Jeff Jarrett On Vince McMahon Firing Him On Live TV, Being Inducted Into WWE Hall of Fame, AJ Styles - PWPIX.net

Jeff Jarrett On Vince McMahon Firing Him On Live TV, Being Inducted Into WWE Hall of Fame, AJ Styles

Jeff Jarrett

Ahead of his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018, Jeff Jarrett spoke to NBC Sports. During the interview, the decorated competitor talked about Vince McMahon firing him on live television, his upcoming induction into the WWE Hall of Fame, AJ Styles and more. Highlights from the interview are as follows:

Being fired on live television by Vince McMahon when the WWF purchased WCW in 2001:

“Vince does a lot of things well. And he knows how to produce great TV. To me, that night was just good TV.

“It’s a business and I knew that I was going to be getting paid on my Turner contract for about another eight or nine months, so I didn’t even think to address it that night.”

His induction taking place the same weekend as former TNA star AJ Styles defending the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 34:

“I don’t believe in coincidences, only convergences, and AJ headlining and me going into the Hall of Fame is perfect. He’s been a friend since the early days of our relationship and it’s been great to watch him progress as a performer. I can’t say enough about the guy.”

If this is the right time for him to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame:

“Quite frankly I’ve thought about that. Who am I? Why am I going in now? They asked and I had to do a head-scratcher because it was literally a shock. There are less than 200 wrestlers in the Hall of Fame and you think about the thousands of guys that have laced up the boots and I’m going to be one of those 200. It just doesn’t seem right in my brain.”

Jarrett also discussed being inducted into the Hall of Fame 32 years from the day of his first match, his family, not being a part of WWE in the early 2000s and more. You can check out the interview here.