Jeff Jarrett



Height: 5'10"

Weight: 230 lbs

Real Name: Jeff Jarrett

DOB: 4/14/1967

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee

Other Names: "Simply Irresistible" Jeff Jarrett, "Double J"(WWF), "The Chosen One"(WCW), "The King of the Mountain"(NWA-TNA)

Wrestler Since: 1986

Finishing Maneuver: The Stroke, Figure Four, Guitar Shot

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #20(2011), #56(2010), #21(2009), #117(2007), #10(2006), #11(2005), #12(2004), #15(2003), #24(2002), #24(2001), #5(2000), #36(1999), #43(1998), #17(1997), #26(1996), #11(1995), #35(1994), #22(1993), #26(1992), #28(1991)

Other Related Websites:
The Four Horsemen - Rollercoaster Bio
nWo 2000 - Rollercoaster Bio
Immortal - Rollercoaster Bio
Jeff Jarrett - Online World of Wrestling Bio
Jeff Jarrett - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Last Updated: 1/27/2007)


The Beginning-CWA / AWA / Independents / USWA
WWF: 1993-1994 / 1995 / 1996
WCW: 1996 / 1997
WWF: 1997 / 1998 / 1999
WCW: 1999 / 2000 / 2001
WWA: 2001 / 2002
NWA-TNA: 2002 / 2003 / 2004 / 2005 / 2006


The Beginning/CWA

Jeff Jarrett is another man who has utilized the "Follow the Father" strategy. Jarrett's father, Jerry, wrestled professionally as well as being a wrestling promoter for many years. So when it came time for Jarrett to choose his career, was it really surprising that he went into wrestling? In 1986, Jarrett started out on the bottom rung, being a referee for the CWA when he was 19. This lasted only a short time, as Jarrett grew into the role of being a wrestler. He debuted in April '86, beating Tony Faulk, and soon became a big-time player in the CWA, thanks to his wrestling skills, which were taught to him by his father, among others. Jarrett's first title reign came in August '86, when he teamed with Pat Tanaka to win the CWA International Tag-Team Titles from Akio Sato & Tarzan Goto. Sato & Goto won the belts back a week later. Jarrett, undeterred, found himself a new partner in Paul Diamond, and got the belts for the second time in November '86. Once again, Sato & Goto won them back.

AWA

Jarrett then moved on to the American Wrestling Association, where he and Billy Joe Travis won the gold Southern Tag-Team Titles from the Sheepherders (Jonathon Boyd & Bigfoot). they held the belts for less than a month before dropping them to the RPMs (Mike Davis & Tommy Lane). In January '87, Jarrett came back with Travis and got the belts once again, but only a week later, the RPMs got them in a rematch. Jarrett then once again switched partners, teaming with Pat Tanaka to get the Southern Tag-Team Titles for a third time in February. A few weeks later, Big Bubba & Goliath took them down.

Independents

Jarrett briefly went into the neighboring USWA, joining the USWA Southern Title Tournament in February '87. He defeated Boy Tony and Big Bubba, but then fell to the eventual winner, Austin Idol. He then ventured into another federation, the NWA, where, in May '87, he defeated Moondog Spot to become the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Champion. For the next month, he and Spot would trade the title back and forth. Jarrett eventually won out in the feud, keeping the belt. In June '87, he teamed with Big Bubba in the USWA Southern Tag-Team Title Tournament. They defeated Jack Hart & Paul Diamond in the opener, but then fell to Phil Hickerson & Mr. Shima. Jarrett continued to team with Big Bubba into July, but when the duo were beaten in the first round of a second USWA Southern Tag-Team Title Tournament, Jarrett left Big Bubba behind, getting back into the tournament with Billy Travis. The two men worked well together once again, beating Bad Company (Pat Tanaka & Paul Diamond) in the finals to get the Southern Tag-Team belts for the third time. A month later, they were beaten in a rematch with Bad Company, and again went their separate ways.

In September '87, Jarrett was finally defeated for the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title, being pinned by Carl Fergie. This was a temporary set-back, as Jarrett came back a week later to reclaim his gold, holding it for another two months. He then dropped it to Jimmy Jack Funk, but once again came right back, winning it for the 5th time. Later, Jarrett unified the Mid-America Heavyweight Title with the CWA Heavyweight Title. He later dropped the belt, and continued to circuit the Tennessee area in 1988. Jarrett competed in the CWA Tag-Team Title Tournament in February '88 with Manny Fernandez, but lost in the finals to Gary Young & Max Pain. He then went on to concentrate on the WCWA, where he won the Light Heavyweight Title from Eric Embry in October '88. Embry got the belt back a month later, but Jarrett wasn't through, coming back to win the rematch to wear the belt a second time. In December '88, Embry reclaimed the gold, and Jarrett again moved on, competing in the Lord of the Ring Tournament, where he beat Ken Wayne before losing to Bill Dundee.

In 1989, Jarrett continued his gold-winning ways, beating Dutch Mantell for the CWA Heavyweight Championship. He then teamed with Chris Adams in the Texas Tag-Team Title Tournament, but lost to Beauty (Terrance Garvin) & the Beast in the finals. Jarrett also kept wrestling in the WCWA, winning the Tag-Team Titles there with Kerry von Erich in March '89. Their two month reign was ended by Super Zodiac II & Cactus Jack Manson. Jarrett also lost the CWA Heavyweight Championship soon after, to Black Bart. Jarrett continued to fight back, though, teaming with Mil Mascaras in June '89 to regain the WCWA Tag-Team Titles. A few weeks later, they fell to Robert Fuller & Brian Lee. Once again, Jarrett switched out partners, bringing in Matt Borne, whom he won the WCWA Tag straps for the third time with. They lost to Scott Braddock & Cactus Jack in August '89. Soon after, the WCWA became the USWA's property.

USWA

It was during this time that Jarrett & Borne began a serious feud with Robert Fuller's Stud Stable, after their numerous battles for the tag-team titles. He and Borne would "regain" the USWA Tag-Team Titles from Braddock & Manson in August '89, but then fell to "Sheik" Braddock & Ron Starr a month later. The feud between the two teams continued, leading up to the belts being held up. Jarrett & Borne won the rematch in September, wearing the belts once again. But this reign only lasted a short while, as Matt Borne lost a Loser-Leaves-USWA match to the Stud stable, putting him out of the federation and leaving Jarrett without a tag-team partner. Jarrett competed in singles for a while, losing in the first round of the USWA Title Tournament in October '89.

In 1990, Jarrett found a new partner in Jeff Gaylord, as the two continued the wars with Fuller's Studs. In September, Jarrett & Gaylord defeated Brian Lee & Chuck Casey (a substitute for Don Harris) to gain the USWA Tag-Team belts, Jarrett's third official reign with the belts. A week later, though, Lee came back with his true partner, Harris, and they regained the belts. Undaunted, Jarrett & Gaylord kept the pattern going, getting the belts back from them after a week. They then held them for a few weeks this time, before Tony Anthony & Doug Gilbert took them out. Jarrett also competed in the USWA Unified World Title Tournament in October '90, beating Sheik Hussein in the first round before falling to Eddie Gilbert.

Later that month, Jarrett defeated Dick Slater to gain the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title. He also teamed with a brand new partner, Cody Michaels, and got the USWA Tag-Team Titles once again in November. Tony Anthony & Doug Gilbert soon came back for them. The feud between Jarrett & the Gilberts continued to rage, as Eddie Gilbert took the Southern Heavyweight Title away from him in December '90. But when Eddie left the area a few weeks later, Jarrett entered the 12-man tournament, beating Brian Lee in the finals to get the Southern Heavyweight Title back in his grasp. Shortly thereafter, though, the belt was held up after a match with Steve Austin. In the rematch, Jarrett soundly beat Austin, reclaiming the belt.

In February '91, Jarrett found the ultimate partner in Jerry "The King" Lawler, who basically ruled over the USWA. They beat the Fabulous Ones for the USWA World Tag-Team Titles in February '91. But March turned out to be a bad month for Jarrett, as he would both lose the Southern Heavyweight Title to Tom Pritchard and fell to the Texas Hangmen (with Eddie Gilbert, recently returned, subbing for Lawler). As he always had done, Jarrett kept fighting, returning to beat Pritchard in a rematch for the Southern Heavyweight Title in April. The belt was held up a few days later, but Jarrett quickly won another rematch, getting the belt for a fifth time. He would finally lose the belt for the last time to Eric Embry in May '91.

Shortly thereafter, when Robert Fuller was turned on by his Studs, Jarrett remarkably came to his aid, forming a team with him. They quickly showed their skills by beating the Texas Hangmen for the USWA Tag-Team Titles. In June '91, the two also defeated Samu & Judge Dredd, which allowed them to unify the USWA Tag-Team and Western States Tag-Team Titles. They later lost the belts to the Barroom Brawlers, only to come back and get them a week later (a common thread, if you hadn't noticed). Two months later, the Brawlers, now known as the Texas Outlaws, retook the belts. Once again Jarrett & Fuller came back quickly and got the belts, for Jarrett's 9th reign with the USWA World Tag-Team Titles. In November '91, they lost the belts to Doug Masters & Bart Sawyer, and later broke up.

Jarrett later teamed up with Jerry "The King" Lawler again, beating Moondogs Spot & Spike to get the Tag-Team Titles in June '92. After a week, Spot came back with Cujo as his partner, and stole the belts. It didn't take long for Jarrett & Lawler to get them back, but a month later, the Moondogs struck again, taking them in August. A week later, Jarrett & Lawler, for the fourth time as a team, became USWA Tag-Team Champion. In October '92, though, Lawler was forced to fight alone, when Jarrett reportedly had 'car trouble'. Lawler was beaten by Moondogs Spot & Spike, ending the title reigns. The feud between Jarrett/Lawler & the Moondogs was later named Feud of the Year by PWI Magazine.

In December '92, Jarrett returned to his roots, winning the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title for the 6th time by beating Brian Christopher (Grandmaster Sexay, not to mention Jerry Lawler's son). Christopher returned a month later to take back the belt. Going into 1993, Jarrett teamed with Lawler once again, competing in the USWA Tag-Team Title Tournament. The heavy favorites to win, they defeated the Masters of Terror and Brian Christopher & Mike Miller. But in the finals, they surprisingly were upset by the Harris Brothers. In March '93, Jarrett continued to feud with Christopher, winning the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title again. He held it for two months before Christopher once again got the title from him. They finished their long feud in June '93 when Jarrett won the belt from Christopher, becoming the champion for the 8th time.

In July '93, Jarrett dropped the Southern Heavyweight Title to Vampire Warrior, but then came back for a 9th time in August, reclaiming it. He then held it for another month, until it was officially renamed the USWA Heavyweight Championship. Soon after gaining the honor of the 'new' belt, Jarrett was defeated by Tommy Rich. A few weeks later, Jarrett sought revenge, facing Rich in a steel cage match. During the fight, the referee, Frank Morell, was knocked down. Jarrett officially got the pinfall victory, but a groggy Morell raised Rich's hand instead afterwards. The belt was held up, leading to a rematch in October '93. Jarrett came through, taking out Rich and once again getting his prized title. Jarrett then teamed with his old adversary Brian Christopher in the USWA Tag-Team Title Tournament, defeating Doink & Koko B. Ware, PG-13, and finally getting the upset over Jerry Lawler & the Red Knight to become USWA World Tag-Team Champions together. This lasted one week before Koko B. Ware joined with Rex Hargrove to defeat them. Of course, Jarrett & Christopher came back exactly 7 days later to get the belts back in their hands. PG-13 soon took them out, though, ending the tag-team.

In November '93, Crush (Bryan Adams) used illegal tactics to get a victory over Jarrett, apparently stealing away the belt. But officials ruled that the win was illegal, and returned the belt to Jarrett. This only lasted a couple of weeks, before he lost the gold to Buddy Landell. But Jarrett continued to climb up the ladder, managing to pin Jerry "The King" Lawler during a Battle Royal to become the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion. Lawler soon came back to regain the belt, something he did many, many times in the USWA. With 1993 running out, Jarrett was given the chance to head out of Memphis to try on the world, as a major trade took place between the USWA and the World Wrestling Federation, who wanted to gain Jarrett's services. They gave up a lot of their lower-ranked talent, including "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, Papa Shango, & the Orient Express, to acquire Jarrett's talent.

WWF: 1993-1994

When Jarrett entered the WWF in late '93, he became a country music singer from Nashville, known as "Double J" Jeff Jarrett. He wore wild outfits, and lip-synched to various tunes that he had "written". However, although his gimmick attracted attention, Jarrett did not move quickly into WWF stardom. He competed in the 1994 Royal Rumble, but was quickly tossed over the top rope by "Macho Man" Randy Savage. Jarrett continued to work on his image for the next few months, building up a small reputation. He entered the '94 King of the Ring Tournament, and made his first impact, surprisingly beating Lex Luger in the qualifying round. Unfortunately, he was defeated at the PPV in the first match by the 1-2-3 Kid (Sean Waltman).

Jarrett's first major pay-per-view match occurred at Summerslam '94, when he faced up against the heavyweight, Mabel (later known as Viscera). After five minutes of battling back and forth, Mabel went for a sit-down splash on Jarrett, but Double J dodged, then made the quick pin, scoring his first WWF PPV victory. Jarrett then went on as a member of the Teamsters at the '94 Survivor Series. Teaming with Owen Hart, Diesel (Kevin Nash), "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels, and Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, the Teamsters faced off against the Bad Guys, which consisted of Razor Ramon (Scott Hall), "The British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith, the 1-2-3 Kid (Waltman), and the Headshrinkers, Fatu(Rikishi) & Sionne(the Barbarian). Diesel proved to be a major force, eliminating Fatu, the 1-2-3 Kid, and Sionne. Later, Davey Boy Smith was counted out, making it 5-on-1. However, disputes among the ranks caused the Teamsters to all be counted out, giving the victory to Ramon.

1995

Jarrett continued his battles with Ramon, signing a match to face him for his Intercontinental Title at the '95 Royal Rumble. Ramon was injured, though, and during the match was tossed from the ring, where he was counted out. Jarrett got the win, but not the belt, and immediately began challenging Ramon's courage. Ramon opted to come back to the ring despite the pain, and the match started again. In the end, Ramon fell while trying to execute his Razor's Edge finisher, allowing Jarrett to get the pin and become the Intercontinental Champion. Ramon continued to challenge Jarrett in the next few months, but Jarrett enlisted the help of the Roadie (BG James) to help him stay the champion. At Wrestlemania XI, Jarrett & Ramon faced in a rematch, which ended in a Disqualification loss for Jarrett due to the Roadie. However, this made sure that Jarrett retained the Intercontinental Title.

In April '95, in a match against Bob "Sparkplug" Holly, Jarrett was surprisingly pinned, apparently losing the IC strap. However, video later showed that Jarrett's foot was on the ropes in time, which put the belt in the air. Later on that night, Jarrett & Holly fought again, this time with Jarrett getting the victory, regaining the Intercontinental Championship. Jarrett continued to feud with Ramon, and in May '95, Ramon finally won the belt back over him. A few shows later, Jarrett won out again, getting the IC belt for the third time. Ramon finally challenged both Jarrett & the Roadie to a handicap match at In Your House I, where Ramon won out in the end despite the odds. Jarrett later competed in the '95 King of the Ring, where he was beaten in the first round by the Undertaker.

At In Your House II in July '95, it was discovered by the fans that Jarrett's "singing ability" was actually the Roadie's, who was singing backstage while Jarrett lip-synched. Jarrett also lost the Intercontinental Title to "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels, making it a terrible night for him. Jarrett left the WWF for a time afterwards, going back to the United States Wrestling Association, his old home. He wrestled there for the rest of '95, winning the USWA Unififed World Title for the second time by beating Ahmed Johnson in December.

WWF/USWA: 1996

The feud journeyed from the USWA to the WWF, where Jarrett attacked Johnson during a show to prove his worth to the WWF Commissioner. Jarrett & Johnson wrestled at the '96 Royal Rumble, where Jarrett was disqualified after he came off the turnbuckle with his guitar, striking Johnson. Soon after, however, Jarrett injured his back, and eventually was stripped of the USWA strap. Jarrett returned to the USWA in April, challenging Jerry "The King" Lawler to his USWA Unified World Title. During the match, Lawler seemed to have the pin on Jarrett, but referee Frank Morrell suddenly fell, apparently having a heart attack. When Lawler got up and checked on him, Jarrett attacked and pinned him, as Morrell suddenly hopped up and made the quick count, earning the Unified World Title for the third time. Jarrett then had a renewed feud with Jesse James, battling him for his actions as the Roadie. In June '96, Jarrett defeated James in a Loser-Leaves-USWA match, putting James out of the federation. Jarrett later lost the Unified World Title to Lawler in July, and eventually worked his way out of the USWA, heading instead towards World Championship Wrestling.

WCW: 1996

Jarrett appeared in WCW in October '96, demanding to be a part of the IV Horsemen, who were currently battling against the nWo. To prove his seriousness, Jarrett challenged one of the most dominating wrestlers, the Giant (the Big Show). At Halloween Havoc '96, the Giant dominated Jarrett, who still fought as hard as he could. In the end, though, the match was decided by Ric Flair, who attacked the Giant, causing the disqualification. Jarrett continued to challenge the Giant, while also insulting Sting, who he thought was cowardly for not fighting the nWo. At World War III '96, Jarrett took on the Giant again, and Sting appeared, attacking Jarrett for his comments. This helped the Giant get the easy victory. Later that night, Jarrett was tossed out in the World War III Battle Royal. He also competed in the WCW United States Title Tournament in November, but fell in the first round to Diamond Dallas Page.

After various encounters with the IV Horsemen, Jarrett was finally given his chance. If he could defeat Chris Benoit at Starrcade '96, he would be allowed into the Horsemen. During the match-up, Kevin Sullivan, Benoit's major adversary, appeared, interfering in the match. Jarrett took advantage, getting the victory and finally getting what he wanted, a spot in the IV Horsemen. Jarrett then teamed up with Steve "Mongo" McMichael for a time, while he joined in the feud against the nWo, battling against Mr. Wallstreet.

1997

Going into 1997, Jarrett seemed to be doing alright as a member of the IV Horsemen. During this period, though, Debra McMichael, Steve's wife, began showing more attention to Jarrett, causing some jealousy from his tag-team partner. The two had a falling out, with Debra basically siding with Jarrett. During Jarrett's match with Wallstreet (Mike Rotundo) at Souled Out '97, McMichael appeared, and tried to interfere on Wallstreet's behalf. Instead, he knocked out Wallstreet with his own briefcase, which allowed Jarrett to get the win. Jarrett & McMichael tried to settle their differences at Superbrawl VII, in a furious match-up between the two Horsemen. After Jarrett once again used the briefcase, he got the victory.

Jarrett and McMichael then were reunited by fellow Horseman Chris Benoit, who brought them together with "Rowdy" Roddy Piper to form a separate team at Uncensored '97, informally known as Team Piper, in the battles between Team nWo and Team WCW. The team fought hard in the Elimination Battle Royal, with Jarrett being tossed out by Kevin Nash. "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan later was the sole survivor of the bout, winning for Team nWo. Jarrett & McMichael stayed as a tag-team for another month, facing and losing to Public Enemy at Spring Stampede '97, then began working on their own, while also aiding each other in their matches. Jarrett started up a feud with the WCW United States Champion, Dean Malenko, and fought him at Slamboree '97, losing the match. However, a few weeks later, Jarrett managed to take down Malenko, getting the US strap around his waist, his first major WCW title.

At The Great American Bash '97, Jarrett attempted to interfere during McMichael's match with former football player Kevin Greene. Jarrett accidentally hit McMichael with the briefcase instead, though, allowing Greene to get the win. When Debra later left Steve to manage Jarrett, the two men began feuding again. At Road Wild '97, Jarrett teamed with Dean Malenko against his former Horsemen allies McMichael & Benoit. Surprisingly, rather than face McMichael, Jarrett eliminated himself, leaving Malenko easy prey to the two men. This had Jarrett feuding with both McMichael and Malenko, and a few weeks later, Jarrett was beaten by McMichael, losing the US Title. After defeating Malenko at Fall Brawl '97, Jarrett dropped out of sight, since his one-year contract was, surprisingly, not resigned.

