Remembering Jerry Jarrett
Mike Mooneyham’s column this week is Part 1 of a 2-part series remembering Jerry Jarrett who passed away on February 14.
From the column:
Above all, Jarrett was a good man in a rugged, and sometimes heartless, business. His word was his bond, and he was trustworthy. So much so that WWE owner Vince McMahon, embroiled at the time in a trial where a guilty verdict could have put him in prison, entrusted Jarrett to run his company during his absence.
The above excerpt says as much as almost anything else can about the man.
The rest of the column discusses his booking skills, his promotions, and his business partnership with Jerry Lawler in Memphis. There are plenty of details that you should read but I wanted to focus on things others said about him.
“In the wild world of pro wrestling, the world that I love, we lost a legend this weekend,” Johnson said. “Thank you for taking care of my family.”
“Rode a million miles with him picking his brain,” Mantel tweeted. “Actually, Memphis with Jerry was eons ahead of the other territories in presentation and story. Taught me tons about booking.”
Be sure to read the rest of the column.
In 2022, Jarrett appeared on a roundtable discussion that also included his son Jeff in the Memphis episode of Tales from the Territories: