Exclusive: Jeff Jarrett Says His Father Talked Him Out Of Joining WCW In 1990

A young Jeff Jarrett was almost in WCW six years before he actually debuted there.

At 22-years old, Jeff Jarrett was emerging on the regional scene. Looking to snatch up young talent, WCW made Jarrett an offer to come into the company. However, it would end up being several years before America would see the eventual TNA and WWE Hall of Famer on the National stage, in large part because of Jerry Jarrett, Jeff's father.

When speaking to Fightful.com recently, Jeff opened up on why he wanted to go to WCW and more importantly, why he passed it up.

"That's the diplomatic way to say it. It's more like 'you're not ready.' It's a time in 1990, Sting was red hot, Ultimate Warrior was red hot. Clash of the Champions, Hulkamania -- the business was really hot. Dusty and team. "Mean" Mark Callous came through Memphis, Steve (Austin) came through the territories. As a 22-year old kid, I wanted to get on that. I wanted to make more money, like any other 22-year old kid. Old man, in his wisdom, says I wasn't ready. He was right. When I did get to the WWF in 1993, things took off quick," Jarrett told us.

Jarrett would eventually sign with the World Wrestling Federation three years later, before jumping ship to World Championship Wrestling in 1996. The process would repeat itself as Jarrett went back to WWF, before returning as a main event player in WCW in 1999.

You can see Jeff Jarrett at next week's Starrcast in Chicago, Illinois, which is available to order on the FITE app. You can see our full interview with Jarrett above, where he talks about his one man show that is also available on demand on FITE, his TNA Wrestling return in 2015, WCW, as well as his participation in Starrcast.

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