WWF: 1997

In October '97, Jarrett reappeared in the World Wrestling Federation, badmouthing Eric Bischoff and the rest of the officials at WCW. He later challenged only "worthy" contenders, fighting the Undertaker at In Your House: DeGeneration X, where he lost via DQ. Jarrett then was given his shot, battling Barry Windham for the vacated NWA North American Heavyweight Championship. With help from his allies, the Rock 'n' Roll Express, Jarrett won out, getting the strap in December '97. Windham soon came over to Jarrett's side, forming a strong stable.

1998

Jarrett later competed in the '98 Royal Rumble, but again, he failed to eliminate anyone, eventually getting tossed by Owen Hart. Jarrett would defend the NWA North American Heavyweight Title for three months, before vacating it after returning from a short leave of absence in March '98. In the WWF, Jarrett returned once again as "Double J", being managed by Tennessee Lee (Robert Fuller). Jarrett started a running feud with Steve Blackman over the next month, which included Blackman attacking Jarrett after he sang with Sawyer Brown at Unforgiven '98. The feud culminated at Over The Edge, where Jarrett managed to come out with the victory. Jarrett's next task was the '98 King of the Ring Tournament, where he got some help from his new allies, Southern Justice. Jarrett went on to defeat Farooq and "Marvelous" Marc Mero, which entered him into the PPV portion of the tournament. Unfortunately, Jarrett was forced to submit by "The World's Most Dangerous Man" Ken Shamrock. Soon after, Jarrett & Southern Justice dropped Tennessee Lee, going out on their own.

Jarrett next feuded with X-Pac and his allies in DeGeneration-X, leading up to a signed "Hair vs. Hair" match at Summerslam '98. Before the PPV, at Sunday Night Heat, Jarrett & Southern Justice attacked ring announcer Howard "The Fink" Finkle, shaving him bald, and promising to do the same to X-Pac. Due to this attack, however, Southern Justice was banned from ringside for the match-up. Both wrestlers fought hard for their long locks, but in the end, X-Pac was able to knock out Jarrett with his own guitar, scoring the victory. Afterwards, with Jarrett only semi-conscious, each member of Degeneration-X (including a one-night DX member, Finkle) took turns shaving off most of Jarrett's long blond locks. Jarrett would later reform the hair style into a crew-cut, a style which he kept, rather than growing it long again. Jarrett & Southern Justice later faced X-Pac & the New Age Outlaws at Breakdown '98, with the DeGeneration-X members again winning out.

In October '98, Jarrett begin a feud with Al Snow, which led to Snow costing Jarrett to lose in the first round of the WWF Intercontinental Title Tournament to X-Pac. Jarrett and Snow continued to feud for the next few weeks, leading up to the '98 Survivor Series, where they faced each other in the first round of the WWF World Title Tournament. Unfortunately for Jarrett, Al Snow's 'teammate' was also around: Head. Snow knocked out Jarrett with Head to get the pinfall victory, moving on in the tournament while Jarrett was forced to watch from the back, another title opportunity missed.

Jarrett began gaining momentum, however, when Debra McMichael came to the WWF and once again assumed position as his manager. Jarrett also began teaming with Owen Hart, forming a very skilled tag-team. The two traded out the identity of the Blue Blazer, as Hart tried to prove that the masked wrestler wasn't him (appearing with the masked Jarrett). Jarrett also feuded with Goldust (Dustin Rhodes), eventually leading to a match at Rock Bottom, with the stipulation that Debra would have to strip if Goldust won, but Goldust would strip if Jarrett won. Suffice to say, very few people were behind Jarrett on this one. During one part of the match, the ref was distracted, allowing Debra to knock out Goldust with the guitar. However, before Jarrett could get the pin, Commissioner Shawn Michaels came out, sending Jarrett to the back, saying that he officially lost because of the illegal shot. Michaels then tried to coerce Debra into stripping (his obvious true goal), but Jarrett came back out with the Blue Blazer (Hart) and took her away.

1999

Going into 1999, Jarrett again signed up for the '99 Royal Rumble, and once again proved that it's not his event, as he failed to eliminate anyone before being tossed over the ropes by Hunter Hearst Helmsley. The day after the Rumble, however, Jarrett & Hart faced and defeated "The World's Most Dangerous Man" Ken Shamrock & the Big Boss Man, winning the WWF World Tag-Team Titles. Jarrett & Hart proved to be a strong tag-team, defending against many potential threats. They faced off against D'Lo Brown & Mark Henry at St. Valentine's Day Massacre, which also featured an outside brawl by Debra McMichael and D'Lo's valet, Ivory. While the ref tried to break up the fight between the ladies, Hart brought in Jarrett's guitar, smashing it on Henry's leg. This allowed Jarrett to put on the Figure Four Leglock, getting the submission victory and keeping the tag-team titles around his team's waist.

Jarrett & Hart continued to feud with Brown, leading up to the Sunday Night Heat before Wrestlemania XV, when D'Lo fought in an Invitation Battle Royal, with the two winners to face Jarrett & Hart later that night for the belts. D'Lo & Test were the two men left at the end, giving them the title shots. However, while Jarrett & Hart continued to work like a well-oiled machine, D'Lo & Test couldn't get along, allowing the Tag-Team Champions the advantage. Jarrett finished off D'Lo with a Missile Dropkick off the turnbuckle, getting the pinfall victory. After the match, D'Lo & Test started fighting, while Jarrett & Hart, with Debra, left with the gold. Soon after, Jarrett & Hart made an open challenge to any tag-team, and were met by Kane and his new partner, X-Pac. Jarrett & Hart just couldn't handle the powerhouse, Kane, and were defeated, losing the belts. They stayed together as a team for another month, fighting in a contendership match-up at Backlash '99 against the New Age Outlaws. But after "Bad Ass" Billy Gunn knocked out Hart with his Fame-Asser, winning the match for his team, Jarrett & Hart amiably split up, each going into the singles division.

When Val Venis began trying to flirt with Debra, Jarrett took offense, inspiring another feud, which featured Jarrett, Venis, Debra, and Venis' friend, Nicole Bass. They finally scheduled a mixed tag-team match at Over The Edge '99, for the two teams to settle their differences. This was the tragic night when Owen Hart fell to his death after trying to enter via a wire rig. After Hart was taken out of the arena, being rushed to the hospital with little hope of survival, Jarrett was forced to come out for the next match. He and Debra wrestled against Venis & Bass, in a match that could be loosely described as "disjointed". Eventually, Venis & Bass got the win, and Jarrett headed to the back to learn of his friend's fate. The next Raw, a special memorial show dedicated to Hart aired, with Jarrett faring prominently in telling stories of his former partner. Jarrett broke down, crying, during his segment, in one of the most moving moments in WWE history. Jarrett was then given the honor of taking on the Godfather, who was supposed to be Hart's opponent at the pay-per-view. Jarrett defeated him, winning the Intercontinental Title that was supposed to be Owen's.

For the next few months, Jarrett defended the Intercontinental Championship against many opponents, without much of a push. He competed in the '99 King of the Ring Tournament, but was quickly eliminated in the first round by Ken Shamrock. In July '99, Jarrett was beaten by Edge, losing the IC strap. The next night, at Fully Loaded '99, Jarrett faced Edge in a rematch for the belt. During the match, Edge accidentally knocked Debra off the apron, seemingly injuring her. While Jarrett & the referee went to check on her, Gangrel appeared and attacked Edge (the two were feuding at the time). When Jarrett got back into the match, he knocked out the groggy Edge with the Stroke and won the match, getting the Intercontinental Title for the 5th time.

Jarrett became a darker heel in the next few weeks, with Debra increasingly worried about his actions. He put Ben Stiller, star of "The Mystery Men", in the Figure Four, despite Debra's pleading for him to stop. D'Lo Brown, Jarrett's old foe in the tag-team ranks, ran out to save Stiller, setting up a match between the two a few days later. Brown, who was already the European Champion, defeated Jarrett to unify the belts. The feud continued to grow, going up to Summerslam '99, where Jarrett & Brown faced off with both belts on the line. At the beginning of the match, Jarrett sent Debra to the back, but Debra instead joined up with Brown, apparently switching stables. During the match, Debra came into the ring and distracted the referee, as Jarrett grabbed his guitar. He made as if to hit Debra, but had the guitar grabbed out of his hands by D'Lo's partner, Mark Henry. However, Henry then turned and knocked out D'Lo, turning on him and joining with Jarrett & Debra. Jarrett made the easy pin to become the Intercontinental & European Champion.

The next Raw, Jarrett handed the European Title over to Henry, due to his efforts on his behalf. Jarrett only cared about the Intercontinental Title. He also brought out Miss Kitty to be Debra's official valet. Later that night, Jarrett issued an open challenge to any wrestler in the back. However, when Chyna came out to accept, Jarrett, enraged at the thought of a woman fighting him for the belt, knocked her out with his guitar. Over the next few weeks, Jarrett & Chyna feuded. Jarrett also attacked other ladies, striving to prove that wrestling was a man's game. He tried to injure older female wrestlers the Fabulous Moolah & Mae Young, as well as turning on Debra when they lost a mixed tag-team match to Stephanie McMahon & Test. At Unforgiven '99, Jarrett was signed to face Chyna for the Intercontinental Title. During the match, both Moolah & Young tried to interfere, but Jarrett eventually fought his way back into it. Debra then came down to the ring, showing her knowledge of Jarrett's moves by knocking him out with his own guitar. Chyna then got the pin and apparently won the match, but Tom Pritchard came to ringside and informed the referee of the interference. The ref reversed the decision, giving Jarrett the win via DQ, and allowing him to retain the IC gold.

Jarrett & Chyna continued to feud, with Jarrett's views on where a woman should actually be forming the basis for their next match, a "Good Housekeeping" bout at No Mercy '99. It was ruled that household items could be used as weapons in the fight. After much debating, Jarrett was able to convince the people in charge that his guitar actually was a household item, giving him a slight edge in the weapons department. During the match, Jarrett used his Intercontinental Title to knock Chyna out, apparently getting the win. But the ref then ruled that the IC belt wasn't a 'household item', and the match was restarted. Chyna then used Jarrett's own guitar on him, knocking him out and getting the pinfall victory. Jarrett lost the Intercontinental Title, and left the WWF after that night.

WCW: 1999

On the next WCW Monday Nitro, Jarrett appeared, savaging attacking Buff Bagwell during an interview segment. He then proclaimed himself "The Chosen One" of WCW, saying that he would soon be on top of the federation. He had brief feuds with Bagwell & Lex Luger, after Miss Elizabeth was found knocked out by a guitar. Jarrett said he didn't do it, because "this isn't the WWF, we don't hit women here". Jarrett then entered the WCW World Heavyweight Title Tournament in November '99, beating Booker T in the first round. He then took out Curt Hennig and Buff Bagwell in the next two matches with help from Creative Control (the Harris Brothers), who were appointed to him by the Powers That Be (Vince Russo & Ed Ferrera).

However, at Mayhem '99, Jarrett lost to Chris Benoit in the quarter-finals of the tournament, due to interference from Dustin Rhodes countering that of Creative Control. Jarrett then began feuding with Rhodes, renewing their feud from the WWF (when Rhodes was "Goldust"). Jarrett also began teaming with the Outsiders, Kevin Nash & Scott Hall, in their battles against Bret Hart, Goldberg, and Chris Benoit. At Starrcade '99, Jarrett and Rhodes met in a Bunkhouse Brawl, with Rhodes apparently having the advantage due to the match being a specialty of his father, Dusty Rhodes. Despite this, after interference from Curt Hennig, Jarrett came out victorious. Later that night, Chris Benoit came out, holding the US Title that he had won from Scott Hall via forfeit earlier in the night. Benoit said he wanted to wrestle, offering an open challenge to anyone. Jeff Jarrett then came back out, accepting the shot at the US strap, and battled Benoit in a Ladder match. It was a great fight, which saw Benoit hit his Swan Dive off the ladder onto Jarrett, then climb back up to get the gold, winning the match.

The next night at Nitro, Jarrett demanded a rematch, saying that he had been fatigued from the match with Rhodes. Benoit accepted his challenge, and the two fought in another Ladder match, again throwing themselves all over the place. During the bout, Jarrett seemed to become injured, clutching at his knee. Benoit, not caring about his opponent, went for the ladder. However, when Benoit tried to climb up, the rungs gave way, keeping him on the ground. Before Benoit could figure out what to do, Jarrett reappeared, moving quickly and smashing Benoit with his guitar. Jarrett then shoved the rigged ladder out of the way and got a second one from beneath the ring, climbing up and winning the United States Heavyweight Title for the second time.

On the same Nitro, Bret Hart was facing Bill Goldberg in a rematch from Starrcade, with the vacated World Title on the line. During the match, the Outsiders (Kevin Nash & Scott Hall) came out with baseball bats. Hart took one of their bats and attacked Goldberg, beating down his former ally. When "Rowdy" Roddy Piper tried to come out and help, Jarrett attacked him, knocking him out with his guitar. The group then formed as a unit, calling themselves the new nWo (new World order.

2000

Jarrett feuded with Benoit for the next few weeks, as well as joining Nash in his fight against the Commissioner, Terry Funk. Because of this, Funk put Jarrett into three matches during a Monday Nitro, against Funk's old friends. Jarrett lost all three, falling to George "The Animal" Steele, Tito Santana, & "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka. During the final match, which was fought in a steel cage, Snuka jumped off the top and tried a splash, but accidentally hit Jarrett in the head with his knee, giving him a concussion. Due to the injury, Jarrett was forced to vacate the US belt, and did not have his scheduled "Triple Theatre" match with Benoit at Souled Out '00.

At the next Nitro, the new Commissioner, Kevin Nash (who had beaten Funk at the PPV), gave the belt back to Jarrett, starting Jarrett's third reign as the US Champion. Jarrett then added the Harris Brothers to the nWo, making them his personal allies in his battles to retain the belt. When Nash was injured, he handed over the responsibilities of the Commissionership to Jarrett, who used the power to battle against the current World Champion, Sid Vicious. But Jarrett & the Harris Brothers had trouble combating Sid, and when Nash returned a few weeks later, he stripped Jarrett of the power, taking it back for himself.

This caused friction between Jarrett & Nash, especially after Nash made a #1 Contenders match for the World Title shot between his 'friends' Jarrett and Hall, which ended in a Double Disqualification. Nash then opted to make the match at Superbrawl X a Triangle match between Jarrett, Hall, and the World Champion, Sid Vicious. He also announced that the Harris Brothers were barred from ringside, which was too much for Jarrett, who bashed Nash with his guitar, putting Big Sexy out of action and causing even more heat between Jarrett and Hall.

At Superbrawl X, Jarrett made things better for himself, as he took over the Commissioner spot once again. He changed the ruling, allowing the Harris Brothers at ringside, giving him an edge against the other two opponents. During the fight, many referees were taken out, usually by Jarrett. It soon became apparant that Jarrett had been doing it on purpose, as Jarrett's personal referee, Mark Johnson, came out and took over, making Jarrett a serious favorite to win the belt. However, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper then reappeared, wearing a referee's shirt, and took out Johnson, taking over the match. Jarrett was then taken out by Vicious' Powerbomb, ending the match and causing a loss for Jarrett.

In the next month, a furious Jarrett, still carrying the powers of the Commissionership, continued to go after Vicious at every opportunity, bringing the Harris Brothers with him. He assigned himself a rematch at Uncensored '00, where he again faced off against Vicious for the World Title. During the match, the referee was once again taken out, bringing Johnson to the ring, who began to make fast counts for Jarrett. Hulk Hogan then came out, however, stopping the counts and tossing Johnson to the wind. He then attacked Jarrett, beating on him, which allowed Vicious to come back and get the Powerbomb. Once again, due to outside interference, Jarrett had missed his chance to be the World Champion.

In April '00, Eric Bischoff & Vince Russo returned to WCW, taking it over. They immediately created a new stable, calling it the New Blood, which consisted of a lot of the younger, less pushed wrestlers. They also vacated all of the WCW titles, which included Jarrett's United States belt. Jarrett, though, took it well, since he became a major player with the New Blood against the more experienced wrestlers, dubbed the Millionaire's Club. While four members of the Millionaires had to fight each other in a tournament for a shot at the World Title, Jarrett only had to take on Curt Hennig, in a bout that was set up by the New Blood from the start. Diamond Dallas Page later won his half of the tournament, setting up the match for the World Title.

During the next week, feelings intensified between the two wrestlers, especially after an errant guitar shot accidentally hit Kimberly, Page's valet/wife. Jarrett also had Bischoff assign matches for Kimberly, forcing her to face some of the other female talent in WCW. This all led up to Spring Stampede '00, where Jarrett & Page went at it for the Heavyweight strap. At the end of the match, DDP got his Diamondcutter on Jarrett, but the referee was distracted by Bischoff. This allowed Kimberly to come in with Jarrett's guitar, surprisingly turning on her husband and knocking him out. Jarrett then hit the Stroke, getting the win and finally becoming the WCW World Champion.

A week later, Jarrett and Page fought in a Steel Cage match on Nitro. With Kanyon, Page's ally, keeping Mike Awesome away from the action, Page was able to defeat Jarrett, taking away the World Title. The feud continued to Thunder, where Jarrett & Bischoff took on Page & David Arquette, Page's movie star friend (whom he had starred with in "Ready To Rumble"). Jarrett managed to take Page out with his guitar in the end, and made the pin. Unfortunately, the ref was busy on the other side of the ring, counting the 1-2-3 for Arquette, who had pinned Bischoff. This shockingly made Arquette the champion. Jarrett went after Arquette later on, bloodying the "champion" until Page came to his aid.

A triple cage match (from "Ready To Rumble") was signed at Slamboree '00, between Jarrett, Page, and Arquette, with the World Title hanging above. While Page & Jarrett battled through the levels, Arquette climbed to the top and waited, cheering Page on. On the outside, Kanyon & Awesome again battled (with Awesome giving Kanyon a brutal fall from the cage). In the end, the main factor was Arquette, who joined the New Blood by attacking Page when he reached the top tier, keeping him from getting the victory. Jarrett then climbed up and grabbed the belt, once again becoming the World Champion.

Not long after the pay-per-view, Jarrett defended the World Title against "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair, who had won a Battle Royal to become the #1 Contender. After interference from Kevin Nash, Flair walked away with the belt in what could almost be called an 'upset'. Flair, though, collapsed from staged heart problems during a tag match on Thunder, and was immediately stripped by Vince Russo for "health reasons", with the belt being awarded back to Jarrett. Jarrett's third reign, however, only lasted one day, as Kevin Nash took him on at the next card. With Scott Steiner taking out Russo, Nash defeated Jarrett for the belt. Nash later gave the title back to Flair, saying that he should never have lost it. That same night, though, Jarrett came back, and with Russo & Flair's son David causing a triple-team on Flair, gained the World Title for the fourth time.

Jarrett concentrated on Nash for the next month, leading up to The Great American Bash '00, where they battled in the main event for the World Title. With Ernest "The Cat" Miller, a strong New Blood member, as the Special Enforcer, Jarrett & Nash battled it out. During the match, the Filthy Animals tried to interfere, attacking Nash, but he fought through them, trying to retake control. Bill Goldberg then came out, apparently to aid Nash, but instead turned on him, spearing Nash and becoming a New Blood member himself. Jarrett then got the pinfall victory, retaining the World Title. At the next Nitro, Hulk Hogan, who had won a title shot by beating Billy Kidman at the PPV, was told by Ernest Miller that he would get his shot that night, rather than at the next PPV, Bash at the Beach. Jarrett then attacked Hogan, trying to injure him before the match-up. Later that night, Jarrett & Hogan went at it, with Hogan taking the advantage and landing his Leg Drop. However, Goldberg once again made the save for Jarrett, taking out Hogan by Jackhammering him through a table.

