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.
SAD NEWS: I’m hearing reports of my friend and long time booker/promoter Jerry Jarrett died this morning in TN. I last saw him last year when we did the VICE show THE TERRITORIES in Atlanta. Very creative booker. Condolences to Jeff/Deborah and the Jarrett family. pic.twitter.com/CYOguhr5KY
— 𝔻𝕣. 𝔻𝕦𝕥𝕔𝕙 (@DirtyDMantell) February 14, 2023