Sep 7, 2009 - by Steve Gerweck
Real name: Jeff Jarrett
Weight: 230 lbs.
Date of birth: April 14, 1967
From: Nashville, TN
Pro debut: April 1986
Trained by: Tojo Yamamoto
Finishing move: The Stroke
- Jarrett defeated Tony Faulk in his pro debut.
- On November 17, 1986, Jarrett and Billy Travis conquered the Sheepherders to capture the CWA Southern Tag Team title.
- Travis and Jarrett also teamed up to beat the RPM’s for the CWA Tag Team title on January 11, 1987.
- Jarrett and Pat Tanaka won the CWA Tag Team title on February 3, 1987, again defeating the RPM’s.
- Jarrett won his first singles title on May 11, 1987, capturing the NWA Mid-American title, defeating Moondog Spot in the process.
- On November 9, 1987, Jarrett pinned Jimmy Jack Funk to regain the NWA Mid-American title.
- In 1988, Jarrett arrived in the now defunct World Class promotion in Texas. He defeated Eric Embry for the World Class Light-Heavyweight title on October 15th of that year.
- Jarrett pinned “Dirty” Dutch Mantel for the CWA title on March 11, 1989.
- The next day, Jarrett teamed with Kerry Von Erich to over power Robert Fuller and Jimmy Golden for the World Class Tag Team title.
- On June 9, 1989, Jarrett and Mil Mascaras beat Cactus Jack and Zobiac II for the World Class Tag Team title.
- Jarrett next teamed with Matt Borne to win the World Class Tag Team title on June 30, 1989, from Fuller and Brian Lee.
- Jarrett and Jerry “The King” Lawler defeated the Fabulous Ones for the USWA (United States Wrestling Association) Tag Team title on February 4, 1991.
- On March 9, 1991, Jarrett pinned Steve Austin for the Southern title.
- Jarrett and Fuller captured the USWA Western States Tag Team title from Samu and Judge Dredd on June 24, 1991.
- Jarrett and Lawler took the USWA Tag Team title on June 29, 1992, from the Moondogs.
- On August 9, 1992, Jarrett made his WWF debut.
- Jarrett pinned Lawler’s son Brian Christopher for the Southern title on December 21, 1992.
- On October 4, 1993, Jarrett beat Tommy Rich to recapture the Southern title.
- In August 1994, Jarrett signed a contract with the World Wrestling Federation.
- Jarrett defeated Razor Ramon (Scott Hall) for the Intercontinental title on January 22, 1995, at the Royal Rumble.
- Bob Holly won the Intercontinental title from Jarrett in a controversial match on April 19, 1995, but Jarrett won the title back the following week.
- Razor Ramon regained the IC title from Jarrett on May 19, 1995, and three days later, Jarrett again won the title back.
- On December 13, 1995, Jarrett pinned Ahmed Johnson for the USWA title. Due to a back injury, Jarrett was forced to relinquish the title.
- Jarrett defeated Lawler on April 20, 1996, for the USWA title.
- In October 1996, Jarrett signed with rival World Championship Wrestling.
- In February 1997, Jarrett defeated Steve “Mongo” McMichael to earn a spot in the Four Horsemen.
- Jarrett beat Dean Malenko for the United States title on June 9, 1997, in Boston, MA.
- Deciding not to resign with WCW, Jarrett returned to WWF “Raw” on October 20, 1997.
- On December 30, 1997, Jarrett pinned Barry Windham for the NWA North American title.
- Jarrett escorted Gennifer Flowers to the ring at Wrestlemania XIV.
- At Unforgiven ’98, Jarrett performed live with country singer Sawyer Brown.
- On August 10, 1998, Jarrett adopted his new motto: “Don’t, P*ss Me Off!”
- Owen Hart and Jarrett defeated the Big Boss Man and Ken Shamrock to win the WWF World Tag Team title on January 25, 1999, in Phoenix, AZ.
- Jarrett pinned the Godfather with the help of Debra to win the Intercontinental title at the May 25, 1999 “Raw” television taping.
- One day after dropping the IC title to Edge, Jarrett regained it at the 1999 Fully Loaded PPV in Buffalo, NY.
- At Summerslam ’99, Jarrett won his record breaking sixth WWF Intercontinental title, this time from D-Lo Brown.
- On October 18, 1999, one day after dropping the IC title to Chyna at “No Mercy,” Jarrett arrived on “Nitro.”
- On December 20, 1999, Jarrett defeated Chris Benoit for the United States title in Baltimore, MD.
- The day after Starrcade ’99, Jarrett, Bret Hart, Scott Hall, and Kevin Nash reformed the New World Order.
- On April 10, 2000, Jarrett was stripped of the United States title on “Nitro.”
- At Spring Stampede ’00, Jarrett captured the vacant WCW title when Kimberly turned on her husband Diamond Dallas Page.
