Ahead of AEW’s debut in the United Kingdom, Jeff Jarrett made several media appearances. He memorably smashed Grado with a guitar during an appearance for talkSPORT, leading many to think they would have a match at the pay-per-view. Instead, Grado made an unannounced appearance on the Zero Hour pre-show, where he smashed Jarrett with a guitar.
Speaking with Cultaholic, Grado was asked to describe when he found out he would brought in for AEW All In.
“I got [called] probably Thursday night to come to Wembley. But nothing was ever confirmed. I had people congratulating me after the talkSPORT spot and people going, ‘Oh my god, you’re wrestling at Wembley, it’s you against Jeff Jarrett.’ People were making graphics. I felt so uneasy. I never tweeted anything since the Jeff Jarrett thing with talkSPORT. It was like, I am staying out of this because I don’t want to sound…people were criticizing me, saying ‘Why did you not jump on the whole ‘hashtag Book Grado’. I felt so uneasy.”
For The Best
Grado also made it clear that he was thankful for the fans’ support online, as he stated that it likely played a large part in him getting used for the show.
“I need to thank everybody that sent a heartwarming, positive Grado tweet in the last seven days because I reckon it had a big part to play in the fact that I ended up being at Wembley. The way it’s worked out was probably for the best. That was just amazing.
“At the end of the day, it’s an AEW show. Those are guys that have worked hard for years and years to get on a show like that, that are on the AEW roster. I always knew, if it doesn’t happen, I don’t really deserve to be at the show, so I’m just gonna go with the flow and hope for the best.”
Don’t Piss Him Off
Jeff Jarrett recently spoke with WrestleZone’s Bill Pritchard while promoting the new WrestleQuest video game. Jarrett explained his side of things, explaining that he’d considered Grado a friend but he heard enough.
“Sometimes life imitates art and art imitates life. I had a day in it,” Jarrett explained. “Me and Grado go back years and years and years. A good buddy. He’s been to my house with my kids. We’ve stayed in contact. And so he texted me and said hey, ‘I’m actually going to be in London. Why don’t we hang out?’ I said we’re I’ve really got a busy schedule, so he said, ‘Don’t worry about it. We’ll hang out.’ So Grado hung out with me and just about every media interview we did.
“He ended up kind of chirping and chiming in and I finally had about all I wanted to hear out of Grado and his little one-liners. He got the guitar shot and boy it was a good one. Bill, I don’t know if you saw it but the talkSPORT is kind of their version in the UK of talk radio, it’s their version of ESPN and Fox SportsNet all combined into one,” Jarrett said. “So it made a lot of noise. I’ll say this, to the very highest levels of talk sports. So it was a good one. They put together a nice little video piece. I’ll just say that.”
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