For the next few weeks, Jarrett taunted the injured Hogan, since their PPV World Title match was still signed. At Bash at the Beach '00, the two were slated to go at it. However, surprisingly, Jarrett dropped onto his back, allowing Hogan to make the easy pin. This gave Hogan the title that Jarrett had been wearing, and he stormed out, never to be seen in WCW again. Later that night, Vince Russo did a shoot interview, calling the belt that Hogan had won the "Hulk Hogan Memorial Belt", and proclaiming that he and the gold were out of the federation. Russo then said that the younger, more deserving wrestlers would fight it out, and made the match for the "real" WCW World Title to occur that night between Jarrett & Booker T. The two wrestlers had an inspired match, the best of the night, but in the end, Booker T hit his Bookend off the turnbuckle to get the victory and claim the new belt, leaving Jarrett titleless.

Jarrett continued to challenge Booker T for the next month, saying that he was the true "Chosen One", the man who should be at the top of WCW. At New Blood Rising '00, Jarrett & Booker T fought it out, with many weapons coming into play after the referee was knocked down. At one point, in a nice spot, Jarrett blocked a Booker T sidekick with a guitar shot to the leg, taking him down. He then put on the Figure Four leglock, but Booker T eventually escaped. At the end of the match, Jarrett hit the Stroke onto a steel chair, then made the cover, but the referee in the ring was down. Booker T then came back, hitting his Bookend to get the victory and retain the World Title. Jarrett would challenge Booker T a few more times in the coming weeks, but had no luck in regaining his World Title.

Jarrett next had problems with "That 70s Guy" Mike Awesome, and their feud eventually led to a match being signed at the next PPV, Fall Brawl '00. The week before the pay-per-view, Jarrett signed to face Sting in a #1 Contenders 2-out-of-3 Falls match, with the winner to get a shot at Booker T's belt. During the battle, both men managed one pinfall, meaning that the next to get a victory would earn the title shot. Sting then got the Scorpion Deathlock on Jarrett, forcing him to tap, but since the referee was knocked out earlier in the match, no call was made. Sting still took the 'victory', dropping the hold and leaving the ring. At Fall Brawl '00, Jarrett got some revenge, brutally attacking Sting backstage before his match-up with Vampiro & the Great Muta. Sting still managed to go out and win his fight, though.

Later that night, Jarrett competed in a Bunkhouse Brawl with Awesome. Before the match began, Jarrett insulted some of the Buffalo Bills football players at ringside. During the match, Jarrett again threw insults at the Bills, causing them to get up and try to come into the ring. While the ref was arguing with them, trying to keep them out, Jarrett got his guitar and tried to hit Awesome, only to be stopped by Awesome's ringman that night, Gary Coleman. Jarrett then knocked out Colemen with the guitar instead. This left Jarrett open, however, from an attack by Sting, getting retribution for earler. Sting hit the Scorpion Deathdrop, putting Jarrett out long enough for Awesome to get the pin and the victory.

At the next Nitro, Sting faced off against Booker T for the World Title, having 'won' his Contendership match the week before. At the end, Sting took advantage with the Scorpion Deathlock, but an attack from Jarrett and Scott Steiner caused the match to be ruled a No-Contest. This started a major main-event feud between Jarrett/Steiner & Sting/Booker T, with Jarrett and Sting going after each other. Jarrett began coming to the ring dressed like how Sting used to look, with blond, short hair and face paint. Jarrett also got in multiple shots with his guitar over the next few weeks. At Halloween Havoc '00, Jarrett and Sting faced off, in a competitive match. During the fight, men dressed up as Sting's former guises came out and attacked him. Sting managed to fight them all off, but this left him open for a guitar shot from Jarrett, who then scored the pin.

Jarrett next entered into a feud with Buff Bagwell, slowly moving away from the main event match-ups. Jarrett had stayed as a team with Scott Steiner, who was competing heavily against the World Champion, Booker T. Steiner's partial feud with his former partner Bagwell led Jarrett to go to war with him, leading up to a match at Mayhem '00. During the fight, Jarrett was surprisingly attacked by David Flair, DDT'ing him on a chair while the ref was down. Jarrett still fought back, though, and eventually hit Bagwell with his guitar, getting another pay-per-view win. Jarrett had a short feud with Flair that did not go anywhere, then began teaming with the Harris Brothers again, fighting against the Filthy Animals (Rey Mysterio Jr, Billy Kidman, & Konnan). The 6 men signed to brawl in a Street Fight at Starrcade '00.

At the event, though, Jarrett wanted a change of plans, telling the Commissioner (Mike Sanders) that he wanted a Bunkhouse Brawl instead. They compromised, and the two teams fought in a Bunkhouse Brawl Street Fight. The match was very violent, with weapons being scattered all over the ring. At one point, Jarrett picked up Mysterio and powerbombed him into a dumpster on the floor. The match then settled down, becoming a more typical 6-man battle with tags and all. This lasted for a few minutes, before the brawl broke out once again. Mysterio again took a huge bump, being H-Bombed through a table by the Harris Brothers. In the end, one of the Harris brothers hit Kidman with a liquor bottle, knocking him out enough so that Jarrett could apply his Stroke finisher and get the win. Later on that night, Jarrett came down to interfere in Scott Steiner's World Title defense against Sid Vicious. Jarrett's shot misfired, though, as he hit Steiner instead. Jarrett made up for his blunder by stopping the count, keeping the ref occupied. Steiner later came back to get Vicious in the Steiner Recliner, winning the match.

2001

Jarrett joined with Steiner in feuding against Vicious for the next month. The two men seemed to have the advantage, but Vicious had the CEO, Ric Flair, on his side. Flair paid for a mystery man to attack Jarrett & Steiner, leveling the playing field. At WCW Sin in January '01, Flair signed a Four Corners match-up for the World Title, between Jarrett, Steiner, Vicious, and the mystery man. At first, though, the mystery man did not appear, allowing Jarrett & Steiner to double-team Vicious. Vicious eventually came back, though, battling against both men. But when Vicious jumped off of the turnbuckle at one point, he smashed his leg, causing a compound fracture. With Vicious badly injured, the mystery man rushed out and attacked him, later being revealed as Road Warrior Animal. Steiner got the pin and won the match, with Jarrett watching on.

Jarrett & Scott Steiner soon joined up with Ric Flair, Road Warrior Animal, Buff Bagwell, Lex Luger, & Rick Steiner to form the "Magnificent Seven", a stable with powerful ties through the CEO, Flair. They began feuding with Diamond Dallas Page, Kevin Nash, and the Commissioner, Ernest "The Cat" Miller. Jarrett focused his talents on Page, while also enlisting the help of Kanyon, who was a partial member of the powerhouse stable. After an assault from Kanyon, Page later proclaimed that he would face his former friend anywhere, anytime, any place. Jarrett used this against him. Before Page's scheduled match with Jarrett at Superbrawl: Revenge, Jarrett reran Page's speech on the Tron, then told him that Kanyon wanted his match right then. Page, thus, was forced to wrestle twice in a row.

During the DDP/Kanyon match, Jarrett interfered while the ref was down, hitting the Stroke. Kanyon was quick to follow up with the Flatliner to get the victory. After the match ended, Jarrett immediately entered the ring, starting HIS bout with Page. Jarrett had the upper hand for a good portion of the match, due to Page being exhausted from already wrestling a long bout. They fought all over the arena, with Kanyon staying nearby for double-team purposes. When Page started to come back, however, Kanyon quickly tried to interfere on Jarrett's behalf, but was instead accidentally knocked out by a guitar shot from Jarrett. Jarrett, in shock, was an easy target for a Diamond Cutter, and Page somehow got the miraculous victory.

Jarrett continued to stay a key member of the Magnificent Seven, eventually aiding Ric Flair in his fight against Dustin Rhodes. Rhodes' father, long-time wrestling star Dusty Rhodes, reappeared on the scene to aid his son against Jarrett & Flair. Jarrett made fun of Dusty's bulk, though, once coming out in a 'sumo' outfit and acting just like Rhodes, calling himself "The American Dweem". Eventually, the four men faced off in a tag-team match at WCW Greed. During the fight, Jarrett & Flair both got Figure Fours on their opponents. The two Rhodes eventually escaped, however, and in the end, Flair was rolled up by Dustin to get the win. After the match, Rhodes gave a stinkface to Jarrett, after supposedly eating over 200 burritos earlier in the night. The feud between the two groups continued over the next week, as Dusty again brought out burritos and claimed that Flair would kiss his ass. When the men faced off in the ring, Dusty & Dustin brought out their "ass" - a mule named Silver Bullet. Flair tried to make Jarrett kiss it, but Jarrett balked, causing some friction between the two. They still fought against the Rhodes, but were both tossed into the ass, forced to kiss it.

Jarrett's time with WCW would end at the same time the company fell. At the end of March '01, it was announced that Vince McMahon and the WWF had purchased WCW. Since WCW's television rights were expiring as well, it was the last the company would stand on its own. During the "Season Finale", as it was titled, McMahon gave several live bits that broadcast on both Nitro and Raw. One of the items he mentioned at one point was Jarrett, who he had sore feelings with regarding Jarrett jumping to WCW. McMahon quickly mentioned that Jarrett was fired. Jarrett himself, despite his main-event status in the company over the last few years, did not make an appearance on the final show. Although many WCW stars were quickly signed and appeared during the WWF Invasion storyline, Jarrett obviously was not welcome.

WWA: 2001

After a few runs on the independent circuit, Jarrett joined up with various other former WCW wrestlers in the World Wrestling All-Stars, an Australian organization. He soon proved his skills, as he competed in the WWAS Heavyweight Title Tournament in October '01. In the first round, he defeated Nathan Jones in a "Guitar On A Pole" match. He then took down Buff Bagwell in a "Tits, Whips & Buff" match to move into the finals against the "Road Dogg" Jesse James. The two former WWF rivals entered a Steel Cage to duke it out, with Jarrett managing to get the pinfall to become the first-ever WWAS Heavyweight Champion.

2002

Jarrett would continue to defend the WWAS Heavyweight Title going into the new year. At WWAS Revolution in February '02, Jarrett defended the WWAS Heavyweight Championship against long-time ally/rival Brian Christopher, getting the victory with his trusty guitar to retain the belt. Only a few months later, however, Jarrett was forced to put up the belt at a house show against three other men: Christopher (now once again going by Grandmaster Sexay), Scott Steiner, and Australian wrestler Nathan Jones. Near the end of the match, with Sexay & Steiner busy on the outside, Jarrett went to hit Jones with his guitar. Sexay, however, was able to grab the guitar from the apron, stopping Jarrett in mid-swing. A distracted Jarrett was then taken down by a Jones Chokeslam, allowing Jones to win away the title. By then, however, Jarrett had more important things on his mind then reclaiming the gold.

NWA-TNA: 2002

In June '02, Jeff & his dad, Jerry Jarrett, created a new wrestling promotion for the National Wrestling Association, known as Total Nonstop Action, or TNA. It was decided that TNA would show weekly PPVs for a reduced price, rather than getting a television deal. On the first TNA PPV, Jarrett made several impacts, first taking out wrestling legend Jackie Fargo, then hammering country music star Toby Keith during his concert. Jarrett then participated in the "Gauntlet For The Gold" Match, coming out as one of the first participants. Jarrett eliminated Buff Bagwell, Lash Leroux, and Norman Smiley, but was then caught in the Outsider's Edge by Scott Hall. With Jarrett weakened, surprise entrant Toby Keith attacked him, with the music star eliminating Jarrett from the match! Ken Shamrock went on to defeat Malice and earn the vacated NWA World Heavyweight Title.

Jarrett continued to feud with both Keith & Hall, earning himself a partner when K-Krush (Ron Killings) joined him. Jarrett lost on the next PPV, though, to Hall, thanks to Keith, who joined Hall in giving Jarrett a double-Stroke, adding insult to injury by landing Jarrett's own finishing move against him. Jarrett & K-Krush faced Hall & his tag-team partner, Brian Christopher, on the first July '02 PPV, with Jarrett's team getting the win after Christopher turned on Hall and joined with Jarrett. Double J beat down Hall after the match, with EMTs called out to help Hall. Jarrett didn't stop attacking, though, continuing his brutal beatdown of his former nWo partner.

On the next NWA-TNA PPV, Jarrett was expecting a World Title shot against Ken Shamrock, but was told by Bill Behrans that Takao Omori would be getting the shot instead. An angry Jarrett interfered during the match, nailing Shamrock, Omori, & NWA representative Harley Race with chair shots to ruin the bout. At the end of the night, Jarrett came back out and insulting members of the NFL Tennessee Titans, who were seated at ringside. Much to Jarrett's surprise, the football players jumped the rail and attacked him. With security holding them back, Jarrett was then attacked again, this time by Malice. A week later, Jarrett was scheduled to have a #1 Contenders Ladder Match with Malice. However, Jarrett got in a brawl with the returning Scott Hall, leading Behrans to kick Jarrett out of the building, forfeiting his shot! At the end of the night, Hall defeated Brian Lawler (formerly Brian Christopher), but then was beaten down by Lawler & K-Krush. As he was being carted out by EMTs, a paramedic appeared and attacked, showing himself to be Jarrett. This action led to Jarrett being suspended for a few weeks.

At the end of July '02, Jarrett's suspension was lifted by NWA representative Ricky Steamboat. During the night, Jarrett brought out a midget, Todd Stone, in a sack, then beat down Stone. Puppet, another midget, came out and threatened Jarrett with a gun, but was taken down as well. Finally, Steamboat came out, with Jarrett wanting to face him. If Jarrett won, he would get a title shot; otherwise, he would be suspended for 2 months. Before anything could happen, though, Hall attacked Jarrett from behind, leading to a match being set up between the two. As the match progressed, Hall caught Jarrett with the Outsider's Edge, only to be pulled from the pin by the Truth (K-Krush). Soon, Monty Brown, Jerry Lynn, AJ Styles, Malice, Don Harris, & Slash all became involved at ringside, causing a melee. When Jarrett, meanwhile, tried to use a chair on Hall, he was stopped by Steamboat. However, Steamboat also stopped Hall from using a weapon, allowing Jarrett to get the Stroke and pin Hall for the victory.

Going into August '02, Jarrett watched as the Truth won the NWA World Title from Shamrock. Ricky Steamboat then announced that Jarrett would face Apolo, with the winner getting the Truth. When Jarrett defeated Apolo, though, Steamboat revealed that he meant Jarrett would TEAM with the Truth to take on the NWA Tag Champs, AJ Styles & Jerry Lynn. Jarrett, meanwhile, continued to build up enemies, from his resentment of the Truth holding the World Title to a surprise attack from Brian Lawler, who said that he knew Jarrett did it (what it was was unknown). Jarrett also had his problems with the returning President, Bill Behrans, who proclaimed himself the "new sheriff in town" and wouldn't give Jarrett a World Title shot. Jarrett went on to attack Behrans in the back. In the main event match, Jarrett & the Truth had problems working together, but so did the Tag Champs, Styles & Lynn. The match ended in a No-Contest when Jarrett pinned Lynn while Styles pinned the Truth, with two refs each making the count. After the match, in the back, Jarrett was again attacked by Lawler.

Jarrett would feud with both Lawler and "Bullet" Bob Armstrong for the next few weeks, including Jarrett facing off with a masked man claiming to be the Bulley. In September '02, Jarrett and Lawler eventually patched things up, without much explanation, other than that Jarrett blamed Lawler's girlfriend, April, stirring up trouble. Jarrett then found out who the masked Bullet was, as he unmasked to reveal Bob Armstrong's son, BG James (known as the Roaddogg in the WWF). Jarrett, Lawler, & the Truth would settle their differences to feud against James, Scott Hall, & Syxx-Pac (Sean Waltman) over the next month. Elix Skipper would later join with Jarrett's crew, while Curt Hennig came in to join James' group. The heel and face groups stayed loosely organized over the next month, with different guys feuding.

At the end of October '02, a mystery wrestler, "Mr. Wrestling III", had appeared several times to interfere during "The Truth" Ron Killing's NWA World Title matches, helping Killings to keep the belt. The general suspicion was that Jarrett was the man under the mask, with Mike Tenay offering Jarrett a prized NWA World Title shot if Jarrett would confirm that he was Mr. Wrestling III. Jarrett tore up the contract, refusing to admit to it. At the same time, Jarrett was competing in the NWA World Title #1 Contender Tournament, first beating an already-bloody Curt Hennig to move on. Due to Hennig having been sneak-attacked, though, he was given another shot in the tournament against Jarrett. But Jarrett still won, via DQ, due to Hennig losing control and using a belt on Jarrett. In the finals, after winning via forfeit over Syxx-Pac, Jarrett took on BG James in a violent match, with Jarrett winning by giving James the Stroke on a steel chair.

Having finally earned his World Title shot, Jarrett got his chance on the November 20th, 2002 PPV, to wrestle Ron Killings. In a bloody match that featured chairs, guitars, & tables, the two men fought it out for the belt. In the end, Mr. Wrestling III suddenly appeared and hit Killings with a guitar shot, allowing Jarrett to get the victory and become the NWA World Heavyweight Champion! The mystery man then unmasked to reveal former WCW booker Vince Russo. Jarrett defeated Killings in a rematch for the belt the next week, this time ignoring Russo's attempt to help and instead beating Killings with 3 straight Strokes. For the rest of the year, the puzzle was whether Jarrett was joining Russo's Sports Entertainment eXtreme, or S.E.X. On one December card, Jarrett stayed the NWA World Champion over Curt Hennig, thanks to Russo's interference. But on the final December '02 PPV, Jarrett decided that he wouldn't be joining Russo. This led to S.E.X. beating down Jarrett. Jarrett came back later in the night to attack S.E.X., but was surprised and beaten down by AJ Styles, who joined Russo's team.

2003

On the first show of '03, Jarrett was punished by Russo by being placed in a series of matches against Russo's allies. But Jarrett fought back well, defeating Christopher Daniels and Elix Skipper, then winning, via DQ, over Low Ki, when Daniels & Skipper reentered to attack him. The Road Warriors came in to try to make the save, only to be taken out by AJ Styles. Dusty Rhodes then helped out the faces, furthering the image of veterans vs. up-and-comers. Jarrett, Rhodes, & the Road Warriors faced off against Russo, Daniels, Skipper, & Low-Ki the next week, with Russo pinning Rhodes after another Mr. Wrestling appeared and hammered Rhodes from behind. This time, the masked man was revealed as another old-school wrestler, Nikita Koloff!

Due to Jarrett's team losing the match, Russo was able to book Jarrett in a "Gauntlet" Match the next week, with the World Title on the line. Jarrett, though, fought through the odds, beating Don Harris, BG James, & Christopher Daniels to survive as the champion. During the celebration afterwards, though, Jarrett was surprisingly DDT'ed by a debuting Raven, who joined up with SEX and stole the NWA World Title! Jarrett tried to reclaim the World Title from Raven on the next weekly PPV, but Russo distracted Jarrett during his assault, allowing Raven to come back and Superplex Jarrett through a table, before taking the belt away again. Later that night, though, during a confrontation between AJ Styles (who claimed not to be part of Russo's group) and Raven, Jarrett reappeared and attacked both men, taking them down, then reclaiming his World Championship. At the end of the night, though, while Jarrett was busy with Raven & Russo, Styles struck, taking out Jarrett and walking away with the World belt.

Going into February '03, Jarrett tried to get the belt back from Styles (and his manager, Larry Zbyszko), only to later be attacked and kidnapped by SEX. This eventually led to a massive brawl between SEX and TNA, with Jarrett's whereabouts being unknown. After the brawl, Russo stood in the ring with his masked SEX members, including one that was supposed to be Glen Gilbertti. However, the real Glen was shown crawling out of the back, as the masked man showed himself to be Jarrett! Jarrett went to attack Russo as the night ended. However, it was later revealed that SEX later got the upper hand and beat down Jarrett with a belt. Jarrett wasn't expected on the next TNA PPV, but he still appeared, again attacking SEX. However, the numbers were again too much, as AJ Styles appeared and took out Jarrett with a Styles Clash onto a chair.

