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:
Our #MemphisWrestling family is heartbroken. We lost the legend who started it all, Jerry Jarrett.
The moments, memories and advice will be remembered & cherished forever. ?
All love & condolences to family, friends and fans all over the world.
Rest in power, Mr. Jarrett ?? pic.twitter.com/P2m0qlaMvw
— Memphis Wrestling (@Mem_Wrestling) February 14, 2023
WWE is saddened to learn that Jerry Jarrett has passed away at age 80.
WWE extends its condolences to Jarrett’s family, friends and fans.https://t.co/7icnWQmuD0
— WWE (@WWE) February 14, 2023
The NWA family is saddened to hear of the passing of the legendary Jerry Jarrett. A very important part of the professional wrestling business, we send our condolences to his family, friends and fans. pic.twitter.com/zMdyNkoV9G
— NWA (@nwa) February 14, 2023
I'm very sad to learn of the passing of Jerry Jarrett. One of the most successful promoters in American Wrestling history. The last time I saw Jerry was in Charlotte NC, and what he said to me that day is one of the most cherished memories of my career. RIP. pic.twitter.com/F3pup5zFFf
— Nick Aldis (@RealNickAldis) February 14, 2023
RIP Jerry Jarrett. Jerry was essentially my first boss when I signed with TNA in 2003. We had several very nice and funny conversations, one in particular I will never forget. Thank you for all you gave to professional wrestling. My heart goes out to my friend @RealJeffJarrett
— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) February 14, 2023
? So much to say. At a lost for words.
Most importantly, thank you for giving my father & myself our dream job. Love you & your family, Jerry Jarrett.
You changed the landscape of professional wrestling. https://t.co/tzDRzVRqHg
— Ricky Morton (@RealRickyMorton) February 14, 2023
Sad news hearing the passing of Jerry Jarrett. This man helped me out so much in my career. From training at his farm for the USWA wrestling school to last year him saying he’s proud of me for sticking it out. #RipJerry ? pic.twitter.com/u7ELL9sIRw
— James Storm (@JamesStormBrand) February 14, 2023
Rest in Peace Jerry Jarrett. I had such good experiences working with him in early TNA. He told my parents that the AMW-XXX cage match at Turning Point 2004 was one of the best he’d ever seen, which was a compliment that I cherish to this day. My best wishes to Jeff & his family. pic.twitter.com/p6mbdnviq4
— Christopher Daniels (@facdaniels) February 14, 2023
The loss of Jerry Jarrett, is something that should be revered!! Jerry beat all the odds, and, became the GUY!! Jerry allowed us to play the “Freebird” song' unbelievable!!
He’s the MAN!!..Can’t be FOLLOWED!!
— Michael PS Hayes (@MichaelPSHayes1) February 15, 2023
Very heartbroken to hear of the passing of Jerry Jarrett, my condolences ? to his family?? pic.twitter.com/RQJXT0iMZI
— Ron Killings (@RonKillings) February 15, 2023
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.
What do you think of Jarrett? What was his biggest contribution to wrestling? Let us know in the comments below.
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