Jerry Jarrett has passed away at age 80

Legendary wrestling promoter Jerry Jarrett has died at age 80.

The father of WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett, Jerry Jarett is commonly known as the founder of Total Nonstop Action. Jerry wrestled for NWA Mid-America, winning multiple Tag Team Championships before hanging up his boots to focus on booking and promoting.

Jerry Jarett collaborated with Jerry “The King” Lawler to create the Continental Wrestling Assocation (CWA). CWA would later merge with World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) to form the United States Wrestling Association (USWA).

Jarrett’s family is yet to comment publicly on his passing, and no cause of death has been revealed yet.

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