New AEW name says joining promotion was not an overnight decision

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Following his shocking debut on the November 2 edition of Dynamite, Jeff Jarrett has commented on his AEW signing.

After the WWE Hall of Famer attacked Darby Allin with his guitar on the show, Tony Khan confirmed that Jarrett was the All Elite, revealing that he would be working backstage as the promotion’s director of business development.

Speaking on the “My World” podcast, Jarrett said that his joining AEW was not an impulsive decision.

Jarrett said:

“The pieces of the puzzle started falling together and the role behind the scenes, as well as in front of the camera, all those pieces started falling together and it didn’t happen overnight.

“It’s kind of a work in progress for quite some time. It wasn’t something that happened overnight.”

Recalling his wife’s reaction to signing with AEW, Jarrett said:

“I don’t know if I’m more excited about the behind-the-scenes work or the executive work or all of that, or the in-ring stuff because Karen texted me Wednesday, about one o’clock or 1:30 p.m., and said, ‘What are you doing?’

“I said, ‘I feel like I’m a rookie 19 year old walking around WMC TV Studios.’ I said, ‘I’m nervous about tonight.’ I’ve been thinking things through. I just wanted it to be perfect. I wasn’t quite sure about it. So that’s one of the messages I want to throw out there.

“Guys, I’ve been doing this for a long time, but I was as nervous as I could, and when the lights were restored in the ring, it was a surreal moment.

“The reaction was a little fresh coat of paint, a little red guitar, a little red and black guitar. It was really cool. I got a good crack at the old Darby. I’m so grateful. I’m excited. I’m going to dig every which way. I’m ready.”

Jarrett rejoined WWE in May as Senior Vice President of Live Events, before ending with the company in August.

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