A third-generation wrestler and WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett has revealed, the reason he left WWE.
Jarrett recently explained on his podcast, My World
, the reason he left the WWE in July of 1995 after wrestling Shawn Michaels at “In Your House 2” for the Intercontinental Championship.
Jarrett lost the Intercontinental Championship to Shawn Michaels At In Your House 2: The Lumberjacks on July 23, 1995, after performing the song "With My Baby Tonight".
Following the event, Jarrett left the WWF for five months and returned to the USWA. Jarrett returned to the WWF at In Your House 5 on December 17, 1995, feuding with Ahmed Johnson. Jarrett lost to Johnson by disqualification at the 1996 Royal Rumble and left the WWF shortly thereafter due to a contract dispute.
Later that year, The Roadie revealed that he had in fact sung "With My Baby Tonight" and that Jarrett had been lip-synching.
“Lack of communication and I’ll take full responsibility,” Jarrett said. “I’ll still stick to my guns that the package of Double J, and we’re still talking about it today. You would’ve thought oh man, Jeff and Brian, they were together a couple of years. We were on screen together six months, that to me is a little bit of validation that we really had something. I bet I had 3 or 4 conversations [with Vince]. ‘Ah, Vince, I really think it’s premature, I don’t think we need to pull the trigger.’ We had talked about another video, we talked about multiple videos, we talked about an album.
“You have to remember, CDs in the 90s were printing money. Living in Nashville and knowing the amount of money that was being distributed, the country music industry, there were a whole slew of acts in the early 90s they literally blew this town up from a financial perspective, all the money that was being created. As hot as the country music business was and knowing that Brian can sing his ass off as good or better than most folks out there, it’s not my opinion, I’m talking about music execs.”
“Here was sort of the Jeff plan, drop the title, Shawn is my buddy, it’s business, I’m not going to prohibit anybody from doing their thing,” Jarrett stated. “But if I don’t do the angle with Road Dogg, my plan was to leave the building, let the dust settle and the meeting of the minds would take place. A week, two weeks, three weeks, I just didn’t foresee Vince McMahon being furious and Bruce [Prichard] being irate and Pat [Paterson] saying ‘Let’s move on.’ I’m putting words in their mouths but I’m not putting words in Vince’s, Vince was furious.“
Quote Courtesy:Wrestling Inc
Stay Tuned To Sacnilk.