Backstage News On Jeff Jarrett Following Appearances At The Royal Rumble and RAW

The Women’s Royal Rumble Match was short on surprise entrants this year, but the men’s version kicked things off with a WWE Hall of Famer.

The Men’s Royal Rumble Match opened with Elias holding his guitar and teasing another concert. But before he could get started, Jeff Jarrett’s music hit, and the former Intercontinental Champion came down wearing his old gear, complete with flashing lights on his hat.

Elias offered to perform a duet to kick off the match, then asked Jarrett to repeat his catchphrase by spelling his name. Jarrett obliged, but Elias blindsided him from behind. The Men’s Royal Rumble Match officially started, and Elias blasted “Double J” with a guitar and tossed him out of the ring to score the first elimination.

Jarrett then appeared on Raw last night flanked by Road Dogg, who resurfaced for an impromptu duet of “With My Baby Tonight” to make up for the concert Elias would not give the WWE Universe. Elias was once again unimpressed, and he shattered guitars over the back of Road Dogg and after a brief brawl, Jarrett as well.

You can expect to see Jarrett more frequently on television as he signed a contract with WWE. reported earlier in the day that Jarrett is joining WWE for a behind-the-scenes role as a producer. independently confirmed that and added that Jarrett will be appearing as a television performer as well. There’s no word yet on whether Jarrett is coming back to wrestle, feud with Elias, and/or have a regular TV role.