Jarrett defended the NWA World Title against Styles on the February 19th TNA PPV, in a back-and-forth match that saw a lot of interference from SEX members like the Harris Brothers and Sonny Siaki. In the end, though, the interference worked towards Jarrett's advantage, as Styles decided he didn't want to win the title that way, and eventually took out Siaki with the Styles Clash. With his attention diverted, Styles got caught by the Stroke, allowing Jarrett to retain the title. Afterwards, however, a view was shown of Russo pulling up to Jarrett's house to see his wife. Russo claimed on the next show that he had met with Jarrett and his family, and swore that Jarrett would be signing a contract with SEX that night. Jarrett seemed to be heading that direction, as he came out in a SEX t-shirt. But Jarrett had other things in store for Russo, as he played a video of Russo's son calling Russo a bad father. Jarrett then dropped the SEX t-shirt and attacked Russo, only to then be beaten down by Erik Watts, David Flair, & Brian Lawler.

Due to Jarrett's video presentation, Vince Russo announced his 'retirement' to spend more time with his kids, leaving SEX in an uproar. However, Jarrett still had his hands full with Watts, Flair, & Lawler, all of whom blamed Jarrett for not doing more for them in the big leagues. Jarrett also had both Styles and Raven trying to get their hands on his NWA World Title. As the two top contenders tried to decide who would get a title shot, Jarrett concentrated on the New Generation, especially Watts. At one point, Watts took Jarrett down, then threatened to drag him behind his car, only then saying that he didn't want to go to jail for that, since he was only trying to get into Jarrett's head. Jarrett also still had to deal with the remnants of SEX, especially Glen Gilbertti, who managed to get D'Lo Brown to agree that, if he got a title shot against Jarrett, he would join SEX if he won. On the first weekly PPV of March, Jarrett went at it against Brown, with several SEX members trying to interfere. This backfired, though, as Brown was superkicked by Mike Sanders, allowing Jarrett to get the Stroke and retain the title again.

Jarrett next focused on the new #1 Contender, Raven, who had beaten AJ Styles for the opportunity. Jarrett seemed to be becoming more paranoid about losing the NWA World Title, which was noticed by Mike Tenay. Meanwhile, Jarrett also had to deal with Raven's Gathering, consisting of Julio Dinero & Alexis Laree. On the April 16th TNA PPV, Jarrett faced Dinero in a "Clockwork Orange House of Pain" Match, with a lot of involvement from Laree. In the end, Jarrett had both Dinero & Laree laid out on a table, and was preparing something from the top rope. But Raven suddenly interceded, Superplexing Jarrett onto the two members of the Gathering! Dinero landed partially on top, allowing the ref to count and give Dinero the victory over the World Champ. Afterwards, Raven got the Raven Effect DDT on Jarrett, knocking him out.

Jarrett continued his war with Raven & the Gathering as the month went on, at one point saving his former nemesis, Erik Watts, from Dinero & Laree. Later that night, Jarrett attacked Raven and tried to put him in a straight jacket, only to have Team Extreme appear and put Jarrett in the jacket instead. On the April 30th weekly PPV, Jarrett gave Raven his World Title shot. It was a wild affair, with interference from SEX, Team Extreme, the Disciples of the New Church, Sabu, and, of course, the Gathering. In the end, though, despite all the distractions, Jarrett was able to get the Stroke on Raven and retain the World Title.

At the start of May '03, Glen Gilbertti, the defacto leader of SEX, won a #1 Contenders Match to earn the next shot against Jarrett's belt. At the time, Jarrett was recuperating from injuries suffered both from his match against Raven and from an assault from Gilbertti. He stayed away for a few weeks, while wrestling some in Australia, where he unifed the NWA & WWAS Heavyweight Titles after beating Sting. At the end of May, Jarrett seemed prepared to have a war with Raven, only to find out that Gilbertti had gotten him suspended, presumably to keep Jarrett from wrestling Raven until Gilbertti could have his title shot. Jarrett and Gilbertti met for the belt on the first June '03 PPV, with various members of SEX trying to influence the match. Surprisingly, though, the biggest influence was a clean-shaven Vince Russo, who came out and hit Gilbertti with a bat, helping Jarrett get the victory!

A week later, Jarrett once again put the belt on the line, this time in a "Three Way" Match against AJ Styles and Raven. During the match, Raven got taken out by a debuting Shane Douglas, who rammed Raven into the ring post. This left Jarrett and Styles going at it. The ref was knocked down late in the match, allowing Russo to come out once again. This time, though, Russo hit Jarrett with the guitar instead! Styles capitalized with the Styles Clash, then pinned Jarrett to take away the NWA World Heavyweight Title. Jarrett tried to get a rematch with Styles for the next week at the NWA-TNA 1st Anniversary Show, but Styles declined, saying that he had 30 days to defend the belt. Instead, Jarrett & Sting faced Styles & Syxx-Pac in a tag match at the show, with interference from Russo, Shane Douglas, and, surprisingly, Raven, who attacked Russo & Styles. Jarrett got the win by getting the Stroke off the 2nd turnbuckle on Styles. Sting, Jarrett, & Raven raised their arms in the ring after the match.

Jarrett & Raven, despite their differences, teamed up the next week to take on Shane Douglas & Glen Gilberti. Raven nearly had the match won with a DDT on Douglas, but then Father James Mitchell, Raven's long-time enemy, came out and threw a fireball in Raven's face, ending the match via DQ. On the next show, Jarrett came out again to challenge for Style's title, but Russo told Jarrett that he wouldn't get the shot. When Jarrett went after Russo, he himself was attacked by newcomer Joe E. Legend. The two brawled to the ring, with Jarrett getting the edge and locking on the Figure Four. But Styles then came to the ring, starting the double-team on Jarrett. Both used their finishers on Jarrett, then duct-taped the man to the ring ropes. This allowed Russo to use his baseball bat on Jarrett, before once again announcing that Jarrett would never get a World Title rematch.

Despite doctor's orders, Jarrett showed up the next week for some revenge. When Russo came out dressed as the '90s Jarrett with Legend, the real Jarrett charged out and attacked both men, getting into another wild brawl with Legend. A bloody Jarrett was able to get the Stroke on Legend, then taped him to the ropes, before attacking Russo and putting him in the Figure Four. But Legend got free, and things turned back for Jarrett, who got hit repeatedly by the bat in the injured ribs. Jarrett had to be taken out by the EMTs, although he was assaulted in the back again by Legend & Russo. Jarrett and Legend faced off in a match a week later, with a bloodthirsty Jarrett immediately using a chair on Legend. When security tried to break them up, Jarrett swung the chairs at them as well, before getting Legend back into the ring. Russo then tried to interfere with his bat, but Jarrett knocked it away with the chair, then went after Russo, with the ref trying to break it up. This gave Legend the opportunity to smash Jarrett in the back of the head with the bat. Legend then made the cover, and the ref surprisingly counted, giving Legend the win over Double J.

On the next TNA PPV, Legend brought out security to protect him during his Handicap Match against Matt Sydal & Altar Boy Luke. Jarrett did come out during the match, watching from the ramp. When Legend won the match with a Double Stone Cutter on his opponents, Jarrett got on the mic and announced that the match was over. The security then walked away, their job fulfilled, allowing Jarrett to get to Legend. Jarrett got the Stroke on Legend before Red Shirt Security broke it up. On the final July '03 TNA PPV, Jarrett and Legend went at it in a "Baseball Bat/Guitar On A Pole" Match. Despite interference towards Jarrett by Sonny Siaki & Red Shirt Security, Jarrett was able to win out, catching a flying Legend with a guitar shot, followed by the Stroke. As Jarrett celebrated after the match, though, he was attacked by "The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels! Daniels beat down Jarrett, with Legend getting in his Stone Cutter as well. The night ended with Daniels coming off the top rope with the bat, nailing Jarrett in the ribs once again.

Jarrett took a few weeks off after the beating, but came back in August '03 to team with Erik Watts against Russo's team. The two joined to face Legend & Daniels in a tag match, with Jarrett getting the win by rolling up Legend and holding the tights. The fight continued after the match, with both Black Shirt AND Red Shirt Security coming to the ring, then getting into a brawl themselves! However, with help from AJ Styles & Russo (who came dressed as horror figures), Watts was handcuffed to the ropes, while Jarrett was beaten down and carried out of the ring and to a hearse in the back, which drove off. This kept Jarrett out of the #1 Contender's Gauntlet Match later that night, making sure that once again he wouldn't get a shot.

On the next show, Sonny Siaki & Trinity, after trying to get D'Lo Brown into the hearse, were attacked by Jarrett, who nailed Siaki with a guitar. Jarrett checked on Brown afterwards, helping his ally against Russo's crew. Jarrett later also saved Chris Harris with a guitar shot to Daniels, then got involved in the end-of-the-night brawl with Russo's heels. It was then announced by Erik Watts that all participants would compete in a 10-Man Wargames Match on the next PPV! The match featured Jarrett, Raven, Brown, & America's Most Wanted against Styles, Daniels, Shane Douglas, Simon Diamond, & Johnny Swinger, with Watts as the special referee. It was a crazy match, with many wrestlers bleeding, including Jarrett, who wrestled in the entire match. In the end, Jarrett caught Styles off the turnbuckle with the Stroke, followed by both Brown & Harris coming off the ropes for a double-shot on the champion. Jarrett easily got the pin after that, getting a big win for the good guys.

Jarrett next focused on Christopher Daniels, challenging him over the next few weeks. Daniels, at one point, sent his 3 acolytes after Jarrett, but Jarrett was able to take all of them out (including sending one off of a balcony). On the same night, Jarrett saved Dusty Rhodes from a beatdown from Styles & Russo. Jarrett also put his hands on Don Callis of Red Shirt Security, leading Callis, who had the power of authority in TNA, to try to fire Jarrett a week later, only to have it broken up by Watts. Watts instead put Jarrett in a match that night against Daniels, who came out with his acolytes. During the match, the acolytes tried to interfere, with one holding Jarrett while Daniels climbed the ropes. But Jarrett shoved the man into Daniels, sending the Fallen Angel down to the ground. Jarrett then rolled him up for the victory.

Jarrett also came to Rhodes' aid again in Rhodes' "Bunkhouse Brawl" against Styles, which went to a No-Contest. A tag match was set up on the first October '03 PPV, with Jarrett & Rhodes against Styles & Russo. Jarrett & Rhodes won the match, but some controversy came up afterwards, as Rhodes set up a World Title Match between himself and Styles, causing Jarrett to say that Rhodes stole his shot, so Rhodes was on his own. However, after Rhodes' match with Styles (which Styles won), when the Russo crew beat down Rhodes, Jarrett made the save, clearing the ring. A bigger event happened later that week in Japan, where Hulk Hogan had beaten Masahiro Chono. After the match, Hogan talked about how he had never been the NWA World Champion. But before he could finish, Jarrett appeared out of nowhere to take Hogan down with a guitar shot, followed by repeated chair shots! This was meant to set up a Hogan/Jarrett feud, but Hogan never again returned to TNA, giving Jarrett the ability to brag about how he had taken out a legend.

In the middle of October '03, Jarrett came to the ring to explain his assault on Hogan, saying that no one was going to take his spot in the company. Jarrett was interrupted by Russo, with the two men brawling for a while. A vicious Jarrett brutally beat down Russo with chairs and trash cans until security and a few wrestlers made the save. With Russo taken to the hospital, things looked clear for Jarrett, who faced AJ Styles on the October 22nd PPV for the NWA World Title. After another interference-filled match, Jarrett took matters into his own hands, clobbering Styles with the NWA World Title, then pinning him to become the two-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion.

Even after regaining the championship, Jarrett still had to deal with the stigma of his attack on Hogan, as Jimmy Hart, Hogan's long-time friend, came to TNA and promised to have surprise opponents, that he used to manage, to fight with Jarrett. On the next show, Hart revealed "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan (which was a little strange, since Hart had never managed Duggan) to face Jarrett. Although Hacksaw gave Jarrett his 3-point-stance clothesline, Jarrett managed to get the win by using the guitar while the ref was distracted by Don Callis, who had intercepted Duggan's 2x4. As Red Shirt Security escorted Duggan out of the building, though, Hart surprised Jarrett by having another former star in the ring, "The Dog-Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner! Jarrett and Steiner brawled around the stands and back to the ring, before Jarrett again ended things with the guitar, this time as a No-Contest, since the ref was down from a missed Bulldog from Steiner.

Jimmy Hart wasn't through, though, as he brought in Sting to face Jarrett on the first show in November '03. The match was a wild brawl, with tons of interference from many wrestlers, including Red Shirt Security, AJ Styles, and Raven. Jarrett eventually used his guitar to cause the DQ, saving his title. This led to Sting & Styles teaming up to face Jarrett, who surprisingly brought in Lex Luger as his partner for the night! The two teams went at it, with Jarrett being on the wrong end of the Scorpion Deathdrop late in the match. With Jarrett on the outside, Luger went for the Torture Rack on Styles, but was hit in the stomach by Sting's baseball bat, allowing Styles to get the roll-up victory. Jarrett got some revenge the next week, attacking Styles after his match with Abyss, but Dusty Rhodes surprisingly made the save, with the legend angry about how Jarrett had turned on the fans.

A match was set up a week later between Jarrett and Rhodes for the NWA World Title, in a "Fan's Revenge Leather Strap" Match. Fans were given straps by Jimmy Hart to hit Jarrett when he came to the outside. When Jarrett tried to get some revenge himself by using the ref's belt on Rhodes, Hart dived into the ring, getting into it with both Jarrett and Don Callis. Erik Watts attacked Jarrett, giving him a Chokeslam, then Watts was attacked himself by Red Shirt Security. The ref had no choice but to throw the match out. Afterwards, AJ Styles came down and cleared the ring, setting up his NWA World Title rematch with Jarrett the next week.

The two wrestlers went at it in their much-anticipated rematch, once again featuring a lot of interference, including Red Shirt Security and Kid Kash. In the end, despite Jimmy Hart coming to the ring as a second referee, Jarrett was able to take down Styles and retain the NWA World Title, thanks to Kash taking out Hart. A week later, Jarrett teamed up with Kash to take on Styles and his partner, D-Lo Brown. During the show, Jarrett had a confrontation with another legend, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, who believed that TNA should be for the "younger" guys. In the match, Piper proved to be the deciding factor, as he hit Kash with a flag pole, allowing Styles to catch Kash with the Styles Clash for the victory. An angry Jarrett yelled at Kash after the match, but he was stopped by Erik Watts, who announced that Jarrett would be facing Sting at the next PPV!

The match between Jarrett and Sting was quickly made non-title by Jarrett. The two fought in the first match of the night on the next card, with, once again, lots of interference, from Red Shirt Security to America's Most Wanted. In the end, Jarrett tried to nail Sting with his guitar, but Styles ran down and took the guitar away. A distracted Jarrett then fell prey to the Scorpion Deathdrop, getting Sting the victory. Later on that night, Jarrett came down to interfere in Styles' tag match with D-Lo Brown against Simon Diamond & Johnny Swinger, throwing Styles into the crowd. The rest of the year was spent with "Best of" shows for the TNA, as Jarrett went into the new year as the champion.

2004

On the first show of the new year, Jarrett expected to be named "Mr. TNA" of 2003. Instead, Jarrett was the runner-up to AJ Styles. An angry Jarrett arranged for a match on the next show, pitting himself & Abyss against Styles & Erik Watts. If Styles' team won, he would earn a World Title shot. If Jarrett won, though, Watts would lose his position as Director of Authority. During this time, Jarrett was also collecting Loyalty Oaths from various members of TNA, as well as dealing with attacks from a masked man, El Leon. On the next week's show, the tag-team match took place, with Jarrett apparently winning the match by using the World Title on Watts. However, Mike Tenay (one of the announcers) informed the ref of what had happened, restarting the match. Jarrett immediately went after Tenay, but was then attacked again by El Leon. In the ring, meanwhile, Goldylocks, the manager for Watts, got a low blow on Abyss, which enabled Styles to get the roll-up victory, seemingly earning him another title shot against Jarrett.

Jarrett did put his World Title on the line the next week, but against El Leon instead of Styles. During the match, Mike Tenay once again became involved, stopping Jarrett from using a chair. In the end, Jarrett became obsessed with removing El Leon's mask, which led Styles to come to the ring and attack him. The match ended in a No-Contest, with Abyss taking out Styles with the Black Hole Slam, while Jarrett celebrated keeping his title. On the next card, Jarrett watched (while handcuffed to El Leon) as Don Callis, with help from the betrayal of Goldylocks, defeated Erik Watts to cause Watts to lose his job as Director of Authority. This gave Jarrett the power to control TNA for the next few weeks, as Callis would fire people who worked against Jarrett.

However, it wasn't all perfection for Jarrett, as he had to face a mystery opponent on the first show of February '04. It turned out to be Dustin Rhodes, Dusty Rhodes' son (better known to WWE fans as Goldust). After a lot of interference from Styles, Abyss, Red Shirt Security, and, finally, the Naturals, who threw powder into Rhodes' face, Jarrett got the win, retaining the title. Jarrett's power continued to go to his head, as he fired Mike Tenay on the next TNA Show. A week later, Jarrett fired Jerry Lynn, then faced "Wildcat" Chris Harris in a Non-Title Match. Although Harris nearly had Jarrett beat a couple of times, the power of Jarrett's crew worked against him, as Kid Kash told the head referee that if Harris won, the ref would be fired, keeping him from counting to 3. Jarrett eventually 'won' when he knocked out Harris in full view of the ref, who couldn't DQ him without losing his job. After the match, Mike Tenay surprisingly reappeared, announcing the new Director of Authority: Vince Russo!

Russo had come back to TNA with a major change of heart, talking about how the curtain was falling on the "Jeff Jarrett Show". Russo also announced that "Wildcat" Chris Harris would be getting a World Title shot against Jarrett in the next 30 days. Jarrett stayed on the sidelines for the next few weeks, allowing other members of his crew to battle against Harris (and his partner, James Storm). On March 17th, '04, Jarrett and Harris went at it for the belt. During the match, Storm interfered for Harris, superkicking Jarrett, which earned the anger of Russo, who wanted a clean bout. As Harris went for the pin, Raven suddenly appeared and pulled out the ref, keeping the match alive. As the ref ejected Raven, Jarrett used his guitar on Harris, then covered him for the 3 count, staying the champ. A furious Russo announced after the match that the next time Jarrett defended the title, it would be inside a steel cage.

It was set up by Russo to have two #1 Contenders' Matches. First, Raven won a "Four Corner" Match over AJ Styles, Ron Killings, and Abyss, thanks in part to Jarrett distracting Styles by throwing Russo's white towel into the ring, causing Styles to think that Russo had betrayed him. Chris Harris then defeated Raven to earn another shot at Jarrett's title. Jarrett, meanwhile, sent a message to Harris by winning a "Non-Title" Match over James Storm with the Stroke. The match was set for April 21st, inside of a steel cage. However, early in the night, Raven brutally attacked Harris, badly injuring his arm. This was an attempt by Raven to get himself the #1 Contender spot, but it backfired both on Raven and Jarrett, as Russo instead named AJ Styles to the match. The two had a violent match inside the cage, as well as outside, where Styles took a horrific bump by falling from the top. But in the end, Styles stopped Jarrett's attempt at using his guitar with an Enziguiri, then followed it up with a pinning combination, winning away Jarrett's World Title.

Jarrett, unhappy with what had happened, disappeared from the TNA PPVs for the next month. During that time, Styles defended the belt against several opponents, eventually leading to a "Deadly Draw" Match set up for the May 19th, '04 show between Styles, Chris Harris, Ron Killings, and Raven. Near the end of the match, Jarrett made his return, bloodying Styles with a guitar shot! This allowed Killings to get a kick off the turnbuckle and pin Styles, becoming the NWA World Champion. Jarrett then told Killings that he wanted his rematch. On the first June '04 PPV, a "King of the Mountain Ladder" Match was set up between Killings, Jarrett, Harris, Styles, and Raven. It was a wild affair, with the goal being to hang the World Title from a hook above the ring. There was also a penalty box, where you went if you were pinned. At the end of the match, Killings was close to hanging up the belt when Jarrett nailed him with his guitar. This left Jarrett's way open up the ladder, and he hung the belt to become the 3-time NWA Heavyweight Champion.

