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Jeff Jarrett: The Owen Hart Cup Is My Wembley

Jeff Jarrett views simply being in the Owen Hart Cup as “his Wembley”.

The WWE Hall of Famer was announced as part of the tournament bracket last week. On AEW Collision, they aired a sit-down interview with Jarrett, where he talked about Owen Hart and how much he meant to him.

Jeff Jarrett spoke on his My World podcast about his inclusion in the Owen Hart Cup. The TNA founder also talked about the emotional promo video on AEW Collision.

He revealed that AEW had been talking on and off about including him in the tournament. When the announcement was made that the winner got an AEW Championship shot at All In, Jarrett knew he had no chance of winning.

However, he knew that honoring Owen was “my Wembley”. Jarrett also revealed that talking about Owen Hart is the only thing he consistently cries over.

“There had been talk, off and on last year about it. I don’t know how far they went, it wasn’t none of my business,” Jarrett explained (h/t Fightful). Last year, I was not part of the tournament. This year, there was a little bit of chatter off and on about it. As the layers went down, when I heard the winner moves on to Wembley, I immediately said, ‘that eliminates me.’ I get it. Then, I had that thought, ‘that tournament is my Wembley.’ The decision was made to put me in.”

“They wanted me to sit down and really just answer one question, ‘What’s it mean to me?’ Me and Karen were at catering with Jay (Lethal) and they said they were going to schedule it later in the night. Had that dark match, had a blast doing that. Afterward, they came through, and they said, ‘When you get cleaned up, let’s go do it.’ Karen said something like, ‘Guys, it’s the only thing that he cries about every time.’ I asked myself, ‘Why is that?’ I text Sonjay, it would have been late Friday night, he said, ‘Are you okay if we release the uncut version?’ ‘Not at all.'”

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Jeff Jarrett continued. He revealed that it is “still painful” talking about Owen Hart. However, he was grateful for the chance to help process it on camera in the interview.

“I told them, ‘It helps me more than it helps you. Just to get it out.’ When I sat down in the chair. It was if, the first time when they said, ‘We’re thinking about putting you in the Owen tournament.’ It struck me like, you can’t write this story. It doesn’t make sense on any level. Here we are in 2024 with the circumstances and realities, and them sitting me down and saying, ‘What are your thoughts?’ and me having the opportunity to process it all.”

“I’m grateful for it. It’s not easy. It’s painful at times. It is my opportunity to talk about Owen. When I think about everything. Out of all the people who were part of that show in May 1999, the one individual….one of the things I’ve wrestled with is why him? Why Owen? All that emotion came up. The business that I give my life to. I get to participate in a wrestling event 25 years later that honors my friend Owen. That’s special,” said Jarrett.