On a recent edition of his “My World” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett discussed a possible match between Seth Rollins & Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania 40, the Vince McMahon allegations made by former WWE employee Janel Grant, and more.
Last month, Vince McMahon resigned from his position at TKO Group after a lawsuit from former WWE employee Janel Grant accused him of sex trafficking, sexual assault, and more. WWE and John Laurinaitis are also named as defendants in the lawsuit.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On the recent RAW segment with Seth Rollins and Cody Rhodes from the post-Royal Rumble episode: “I’ve said over and over, and over. Creative absolutely is subjective. And you’re telling me, ‘Hey, we may or may not pivot from Against All Odds. We may or may not pivot from Jerry Lawler’. Well Connie, here we are. And I’m just thinking about, I just referenced the worked shoot promos. So the shoot part of this storyline is that he legitimately — and I’m saying that in a wrestling sense — [Rollins has] already gotten beat three times. And Seth was 100% when Cody was 60% with a torn pec, and Cody won. Now Seth is — buddy, it’s one thing to have a bum chest, pec, tricep, bicep. Whatever it may be. When you have a bum leg, to me you go below 50%. And I’m talking about it in a professional wrestling sense. It’s the mobility. I told this to Seth’s face not long after I’d come back. I said, ‘Your athletic ability is uncanny, unique, specific to professional wrestling.’ He’s very good. There’s a lot of guys that are athletic and and a lot of guys that fit kind of the wrestling [style]. Seth has a unique ability and I’ve told him that. But when you have a bum knee, and you’re selling a guy on wrestling yourself, I can’t wrap my head around it.
“And yes, it’s subjective. But Connie, just this jumping off point, I kind of rewind and go, ‘Okay, based on my experience.’ And that is 37 years active in the business, and then we’ll call it another five years just kind of hanging around trying to figure out — these wrestlers come by and get their paychecks, but I just saw him beat show each other the night before. But anyway, kind of just that jumping-off point tells me that there are a lot of factors that are going on that I’m certainly not privy to.”
On the Vince McMahon allegations being a PR problem with WWE: “Not only — I think since I’ve been alive. Steroid trial, the Benoit situation. And there’s — look, those are two that come to mind. This situation is magnified. And look, that’s why I want to be careful. The Benoit situation was a loss of lives. Very, very tragic. But the founder, the world’s biggest box office attraction, WrestleMania; all the different factors. Your question was if they’ve had a PR problem. I’m gonna say the biggest public relations issue in the history of our industry.”
On Thursday, WWE announced that Rhodes will challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship in the main event of WrestleMania 40.
In a recent episode of his “My World” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett discussed various topics, including a potential match between Seth Rollins and Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania 40, as well as the allegations made against Vince McMahon by former WWE employee Janel Grant.
One of the highlights from the podcast was Jarrett’s analysis of the recent RAW segment featuring Seth Rollins and Cody Rhodes. Jarrett emphasized that creative decisions in professional wrestling are subjective. He mentioned that Rollins had already been defeated three times by Cody Rhodes, who was wrestling with a torn pec at the time. Now, with Rollins nursing a leg injury, Jarrett questioned the logic of having him compete at less than 50% mobility. He acknowledged Rollins’ exceptional athletic ability but expressed his confusion over the decision to have him wrestle with an injury.
Jarrett’s comments shed light on the complexities of storytelling in professional wrestling and the different factors that go into creating compelling storylines. While fans may have their opinions on the matter, it is ultimately up to the creative team to determine the direction of a storyline.
Another significant topic discussed in the podcast was the allegations made against Vince McMahon by former WWE employee Janel Grant. Grant’s lawsuit accuses McMahon, WWE, and John Laurinaitis of sex trafficking, sexual assault, and other offenses. Jarrett acknowledged the seriousness of the allegations and referred to them as the biggest public relations issue in the history of the wrestling industry.
Jarrett also reflected on past PR challenges faced by WWE, such as the steroid trial and the tragic Chris Benoit situation. However, he emphasized that the current allegations against McMahon are particularly magnified due to his status as the founder of WWE and the industry’s biggest box office attraction. The lawsuit poses a significant PR problem for WWE, and it remains to be seen how they will handle the situation going forward.
In other news, WWE recently announced that Cody Rhodes will challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship in the main event of WrestleMania 40. This matchup has generated excitement among fans, and it will undoubtedly be one of the most anticipated matches of the event.
Overall, Jeff Jarrett’s insights on the potential Rollins vs. Rhodes match and the Vince McMahon allegations provide fans with a deeper understanding of the creative process in professional wrestling and the challenges faced by WWE in terms of public relations. As WrestleMania 40 approaches, fans can look forward to witnessing exciting matchups and seeing how WWE addresses the ongoing allegations against its founder.