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Jerry Jarrett Cause of Death: How Did He Die?

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Jerry Winston Jarrett is an American businessman, professional wrestling promoter, and professional wrestler.

He was an important figure in the history of professional wrestling in the mid-southern United States, along with longtime business partner Jerry Lawler.

He was inducted into the National Wrestling Alliance Hall of Fame in 2009 and has been called a “wrestling genius.” In 1977, Jarrett founded 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.

He co-founded NWA: TNA in Nashville in 2002 with his son Jeff Jarrett. In that year he sold his majority stake to Panda Energy International.

Jerry Jarrett cause of death
Jerry Jarrett cause of death

Jerry Jarrett Cause of Death: How Did He Die?

On Tuesday, February 14, 2023, the WWE reported that Jerry Jarrett, a Memphis wrestler and wrestling promoter, had passed away. He was eighty years old.

The struggling genius had been battling esophageal cancer for some time, but 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 increase 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 their respects to Jerry on social media after learning of his passing:

“I loved Jerry Jarrett. He believed in me. He’s responsible for making Marty and me Tag Champs. I was also one of the first people he called to help start TNA. I am very grateful to Jerry and I am very sad to know that I will never see him again.”

“We will post a story about Jerry Jarrett’s death on the site shortly. He was a genius booker for his time, one of the best ever, and got ratings that no one will ever get again. All the best to Jeff and the family.”

“RIP Jerry Jarrett, the man behind the greatest wrestling television of all time.”

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