Throwback Thursday: Jeff Jarrett returns to Memphis

If you missed Memphis Wildfire Wrestling‘s latest event “BRAWL in the FALL”, you missed the return of one of the most successful superstars to ever start his wrestling career in Memphis –

“Double J” Jeff Jarrett.

Jarrett joined us on MSL and was very vague about whether he would appear at Minglewood Hall to answer Brian Christopher’s challenge.  However, he did say that Brian would be the first to know.

How about this for an answer?

The history runs deep with Jeff Jarrett & Brian Christopher, as they both started their professional wrestling careers in Memphis, TN.  A new chapter will be written on Thursday December 18th when the two square off in the first round of the Southern Heavyweight Classic, a tournament created based on the tradition of the Southern Heavyweight Championship.  Both men have held the Southern Heavyweight Championship on several occasions in the past.

Another historic rivalry will be renewed at the Southern Heavyweight Classic, as well.  Also in the first round, “Superstar” Bill Dundee has challenge Jerry “The King” Lawler – with the winner facing the winner of Jarrett vs Christopher in round two.

Twelve men will enter the tournament – only ONE will reign supreme as the Southern Heavyweight Classic Champion.  I am on the opposite side of the bracket… and hope to see any of the four men in the finals.

Next week on Throwback Thursday, we will take a deeper look into the greatest rivalry in Memphis Wrestling history – Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee.

Dustin Starr is an active sports entertainer and regular contributor to MemphiSport and MSL. Follow him @DustinStarr.



  1. Great two senior citizens battling it out to take on the winner of two middle aged wrestlers. What has Memphis wrestling become?

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