Legendary former Memphis wrestling promoter Jerry Jarrett announced on Twitter this week that he plans to launch a podcast.
According to the @BookMemphis
bio, Booking Memphis Wrestling with Jerry Jarrett
will be a weekly podcast that will "go into depth about topics from Jerry's legendary career!"
While he has been well known in the Memphis territory since the 1970s, Internet access has in fact made Jeff Jarrett's dad an even bigger name in the world of wrestling thanks to constant mentions and impressions of him on the immensely popular podcast Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard.
(Jarrett first found out about his role on Prichard's podcast while live on the radio with me last May
. The audio of that conversation can be found here.
A few minutes after announcing his new show, the elder Double J tweeted this:
Is the 75-year-old getting into podcasting just to respond to his former colleague? Or is this another case of Jarrett knowing that "personal issues draw money" (a phrase that was written on a sign in his office back during the glory days of Memphis wrestling)?
When asked to comment on Jarrett starting his own podcast, Prichard's co-host Conrad Thompson said "We wish him the very best!"
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