Jarrett opened up about rumors from his last day in WWE implying that he was “holding Vince McMahon and WWE for more money,” claiming these were absolutely untrue and detailed what really happened that day – the. He also explained why he asked WWE to withdraw money from the arena account rather than the WWE account, saying the company could have canceled the payment the next day and it would be nothing. .
“I love the wrestling industry because you want the fictional story or the truth?” Jarrett said. “Jim comes to me and says, ‘We’ve done pen on paper and we’re thinking $ 150,000, we’re going to clean it up.’ I said, “Alright, alright Jim, $ 150,000 is what you think the number is, are you sure? We more or less nodded and I said let me think.
“No matter how long it was, he came and sat down again, I said ‘Jim, do you remember how you changed the deal on me a year later?” I understand all the reasons you did and I respect the hell, but we kinda agreed but we didn’t really agree on 150, I don’t really agree with that for the moment and I had time to reflect my last two years. So if we want to make a deal this place is full so let’s double that and take me to [$300,000], and give me the money from the Gund Arena bank and not the WWE bank and let’s go to work.
Jarrett detailed Ross’s reaction to his request to ask for $ 300,000 instead of $ 150,000 for money owed to him from previous shows. The WWE Hall of Fame also said it felt bad for Chyna that night because she was going to win her first Intercontinental Title and momentum was building for it to be her highlight in WWE. .
“The [Ross] didn’t like it, ”Jarrett said. “I said ‘Jim look at me because I really want you to understand where I’m from, you’re absolutely right, you don’t have to do that, Vince doesn’t have to do that, nobody does.” has to do that. I want my money back and I’m talking about multiple pay-per-views, I’m not under a contract, let’s just end this deal somehow. You know as well as I do tomorrow my value in terms of earnings isn’t even that big, they’re pretty big today, but it’s up to you to decide how important it is, what is not mine.
“30 minutes pass, 40 minutes pass and Jim and Terry [Taylor] ascend [to me] and said, “Go get your bag, get dressed, we’ll have it for you before you go to the ring.” I had seen Chyna walk around several times, not that it was my responsibility to worry about her personal feelings, but I had a little compassion for her, I really did because it was. her night in many ways and that she deserved it all. . “
Jarrett continued to talk about the aftermath of his conversation with Ross and what happened after he got ready for the game. He said what happened next stayed with him for the rest of his life.
“Vince got into his three piece suit, I’ll never forget the look, opened his shirt pocket, pulled out a white envelope and said, ‘Thanks, I appreciate it, now go tear the house down,’ Jarrett said. “I said, ‘Yes boss, I can’t wait to be there’ and he handed me the check. Here I am, 20 minutes or an hour and a half before show time, I have a check, now what am I going to do with it?
After that day, Jarrett walked straight into WCW and spent approximately two years with the company until the company was bought out by WWE. Shank was not introduced to WWE after the sale. Jeff decided to start a new wrestling company at TNA in 2002 and explained why this was the next time he spoke to Vince McMahon after he left in 1999.
«2002 descend [Interstate] 65, walking past the old Hickory Blvd exit when I called him up and said, ‘Vince, I’m running a business,’ ”Jarrett said. “Is there a way we can work together and I have no idea what that would look like.” I had a call with him to the office [for TNA]. »
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