10 Classic Jeff Jarrett Matches You Need To See

Ain't He Great?!

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An objectively good wrestler will enter the WWE Hall Of Fame on WrestleMania 34 weekend, but lukewarm takes on his in-ring skill probably won't enter the promotion of his impending induction.

Like Jim Cornette, Alundra Blayze, Ultimate Warrior and others to have spoken on the star-studded stage in recent years, Jeff's speech will be the ultimate pre-show talking point. The Hall Of Fame's lost lustre in recent years has resulted in WWE reframing how they promote the event as a ticket-seller rather than a tributary occasion. Even the inductees are split into patronising unspoken categories such 'headliner', 'midcarder', 'Attitude Era' and 'woman'. Jeff's career has been so diverse that he could be slotted into all of the first three, and at least feature as the token misogynist in a video package for the fourth.

But no, Jeff Jarrett will go into the Hall Of Fame primarily to sell tickets to curious punters keen to have a live experience of the latest unlikely WWE return. After breaking those million guitars, he may at last draw a dime.

And so he should. An underrated performer on his day and one over-criticised by his faults, Jarrett's goalposts were admittedly always moved due to his familial and political links, but the art of the art-form was in more than just his genetics and silver tongue. A deserving Intercontinental Champion, and a safe - if unremarkable - slot-filler in main events, Jeff could go even when the aforementioned advantages meant he didn't really have to.

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