Jeff Jarrett: Vince Russo Has ‘Severe Mental Health Issues’ – Wrestling News
In the latest “My World” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett addressed Vince Russo recently saying on his podcast that Jarrett worked him:
Conrad Thompson told Jeff Jarrett: “Let’s talk about someone whose mind we wish we could read at different times. I didn’t tell you I was going to bring this up, but I feel like I have to because I’ve heard, I haven’t seen it, but I’m getting direct messages from people saying that, based on our non-discussion of a discussion that was going on on another platform, that your man, Vince Russo, is doubling down on a lot of Double J talk.”
Conrad goes on to say, “So now people see Eric (Bischoff) and Ric (Flair) coming and going, and they’re like, ‘Well, Conrad’s just working a bunch of fights.’ I think the implication is that this Russo thing with you and he’s building something. No, as far as I know, I don’t have anything planned for some kind of big payoff or collision course. We didn’t even necessarily include it as a theme. I’m sure we’re going to talk a lot about it on today’s show. But it feels like he has his sights set on talking about Double J. This is your show. It’s called My World. Is there an answer you’d like to give about something you’ve seen?”
Jarrett said: “I thought we had an understanding, but we are 50/50 partners in My World. I don’t see any advantage in it. Let me get this out. I understand. I really get it. I’m going to look directly into the camera and say, well, you mentioned fighting and all that. Here is the reality and the consequences. Did you see Road Dogg’s tweet? He said something to the effect that they were having a riff, and I think Brian hasn’t heard, he hasn’t seen, he doesn’t really know the full context, and that’s fine, but do you think we? Would he have mentioned this if Vince hadn’t said, ‘Did I work it?’ I wish Vince Russo, and I told him in email, I told him in a couple of signatures, he probably should have mentioned this, he just wants to fabricate all of this. Someone contacted me and said, ‘Hey, I’d like to get Vince Russo to sign. I texted Disco and said, ‘Disco, what’s Vince Russo’s email,’ and he sent it to me. It’s the same one he’s always had, but I didn’t know if he still had the same one, so I resent it. So no hard feelings. Vince, I only wish you the best. I hope you are happy in life. I would never have responded to Conrad if I had known that all this nonsense is exactly what I thought, almost to the point that I said last week that I would be very curious to hear his answer, but maybe he didn’t glance at it. The man in the mirror, like, what’s his role in all of this? Conrad, you’ve got me at it again. It’s just that you talk about culture and bad juju. Road Dogg thinks there’s a riff and all that kind of stuff.”
“I will say this. I truly believe that Vince believes everything that comes out of his mouth. I have no doubt in my mind. So I’ll do it diplomatically and I’m happy for him. He has his version of his truth, or is it his truth. Maybe that’s better said. I have my truth or my version of the truth. I agree to disagree. There is no doubt in my mind. Get on with your life. Be happy about it. But do you want to start saying that I worked it?
“So I had a guy do my analysis on the deal. I said, ‘Do me a favor. What kind of traction is all of this getting? He told me: ‘Give me a few minutes.’ The return. ‘Zero traction. It’s 8, 10, 15, 20 people, whatever. It is not a topic of discussion. It’s little or nothing’, and here we give it more time, but it’s nonsense”.
“He took screenshots of two tweets that Vince put up. One was something to the effect that he left the wrestling business 11 years ago. Something like that. The next day, he said something about how he’s happy to say that he’s writing for two wrestling websites. So let me ask you, do you think Dave Meltzer is in the wrestling business? Do you think Wade Keller is in the wrestling business? Conrad said, ‘Yes, I do.’ They are wrestling journalists. I think you’re a wrestling podcaster. I’m an international wrestling and business development podcaster and partner at WrestleQuest. I am for life I am a 36 year veteran in this wrestling industry. But Vince wants to say, he’s kind of the perfect example, that he left the wrestling business one day, and said he’s not in it, but he makes a living out of it, and I was like, okay. I’m happy for Vince. I really want it to be peaceful and I hope like hell that his paywall and Patreon and whatever he’s doing to get hits, he obviously mentioned us or mentioned to me as a subject that I worked for money because he put it behind a wall of payment I wish you nothing but the best in life. I really, really mean it. But Road Dogg, there’s no riff. I agree to disagree and we have moved on with our lives. I hope he is happy. I’m very happy. I am very grateful. It’s that easy. Conrad, now that we’re at it, what’s the point of talking about him? I’m curious to hear his answer about that?”
