It’s one of those stories that wrestling fans never thought that they would ever see, but indeed WWE has now confirmed that none other than Jeff Jarrett will be inducted into the Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Jeff Jarrett will now join the likes of a Goldberg, the Dudley Boyz, and Ivory in what is shaping up to be a rather interesting Hall of Fame class. NBC Sports first broke the news that Jarrett will be entering the Hall of Fame earlier today after various other outlets reported that Jarrett was in consideration to enter this year’s Hall of Fame class. Jarrett will be joining the Hall of Fame in New Orleans this April right before WrestleMania. He, Sting, Kurt Angle, and the Dudley Boyz are now in the WWE and TNA Halls of Fame.
BREAKING: As first reported by @NBCSports, @RealJeffJarrett will be inducted into the #WWEHOF Class of 2018! https://t.co/30BwDTVo4J
— WWE (@WWE) February 19, 2018
Jarrett has had numerous years of experience in the pro wrestling industry and has competed for just about every single major wrestling promotion in the world during his career. As the son of promoter Jerry Jarrett, Jeff was working as a referee and a wrestler before he was even eighteen. He eventually worked in WWE on two brief occasions during the 1990s, but he arguably found the most success in his career when he joined WCW and won the World Heavyweight Championship several different times. Since then, Jarrett has created a few different promotions on his own and he also has continued to wrestle on the independent circuit as well. This will mark Jarrett’a first appearance in WWE since 1999.
This Hall of Fame induction is particularly surprising given the past relationship between Jarrett and those within WWE. Not only did Jarrett help create rival promotion TNA Wrestling, but he has also had feuds with the likes of Vince McMahon, Kurt Angle, and The Hardy Boyz in the past. Jarrett was in the news quite a bit last year when he was fired from his job with Impact Wrestling and later appeared to be intoxicated during an independent wrestling show that he was booked for. Fortunately, he entered WWE-sponsored rehab and has seemingly beaten his addiction. Get ready to see a rare WWE appeareane by “Double J” on April 6th during the weekend of WrestleMania.