Jeff Jarrett opens up about the potential of Santos Escobar and the value of R-Truth.
Jeff Jarrett has been involved in the wrestling business for the majority of his life and grew up around the industry. As such, he has an eye for talent that may be sharper than others in the industry.
Speaking with Andrew Thompson of POST Wrestling, Jarrett touted the ability of Santos Escobar and stated that he believes fans can see him pop up on the main roster soon.
“So I’ll take you back even a prior year. I’ve known him [Santos Escobar] for a long time but in 2017, I brought him to IMPACT, Global Force [Wrestling]. I brought him as a part of that. He’s bilingual which is huge. He understands both psychologies. He’s got a family lineage, his father, so he obviously grew up in lucha libre but he also understands the American style, and we’re buddies, we’re amigos but I cannot say enough good things about him as a performer. The sky’s the limit for him. He’s very articulate in both languages and so, I really think in 2022 and I’ll just say this: A year from now when you bring up his name, I think me and you would have a different conversation because I think the sky’s the limit for that guy and I couldn’t be happier for the opportunity that he’s getting today but I can see him being on the Raw and/or SmackDown roster sooner rather than later.”
Another name Jeff Jarrett discussed is R-Truth. Having hey history that extends back to the early days of TNA, Jarrett praised Truth for always remaining at the top of his game and praised the work that he has done with the WWE 24/7 Championship and the opportunities it has given other people to gain some television exposure.
"It’s no secret that me and Ronnie [R-Truth] are buddies and always have been, always will be. We’re tight. I mean he was NWA World's Heavyweight Champion in the early days of TNA and he wanted to be a rapper first, so music is in his blood. But at his very core, he’s a performer, he’s an entertainer and Ron’s a smart dude and as genetically gifted as he is and I’m not just talking about he doesn’t age, but his physical skillset is still, if not at the top of his game, it’s right up there but Ronnie also knows that it’s a young man’s game as well.
"So, to the flip side of that, we’ll call it a debate or argument or point is at Ronnie’s 20-year career, he’s still actively involved in a weekly episodic television show and this is a young man’s game and it is so should he be in the quote-unquote world title picture, I.C. Title picture? No, probably not, but he is such a diverse character, he really gives back because if you’re in a pre-tape or a scene or a match with Ronnie and look how many people — the 24/7 [Title] and Ronnie’s character involvement, look at how many people over the last year-and-a-half, two years that Ronnie quote-unquote has given airtime to so he gives back to the business by A, wanting to do it. Ronnie [has] a saying, he’s made some fat checks over the years but he’s still giving back and entertaining and his ability to connect with the audience and really anybody on camera with him in any scene, their presence on camera and Ronnie takes them to another level so, you know, as a performer you don’t — unless you’ve really been in the industry, you don’t really realize how valuable Ronnie is but man, Truth has got a skill set that only he ever has really presented. I’ve never seen a talent like him and I’d love for somebody — you don’t really see that kind of talent because of his longevity, his physical skill set, his connectivity, and really, his ability to work with anybody is quite frankly an anomaly in so many ways."
You can check out the full interview with Jeff Jarrett in the video embedded above.