Contrary to reports that Jeff Jarrett is still under contract with WWE and has a “unique” contract, Bodyslam.net has confirmed reports from WhatCulture and Wrestling Inc, that Jarrett was let go from the company sometime in January.
According to a report from Nick Hausman of Wrestling Inc, Jarrett was working with WWE company in a producer role for about three weeks before he was moved to creative. After a few months in that role, it was decided that his skills would be better utilized in the live event department.
As I first reported earlier today on The Wrestling Inc. Daily, Wrestling Inc. has learned that Jarrett actually parted ways with WWE sometime in late January of this year. We have also learned that Jarrett was never actually signed to any kind of “deal” to work as a producer for the company. Jarrett was brought in as an employee of WWE in a Senior Vice President role.
Jarrett did work as a producer for what we were told, “was about three weeks,” before he was moved to work on the creative team. After a few months in that role it was decided that his skills would be better utilized in the live events department.
The report went on to state that once the pandemic hit, WWE’s live events department was no longer the focus for the company, it was then that Jarrett was moved to WWE’s international offices. This was all said to have happened under his original executive deal with the company.
In addition, it was stated that back in January of this year Jeff Jarrett and Vince McMahon had a “friendly conversation.” It was then that Jarrett was upfront and told Vince about all of the “projects he had in the works and his desire to pursue them.”
It’s believed that this was when both parties decided upon an amicable split.
Can confirm @WhatCultureWWE’s report that Jeff Jarrett was quietly let go from WWE awhile back.
— Cassidy Haynes of Bodyslam.net aka Buck Dancer (@Casshooole) July 30, 2021