WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett, who is also All Elite Wrestling’s Director of Business Development, took to an episode of his “My World with Jeff Jarrett” podcast, where he talked about a number of topics including what he saw in LA Knight (F.K.A. Eli Drake) in IMPACT Wrestling back in 2017.
Jarrett said, “I can remember asking 2 or 3 people. How come he’s not at WWE? Like what happened, you know. And here’s why. When you kind of go from Alberto and that vision. This is just kind of maybe it’s how I was born and raised or the vision or looking through things is you have to have to look at your roster and say, all right, who can perform the very best with as many people as possible when you’re doing 12 shows in six days. You better have a workhorse that has personality. And so I don’t think it’s any magical formula who can go out and tear the house down with as many different opponents as possible that can talk. What was he saying back then? Oh my gosh, I just had a ‘No, oh, gosh.’ Conrad. Anyway, personality. Charisma. Talk. You looked at our roster. Who was ready to? And I was close, but that’s what I’m saying. Does he fit the bill? Dave [Meltzer] I don’t care who we name champions because of the platform that we are currently on. He wouldn’t have liked anybody. We asked if we could have Ric Flair and Bruno Sammartino’s lovechild. He wouldn’t have liked it.”
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