TNA founder Jeff Jarrett’s WWE Hall of Fame induction was pushed by Triple H, it has been revealed, sparking speculation that he could make a comeback to the organisation.
Jarrett, who created Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) in 2002, was announced on Monday as the latest inductee into WWE’s class of 2018, alongside The Dudley Boyz, Ivory and Bill Goldberg.
And it was The Game who pushed hard for Jarrett to be honoured at the event, which takes place as part of the festivities on Wrestlemania 34 weekend in April.
Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso reported the news this week.
“The decision to induct Jarrett was pushed for by Triple H,” Barrasso said.
“Following the hire of former longtime TNA employee Jeremy Borash, the question now exists whether Jarrett would fit into Triple H’s team for NXT and developmental.”
Jarrett, 50, left WWE in a cloud of controversy in 1999 after allegedly refusing to drop the Intercontinental title to Chyna unless he received a huge pay-off.
But that appears to be water under the bridge with Double J’s Hall of Fame inclusion.
Triple H is currently WWE’s executive vice president of talent, live events and creative and recently took over the reigns of 205 Live.
The 14-time world champion is already the senior producer and founder of development brand NXT, so he has a big pull in the company.
Tennessee-born Jarrett, and Borash, are not the first TNA mainstay’s to make a recent high-profile appearances among the WWE ranks.
Reigning WWE Champion AJ Styles was a TNA superstar for 11 years, and other names such as Samoa Joe and United States Champion Bobby Roode have also run the ropes for both companies.
Article was published on the Daily Mirror Sport Page – 22/02/2018