Jeff Jarrett has departed WWE as Senior Vice President of Live Events, PWInsider.com reports. Jarrett left WWE on Friday, just a few months after returning in May. Jarrett was also a guest referee for Street Profits vs. The Usos at SummerSlam.
Jarrett rejoined WWE when Vince McMahon was still in power, so it’s unknown if Vince’s departure may have hurt Jarrett’s standing. Many stars have received some major push under the new regime of Triple H, the current Head of Creative in WWE. Gunther (formerly Walter) is the reigning WWE Intercontinental Champion and he was pushed to the main event slot for the latest edition of SmackDown. It has come to light that would not have been the case under Vince.
Vince McMahon would reportedly ‘bury’ Gunther
WrestleVotes reported that after Gunther appeared on the 7/4 episode of Monday Night Raw, those in power (McMahon, at the time) soured on him for some reason and there were plans to bury him on TV.
On the 7/4 episode of Raw, R-Truth made his way out to the ring for an Independence Day segment. Gunther interrupted and then beat Truth in a match. There didn’t seem to be anything wrong with Gunther’s performance but the top management n WWE at the time apparently saw things differently.
WrestleVotes tweet states the following:
“Following his appearance on RAW on 7/4, those in power at the time really soured on Gunther for whatever ridiculous reason. To the point where a burial on TV was coming. Just a month later and quite the difference…”
Following his appearance on RAW on 7/4, those in power at the time really soured on Gunther for whatever ridiculous reason. To the point where a burial on TV was coming. Just a month later and quite the difference…
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) August 13, 2022
However, the situation has changed under Triple H as Gunther is now being presented as a top-tier star. On SmackDown, they pushed the Intercontinental Title as a title that should be respected and Gunther’s IC Title match against Shinsuke Nakamura was saved for the main event spot on the show. We will have to see what is next for the star.