Jeff Jarrett Honors His Father, Jerry Jarrett, And Will Still Wrestle on Tonight's AEW Dynamite

The wrestling world lost a titan of the industry on Tuesday as Jerry Jarrett, a legendary promoter, passed away at the age of 80. Jeff Jarrett, Jerry’s son, was already booked for an eight-man tag team match on this week’s Dynamite in Texas. Tony Khan confirmed on today’s Busted Open Radio that, despite the tragic loss, Jarrett intends to perform tonight and honor his father.

“Jeff is here in Laredo, Texas today with us. And Jeff has said he wants to wrestle tonight on the show and push forward. And that is such a brave and courageous decision, I think, and we would respect whatever Jeff wants to do,” Khan said (h/t 411Mania).

Jarrett also paid tribute to his father by quoting a poem by John Greenleaf Whittier and concluded it with the hashtag “#Dad.” You can read the poem in its entirety below, and stay tuned for full coverage of tonight’s Dynamite.

When Things go wrong, as they sometimes will,?When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,?When the funds are low and debts are high,?And you want to Smile but have to sigh.?When care is pressing you down a bit,?Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit. (1/3) …

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,

When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow-
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out-
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit-
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit


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