Jeff Jarrett in AEW is a potentially positive chapter in his career.
After WCW was bought out by WWE, a lot of superstars took different paths. Some signed with WWE, others retired, and there were a few who kept going in other smaller promotions for the time being, but Jeff Jarrett did something that really made his moment with AEW a moment of truth.
He founded TNA, which seemed like a rocket ship ready to take off going from a weekly pay-per-view show to finding a home with various networks. Eventually, TNA became a two-hour show, which was yet another milestone for the company.
The company went through ups and downs consistently and it eventually led to Jarrett departing from his creation completely. He would then take on other ventures in the form of Global Force Wrestling, but it didn’t gain the same traction as TNA did. Jarrett coming to AEW really brings it full circle for everything that has happened in his illustrious career.
Jeff Jarrett’s dream and destiny in AEW.
TNA went through massive changes that eventually led to the identity completely changing after bouncing around various networks. It seemed like Jarrett’s dream of running TNA quickly became a nightmare with many issues that contrasts with AEW’s journey.
As Jarrett continued to oversee TNA through the hard times, they failed to hit that level of consistency on a bigger stage which has happened with AEW. In a short time, AEW has built up a more consistent audience on networks that have historically led to success for the illustrious WCW.
That’s where TNA seemed to struggle with finding a consistent home and it even got confusing keeping up with certain networks that weren’t immediately available. This led to TNA running into more problems over the years and the company didn’t recover and went through massive changes with its brand as a fresh start.
Jarrett eventually did a jump-start for another company called Global Force Wrestling, and it failed to ever gain major traction. The irony is that the hype was similar to what AEW did in some ways and they both faced similar issues with fans being skeptical of the debuts of the respective companies.
The usage of YouTube was vital in getting eyes on Global Force Wrestling and they had a unique identity. The problem came with not being able to find a consistent network and many fans have never seen a GFW show.
The massive difference is that AEW had less time with finding a home. With all of that considered about AEW and how fast they rose up, it’s impressive the numbers they drew since there have been companies, including the ones Jarrett ran that were short-term successes on major networks.
The major difference with Jarrett was how he wasn’t able to fully enjoy the moment consistently, if he wasn’t coordinating to keep a company running, he was trying to jumpstart a company any way he could.
AEW has been able to enjoy success and they had a lot of time to build on their success and enjoy it. Every company has its issues, but with a pretty solid foundation, it’s a different scenario than what Jarrett has dealt with in the past.
Jarrett being in AEW truly brings it full circle since has always been a man with a vision for wrestling, but it just never seemed to work out. Jarrett going to WWE was not ideal since he was fitting into a culture already established, his vision has always been about something new that is in the middle of finding itself on a daily basis.
This is a chance of a lifetime for Jarrett to set the tone and show fans his developmental business side, but there is no guarantee that it will work out as planned, but there is a lot of hope that Jarrett will be able to enjoy the moment and contribute to the young company in a positive way.
There is no telling what’s next for Jeff Jarrett in AEW, but it will be interesting to see if Jarrett can further add to the identity or be incompatible with the company. Fans will have to keep tuning in to AEW Dynamite as this development continues.