Jeff Jarrett Reveals Why He Left WWE In 1999

Jeff Jarrett is one of, if not the greatest performer in the history of pro wrestling as Jeff Jarrett has won championship gold in every promotion he has worked for, including WWE. Jarrett’s career began in WWF, and despite him briefly leaving the company for WCW in 1996, he returned to the company for a lengthier and legendary run in 1997. Despite winning both tag team and Intercontinental gold, Jarrett still decided to leave the WWE in 1999.

Speaking with Inside the Ropes, Jeff Jarrett first talked about his transition from WWE to WCW.

Jarrett said, “It’s surreal, personally and publicly.” “There’s no way to duplicate that timeframe. I had a one-way ticket to Cleveland bought by the WWF, and I had a flight that was purchased by the Turner organization, WCW, from Cleveland to Philly. That’s bizarre. I’m packing my bags, thinking I got a house show, No Mercy, then this thing called Nitro, and then I’ll be back home.”

Jeff Jarrett then revealed that he was obviously not happy with the offer the promotion gave him, and that the business was red hot and the company was going public and as it was going public, there were stock options that were offered to him.

Jarrett said, “Obviously I was not happy with the offer they had gave me.” “The business was red hot, the company was going public. As it was going public, there were stock options that were offered to me."

“I was standing there on the cell phone, at a Nitro, had that shirt on, but I can remember talking to the office at the WWF. Did all the finish, got my check, and did all this, but talking to them about stock options. I said, ‘Look, let me get a pen and paper right now. I got my financial guy’s number.’ Even after all that, I still got my stock options and went on. Today WWE’s stock is at $85, and we got it at $17. The first day it went public, it went to $35 and sold a chunk of it, doubled my money.”

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