Jeff Jarrett to be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame

By Wade Sheridan  |  Feb. 19, 2018 at 2:22 PM
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Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Four-time WCW Champion Jeff Jarrett will be inducted into the Hall of Fame class of 2018 during WrestleMania 34 Week on April 6.

Jarrett, the son of Tennessee wrestling promoter Jerry Jarrett, began his WWE career in 1993 as a boastful country music star known for spelling out his name and stating "Ain't I great?"

Jarrett would capture the Intercontinental Championship three times while feuding with Hall of Famer Razor Ramon with help from The Roadie before joining WCW in 1996 for a small stint where he captured the United States Championship.

Upon his return to WWE in 1997, the self-proclaimed Chosen One had a new attitude and later a new shorter haircut as he became more aggressive and began attacking his opponents with a guitar. During this time he would capture the World Tag Team Championship with the late Owen Hart, the European Championship and the Intercontinental Championship three more times before again moving over to WCW.

Jarrett's second WCW stint included winning the company's coveted WCW Championship four times and feuding with Hall of Famer's Ric Flair, Sting, Booker T and Diamond Dallas Page. He was famously fired by WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon after he purchased WCW in 2001.

Double J would go onto to launch Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) with his father. The promotion helped launch the careers of NXT and WWE Superstars including Eric Young, current United States Champion Bobby Roode, Samoa Joe and current WWE Champion AJ Styles.

"I would have never dreamed that in 2018 I'd be going into the Hall of Fame," Jarrett said while speaking with NBC. "But as I've sat back and looked I said, 'Welp, I guess there are some things that are just meant to be.'"

The WWE Hall of Fame class of 2018, which also includes Ivory, Goldberg and tag team The Dudley Boyz, will be inducted April 6 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

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