At the end of one of the episodes of Friday Night Smackdown that aired a few months ago on FOX television screens, Adam Pearce wanted to surprise everyone, appearing from the backstage of the arena, microphone in hand, immediately after the show's closing match.
After seeing the main event close with an Angelo Dawkins win over Jimmy Uso, with the champion pinned despite having a shoulder raised this time, Pearce wanted to reveal who would be the special referee of their match at Summerslam.
The choice had surprisingly fallen on the WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett, seen for years also on the TNA rings, which the historic WWF / E athlete had helped to give birth in the early 2000s. JJ was therefore the one who took care to manage one of the most important matches of the card of the last WWE Big Four, with the company that also wanted to broadcast a short clip on the career of its Hall of Famer, to make it recognized or known for the first time to fans who do not they had ever seen him in the company rings.
After a few weeks, however, Jarrett decided to leave the company, after only a few months working with the McMahons.
Karen Jarrett thanks her husband leaving WWE
After a backstage stint that lasted a few weeks, JJ decided to go back to fighting in the independent federations, also going to fight in the last match of Ric Flair, which aired just after SummerSlam, with McMahon's Hall of Famer who he therefore decided to separate his path with that of the Stamford company.
To add further fuel to the fire after this goodbye, JJ's wife, Karen Jarrett, also thought of it, who said in her last interview about her: "I think it was a blessing that he is no longer there. I still believe that he still has a lot to offer to this business in the ring, alone, I think he would have been very limited there, with all the things he knows and knows ...
I don't know if he would ever be happy with the changes that there have been, so I believe that God took care of us and made us make this decision."