Jarrett quickly proclaimed himself the "King of the Mountain", making Russo put the belt around his waist at the next PPV show. When Jarrett then went to attack Russo, 3 Live Kru (Killings, BG James, & Konnan) made the save, leading to the "3LK Challenge", where Jarrett would have to face each man in consecutive matches. Jarrett took up the challenge, first by beating Konnan in a "Strap" Match, then by beating James in a "Trailer Park Trash" bout. Jarrett then took on Killings in a "Ghetto Justice" Match. During the bout, with a mysterious woman (Gorgeous George) watching from ringside, Jarrett went to hit Killings with his guitar, but was stopped by the ref. So Jarrett decided to hit the ref with the guitar instead. However, this left Jarrett open to a roll-up by Killings, as a second ref made the count, costing Jarrett the match.

On the next PPV, Jarrett unveiled his Elite Guard, consisting of Hotstuff Hernandez, Chad Collyer, & Onyx. They helped him in his fight against 3LK, as Russo announced that Killings was the #1 Contender to Jarrett's belt. Jarrett went on a guitar-rampage both at the PPV and at the subsequent Impact show (on Fox Sports Net), hitting Killings, Russo, and Dusty Rhodes with guitars. This led Russo to announce that, if Jarrett was DQ'ed in his title defense against Killings, he would lose the belt. The match took place at the NWA-TNA 2nd Anniversary Show, with Russo and Larry Zbyszko working together to find two guitars that were hidden at ringside, destroying them. During the match, though, Jarrett pulled out a third guitar that was hidden under the ring steps, then went to hit Killings. But Killings blocked the shot, took away the guitar, then hammered Jarrett with it instead! Killings then made the pin, apparently winning away Jarrett's belt.

However, after a week of discussions, Russo announced on the next PPV show that, since Killings had used the guitar, he was DQ'ed, so Jarrett retained the World Title! This didn't mean that Jarrett and his Elite Guard were through with the 3LK, though, as Russo announced an eight-man World Title Gauntlet Match for the first July '04 PPV, with Ken Shamrock being the 8th man! The match saw many surprises, including Jarrett eliminating both BG James & Hotstuff Hernandez at the same time. The final two were Jarrett and Killings, with the match revering to a singles bout. In the end, Collyer went to give Jarrett a guitar, but it was intercepted by Shamrock. However, Shamrock then turned and clocked Killings with it, betraying his team and allowing Jarrett to get the victory, keeping the World Title around his waist.

On the next PPV, Jarrett, Shamrock, & the Elite Guard took on 3LK, Dusty Rhodes, & Larry Zbyszko in a "10-Man Guitar On A Pole" Match. Although Jarrett was able to get the guitar from the pole, he couldn't use it, as Rhodes got hold of it, nailed Onyx, then made the pin after an elbow for the victory. After the match, Jarrett had a confrontation with both Shamrock and Monty Brown on the stage. On the July 21st edition of TNA, it was announced by Dusty Rhodes that Jeff Hardy had signed a contract with the organization. Part of this contract gave Hardy a World Title shot against Jarrett. Brown came out, upset, because he believed that he deserved the next title shot. Jarrett also came out, getting in Hardy's face and talking about how he chose his challengers. Jarrett and Hardy started to brawl, with Brown suddenly hitting the Pounce on Hardy. Hardy fought back against Brown, but Jarrett then came back with his guitar, knocking Hardy out.

Jarrett continued to feud with Hardy throughout the month of August, while, at the same time, not wrestling in any major matches. On the first September '04 PPV, Jarrett and Hardy met with the World Title on the line. Hardy seemed to be the heavy favorite coming into the match, especially when the two wrestlers started to brawl beforehand, with Jarrett being busted open. Jarrett wore the "Crimson Mask" throughout the match, putting him on the defensive early on. Jarrett also had to deal with Dusty Rhodes, who came to ringside and made sure that Jarrett stayed in the ring, before eventually being kicked out by Russo. In the end, Hardy missed his Swanton Bomb off the top rope, giving Jarrett the chance to recover and get his guitar, smashing it on Hardy's head and getting the victory, once again finding a way to stay the champion on the last Weekly PPV.

As build-up for the first monthly PPV of TNA began on Impact, Vince Russo announced that a #1 Contenders Tournament would be held to decide who would face Jarrett. In the finals, Hardy defeated Monty Brown to win the shot, getting a rematch against Double J for the NWA World Title. Hardy later made a challenge to Jarrett for the bout to be a Ladder Match, which Jarrett agreed to. A new wrinkle was introduced over the next few weeks, as it was announced that Scott Hall would be allying himself with Jarrett, while his Outsiders tag-team partner, Kevin Nash, would be watching out for Hardy.

At Victory Road '04, Jarrett & Scott Hall were seen in the backstage area. But the two men quickly announced that Nash would not be making it to help out Hardy, insinuating that they had done something to the man. This gave the odds to Jarrett's team, as Hall helped Jarrett repeatedly in the Ladder Match, especially when he entered and gave Hardy the Outsiders' Edge. Hall was later taken out, though, when both Jarrett and Hardy fell from a tall ladder, with the ladder landing on Hall. Near the end, Hardy was again being double-teamed, with Jarrett making the climb for the belt. Kevin Nash's music then hit, and Big Sexy walked out with 2 guitars, apparently coming to the aid of Hardy. However, it was all a ruse, as Nash gave the second guitar to Hall, and the two men smashed them over Hardy's head, knocking him out. Jarrett then easily retrieved the title to stay the champion. Afterwards, the three men proclaimed themselves the Kings of Wrestling, and dared anyone in the back to challenge them. 3 Live Kru and AJ Styles answered the challenge, but were quickly taken out. A final surprise for the evening, though, was "Macho Man" Randy Savage debuting to help out the TNA wrestlers.

The Kings of Wrestling continued to work as a unit for the next month, usually destroying the younger wrestlers that challenged them, as well as disrupting the shows. But AJ Styles and others fought back, even attacking Hall once in his dressing room. It was soon signed that Jarrett, Hall, & Nash would face Styles, Hardy, & the Macho Man at the next PPV, Turning Point '04. During the night, the Kings of Wrestling struck first, ambushing Savage in the back and throwing him in a limo, sending him away from the match! This made it a 3-on-2 Handicap Match. As a joke, the Outsiders dressed up as Elvis impersonators for the event, going with their "Kings" theme. The match was one-sided, at first, with the Kings of Wrestling doing well against Styles & Hardy. Near the end of the match, though, Savage suddenly reappeared, shifting the momentum of the bout. Savage later pinned Jarrett to win the match, showing that the Kings of Wrestling could be beat.

Going into December '04, it seemed that Jarrett was going to have to face the Macho Man for the NWA World Title. However, after Turning Point, Savage, due to contract issues, departed from TNA, giving Jarrett a break. Instead, a #1 Contenders Match was set up, with Hector Garza surprisingly upsetting AJ Styles to win the title shot. On Impact, the match took place, with Jarrett once again finding a way to cheat to win, thanks mainly through the interference of Scott Hall. While Garza focused on Hall, it was set up by the new Director of Authority, Dusty Rhodes (who beat Russo in an election at Turning Point), that there would be a #1 Contenders Three-Way Match at the next PPV, with the competitors being Monty Brown, Diamond Dallas Page, and Kevin Nash. Jarrett finished out the year watching as these three men started feuding for the chance to take his gold.

2005

Going into the new year, the Kings of Wrestling appeared to be at a crossroads. On the first Impact, a brawl was started between Jarrett, Diamond Dallas Page, and Monty Brown. When Nash & Hall came out to help, though, Jarrett accidentally hit Hall, leading to an argument between the three men. The problems led to a break-down between the Kings, as Nash became more determined to win the #1 Contenders Three-Way Match. At Final Resolution '05, Jarrett belittled all three men, even mentioning that, as tall as Nash is, he's only 12 inches tall when laying flat on the mat. In the #1 Contenders Match, Monty Brown came out the winner, eliminating DDP at the end. This put Brown against Jarrett in the main event, which made Jarrett unhappy again with Nash. The two had another confrontation in the back, with security having to hold Nash back from Jarrett. In the main event, a myriad of weapons were used by Jarrett to try to survive the Alpha Male. It worked, as Jarrett was able to connect with the guitar to stay the champion.

It was soon announced that, due to the anger between Jarrett and Nash, the two would face off for the NWA World Title at the next PPV. The two wrestlers feuded for the next few weeks, with Scott Hall siding with Nash. Dusty Rhodes also had an impact, as he announced that, if Jarrett used the guitar, he would be DQ'ed and would lose the NWA World Title, which put Jarrett at a sizable disadvantage. At Against All Odds '05, Jarrett's lawyers, including Mr. Daggett, tried to get the stipulation removed, but Rhodes wouldn't allow it. Jarrett then tried to subvert the stipulation by bringing a Cello into the ring! This backfired, however, as Nash was able to Powerbomb Jarrett onto the stringed instrument. The referee was down, though, keeping the match going. Interference then went down, as Billy Gunn debuted and attacked Nash with a chair, allowing Jarrett to get a close 2 count. Sean Waltman then came out and attacked Jarrett, evening the odds, even as BG James came out and confronted his former tag partner, Gunn. Nash then took out Gunn and went after Jarrett, but the champ was able to get a low blow, followed by the Stroke, to get the victory, keeping the gold.

Jarrett & the Outlaw (Gunn's new name) teamed up for the next few weeks against Nash & Diamond Dallas Page, who was named the new #1 Contender for Jarrett's World Title. Rhodes also kept working against Jarrett, as he announced that, for the match with DDP, "Lumberjacks" would be surrounding the ring, consisting of wrestlers that Jarrett had used the guitar on. At Destination X '05, Jarrett first made an appearance by interfering in the Nash/Outlaw "Taped Fist First Blood" Match, bloodying Nash's face with the title belt even as Mr. Daggett & a doctor washed off the Outlaw's wound before the ref recovered. This gave the Outlaw the victory. Later on in the main event, Jarrett had to deal with the ring being surrounded by wrestlers. Jarrett seemed to have a change of heart about the match, as he tried to leave, only to be brought back by 3 Live Kru. The match featured a ton of interference from many wrestlers, but the most important one was Monty Brown, who turned on DDP and gave him the Pounce to enable Jarrett to get the win.

Jarrett now had a firm union around him, including Brown, the Outlaw, the Naturals, and Chris Candido. He called it "Planet Jarrett". Jarrett talked on the next Impact about how Rhodes had screwed Brown over in order to give title shots to Nash & DDP, which made Brown turn on the fans. Planet Jarrett still had to deal with its numerous foes, though, including Nash, DDP, and Sean Waltman, as well as Dusty Rhodes, who set up a "Six Man Six Sides of Steel" Match at Lockdown '05, with Jarrett, Brown, & the Outlaw vs. Nash, DDP, & Waltman. However, a steph infection kept Nash out of the match, so BG James surprisingly was placed in the bout, continuing his problems with the Outlaw. The match was another brutal one, with Jarrett and Waltman starting it out, followed by the other competitors one at a time. In the end, Waltman pinned Brown for the victory.

Also at Lockdown, AJ Styles won a bloody #1 Contenders Cage Match over Abyss, making him the next challenger for Jarrett's gold. Rhodes again made things tougher on Jarrett, as he appointed mixed martial-arts fighter Tito Ortiz as the impartial referee for the match at the next PPV. Jarrett had several altercations with both Styles and Ortiz leading up to Hard Justice '05 in May '05. Late in the match, with Styles in control, Monty Brown came to the ring to help Jarrett. Brown missed, though, hitting the Pounce on Jarrett instead! As Ortiz got rid of Brown, Rudy Charles, the head referee, then ran down to make the count. Surprisingly, though, Ortiz stopped the count, getting rid of Charles as well. This enabled Jarrett to get a low blow on Styles. Jarrett then took Styles onto the turnbuckle and started punching away at him. When Jarrett pushed Ortiz away rather than break the count, though, Ortiz nailed Jarrett with a punch, allowing Styles to come off the turnbuckle with the Spinal Tap for the victory, taking away Jarrett's World Title.

Jarrett, in a bitter mood, soon challenged Styles again for the gold, claiming that Ortiz was a biased referee. A match was set up by Larry Zbyszko, the new NWA chairman, for the next PPV, Slammiversary '05, with Jarrett, Styles, Monty Brown, Abyss, and Sean Waltman facing off in a "King of the Mountain" Match. However, as the PPV got started, Jarrett got in an altercation with a fan at ringside, then was taken out of the arena by security, as Zbyszko stripped Jarrett of his chance to regain the belt, instead giving it to Raven! Raven made the best of it, winning the NWA World Title from Styles, even as Jarrett was kicked out of the arena. After a few weeks off, Jarrett began to show up again at TNA, complaining about how newcomers were threatening the men who had been there since the beginning. He appeared at No Surrender '05, complaining about the signing of former WWE wrestler, Rhino, and getting Team Canada to agree with him. However, later in the night, after Raven defended the NWA Title against Abyss, Jarrett came out with a guitar, distracting Raven so that Rhino could get the Gore on the champ!

Jarrett & Rhino soon teamed up against the World Champion, Raven, getting him again with the Gore on the next Impact. A week later, Jarrett & Rhino showed their dominance by interrupting a match between Mikey Batts and Cassidy Reilly, taking out both men. They were then confronted by Raven, who had a surprise partner with him: Sabu! The two teams fought it out for a few weeks, leading to a signed tag match between the four at Sacrifice '05. Before the show, stipulations were put on where, if Jarrett pinned Raven, he would earn an NWA World Title shot. But if Raven pinned Jarrett, Double J wouldn't receive a World Title shot for a full year. It was a violent brawl involving 3 former ECW stars, with Jarrett getting cut open at one point by Raven's pizza cutter. Near the end, Jarrett was starting to get control to earn his title shot, when he was suddenly attacked by the returning Jeff Hardy, who hit the Swanton Bomb on him. Nonetheless, Jarrett's team got the win, as Rhino Gored Raven through a table to get the pin.

With the ending of the match, it was later announced that Rhino, not Jarrett, would be getting the NWA World Title shot against Raven at the next PPV. Jarrett tried to convince Rhino to give him the shot, but to no avail. But since Rhino promised that Jarrett would get the first shot once he won the belt, the two stayed as a team. At Unbreakable '05, Rhino and Raven went at it, with Jarrett heavily supporting his ally. Late in the match, Jarrett made his way out and got the NWA World Title, preparing to hit Raven with it. Once again, though, Jeff Hardy intervened, taking away the belt. A distracted Jarrett was then given the Raven Effect, knocking him out. Rhino also took the DDT, as Raven again retained the belt. It looked like Raven, despite Jarrett's plans to the contrary, would be going into the debut of Impact on Spike TV as the champion.

However, surprisingly, this was not the case. At a Border City Wrestling card in the middle of September '05, Jarrett was somehow able to get an NWA World Title Match against Raven. In the small arena, the two wrestlers went at it, with the gold on the line. Just as Raven seemed to have things under control, America's Most Wanted surprisingly came out and attacked, helping Jarrett beat Raven for the NWA World Championship! It was later announced on the first Impact on Spike that it had all been a plan set up by Team Canada's Coach Scott D'Amore, whose family owned BCW. Jarrett gloated about winning the title and having it on the first night on Spike, and gave AMW & D'Amore their props for helping him win. The wrestlers were then interrupted by 3 Live Kru, who brawled with Jarrett & AMW until Team Canada made the save, taking out 3LK. However, Team 3-D (formerly the Dudley Boyz) & Kevin Nash then came out, with Nash announcing that he was going to take care of his unfinished business and take away Jarrett's World Title!

Jarrett and Nash continued their feud the next week, but Jarrett also had other concerns, as Larry Zbyzko announced that Jarrett's bane from the last time he lost the belt, Tito Ortiz, would once again be the special referee for their match! Jarrett was unhappy with the decision, and confronted Ortiz about it, before getting in another brawl with Nash, heating up their feud. However, the feud took a wild twist right before the PPV, as Nash had to be hospitalized, keeping him out of the main event match. Jarrett was happy about the change, having brought a coffin to the event, but was soon annoyed when Larry Zbyszko announced that a 10-Man Gauntlet would take place at Bound For Glory, with the winner getting the title shot. Rhino, Jarrett's old ally, won the Gauntlet Match, earning the title shot. Jarrett immediately went after him, with the help of Gail Kim & AMW. However, Tito Ortiz, who was still the special referee, kept Kim & AMW away, and, although Jarrett did use the guitar on Rhino, the Man-Beast came back to get the Gore and the victory, taking away the World Title. Planet Jarrett & Team Canada attempted some revenge afterwards, trying to put Rhino in the casket, but 3 Live Kru and the returning Team 3-D made the save.

Jarrett immediately began working on getting his title back, arranging to have his one rematch (he was told by TNA that he only had the one shot) on the next week's special Thursday Prime-Time edition of TNA Impact. Jarrett promised to get his belt back, although Monty Brown still was hovering, wanting a shot of his own. During the match, Rhino seemed too strong for Jarrett, but Jarrett had help. First, Gail Kim came out to distract Rhino. Later on, after Jarrett had felt the Gore, America's Most Wanted ran out to attack (the ref was down at the time). AMW took down Rhino, putting him through a table, then sent him back into the ring. Jarrett then pinned Rhino as the ref, somewhat recovered, came over and made the count, giving the NWA World Title back to Jeff Jarrett only a short time after he had lost it (it was only two days between the PPV and the Prime-Time taping).

Jarrett & AMW feuded again with Rhino & Team 3-D the next week, leading towards the next PPV, Genesis '05. The six men went at it, with none of the titles on the line. It was a brawl straight out of the gate, as all 6 men battled around the ring, using any weapons that they could find. The match went back and forth for a while, with Jarrett almost being Gored by Rhino through a table, with Storm making the save. In the end, AMW tried to set up a Death Sentence on a table on Brother D'Von, but Brother Ray made the save, taking out Harris and getting Storm with the 3-D, winning the match. Jarrett got some revenge shortly thereafter, hitting Rhino with a guitar, then joining with AMW and Team Canada to beat down Team 3-D. Christian Cage (who debuted at the PPV) then ran down, with him possibly joining Team Canada. Instead, Cage took out Scott D'Amore, joining with the faces. Jarrett's crew was quickly overwhelmed by the betrayal, with Jarrett getting 3-D'ed through a table! Cage soon announced that he, like many other TNA superstars, wanted Jarrett's World Title.

Jarrett & Gail Kim appeared on the next Impact in a bad mood, wanting to know whom Jarrett would be facing for his title at the next PPV. It was soon announced by Larry Zbyszko, as he let Jarrett know that he'd be facing Rhino. Jarrett quickly brought up every other major contender, wanting to know why guys like Monty Brown weren't getting the shot. But Jarrett had other problems than the #1 Contender. During a Non-Title Match against Kip James, Jarrett was distracted by the appearance of Jackie Gayda, who apparently had a connection with Jarrett. Gayda had a catfight with Kim, which kept Jarrett from being completely focused. This almost cost Jarrett, but Bobby Roode (of Team Canada) interfered, hitting James with a hockey stick shot to help Jarrett take advantage and get the pin. After the match, 3 Live Kru and Team Canada brawled, while Jarrett went looking for Kim and Gayda (who had left the ringside area).

Going into December '05, Jarrett continued to feud with Rhino, making fun of videos that were running, explaining Rhino's childhood memories. Jarrett also mentioned that Gail Kim wasn't returning his calls, due to Gayda's appearance. Jarrett was then interrupted by Christian Cage, who insulted Jarrett, calling him boring, before coming to the ring to fight! Cage nearly got Jarrett in the Unprettier, but Jarrett escaped, even as Bobby Roode attacked Cage in the ring. Meanwhile, Gayda appeared again, once again trying to slap Jarrett. This led to AMW coming out, wondering what was going on between the two. On another Prime-Time Special the next week, Jarrett joined with AMW to defeat Jeff Hardy & the Naturals, with AMW putting Andy Douglas through a table with the 3-D (since they were continuing their feud with Team 3-D at the time).

