Jerry Winston Jarrett is an American businessman, professional wrestling promoter, and professional wrestler.
He was a significant figure in the history of professional wrestling in the Mid-Southern United States, along with his longtime business partner Jerry Lawler.
He was inducted into the National Wrestling Alliance Hall of Fame in 2009 and was called a “wrestling genius.” In 1977, Jarrett established the Continental Wrestling Association in Memphis, Tennessee.
He combined it with World Class Championship Wrestling, a Dallas-based organization, in 1989 to form the United States Wrestling Association, which he later sold to Lawler in 1997.
Along with his son Jeff Jarrett, he co-founded NWA: TNA in Nashville in 2002. In that year, he sold his majority stake to Panda Energy International.
Jerry Jarrett Cause of Death: How Did He Die?
On Tuesday, February 14, 2023, the WWE reported that Jerry Jarrett, a wrestler from Memphis and a wrestling promoter, had passed away. He was eighty years old.
The wrestling genius had been battling esophageal cancer for some time, however, the cause of death has not been made public.
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What is Esophageal Cancer?
Esophageal cancer is a condition in which the tissues of the esophagus develop malignant (cancer) cells.
Smoking, binge drinking, and Barrett’s esophagus can all raise your risk of developing esophageal cancer. Weight loss and uncomfortable or difficult swallowing are indicators and symptoms of esophageal cancer.
Several wrestling personalities and fans paid respect to Jerry on social media after hearing of his passing:
“I loved Jerry Jarrett. He believed in me. He’s responsible for Marty & I becoming Tag Champs. I was also one of the 1st people he called to help start TNA. I’m very grateful to Jerry & I’m really sad to know I’ll never see him again.”
“We will have a story on the death of Jerry Jarrett up on the site shortly. He was a genius booker for his time, one of the best ever, and drew ratings nobody will ever touch again. Best to Jeff and the family.”
“RIP Jerry Jarrett, the man behind the best wrestling television of all time.”