WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett has confirmed the news that he has been hired as WWE’s newest Senior Vice President of Live Events.
Slightly touching the subject on his My World podcast with Conrad Thompson, Jarrett said that he’s a personal guy and likes to leave personal things personal but with the cat out of the bag, he confirmed the position he took at WWE.
“You know as well as anybody my passion is in live events. But I’ll just kind of leave that right there. It’s gonna be a journey that I’m excited about,” Jarrett said.
Jarrett replaces John Porco in the role, who this month got promoted to Executive Vice President of Live Events. Porco has been working for the company for the past 23 years.
It’s quite the turnaround for Jarrett, who in 1999 walked away with $300,000 from WWE for wrestling a final match against Chyna after his deal expired. Jarrett joined WCW immediately after but McMahon got the last laugh two years later when he fired Jarrett live on Raw during the simulcast following the WWE purchase of WCW.
Jarrett, who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2018, will remain doing his podcast with Conrad Thompson.