At Turning Point '05, Jarrett and Rhino met one more time for the NWA World Heavyweight Title. Jarrett once again had a lot of support in the match, with Team Canada and Gail Kim being down there to interfere whenever possible. But Rhino kept fighting, even surviving Jarrett's Guitar Shot on the challenger. Jarrett had distractions of his own, as, once again, Jackie Gayda showed up, keeping Jarrett's attention long enough for him to get Gored! However, Jarrett was able to escape the pin after a long 2, staying alive. In the end, thanks to Scott D'Amore tripping up Rhino, Jarrett landed the Stroke for the victory, staying the champion. After the match, Jarrett celebrated, until the lights went out, and the symbol of Sting showed in the ring, followed by a chair covered with Sting's jacket, baseball bat, and boots. Jarrett had yet another major challenger coming into TNA.

Jarrett declared war on TNA on the next Impact, protesting all the incoming wrestlers (Team 3-D, Christian, Rhino, & Sting) jumping over wrestlers that were long-time TNA wrestlers. Jarrett quickly formed his army, bringing in AMW, Gail Kim, and Team Canada. Jarrett also was able to get James Mitchell & Abyss to join up, and talked Monty Brown into staying with him, making Planet Jarrett stronger than ever. However, the faction against Jarrett's group made an appearance that night as well, standing on the stage while Sting's music played. On the Christmas Eve edition of Impact, Christian Cage came out and made fun of Jarrett, dressing like him and even carrying a small guitar. This led to Jarrett & Brown coming out to beat on Cage, only to be spooked by Sting's music, as well as a Scorpion symbol appearing on the screen. Later that night, Cage defeated Chris Harris in the main event, but Jarrett, Brown, and James Storm (the other half of AMW) attacked after the match, leaving Cage laying in the ring.

The year concluded on a New Year's Eve edition of Impact, with Jarrett & Brown squashing Kenny King & Shark Boy, despite the distraction of Gayda again. Gayda was later interviewed in the back by Don West, where she spoke about the issue between her and Jarrett for the first time. Apparently, Jarrett had offered her Gail Kim's position originally, which led to Gayda leaving her previous employer (WWE). However, Kim got the position, infuriating Gayda. Gayda made more threats towards Jarrett, letting him know that she knew secrets that could ruin him, and that he'd better pay her off.

2006

The year started almost immediately, as TNA had a special midnight edition of Impact, so that they could claim to have the first wrestling of 2006. The brief show started with Christian Cage finally making the official announcement that Sting had signed with TNA, and that he & Sting would be facing Jarrett & Brown at the next PPV. This brought out Jarrett & Brown, who, after a brief insult-fest with Cage, ran down to attack him. Rhino came out for the save, but AMW came down to join with Jarrett & Brown. This brought out Team 3-D, leading to an 8-man brawl around ringside. On the next Impact, Jarrett prepared his troops to have a "celebration" of Sting's career. He had to also deal with Gayda, though, who had given Scott D'Amore a letter detailing what she knew. D'Amore seemed concerned, having read the letter, but Jarrett brushed him off, saying that it wasn't a problem. Jarrett then headed for the ring, where he brought out several Sting impersonators, from Sting's early WCW days (Eric Young), to Sting's Crow version (Chris Harris), to the 'modern-day' Sting (Monty Brown), who had a baby carriage. Cage, Team 3-D, and later Rhino came out and cleared the ring of the heels, ending the 'celebration'.

On the next Impact, after Cage & Rhino had wrestled against AMW, Jarrett, Brown, and other members of Planet Jarrett came out and attacked, leading to a wild brawl. Jarrett was able to knock out Cage with his guitar. But the wrestlers were then caught off-guard when the lights dimmed, followed by Sting's voice taunting them about his return. At Final Resolution '06, Jarrett & Brown still managed to be confident, thinking that Sting was no longer in his prime. The match was a back-and-forth affair, with Team Canada once again willing to interfere on Jarrett's behalf. Near the end, with the ref down, Jarrett managed to hit Sting with the NWA Title. He then grabbed his guitar and tried to hit Sting again, but Sting blocked it, shattering the guitar with his baseball bat! Jarrett then tasted the Scorpion Deathdrop and was pinned, losing another tag-team match.

A week later on Impact, it was announced that Sting, who was supposed to be in attendance, wouldn't be there until the next week. Meanwhile, Brown stole the World Title contract from Larry Zbyszko, as he wanted to know who was getting the next shot. Jarrett, meanwhile, interrupted a Cage interview and wanted to know if Sting had left TNA behind. He taunted Cage, then slapped him in the face, leading to another brawl, which was helped by the arrival of Brown (who brought the contract with him). The double-team led to Rhino coming out as well, with the faces clearing out the heels. But Rhino and Cage were both distracted by the contract in the ring, having a face-off, which allowed Abyss to come down and attack both men. The show then ended with Brown coming back in and holding the contract, as if to sign it. Luckily for Jarrett, this did not happen. Instead, it was later announced that Cage had been given the title shot, while Sting, surprisingly, said his goodbyes to the crowd, apparently leaving TNA again.

Jarrett continued to have difficulties with Jackie Gayda, especially after Gayda gave Gail Kim a tape to listen to during one of Jarrett's matches. Kim later brought the tape to Scott D'Amore, mentioning that the tape mentioned Jarrett, herself, Team Canada, and even Gayda & Raven! It seemed that, whatever Gayda knew, it could cost all of Planet Jarrett their jobs. This led to D'Amore coming up with a plan, to have Alex Shelley try to get some incriminating evidence on Gayda, to use against her. Luckily for Jarrett and company, Shelley succeeded, bringing back an apparently "intense" videotape. In the meantime, Jarrett had to continue to worry about the threat of Christian Cage, and whether or not he could take away Jarrett's title. Jarrett also had Monte Brown on his case, with Brown demanding to have the next title shot after the Jarrett/Cage match-up.

At Against All Odds '06, Jarrett was set to defend the NWA World Heavyweight Title against Cage. But things started to look worse and worse for Jarrett, as Larry Zbyszko let America's Most Wanted, Abyss, and others know that, if anyone rushed the ring to interfere, they would be immediately fired. This guaranteed an "even playing field" for the World Title Match. Despite the set-back, Jarrett still had help, as Gail Kim used her abilities at ringside to try and shift the momentum of the match. This back-fired near the end, though, as Kim was caught in mid-air by Cage and Powerbombed, taking her out of the equation. Jarrett later tried to use a guitar, then went for the Stroke, but Cage reversed into the Unprettier, winning the match and taking away Jarrett's World Title.

Jarrett surprisingly seemed upbeat on the next Impact, as he talked about how plans were already in the works for him to get back to the top. Jarrett also seemed happy about the switching of places of Jackie Gayda, as he now had the ability to blackmail her. Gayda tried to get the tape that day, saying that Jarrett had won and that she was going to leave. Jarrett & company disagreed, though, stating that Gayda was now going to join their group and work for them, despite her unhappiness. It was either join up or watch as the tape was shown on national tv. Obviously, Gayda had no choice, giving Jarrett yet another weapon for his team as he began negotiating for his return to the top. Jarrett also had his new ally, Shelley, do another job, sending him to videotape Sting to prove that he had retired. Shelly brought back footage the next Impact, showing Sting taking care of his kids, as well as working out at Gold's Gym. Since the footage didn't convince Team Canada's Eric Young that Sting wasn't coming back, Jarrett angrily sent Shelley back for more footage, wanting complete proof that Sting was gone.

Jarrett's 4-Man Team took on a warm-up match against Shark Boy, Buck Quartermain, Norman Smiley, & Cassidy Reilly. Jarrett, although feeling the Big Wiggle from Smiley, got the win, taking over after Abyss gave Smiley the Black Hole Slam and landing the Stroke on the former WCW wrestler, getting the pin. Jarrett celebrated after the match, especially when Shelley showed up with a videotape of Sting. Although Jarrett later had to retrieve the tape from a scared Young, they later had a viewing party, with Jarrett finding out for the first time that Sting had spotted Shelley and threatened him. Sting also said that he, as Steve Borden (his real name), would be showing up at the next PPV, causing Jarrett to immediately start worrying. However, the show ended with Jarrett calling someone on his speed-dial, apparently thinking of a possible solution to the problem. He later announced the next week that he had someone who had never been in TNA, but had been a World Champion all around the world, who would back him up if Borden showed up.

At Destination X '06, Jarrett had Eric Young and Alex Shelley search around, trying to find Borden. Jarrett also proclaimed that, if Borden didn't show up, he was exactly what Jarrett had labeled him: a quitter. Jarrett then lead his team (Abyss & America's Most Wanted) against Ron Killings, Rhino, & Team 3-D in an 8-Man War. Late in the match, Jarrett took a Gore from Rhino, putting him down. Abyss came in to give Rhino the Black Hole Slam, but Abyss then got caught by a 3-D. A Superkick and Death Sentence from AMW took out Team 3-D, with Killings running in, managing to avoid handcuffs from AMW by handcuffing Harris instead! Killings then got a 2 count after an Axe Kick on Storm, thanks to the ref being pulled out of the ring. This allowed Jarrett to come back in, and, after Killings was tripped up by Harris, Jarrett got the Stroke to win for his team.

After the match, Jarrett put out an ultimatum to Borden, telling him to show up or stay a quitter. After a count of 10, Jarrett proclaimed Borden gone, and said that now he'd be going for the World Title again. In the main event of the night, Christian Cage defeated Monty Brown to stay the champion. Jarrett then came out, wanting his shot right away. Cage said he didn't have the right to put the title on the line (it's up to TNA management), but had no problem fighting with Jarrett! Brown quickly joined in to make it a 2-on-1, but most of the wrestlers from Jarrett's earlier match soon came out as well, causing a massive brawl. Steve Borden then appeared, cleaning house on Planet Jarrett (with Young actually running away from him) before getting Jarrett alone in the ring, putting him into the Scorpion Deathlock! Borden refused to release the hold, but he was then attacked by Jarrett's insurance policy: Scott Steiner! Jarrett then hit Borden with a guitar (while sitting on the ground, since he was selling the pain of the Deathlock) before being helped to the back.

Jarrett bragged about the assault on the next Impact, bringing out his allies with him, including Steiner. Jarrett said that this time, he'd been the one to get send Sting packing, instead of Sting leaving on his own. With Steiner now part of his team, Planet Jarrett looked stronger than ever. However, Borden did an interview with Mike Tenay the next week, talking about returning to TNA as Sting. He also mentioned that there would be a "Wargames" style match at the next PPV, with both him and Jarrett fielding teams. Jarrett & Steiner were definitely unhappy about this announcement, as they came down to harrass Tenay & Don West. They also attacked the Naturals, taking both men out before they could compete in their scheduled match.

Jarrett soon answered Sting's challenge, choosing his teammates for the match: Scott Steiner & America's Most Wanted. Jarrett then wanted to find out Sting's teammates, demanding an answer. The foursome eventually came to the ring on the next Impact, only to find themselves surrounded, as three different face groups appeared around the ring, consisting of Rhino, the James Gang, Ron Killings, Norman Smiley, Chase Stevens, Shark Boy, AJ Styles, Chris Sabin, JAY Lethal, and Sonjay Dutt! Each group proclaimed that they were tired of Jarrett's actions in TNA. Jarrett called all of them out, but the lights went out again, with Sting appearing in the ring behing them! Sting beat down several of the heels with his bat, wanting a piece of Jarrett. When Team Canada came to the ring to help out, it seemed that Jarrett's group might still get the upper hand. But the faces ran in, clearing Jarrett and his minions out and leaving Sting standing tall in the ring, with plenty of choices for his team.

On the next Impact, Jarrett, Steiner, & America's Most Wanted got a little revenge, attacking Norman Smiley & Shark Boy before their scheduled match, causing Smiley to have to be carried out on a stretcher. Jarrett's team also appeared at the end of the night, surrounding Sting in the ring. But the faces again came out to make the save, keeping Team Jarrett at bay. On the first Impact on Thursday nights, Sting had challenged Jarrett to a match inside the squared circle. However, although Jarrett said that he never backed down from a challenge, he used Sting's catchphrase ("It's Showtime, Folks!") to twist Sting's challenge, sending "Showtime" Eric Young in instead. Young, despite help from Scott D'Amore and Alex Shelley, fell to Sting's Scorpion Deathdrop. When Sting put Shelley in the Scorpion Deathlock after the match, Jarrett tried to get in the cheap shot with his guitar, but missed. After a short fight between the two, Jarrett tried the guitar again, but Sting blocked it with his bat, shattering it! Jarrett's team then showed up to help Jarrett out, but Sting's team (Styles, Killings, & Rhino) ran out as well, once more sending the heels running for it.

Jarrett & America's Most Wanted fought Team 3-D & Brother Runt on the Impact before the PPV, with Team Canada helping Jarrett's side by distracting the ref while Bobby Roode entered and nailed Runt with the hockey stick. Jarrett then got the Stroke for the victory. Jarrett's squad continued the assault afterwards, with Sting's team, including Sting, coming down to make the save. At Lockdown '06, Jarrett won the toss, allowing his team the first entrant in the "Lethal Lockdown" match. Jarrett came in third for his team, joining AMW in attacking AJ Styles & Rhino. Killings soon joined in, followed by Steiner, with Jarrett's team in complete control. This all changed, though, when Sting came down, giving his team the momentum. In the end, Jarrett gave the Stroke to Killings, bouncing him off of a chair. Jarrett then got taken out, though, by a Gore from Rhino. Steiner then put the Steiner Recliner on Rhino, only to fall to Sting's Scorpion Deathdrop. Sting then got put in the Scorpion Deathlock by Harris, but Sting countered it into his own Deathlock, forcing Harris to tap out and costing Team Jarrett the match.

Jarrett & Steiner didn't back down on the next Impact, saying that, now that they had wrestled Sting's style of match, they wanted their own at the next PPV: a tag-team match. Jarrett & Steiner would team against Sting & a teammate of his own choosing. That night, Sting called Jarrett & Steiner to the ring, to supposedly announce his partner for the PPV. However, Sting made it into a 'game-show' format, telling Jarrett that he had to choose either Tunnel #1 or Tunnel #2 to select Sting's ally. Although Steiner seemed to have a tunnel preference, Jarrett refused to play, voiding Sting's choices. Sting, with Christy Hemme's help, then read off a card certain facts about the two unknown men, revealing the wrestler in Tunnel #1 to be Buff Bagwell, while the man in Tunnel #2 was Lex Luger! Jarrett & Steiner, outside the ring, seemed mystified by the two possible partners they had turned down for Sting.

Jarrett had another chance to choose his opponent the next week, as Sting once again came out in 'game-show' format, this time only offering Jarrett one choice. Either choose Tunnel #1 or again void the partner. Scott Steiner wanted Jarrett to take the tunnel, but Jarrett again turned it down, not wanting to be part of Sting's game. Sting then revealed that the man in the tunnel (again introduced by Christy Hemme) was Steiner's own brother, "The Dog-Faced Gremlin" Rick Steiner! Jarrett & Scott seemed to be beside themselves as Sting stood with Rick in the ring, especially after Rick gave his trademark statements. Sting also announced that, since Jarrett hadn't chosen the last two weeks, the ball was now in Sting's court to choose.

On the Impact before the next PPV, Sting opted to give Jarrett one last chance to choose his partner. Jarrett, thinking he had Sting, 'called his bluff', choosing the tunnel. Sting, acting dejected, then started reading information about his new partner off of a card, everything from his participating in the opening of the '84 Olympics to his being the Samoan Submission Machine, Samoa Joe! Joe walked out to the cheers of the crowd, as Jarrett & Steiner looked on in shock. At Sacrifice '06, Jarrett & Steiner tried to get some bad blood flowing, as they told Sting that he couldn't trust Samoa Joe. However, Joe was interested only in doing the job, not in making friends. Early on in the match, after Sting did well against both opponents, he tagged in Joe, who went nose-to-nose with Steiner. Steiner tried to intimidate him with a flex, but Joe just slapped him, then took control. Jarrett kneed Joe later on from the outside, though, allowing Jarrett's team to take control. But Joe came back, taking out Jarrett with the St. Joe, then tagging Sting back in. Sting got the Scorpion Deathlock on Steiner at one point, but Jarrett broke it up, leading to a double-team. Sting, though, eventually managed to tag Joe back in, who cleaned house, eventually landing the Muscle Buster on Jarrett for the win!

After the match, Joe reluctantly shook hands with Sting, then walked away. Sting, meanwhile, was nailed by a chair shot from an enraged Steiner! As Steiner & Jarrett continued the punishment on Sting, Samoa Joe turned around, watched for a second, then continued to walk away, his job complete. Instead, several TNA wrestlers, such as Christopher Daniels, Chris Sabin, Rhino, & the James Gang, made the save. On the next Impact, Jarrett & Steiner came out in response to Christian Cage's challenge about who would be involved in the King of the Mountain Match at the next PPV. Jarrett bragged about earning the right to be called King of the Mountain. Larry Zbyszko then announced that Qualifying Matches would soon take place, choosing the four men who would go against Cage. Meanwhile, in the back, difficulties arose between Jarrett and Steiner, as Steiner didn't want to wait for the tournament. He wanted Sting. Jarrett was more patient, watching as Abyss defeated Rhino to earn the first spot in the match.

Jarrett and Steiner were ready to go the next week on Impact, waiting in the back. Again, though, neither was chosen, as Ron Killings defeated Monte Brown for the second spot. This left four men: Jarrett, Steiner, Raven, & Sting. Jarrett & Steiner started off the next Impact in a rush, storming the announce table to demand to know who was wrestling that night. Although both Mike Tenay & Don West both claimed not to know, that wasn't enough, as Steiner dragged West to the ring. Before they could take out the announcer, though, Sting came out for the save, getting the advantage on Steiner, even as Jarrett fled the ring. But Jarrett didn't get far, as he ran into Raven, who joined the brawl. The faces took out the heels, sending them from the ring. Later on that night, it was revealed that Jarrett would be taking on Raven that night in the tournament. Jarrett started things off quickly, looking for Raven in the crowd, leading to a wild hardcore brawl between the two long-time foes. Many weapons were used, from trash can lids to chairs to even condiments! Near the end of the match, Jarrett got some unexpected help from Larry Zbyszko (who had been feuding with Raven), who kept Raven from using Jarrett's own guitar against him. As Raven was distracted with Zbyszko, Jarrett got a low blow on Raven to come back into control. Jarrett then tried to get the guitar from Zbyszko, leading to an argument between the two. Raven, meanwhile, recovered and came after Jarrett with the guitar, only to knock out Zbyszko instead! Jarrett took advantage, though, landing the Stroke and getting the victory to eliminate Raven and earn his place in the King of the Mountain match.

The next week, Steiner faced off against Sting for the final spot in the match. When the ref was knocked down at one point, Jarrett tried to get the win for Steiner, running down and delivering the Stroke to Sting. But Sting was able to kick out, then come back to land the Scorpion Deathdrop on Steiner, causing Jarrett to have to pull a 2nd ref out of the ring to prevent the loss. Jarrett then came into the ring to attack Sting again, but this time the 1st ref saw it, calling for the DQ! This meant that Sting would be one of the participants in the KOTM Match, infuriating Jarrett. Afterwards, Jarrett & Steiner attacked Sting again, trying to put him out, only to have Ron Killings, and later Christian Cage, run down to make the save, despite the appearance of Abyss.

