough reason for him to probably want to distance himself from the story.
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