Conrad said: “I know it’s an important part of your life story. It’s rooted in what we’re going to talk about in today’s topic, your return to the WWF in 1997 and of course the first time you became a world champion”. He has been a major figure in the history of this show, be it TNA, WCW or WWF. But last week, what happened is we talked about it, and you said, when Janice said something like, ‘How do you think Vince will do this time?’ You said that on the show last week. Vince Russo responded to that on Twitter, saying, “Jeff never contacted me in all that time. When Dixie reached out, I needed the job to support my family. I had no idea what Jeff’s role would be.” he was in the company. He hadn’t called me in over a year. He would also respond to another tweet that reads, “Hey, hasn’t Jeff Jarrett completely ruled out the chance to be on the same show as you on Sportskeeda? He said he forgave you but just refuses to have a conversation with you, just weird. He he said, Oh yeah. I forgot. Good point.’ Even now, since you and I were on the air here tonight on Sunday night live for adfreeshows.com, he wrote: ‘Man I knew a certain person from Nashville was talking about me this week, it wasn’t going to be like that. .to make a good deal for the titans. Brother, if you mess with the Italian bull, you get the Italian horn.”
Jarrett said: “The Sportskeeda thing, it’s again, kind of a microcosm. He believes that. That is a blatant lie. He’s acting like he knows, like, bro, bro. He’s acting like he knows the negotiations.”
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Conrad said: “I know what happened there. We don’t have to spill the beans, but I’m on your side. That’s not the way it happened.”
Jarrett continued: “He literally goes, ‘Yeah, I forgot about that.’ He plays the self-pity card. I think it’s potentially a generational thing. I don’t know, but he loves, ‘Oh yeah. That happened to me.’ Wait a minute, what’s your role in this Vince?’ ‘Nothing,’ then he says, ‘I took the job with Dixie, which I totally agree with. He made a decision, without a doubt, with all the water on the bridge, and I don’t disagree with that, but he made a decision, without a doubt, to take a job over a friendship. There’s no gray area here, and I’m glad he did. I’m absolutely happy that he did it because it wasn’t a set of circumstances. It wasn’t Janice’s (Carter) comment. It was not creative. It wasn’t me who discovered the things she had told Dixie. It wasn’t things that they found out that he had told Dutch and the talent and D’Amore and Borash and Glenn Gilbertti and I can look into the people he thinks are his friends or my friends or a collection of them, all of them. . I guess you could say it was instance after instance after instance after instance that I go to, maybe I haven’t really looked at this precisely. I’m going to go back to it saying I used it. Than? I used it, so he tells me just like I stopped Vince with a 357. Vince, if you don’t write this segment today, I’m going to blow your head off. Than? I can’t believe we’ve given him time again. I really can’t Conrad. Really I can not.
“That is, maybe I would have, maybe not, but I will certainly say that in the last five years, I truly hope that he, his wife, his children and his grandchildren have the happiest life they can possibly have. . I honestly mean it. I really wish you the best. But it’s like he’s talking about the Titans, which I laugh at because at the end of the day, the Titans, I think they have bad juju and bad culture.”
“I know my audience doesn’t want to hear it, or so my kind of analysis says. It’s a bit. Maybe your audience does, or I don’t know. I’m not going to talk to you about your audience. But a very, very, small part ,tiny of my audience wants to hear it because who wants to listen, am I going to call us grown men, talking nonsense? I mean, coming back to him, ‘Bro, he worked me,’ but I’m going to put it behind my paywall and work with you guys.’ Oh, okay. I get you. Makes a lot of sense.”
“For the last five years, I’ll just say that my hobbies, Conrad, are reading psychology, stoicism, philosophy, all this kind of stuff and it really starts with leading yourself, and before you can lead yourself, and Conrad, I’m going to really dig in here, before you can lead yourself, you must have the ability to be self-aware and look within rather than without. The Serenity Prayer. God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can’t change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Well, that wisdom to know the difference, that’s that kind of barometer right there.”
“A lot of people in my past, I know, and that’s what I’ve said, I screwed up every, there’s not a relationship that I’ve had in my 55 years of life, that I haven’t been at fault in, you know, somewhere. degree, some more than others, obviously. So growing as a person, because I want to grow as a leader, and that doesn’t just mean business. I’m talking about as a human being, as a father, as a husband, like my work with The Salvation Army , all that kind of stuff. But at the very core is psychology and philosophy and everything that goes with it. So I would say that in the last five years, thousands and thousands of hours of reading and research and counseling and all that kind of things, so it’s part of my DNA. When I go through life, whoever I have a conversation with, I can’t help but, I hear so much better. That’s probably one of the greatest gifts sobriety has given me: power listen. If you just listen to what someone says, they will absolutely tell you ch about what’s going on or within them. That’s why I said last week that I’d love for Mr. Russo to watch, what’s his role? I’m not saying he’s coming, no, actually, you said it at the top, he doubled over and went the other way, and then you say he’s tweeting and now he’s talking about the Titans. Honestly, he has serious, serious, and I speak from experience, he has serious mental health issues. There’s no question in my mind, and I’ve said that for years.”
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