At Slammiversary '06, Jarrett went into the King of the Mountain Match on a downward note, as it was announced that Jim Cornette (certainly not a friend of the Jarretts) was named the new TNA Commissioner. Nonetheless, Jarrett concentrated on the match, as he went against Christian Cage(c), Ron Killings, Abyss, and Sting, with the goal to hang the title belt above the ring. You could only do so, though, if you had made a pinfall on someone (who then had to spend 2 minutes in the 'Penalty Box'). Jarrett didn't do well at first, as Killings was able to pin him, taking Jarrett out of action for a time. Later on, though, Jarrett came back and got a massive Stroke on Killings, pinning him to send Killings to the Box and allow Jarrett to be eligible to go for the title. As the match progressed, Jarrett tried to work as a team with Abyss. This all fell apart, though, when it came to the belt, as Jarrett got Black Hole Slammed and pinned again. Late in the match, with the referee down, Larry Zbyszko came in to take over. Surprisingly, Zbyszko seemed to favor Jarrett, as he stopped Cage from going up the ladder, giving him a low blow! This caused Sting to take out Zbyszko. Later on, as Sting and Cage both tried to make the climb to hang the belt, Earl Hebner inexplicably knocked the ladder over, sending both to the outside! Hebner then gave the belt to Jarrett, who climbed up and hung the belt as the crowd booed furiously, throwing garbage in the ring. Afterwards, Jarrett tried to leave with the NWA World Heavyweight Title, only to be stopped by Commissioner Cornette, who took away the belt!

On the next Impact, Cornette announced that there was no current NWA World Heavyweight Champion, at least until he made a decision regarding the belt. This didn't sit well with Jarrett, especially when Cornette said that someone would be fired the next week. A week later, in a "Company Meeting" around the ring, Cornette decided to allow Jarrett to stay the champion. But Cornette also took action against the other possible "conspirators", firing Earl Hebner and placing Zbyszko in matches. A four-way Contendership match was also set up for the next PPV between Steiner, Cage, Samoa Joe, & Sting, with the winner to get a shot at Jarrett's belt. Jarrett & Steiner teamed up a week later to take on Cage & Sting, but unfortunately came up short, losing to the faces. Steiner got some revenge afterwards, using the title to knock both men out, but Samoa Joe made the save, eventually sending the heels out of the ring.

Jarrett was getting more and more nervous as Victory Road '06 came around the corner. Even his partner, Steiner, was talking about coming for the World Title should he win. But Jarrett had bigger concerns than Steiner, as he was definitely afraid of facing Sting. During the Four-Way Contendership Match, Jarrett got involved, sneaking in as a cameraman and throwing an unknown liquid into Sting's face, blinding him! Jarrett then left the area, thinking that he had succeeded. It didn't quite work out, though, as Sting returned and got back into the match, eventually catching Steiner with a Scorpion Deathdrop to get the pin and earn the #1 Contendership to Jarrett's World Title, the one thing that Jarrett didn't want to see!

Jarrett had to deal with another #1 Contender first, though, taking on Jay Lethal at the next Impact (Lethal had won his choice of title match, and he had chosen the World Title). Jarrett actually had some problems with the young Lethal, but he also had Steiner in his corner. With the ref distracted, Steiner nailed Lethal with a lead pipe when Lethal had been going for a top turnbuckle maneuver, sending him to the mat. Jarrett quickly capitalized with the Stroke, staying the champion. After the match, Steiner put Lethal in the Steiner Recliner, until Sting made the save. It was later announced by Cornette that Christian Cage would be in Sting's corner, which infuriated both Jarrett & Steiner. It seemed to get worse for Jarrett, as Cornette called another Company Meeting, but told Jarrett not to attend. Cornette then set up a match for the next week between Steiner and Cage, with the thought being that if one beat the other one badly enough, he wouldn't make it to the PPV. As Cornette was wrapping up, a masked Sting fan suddenly attacked Cage from behind, showing himself to be Jarrett!

On the next Impact, Jarrett watched as Steiner and Cage went at it, hoping that Cage would be eliminated. Soon, though, Jarrett wasn't content with just watching, getting involved and causing the No-Contest. Jarrett symbolicly put Cage in the Scorpion Deathlock, but then the lights in the arena went out. When they came back up, Jarrett was the one in the Deathlock, thanks to Sting! At Hard Justice '06, Jarrett finally had to put his belt on the line against Sting. Jarrett had Steiner interfering for him when possible, but Sting had Cage, who was more than willing to interfere as well. The interference later led the ref to send both men from ringside. However, when the ref went down, Steiner came back, giving Jarrett his guitar. The two started to double-team Sting, when Cage returned as well, taking out Steiner with Sting's bat. But when Sting went to jump off the turnbuckle onto Jarrett, Cage shockingly turned and hit Sting in mid-air with the guitar, knocking him cold! Jarrett, though apparently surprised, took advantage and got the pin, retaining the title as Cage looked on.

Jarrett was set to celebrate his victory on the next Impact, but an impromptu brawl between several different wrestlers destroyed his celebration. Before Jarrett could even get out there, Sting came down, saying that he would do anything to get a rematch against Jarrett. Jarrett later agreed to the rematch, as long as Sting would put his career on the line. Sting agreed, and Jarrett opted, at the end of August '06, to have a "public execution", signing the contract in the middle of the ring (with armed guards around him). However, the show was interrupted by Cornette calling in and getting put on live. Cornette announced that, next week, Jarrett would have to take a polygraph test! If Jarrett flunked any part of the test, then the TNA fans could get a piece of the champ!

Jarrett 'trained' with Eric Young on the next week's Impact, as Young supposedly had a fool-proof method to beat the lie detector. At first, it seemed to have worked, as Jarrett was said to have been proven true when it came to Earl Hebner's involvement in the Slammiversary match and Cage's involvement at Hard Justice. However, the lie detector DID prove that Jarrett knew about Zbyszko's involvement beforehand, causing Jarrett to flunk part of the test! Jarrett, furious at Young, was then told by Cornette that he would be in a "Fans As Lumberjacks Leather Strap" Match at the next PPV, and that he would have to face Samoa Joe! Jarrett took out his displeasure on the fans the next week, even knocking down a lady and whipping her with a leather strap (the fan was actually a female wrestler named the Claw). Jarrett also later got in some abuse on Samoa Joe, catching him with a guitar shot and busting him open.

The two met in a "Non-Title" Match at No Surrender '06, with the chosen fans at ringside ready to take out their frustration on Jarrett's hide with leather straps. Jarrett tried to protect himself, wearing numerous shirts to keep the straps from injuring him. At one point, the fans got to tee off on Jarrett, but then chose not to hit Samoa Joe (possibly fearing for their own lives). Later on, the fans actually entered the ring, giving it to Jarrett with the straps. Late in the match, Jarrett managed to get the Stroke onto a guitar, but Joe surprisingly kicked out at 2, then came back, taking out Jarrett with the Muscle Buster and pinning the NWA World Heavyweight Champion! To emphasize that point, Joe left with Jarrett's title, keeping it for himself!

On the next Impact, Joe defeated Raven with the Choke, then took out both Brother Runt and Abyss (who were coming after the title). Joe then challenged Jarrett to come get the belt back himself. Later on that night, Jarrett complained to Commissioner Cornette, even going so far as to attack visiting 'legends' Lex Luger and Buff Bagwell. Samoa Joe made the save, again going at it with Jarrett. For the next few weeks, Samoa Joe continued to hold the title, going at it with wrestlers like Abyss and Christian Cage, but always managing to regain it before Jarrett could get his hands on it.

On the October 19th Impact, a reluctant Jim Cornette made the announcement that, if Samoa Joe did not return the NWA World Title that night, Joe would be taken off the TNA roster! Joe came out and read over the paperwork, then destroyed it, with the fans chanting for him to "keep the title". Right afterwards, though, Kurt Angle made his first appearance in TNA, going nose-to-nose with Joe! Angle struck first, getting a headbutt on Joe and delivering his Angle Slam! But as Angle celebrated by hoisting up the title, a bloody Joe rose behind him, nailing Angle with an Enziguiri and continuing the brawl! As the two men fought, Jarrett appeared, sneaking into the ring and finally taking the title back, running quickly away with the gold back in his possession.

At Bound For Glory '06, Jarrett had to put his newly regained gold on the line again against his arch-rival, Sting. Jarrett was hoping to send Sting out of TNA forever, but Jarrett also had to worry about the special ring enforcer, "Olympic Hero" Kurt Angle. Angle proved to be a major factor, taking a chair away from Jarrett at one point, then doing the same for Sting. But Jarrett then 'accidentally' hit Angle with a clothesline through the chair, knocking him down! Jarrett and Sting soon reentered the ring and went at it hard, with both men later hitting a double flying press on each other. With both men down, the ref started to count both men out, only to have Angle return and take out the ref, taking over his duties and continuing the match! Late in the bout, Angle again got involved, stopping Sting from using his baseball bat. Jarrett tried to use this to his advantage, getting his guitar and nailing Sting while Angle's back was turned. But Sting shook off the shot, yelled at Jarrett, then attacked, eventually getting Jarrett in the Scorpion Deathlock! Jarrett had no choice but to tap out, ending his title reign and giving Sting the victory.

A few days later on Impact, a taped interview was shown, apparently recorded soon after Jarrett's loss. Jeremy Borash found a disheartened Jarrett in the back of the arena, and asked when Jarrett would be trying for a rematch to regain his belt. Jarrett, though, said he wouldn't be seeking a rematch. Instead, Jarrett was simply going to go home. Double J came off a little bit like a face, as he congratulated Sting on his victory, but also warned of the seductiveness of the power in being the champion. Jarrett then walked off, leaving TNA behind. He was not seen in TNA for the rest of the year, and, going into 2007, still had not made his return to the TNA six-sided ring.

