He was a big one. There are certain people in wrestling who had such a major impact on the industry that they cannot be ignored. These people have often been around for years, if not decades, and their influence is still felt every day. The wrestling world lost one such legend earlier this week and now the tributes and memories are pouring in from all over the industry.

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Jerry Jarrett passed away at 80 years old earlier this week. Jarrett promoted the Memphis territory for years and helped co-found what would become Impact Wrestling. Various wrestlers and wrestling personalities have begun sending in tributes via Twitter and social media. Here are some of the better ones, from various wrestlers, legends and wrestling promotions:

Jarrett was a legend. Check out some of his career:

Opinion: Jarrett really was a legend in his own time and someone you didn’t hear anything bad about. If nothing else, the fact that he was reportedly the person Vince McMahon wanted to run WWE if McMahon had gone to prison in the 90s tells you all you need to know about him. Jarrett was a force in wrestling and he did more great things than anyone could possibly count.

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