Jeff Jarrett reflects on his relationship with Joanie “Chyna” Laurer.
In 1999, Jeff Jarrett had his last match in the WWF against Chyna where he dropped the Intercontinental Championship to her, making her the first and only woman to ever hold the gold.
Chyna would later wrestle in TNA, competing alongside Kurt Angle against Jeff and Karen Jarrett.
Speaking during a recent Q&A with Lucha Libre Online, Jeff Jarrett would be very complimentary of Chyna, calling her easy to work with, eager to learn, and one of the names, along with The Rock and Stone Cold, that is identifiable with the Attitude Era of WWE.
"Great relationship. You know, later in her career, the fact that she came over [to TNA] and it's still, in a lot of ways, ironic to me that my last match prior to coming back a couple of years ago was against her. Then her last match in TNA was in a mixed tag match, me and Karen against Kurt and Chyna.
"As far as a human being, you know, when DX formed, and then they got hotter and hotter and hotter. I was always -- and the conversations that I would have with her were -- in so many ways, look, Stone Cold identified the Attitude Era, and so did The Rock, and we could go on and on about the identifiable characters. When you look for the first time ever there, the look of Chyna, the faction that she was with, she identified the Attitude Era in so many ways, and her persona was really cool. I tried to help her on different things as far as timing and obviously, we got to work together and her having actually a match and all that kind of stuff. So I had a great personal relationship with her and she was so easy and coachable to listen to. If you watch that match back, the Good Housekeeping Match [from No Mercy 1999], you know, I had it in my mind, but I had business to take care of and we cover that on My World but you know, she's just a phenomenal talent in so many ways, but I had a great relationship with her."
Chyna was eventually inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as a member of D-Generation X in 2019. Jeff Jarrett would go in a year previous in 2018.
Elsewhere in the interview, Jeff Jarrett talks about who is responsible for "discovering" AJ Styles. Learn more here.
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