(Last Updated: 1/27/2007)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (94 - 91, 6 NCs)
- CWA Tag-Team Title Tournament (February 1, '88) = Jarrett & Manny Fernandez beat Jimmy Jack Funk & Teijo Khan, the Rock 'n' Roll RPMs and Jerry Lawler & Bill Dundee before losing in the finals to Max Pain & Gary Young.
- AWA Superclash III (December '88) = Jarrett was defeated by Eric Embry.
- CWA Tag-Team Title Tournament (March 13, '89) = Jarrett & Jimmy Valiant beat Tommy Rich & Buddy Landel and Dutch Mantell & the Master of Pain, before losing to Robert Fuller & Action Jackson. Tracy Smothers & John Paul won the tournament.
- WWF Royal Rumble '94 (January 22) = Jarrett competed in the Rumble, which was won by Bret Hart & Lex Luger.
- WWF King of the Ring '94 (June 16) = Jarrett was beaten by the 1-2-3 Kid.
- WWF Summerslam '94 (August 29) = Jarrett pinned Mabel.
- WWF Survivor Series '94 (November 23) = Jarrett, Owen Hart, Shawn Michaels, Diesel, & Jim Neidhart fought in an Elimination match against Razor Ramon, The 1-2-3 Kid, Davey Boy Smith, & Headshrinkers Fatu & Sionne. Jarrett was counted out. Ramon was the only 'survivor'.
- WWF Royal Rumble '95 (January 22) = Jarrett defeated Razor Ramon to become the WWF Intercontinental Champion.
- WWF Wrestlemania XI (April 2, '95) = Jarrett lost, via DQ, to Razor Ramon, retaining the Intercontinental Title.
- WWF In Your House (May 14, '95) = Jarrett & the Roadie lost a handicap match to Razor Ramon.
- WWF In Your House II (July 23, '95) = Jarrett was beaten by Shawn Michaels, losing the Intercontinental Title.
- WWF Royal Rumble '96 (January 21) = Jarrett lost, via DQ, to Ahmed Johnson.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '96 (October 27) = Jarrett lost, via DQ, to the Giant.
- WCW World War III '96 (November 24) = Jarrett again was defeated by the Giant. Later in the night, Jarrett competed in the World War III match, which was won by the Giant.
- WCW Starrcade '96 (December 29) = Jarrett pinned Chris Benoit.
- WCW Souled Out '97 (January 25) = Jarrett defeated Mr. Wallstreet.
- WCW Superbrawl VII (February 23, '97) = Jarrett beat Steve McMichael.
- WCW Uncensored '97 (March 16) = Jarrett, Roddy Piper, Chris Benoit, & Steve McMichael, as Team Piper, competed in a Triangle Elimination match against Team WCW (The Giant, Lex Luger, & Scott Steiner) and Team nWo (Hollywood Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, & Randy Savage). Jarrett was tossed out by Nash. Hogan was the sole 'survivor'.
- WCW Spring Stampede '97 (April 6) = Jarrett & Steve McMichaels were defeated by Public Enemy.
- WCW Slamboree '97 (May 18) = Jarrett lost to the WCW US Champion, Dean Malenko.
- WCW Bash at the Beach '97 (July 13) = Jarrett retained the United States Title, defeating Steve McMichael.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XXXV (August 21, '97) = Jarrett lost the US Title to Steve McMichael.
- WCW Road Wild '97 (August 9) = Jarrett & Dean Malenko fought in an Elimination match against Chris Benoit & Steve McMichael. Jarrett was eliminated by McMichael. Benoit & McMichael survived.
- WCW Fall Brawl '97 (September 14) = Jarrett forced Dean Malenko to submit.
- WCW Battle in Seattle (September 19, '97) = Jarrett lost to the US Champion Curt Hennig.
- WWF Degeneration-X (December 7, '97) = Jarrett won, via DQ, over the Undertaker.
- WWF Royal Rumble '98 (January 18) = Jarrett competed in the Rumble, which was won by Steve Austin.
- WWF No Way Out Of Texas (February 15, '98) = Jarrett lost, via DQ, to Justin Bradshaw. Jarrett retained the NWA North American Title.
- WWF Mayhem in Manchester (April 4, '98) = Jarrett forced Brakkus to submit.
- WWF Over the Edge '98 (May 31) = Jarrett defeated Steve Blackman.
- WWF King of the Ring '98 (June 28) = Jarrett was forced to submit to Ken Shamrock.
- WWF Fully Loaded '98 (July 26) = Jarrett was beaten by Val Venis.
- WWF Summerslam '98 (August 30) = Jarrett lost a "Hair vs. Hair" match to X-Pac.
- WWF Breakdown (September 27, '98) = Jarrett, Dennis Knight, & Mark Canterbury were beaten by Billy Gunn, Jesse James, & X-Pac.
- WWF Judgment Day '98 (October 18) = In a dark match, Jarrett was pinned by Scorpio.
- WWF Survivor Series '98 (November 15) = Jarrett was beaten by Al Snow in the World Title Tournament.
- WWF Rock Bottom (December 13, '98) = Jarrett lost, via DQ, to Goldust.
- WWF Capital Carnage (December 6, '98) = Jarrett was defeated by Hunter Hearst Helmsley.
- WWF Royal Rumble '99 (January 24) = Jarrett competed in the Rumble, which was won by Vince McMahon.
- WWF St. Valentine's Day Massacre (February 14, '99) = Jarrett & Owen Hart retained the WWF Tag-Team Titles by defeated D'Lo Brown & Mark Henry.
- WWF Backlash '99 (April 25) = Jarrett & Owen Hart were beaten by the New Age Outlaws.
- WWF Wrestlemania XV (March 28, '99) = Jarrett & Owen Hart stayed the WWF Tag-Team Champions, beating D'Lo Brown & Test.
- WWF Over the Edge (May 23, '99) = Jarrett & Debra lost to Val Venis & Nicole Bass.
- WWF Fully Loaded '99 (July 25) = Jarrett defeated Edge to win the WWF Intercontinental Title.
- WWF Summerslam '99 (August 22) = Jarrett won the IC and European Titles by beating D'Lo Brown.
- WWF Unforgiven '99 (September 26) = Jarrett won, via DQ, over Chyna, retaining the Intercontinental strap.
- WWF Rebellion (October 2, '99) = Jarrett stayed the Intercontinental Champion by beating D'Lo Brown. Later that night, Jarrett lost, via DQ, to Chyna.
- WWF No Mercy '99 (October 17) = Jarrett lost the Intercontinental Title to Chyna in a "Good Housekeeping" Match.
- WCW Mayhem '99 (November 21) = Jarrett was taken down by Chris Benoit.
- WCW Starrcade '99 (December 19) = Jarrett defeated Dustin Rhodes in a "Bunkhouse Brawl". Later in the night, Jarrett lost a Ladder match to the WCW US Champion Chris Benoit.
- WCW Superbrawl X (February 20, '00) = Jarrett was beaten in a Triangle Match by the Heavyweight Champion, Sid Vicous. Scott Hall was the other participant.
- WCW Uncensored '00 (March 19) = Jarrett lost to Sid Vicious, who retained the World Title.
- WCW Spring Stampede '00 (April 16) = Jarrett pinned Diamond Dallas Page to become the WCW World Heavyweight Champion.
- WCW Slamboree '00 (May 7) = Jarrett won a "Ready To Rumble Cage" match over Diamond Dallas Page & David Arquette to get the WCW World Title.
- WCW Great American Bash '00 (June 11) = Jarrett kept the World Title, defeating Kevin Nash.
- WCW Bash at the Beach '00 (July 9) = Jarrett was "pinned" by Hulk Hogan, dropping the old WCW World Title to him. Later in the night, Jarrett was beaten by Booker T, who gained the vacated "real" WCW World Title.
- WCW New Blood Rising '00 (August 13) = Jarrett was defeated by the WCW World Champion Booker T.
- WCW Fall Brawl '00 (September 17) = Jarrett lost a Bunkhouse Brawl match to Mike Awesome.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '00 (October 29) = Jarrett defeated Sting.
- WCW Mayhem '00 (November 26) = Jarrett won over Buff Bagwell.
- WCW Starrcade '00 (December 17) = Jarrett & the Harris Brothers defeated Konnan, Billy Kidman, & Rey Mysterio Jr in a "Bunkhouse Brawl Street Fight" match.
- WCW Sin (January 14, '01) = Jarrett lost to the WCW World Champion Scott Steiner in a Four-Way match. Sid Vicious and Road Warrior Animal were the other participants.
- WCW Superbrawl: Revenge (February 19, '01) = Jarrett was pinned by Diamond Dallas Page.
- WCW Greed (March 18, '01) = Jarrett & Ric Flair were beaten by Dusty & Dustin Rhodes.
- WWAS Sydney Superdome (October 26, '01) = In the WWAS Title Tournament, Jarrett defeated Nathan Jones in a "Guitar On A Pole" match, Buff Bagwell in a "Tits, Whips, & Buff" match and the Road Dogg in a "Steel Cage" match to win the WWAS Heavyweight Title.
- WWA "Revolution" (February 24, '02) = Jarrett retained the WWA Title, beating Brian Christopher.
- WLW Maryland Heights Show (May 4, '02) = Jarrett took down Trevor Rhodes.
- NWA-TNA Huntsville PPV (Show #1, June 19, '02) = Jarrett competed in the Gauntlet For The Gold match, which was won by Ken Shamrock.
- NWA-TNA Huntsville PPV (Show #2, June 19, '02) = Jarrett was defeated by Scott Hall.
- NWA-TNA Nashville PPV (Show #3, July 3, '02) = Jarrett & K-Krush won over Scott Hall & Brian Christopher.
- NWA-TNA Nashville PPV (Show #7, July 31, '02) = Jarrett beat Scott Hall.
- NWA-TNA Nashville PPV (Show #8, August 7, '02) = Jarrett defeated Gran Apolo.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #9, August 14, '02) = Jarrett & the Truth fought to a No-Contest with the NWA-TNA Tag Champs, AJ Styles & Jerry Lynn.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #11, August 21, '02) = Jarrett fought to a No-Contest with the Bullet.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #13, September 25, '02) = Jarrett lost, via DQ, to BG James.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #14, October 2, '02) = Jarrett & Brian Lawler fell to BG James & Syxx-Pac.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #15, October 9, '02) = Jarrett, Brian Lawler & Ron Killings were beaten by BG James, Curt Hennig & Syxx-Pac.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #16, October 16, '02) = Jarrett & Bruce lost to BG James & Hermie Sadler.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #17, October 23, '02) = Jarrett was pinned by Scott Hall.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #18, October 30, '02) = Jarrett won in the first round of the NWA World Title Contenders Tournament, beating Curt Hennig.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #19, November 6, '02) = Jarrett won in the semi-finals of the NWA World Title Contenders Tournament, winning, via DQ, over Curt Hennig.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #20, November 13, '02) = Jarrett won, via forfeit, over Syxx-Pac. Later in the night, Jarrett won in the finals of the NWA World Title Contenders Tournament, defeating B.G. James.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #21, November 20, '02) = Jarrett took down Ron Killings to become the NWA World Heavyweight Champion.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #22, November 27, '02) = Jarrett retained the NWA World Title, beating Ron Killings.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #23, December 4, '02) = Jarrett & Ron Killings fought to a No-Contest with Ron & Don Harris.
- WWA Retribution (December 6, '02) = Jarrett retained the NWA Title, beating Nathan Jones.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #24, December 11, '02) = Jarrett defeated Curt Hennig to stay the NWA Champion.
- Zero-One Sumo Hall (December 15, '02) = Jarrett & Steve Corino beat King Joe & King Adamo.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #26, January 8, '03) = Jarrett retained the NWA World Title, winning a "Gauntlet" Match over Christopher Daniels, Low-Ki and Elix Skipper.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #27, January 15, '03) = Jarrett, Dusty Rhodes & the Road Warriors fell to Low-Ki, Christopher Daniels, Elix Skipper & Vince Russo.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #28, January 22, '03) = Jarrett stayed the NWA World Champion, winning a "Gauntlet" Match over Christopher Daniels, BG James & Ron Harris.
- LAW Norfolk Show (January 24, '03) = Jarrett defeated BG James.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #32, February 19, '03) = Jarrett defended the NWA World Heavyweight Title, taking down AJ Styles.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #36, March 19, '03) = Jarrett, D'Lo Brown & Dusty Rhodes beat David Flair, Erik Watts & Brian Lawler.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #38, April 2, '03) = Jarrett stayed the NWA World Heavyweight Champ, winning over D'Lo Brown.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #40, April 16, '03) = Jarrett lost a "Clockwork Orange House of Fun Handicap" Match to Julio Dinero & Alexis.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #42, April 30, '03) = Jarrett retained the NWA World Heavyweight Title, beating Raven.
- WWA "The Reckoning" (May 25, '03) = Jarrett won a "WWA World/NWA World Title Unification" Match over Sting.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #47, June 4, '03) = Jarrett stayed the NWA World Champ, beating Glen Gilbertti.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #48, June 11, '03) = Jarrett lost the NWA World Title in a "Triple Threat" Match to AJ Styles. Raven was the other participant.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #49, June 18, '03) = Jarrett & Sting won over AJ Styles & Syxx-Pac.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #50, June 25, '03) = Jarrett & Raven won, via DQ, over Shawn Michaels & Glen Gilbertti.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #53, July 16, '03) = Jarrett fell to Legend.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #55, July 30, '03) = Jarrett won a Guitar/Baseball Bat On A Pole" Match over Legend.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #58, August 20, '03) = Jarrett & Erik Watts beat Christopher Daniels & Legend.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #60, September 3, '03) = Jarrett, D-Lo Brown, Raven & America's Most Wanted won a "War Games" Match over AJ Styles, Shane Douglas, Christopher Daniels, Simon Diamond & Johnny Swinger.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #62, September 24, '03) = Jarrett pinned Christopher Daniels.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #63, October 1, '03) = Jarrett & Dusty Rhodes defeated AJ Styles & Vince Russo.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #66, October 22, '03) = Jarrett won the NWA World Title from AJ Styles.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #67, October 29, '03) = Jarrett defeated Jim Duggan. Later on, Jarrett defended the NWA World Title, losing, via DQ, to Rick Steiner.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #68, November 5, '03) = Jarrett, as the World Champion, lost, via DQ, to Sting.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #69, November 12, '03) = Jarrett & Lex Luger fell to AJ Styles & Sting.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #71, November 26, '03) = Jarrett, as the NWA World Champ, fought to a No-Contest with Dusty Rhodes in a "Fans As Lumberjacks" Match.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #72, December 3, '03) = Jarrett retained the NWA World Title, beating AJ Styles.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #73, December 10, '03) = Jarrett & Kid Kash lost to AJ Styles & D-Lo Brown.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #74, December 17, '03) = Jarrett fell to Sting.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #76, January 14, '04) = Jarrett & Abyss were beaten by AJ Styles & Erik Watts.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #77, January 21, '04) = Jarrett fought to a No-Contest with El Leon in a "Street Fight" Match.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #79, February 4, '04) = Jarrett stayed the NWA World Champion, beating Dustin Rhodes.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #81, February 18, '04) = Jarrett won a "Non-Title" Match over Chris Harris.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #85, March 17, '04) = Jarrett kept the NWA World Championship, taking down Chris Harris.
- AAA Rey de Reyes '04 (March 21) = Jarrett, as the NWA World Champion, defeated Latin Lover to become the Rey de Reyes.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #89, April 14, '04) = Jarrett, as the NWA World Champ, won a "Non-Title" Match over James Storm.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #90, April 21, '04) = Jarrett lost the NWA World Heavyweight Title in a "Steel Cage" Match to AJ Styles.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #96, June 2, '04) = Jarrett won the NWA World Heavyweight Title, winning a "King of the Mountain" Match over Ron Killings, AJ Styles, Chris Harris, & Raven.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #97, June 9, '04) = Jarrett won a "Barrio Strap" Match over Konnan, then won a "Trailer Park" Match over BG James. Finally, Jarrett lost a "Ghetto" Match to Ron Killings.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #99, June 23, '04) = Jarrett, as the NWA World Champ, fought to a No-Contest with Ron Killings.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #101, July 7, '04) = Jarrett, as the NWA World Champ, won a "Gauntlet" Match. The other participants were Ron Killings, BG James, Konnan, Chad Collyer, Onyx, Hotstuff Hernandez, and Ken Shamrock.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #102, July 14, '04) = Jarrett, Ken Shamrock, Chad Collyer, Hotstuff Hernandez, & Onyx were beaten by Ron Killings, BG James, Konnan, Dusty Rhodes, & Larry Zbysko.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #110, September 8, '04) = Jarrett stayed the NWA World Champ, defeating Jeff Hardy.
- NWA-TNA Victory Road '04 (November 7) = Jarrett kept the NWA World Heavyweight Title, winning a "Ladder" Match over Jeff Hardy.
- NWA-TNA Turning Point '04 (December 5) = The Kings of Wrestling (Jarrett & the Outsiders) fell to Randy Savage, Jeff Hardy, & AJ Styles.
- NWA-TNA Final Resolution '05 (January 16) = Jarrett retained the NWA World Title, winning over Monty Brown.
- Wrestle Reunion #1 (January 29, '05) = Jarrett kept the NWA World Title, taking down Tully Blanchard.
- NWA-TNA Against All Odds '05 (February 13) = Jarrett stayed the NWA World Heavyweight Champion, beating Kevin Nash.
- AAA Rey de Reyes '05 (March 11) = Jarrett & Konnan lost an "Elimination" Match to Latin Lover & La Parka Jr. Abismo Negro & Chessman was the other team involved.
- NWA-TNA Destination X '05 (March 13) = Jarrett kept the NWA World Title, winning a "Lumberjack" Match over Diamond Dallas Page.
- NWA-TNA Lockdown (April 24, '05) = Jarrett, Monty Brown, & the Outlaw lost a "Steel Cage Bunkhouse 6-Man Tag Team" Match to Sean Waltman, BG James, & Diamond Dallas Page.
- NWA-TNA Hard Justice (May 15, '05) = Jarrett lost the NWA World Championship to AJ Styles. Tito Ortiz was the special referee.
- HWA Independence Day Tour, Day One (July 1, '05) = Jarrett, Matt Stryker, Rory Fox, & Shawn Osborne fell to Raven, BG James, Cody Hawk, & Nigel McGuinness.
- TNA Sacrifice (August 14, '05) = Jarrett & Rhino defeated Raven & Sabu.
- AAA Verano de Escandalo '05 (September 18) = Jarrett, Abismo Negro, & Charley Manson were beaten by Vampiro, Zorro, & La Parka Jr.
- TNA Bound For Glory (October 23, '05) = Jarrett lost the NWA World Heavyweight Title to Rhino. Tito Ortiz was the special referee.
- TNA Genesis (November 13, '05) = Jarrett & America's Most Wanted fell to Team 3-D & Rhino.
- TNA Turning Point '05 (December 11) = Jarrett retained the NWA World Heavyweight Title, defeating Rhino.
- TNA Final Resolution '06 (January 15) = Jarrett & Monty Brown were beaten by Christian Cage & Sting.
- TNA Against All Odds '06 (February 12) = Jarrett lost the NWA World Heavyweight Championship to Christian Cage.
- TNA Destination X '06 (March 12) = Jarrett, Abyss, & America's Most Wanted defeated Ron Killings, Rhino, & Team 3-D.
- TNA Lockdown '06 (April 23) = Team Jarrett (Jarrett, Scott Steiner, & America's Most Wanted) lost a "Lethal Lockdown" Match to Team Sting (Sting, Ron Killings, AJ Styles, & Rhino).
- TNA Slammiversary '06 (June 18) = Jarrett won the NWA World Heavyweight Title, winning a "King of the Mountain" Match over Christian Cage, Ron Killings, Abyss, and Sting. After the match, Jim Cornette took the title from Jarrett, due to the controversial actions of Earl Hebner.
- TNA Hard Justice '06 (August 13) = Jarrett retained the NWA World Heavyweight Title, defeating Sting.
- AAA Verano de Escandalo '06 (September 17) = Jarrett, Abyss, & Konnan lost, via DQ, to Gronda II, Octagon, & La Parka Jr.
- TNA No Surrender '06 (September 24) = Jarrett, as the NWA World Heavyweight Champ, lost a "Non-Title Fan's Revenge" Match to Samoa Joe.
- TNA Bound For Glory '06 (October 22) = Jarrett lost the NWA World Heavyweight Title, losing a "Title vs. Career" Match to Sting. Kurt Angle was the special referee.
- TNA Lockdown '07 (April 15) = Team Angle (Jarrett, Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe, Rhino, & Sting) won a "Lethal Lockdown" Match over Team Cage (Christian Cage, Scott Steiner, AJ Styles, Tyson Tomko, & Abyss). Since Sting got the pinfall, he became #1 Contender to Cage's NWA World Title.
- TNA Sacrifice '07 (May 13) = Jarrett fell to Robert Roode.
- TNA Bound For Glory '08 (October 12) = Jarrett defeated Kurt Angle. Mick Foley was the special referee.
- TNA Genesis '09 (January 11) = Jarrett was pinned by Kurt Angle.
- TNA Destination X '09 (March 15) = Jarrett was a co-referee (with Mick Foley) in the Sting / Kurt Angle TNA World Title Match.
- TNA Lockdown '09 (April 19) = Team Jarrett (Jarrett, Christopher Daniels, AJ Styles, & Samoa Joe) won a "Lethal Lockdown" Match over Team Angle (Kurt Angle, Booker T, Kevin Nash, & Scott Steiner).
- TNA Sacrifice '09 (May 24) = Jarrett competed in a "Four Way Ultimate Sacrifice" Match, which was won by Sting. Kurt Angle and Mick Foley were the other participants. Sting pinned Angle, winning Angle's leadership of the Main Event Mafia. Jarrett's TNA stocks, Foley's TNA World Title, and Sting's career were also on the line.
- TNA Slammiversary '09 (June 21) = Jarrett lost a "King of the Mountain" Match to Kurt Angle, who won the TNA World Heavyweight Title. Mick Foley, Samoa Joe, and AJ Styles were the other participants.
- TNA Lockdown '10 (April 19) = Team Hogan (Jarrett, Jeff Hardy, Rob Van Dam, & Abyss) won a "Lethal Lockdown" Match over Team Flair (Desmond Wolfe, Sting, & Beer Money).
- TNA Sacrifice '10 (May 16) = Jarrett fell to Sting.
- TNA No Surrender '10 (September 5) = Jarrett & Samoa Joe took down Kevin Nash & Sting.
- TNA Bound For Glory '10 (October 10) = Jarrett & Samoa Joe lost a "Handicap" Match to Pope D'Angelo Dinero, Kevin Nash, & Sting. Jarrett walked out during the match.
- TNA Turning Point '10 (November 7) = Jarrett took down Samoa Joe.
- TNA Final Resolution '10 (December 5) = Jarrett won a "Submission" Match over Samoa Joe.
- TNA Genesis 11 (January 9) = Jarrett lost an "MMA Exhibition" Match, via DQ, to Kurt Angle.
- TNA Against All Odds 11 (February 13) = Jarrett defeated Kurt Angle.
- TNA Lockdown 11 (April 17) = Jarrett won a "Three Falls Steel Cage" Match over Kurt Angle.
- TNA Sacrifice 11 (May 15) = Jeff & Karen Jarrett fell to Kurt Angle & Chyna.
- TNA Slammiversary IX (June 12, 11) = Jarrett was beaten by Kurt Angle.
- TNA Turning Point 11 (November 13) = Jarrett was pinned three times in a row by Jeff Hardy.
- TNA Final Resolution 11 (December 11) = Jarrett lost a "Steel Cage" Match to Jeff Hardy.

Title Summary:
- CWA International Tag-Team Champion w/ Pat Tanaka (8/25/1986 - 9/01/1986)
- CWA International Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Paul Diamond (11/03/1986 - 11/15/1986)
- AWA Southern Tag-Team Champion w/ Billy Travis (11/17/1986 - 12/13/1986)
- AWA Southern Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Billy Travis (1/11/1987 - 1/20/1987)
- AWA Southern Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Pat Tanaka (2/03/1987 - 2/22/1987)
- NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Champion (5/11/1987 - 5/23/1987)
- NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Champion(2) (6/01/1987 - 6/08/1987)
- NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Champion(3) (6/22/1987 - 9/07/1987)
- AWA Southern Tag-Team Champion(4) w/ Billy Travis (7/11/1987 - 8/02/1987)
- NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Champion(4) (9/14/1987 - 11/02/1987)
- NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Champion(5) (11/09/1987 - 12/07/1987)
- WCWA Light Heavyweight Champion (10/15/1988 - 11/11/1988)
- WCWA Light Heavyweight Champion(2) (11/24/1988 - 12/13/1988)
- CWA Heavyweight Champion (3/11/1989 - 6/26/1989)
- WCWA World Tag-Team Champion w/ Kerry von Erich (3/12/1989 - 5/19/1989)
- WCWA World Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Mil Mascaras (6/09/1989 - 6/23/1989)
- WCWA World Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Matt Borne (6/30/1989 - 8/04/1989)
- CWA Tennessee Tennessee Tag-Team Champion (??/??/??)
- USWA World Tag-Team Champion w/ Matt Borne (8/11/1989 - 9/15/1989)
- USWA World Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Matt Borne (9/29/1989 - 1989)
- USWA World Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Jeff Gaylord (9/03/1990 - 9/10/1990)
- USWA World Tag-Team Champion(4) w/ Jeff Gaylord (9/17/1990 - 10/06/1990)
- USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion (10/06/1990 - 10/29/1990)
- USWA World Tag-Team Champion(5) w/ Cody Michaels (11/24/1990 - 12/08/1990)
- USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion(2) (1/14/91 - 1/25/1991)
- USWA World Tag-Team Champion(6) w/ Jerry Lawler (2/04/1991 - 3/26/1991)
- USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion(3) (3/1991 - 3/15/1991)
- USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion(4) (4/05/1991 - 4/08/1991)
- USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion(5) (4/12/1991 - 5/03/1991)
- USWA World Tag-Team Champion(7) w/ Robert Fuller (5/13/1991 - 7/08/1991)
- USWA Western States Tag-Team Champion w/ Robert Fuller (6/1991 - 7/08/1991)
- USWA World Tag-Team Champion(8) w/ Robert Fuller (7/15/1991 - 9/28/1991)
- USWA World Tag-Team Champion(9) w/ Robert Fuller (10/07/1991 - 11/04/1991)
- USWA World Tag-Team Champion(10) w/ Jerry Lawler (6/29/1992 - 7/06/1992)
- USWA World Tag-Team Champion(11) w/ Jerry Lawler (7/20/1992 - 8/10/1992)
- USWA World Tag-Team Champion(12) w/ Jerry Lawler (8/17/1992 - 10/03/1992)
- USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion(6) (12/21/1992 - 1/11/1993)
- USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion(7) (3/01/1993 - 5/01/1993)
- USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion(8) (6/28/1993 - 7/18/1993)
- USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion(9) (8/23/1993 - 9/1993)
- USWA Heavyweight Champion (9/1993 - 9/13/1993)
- USWA Heavyweight Champion(2) (10/04/1993 - 11/22/1993)
- USWA World Tag-Team Champion(13) w/ Brian Christopher (10/25/1993 - 11/01/1993)
- USWA World Tag-Team Champion(14) w/ Brian Christopher (11/08/1993 - 11/27/1993)
- USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion (11/22/1993 - 12/20/1993)
- WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion (1/22/1995 - 4/26/1995)
- WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion(2) (4/26/1995 - 5/19/1995)
- WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion(3) (5/21/1995 - 7/23/1995)
- USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion(2) (12/20/1995 - 3/02/1996)
- USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion(3) (4/20/1996 - 7/24/1996)
- PCW United States Heavyweight Champion (??/??/??)
- WCW United States Heavyweight Champion (6/09/1997 - 8/21/1997)
- NWA North American Heavyweight Champion (12/30/1997 - 3/02/1998)
- WWF World Tag-Team Champion w/ Owen Hart (1/25/1999 - 3/30/1999)
- WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion(4) (5/25/1999 - 7/24/1999)
- WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion(5) (7/25/1999 - 7/27/1999)
- WWF European Heavyweight Champion (8/22/1999 - 8/23/1999)
- WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion(6) (8/22/1999 - 10/17/1999)
- WCW United States Heavyweight Champion(2) (12/20/1999 - 1/16/2000)
- WCW United States Heavyweight Champion(3) (1/17/2000 - 4/10/2000)
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion (4/16/2000 - 4/24/2000)
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion(2) (5/07/2000 - 5/15/2000)
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion(3) (5/22/2000 - 5/23/2000)
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion(4) (5/29/2000 - 7/09/2000)
- WWA Heavyweight Champion (10/26/2001 - 4/07/2002)
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion (11/20/2002 - 6/11/2003)
- WWA World Heavyweight Champion(2) (5/25/2003 - 6/11/2003)
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion(2) (10/22/2003 - 4/21/2004)
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion(3) (6/02/2004 - 5/15/2005)
- NWA Cyberspace Heavyweight Champion (4/30/2005 - 11/19/2005)
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion(4) (9/15/2005 - 10/23/2005)
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion(5) (10/25/2005 - 2/12/2006)
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion(6) (6/18/2006 - 10/22/2006)

PWI Achievement Awards: (2 wins, 2 1st RUs, 7 2nd RUs, 6 3rd RUs)
- 1988 Most Improved Wrestler, 3rd Runner-Up
- 1989 Most Improved Wrestler, 2nd Runner-Up
- 1991 Tag-Team of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (Jarrett & Robert Fuller)
- 1992 Feud of the Year (Jarrett & Jerry Lawler vs. the Moondogs)
- 1995 Feud of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Jarrett vs. Razor Ramon)
- 1995 Match of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (Jarrett vs. Shawn Michaels)
- 2000 Most Hated Wrestler, 3rd Runner-Up
- 2000 Feud of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Jarrett vs. Booker T)
- 2003 Feud of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (Jarrett vs. Raven)
- 2004 Most Hated Wrestler, 3rd Runner-Up
- 2005 Most Hated Wrestler, 2nd Runner-Up
- 2006 Feud of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Jarrett vs. Sting)
- 2006 Most Hated Wrestler, 1st Runner-Up
- 2007 Most Inspirational Wrestler
- 2008 Comeback of the Year, 1st Runner-Up
- 2009 Feud of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (The Front Line vs. The Main Event Mafia)
- 2009 Feud of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (Jarrett vs. Kurt Angle)
- 2011 Feud of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Jarrett vs. Kurt Angle)