- Jarrett regained the WCW title at the 2000 Slamboree in a special three-tier cage match against actor David Arquette and Diamond Dallas Page when Arquette turned against Page.
- On the May 22, 2000 edition of “Nitro,” Jarrett defeated Nash for the WCW title in Grand Rapids, MI. Vince Russo, who had just stripped Ric Flair of the title, served as the special guest referee.
- One week later on “Nitro,” Jarrett defeated Flair for his fourth WCW title.
- At the Great American Bash ’00 in Baltimore, MD, Jarrett successfully defeated the WCW title against Nash as Goldberg speared “Big Sexy,” which was Eric Bischoff’s “Big Surprise.”
- Jarrett defeated Sting at Halloween Havoc 2000.
- At Mayhem 2000, “The Chosen One” beat Buff Bagwell in Milwaukee, WI.
- The Harris Brothers and Jarrett defeated the Filthy Animals (Konnan, Kidman, and Mysterio Jr.) in a six man bunkhouse match at Starrcade 2000.
- In October 2001, Jarrett embarked on a tour of Australia with such superstars as Bagwell, Lawler, and Hart.
- At the October 26, 2001 World Wrestling All-Stars PPV taped in Sydney, Australia, Jarrett won a single night tournament to become the first WWA champion. Jarrett defeated the Road Dogg in the finals in a cage match to claim the title.
- On February 24, 2002, Jarrett successfully defended the WWA title against Brian Christopher on the company’s PPV dubbed “Revolution” in Las Vegas, NV.
- On November 20, 2002, Jarrett defeated Ron Killings in Nashville, TN for the NWA World Heavyweight title.
- Jarrett defeated Sting on May 25, 2003 in Auckland, New Zealand to unify the NWA and WWA World Heavyweight titles.
- At NWA TNA’s First Anniversary show on June 18, 2003, Jarrett and Sting defeated A.J. Styles and Sean Waltman.
- On October 22, 2003, Jarrett defeated Styles in Nashville, TN to regain the NWA title.
- Jarrett successfully defended the NWA title on Janaury 25, 2004 against Dory Funk Jr. (at age 62) in Ocala, FL.
- On March 21, 2004, Jarrett defeated Latin Lover in Naucalpan, Mexico to retain the NWA title.
- On June 2, 2004, Jarrett won a “King of the Mountain” match over Ron Killings, Chris Harris, A.J. Styles and Raven to capture the NWA title for a third time.
- At the Victory Road PPV in Orlando, FL, Jarrett successfully defended the NWA title against Jeff Hardy in a “ladder” match.
- At Final Resolution, Jarrett defeated Monty Brown to retain the NWA title.
- Jarrett pinned Styles on January 22, 2005 in Seoul, South Korea to retain the NWA title.
- On January 30, 2005 in Tampa, FL, Jarrett successfully defended the NWA title against Tully Blanchard.
- Jarrett defeated Kevin Nash at the Against All Odds PPV on February 13, 2005 in Orlando, FL to retain the NWA title.
- At Destination X, Jarrett defeated Diamond Dallas Page to retain the NWA title when Monty Brown turned heel and pounced DDP.
- At the 2005 Sacrifice PPV, Jarrett and Rhino defeated Raven and Sabu.
- On September 15, 2005 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Jarrett pinned Raven thanks to outside interference from America’s Most Wanted to regain the NWA title.
- Jarrett defeated Rhino on October 8, 2005 in Newcastle, Australia to capture the World Series title.
- At the October 25, 2005 Impact tapings, Jarrett defeated Rhino to reclaim the NWA title.
- At the 2005 Turning Point PPV, Jarrett defeated Rhino to retain the NWA title.
- Jarrett, America’s Most Wanted, and Abyss defeated Team 3D, Rhino, and Ron Killings at Destination X.
- At Slammiversary ’06, Jarrett won the King of the Mountain match to regain the NWA title. Jim Cornette held up the title, but awarded the belt back to Jarrett on the June 29, 2006 edition of “Impact.”
- Jarrett defeated Sting (thanks to a Christian Cage heel turn) to retain the NWA title at the 2006 Hard Justice PPV.
- At Lockdown ’07, Team Angle (Kurt Angle, Sting, Rhino, Samoa Joe, and Jarrett) defeated Team Cage (Christian Cage, Scott Steiner, Abyss, Tomko, and AJ Styles) in a lethal lockdown cage match.
- After a long lay off from the ring, Jarrett returned to defeat Kurt Angle at Bound for Glory IV.
- At Lockdown ’09, Team Jarrett (Jarrett, Samoa Joe, AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels) defeated Team Angle (Kurt Angle, Booker T, Kevin Nash, and Scott Steiner) in a lethal lockdown cage match.
- Jarrett defeated El Zorro at TripleMania XIX in Mexico City, Mexico capture the AAA World Heavyweight title.