Fighting Through Rehab, Recovery, & Addiction: Jeff Jarrett’s Recovery Story

Episode 12:

Dr. Nick Hayes sits down with Hall of Fame wrestling legend Jeff Jarrett. Known for his illustrious career in the ring, Jeff talks about how he got started in the family business of sports entertainment and opens up about his personal battle with addiction and his path to sobriety. Listeners will hear firsthand how Jeff’s wrestling mentality of resilience and determination translated into his recovery journey. Jeff shares the pivotal moments that led him to seek help and the importance of never giving up, no matter how tough the fight. Join us as we delve into the inspiring story of Jeff Jarrett, proving that even in the most challenging bouts of life, recovery is not just possible but a triumphant victory.

A Little Bit About Jeff Jarrett:

“Ain’t I great?” If you think Jeff Jarrett expected to hear anything other than an affirmative every time he fired that question at the WWE Universe, then you didn’t understand the character of the Fargo strutting, Technicolor dreamcoated country crooner from Music City, USA. That grinning arrogance — matched with a predilection for smashing guys over the head with a guitar — made Jarrett a career villain in both WWE and WCW. He was a successful one, too, with four reigns as WCW World Heavyweight Champion and six as WWE Intercontinental Champion with the bulk of his runs coming during a particularly excellent stretch for that title. The son of Nashville wrestling promoter Jerry Jarrett, Double J began his career as a referee, but soon enjoyed the benefits that the spawns of ring power players have always been handed. But Jarrett — unlike, say, Erik Watts — had a skillset that allowed him to succeed beyond his father’s safety net.