WWE Hall of Famer thought public firing was part of a storyline. Jeff Jarrett was infamously fired on live television by Vince McMahon.
Former Intercontinental Champion Jeff Jarrett is remembered for Vince McMahon mockingly firing him stating that Jarrett would be “Capital G, Double-O, Double-N, Double-E – GOONNEE!.” The WWE were uninterested in him and neglected axquiriing his contract after taking over WCW.
The firing was very real. However, Jarrett thought it was part of a storyline. He genuinely believed that he would be picked up by WWE and Vince was going to shoot and angle with him. That was not to be though and the now WWE Hall of Famer had to leave the promotion.
WWE Jeff Jarrett Hall of Famer thought public firing was part of a storyline
“If you were to hear that back as a thirty-something-year-old in my, okay, we’ll call it ego, it takes ego to go around this. I thought and maybe carried that with me, ‘Vince is gonna shoot an angle with me.’ It’s all about money. When I heard that he went through all this [buying WCW], who’d he pick out? I mean, who did he pick?”
“Who [in WCW] has he got a working relationship [with] that drew money? And when I left in ‘99, I was the hottest heel on the card. That’s arguable, but a red-hot heel. He’s a business guy. Who can he take from this roster that he knows will do the job in spite of any circumstances, whether good, bad or indifferent?
“My last night in ‘95, I did the job to Shawn [Michaels]. I could’ve walked out beforehand. I did the job to Shawn and left. Chyna, did the job to Chyna and left. Who’s willing to do business? He picked me to fire me. [I thought] we’re doing an angle!”
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Jarret was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2018. He was inducted by his long-time friend Road Dogg, with the two men singing a duet of Jarrett’s country song “With My Baby Tonight”.
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