Jeff Jarrett discusses whether he considered refusing to lose the Intercontinental Championship to Chyna at No Mercy back in 1999.
Jeff Jarrett left the WWE back in 1999. His last appearance was against Chyna at No Mercy where he dropped the Intercontinental Championship to her. However, an oversight by the WWE resulted in Jarrett’s contract expiring a day before the defence.
He went on to wrestle the match anyway and ensured that the championship changed hands before he left for WCW. But did he consider not doing so? Jarrett was aked whether he thought of doing so during his recent appearance on Insight with Chris Van Vliet.
Jeff Jarrett discusses whether he considered refusing to lose the Intercontinental Championship to Chyna
Jarrett explained that he had already been paid so there was no reason for him not to lose. More so when you consider that the WWE was going to go public and he had every intention to purchase stocks.
“Well, for one, he already paid me!… Like any promoter, he had to have a little faith in me, first and foremost. And at the end of the day, he’s been around a lot longer than I have, so what if it didn’t go down? You’ve always got tomorrow’s RAW to re-write it. Sometimes, as an industry we get so caught up – how do we know he’s going to do it? Well, I’m banking on the odds and the probabilities that he is. I just paid him his money. He’s out of my headset. And to tell you the truth, we weren’t the main event – A. B, and here’s something we’re gonna dive into on My World, the following day is when he took his company public.”
Jarrett eventually returned to the WWE back in 2018 and was inducted into their Hall of Fame. He went on to wrestle two more matches with them. His first match was at Royal Rumble coming in as the second appearance and his last was a singles match against Elias.
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