Jerry Jarrett, the legendary pro wrestling promoter and father of WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett, has died, the company announced Tuesday. He was 80 years old.
Jerry Jarrett: Obituary| Cause of death| WWE
Memphis wrestler and wrestling promoter Jerry Jarrett died Tuesday, WWE announced. He was 80 years old. Jarrett was 80, and his contributions are being remembered by friends and colleagues whose lives he impacted over the years.
The legendary promoter co-founded TNA with his son, Jeff Jarrett. Like his father, Jeff has also built an illustrious career and recently joined All Elite Wrestling. Dutch Mentals reported Jerry’s passing earlier today and tributes have poured in.
Veteran wrestling journalist Bill Apter paid tribute to Jerry, saying he was a pioneer in the wrestling business who will be greatly missed. Bill Apter said, “He was a pioneer in the biz, loved by all. I will miss him professionally and personally.”
Cause of death
He was the patient of Esophageal cancer. On Wednesday February 2023, Jerry was confirmed dead at the age of 30, a look at his obituary reveals that he died of esophageal cancer, a disease he had been fighting for some time.
Jarrett’s death was originally reported by former wrestler Dutch Mantel, and WWE also tweeted condolences. While no cause of death was given, Jarrett had reportedly been battling esophageal cancer.
Jarrett, father of WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett, was a competitor in the National Wrestling Alliance’s Mid-America promotion. In 1977, he retired from the ring and started the Continental Wrestling Association with fellow Memphis wrestler Jerry “The King” Lawler,” Fox News reported.
Jerry Winston Jarrett was an American businessman, professional wrestling promoter, and professional wrestler. Along with his longtime business partner Jerry Lawler, he was a key figure in the history of professional wrestling in the Mid-Southern United States. Described as a “wrestling genius”, he was inducted into the National Wrestling Alliance Hall of Fame in 2009.