Global Force Wrestling promoter Jeff Jarrett spoke with Downtown Magazine’s Darren Paltrowitz and the subject of Andy Kaufman’s pro wrestling run came up. “That was my father’s promotion, and to say that I hung around him, no,” Jarrett said of Kaufman. “But I was at a couple of those events, and the business was so different back then, I’ll use the word ‘protected.’ It was just a unique set of circumstances. Obviously the behind the scenes conversations between Lawler, Kaufman and all of that, [with] the David Letterman thing, I can remember sitting on my couch as a little boy and jumped off like, ‘Wow, did that really just happen on David Letterman?’ Andy loved the business and it showed from the lengths that he went to.”
Jarrett also noted that pro wrestling’s worked nature was not addressed in his household even though his father Jerry Jarrett was a promoter. “Yeah, to a certain level, the unwritten rule was that you didn’t discuss,” Jarrett recalled. “Although you hear conversations in his office, when he’s sitting on the couch, on the phone and all that. It’s a family business, some folks are electricians, lawyers, plumbers, doctors, it’s family conversation.” Read the full interview at DowntownMagazinenyc.com.
Powell’s POV: Jarrett is making the rounds to promote the movie The Masked Saint that includes Roddy Piper. The film received 82 percent favorable ratings from movie goers on the Rotten Tomatoes website, though no critics reviews are listed. Jarrett spoke about the movie, acting, The Rock, and how his grandmother triggered his entrepreneur spirit at a wrestling event.