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Jeff Jarrett was involved in a physical altercation with 17 year old John Calvin last night, according to the Examiner. Calvin is the son of IWA – Mid South promoter Ian Rotten.
The dispute stems from Rotten wanting to pay Jarrett what he was owed in “two to three days” as opposed to on the night. The report states Jarrett was enraged, he cursed out the locker room, before either slapping Rotten’s son or stealing his glasses and threatening to break them. Karen Jarrett was reportedly egging Jeff on and both appeared to be intoxicated.
Ian Rotten has since stated on his official Facebook page that he will pay Jarrett but then immediately intends to contact the sheriff over assault on a minor. He also described Jarrett as “Some paranoid coked out raging idiot. Not saying he WAS coked out, but I will say he was drunk.”
This is all very embarrassing for Jarrett, who was in the process of trying to court good publicity for the launch of his new Global Force Wrestling promotion. Granted, Rotten was in the wrong to not have the finances owed in order, but what does it say about Jarrett that he was so heavily intoxicated and aggressive? It’s plainly unprofessional and desperate. The fact he was so hyped up over what would have been a modest paycheque isn’t very encouraging for the finances of GFW, a company which will require huge investment.
As this story develops, the publicity for Jarrett could get much worse, the GWF could be damaged before it even gets off the ground."