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Jeff Jarrett on the origin of the ‘Slap Nuts’ term, his relationship with Kurt Angle, his TNA goals, hard guitar shots

WWE Hall Of Famer Jeff Jarrett was interviewed this week by Chris Van Vliet. Scroll down to check out the full interview and read some of the transcribed highlights below:

Jeff Jarrett was asked where the term “slap nuts” came from:

“My grandmother used to call folks, ‘slappies’, and that is people who slap their gums.  They know more and more about less and less everyday.  During that time, the slap nuts just rolled off.  Good old standards and practices of Turner, when they called me in, at a Nitro, slap nuts was really just first taking off.  They were like, ‘We need to ask you a question’, and they were dead serious.  They said, ‘What does slap nuts mean?  We have looked in the Urban Dictionary and we can’t find it.”  I’m like, wow, this business has come a long way.  I’m being questioned about where slap nuts came from.”

“What do you do when you give someone a guitar shot to make sure they don’t get injured?”

“Swing it as hard as I possibly can, and that’s the truth.  You got to swing it as hard as you possibly can and that’s something, and this business is so transparent now.  Same somewhat with a chair shot to the back.  Swing it.  When you stutter start, your edges can get in.  I don’t bat 1000, but not bad, but the accidents do happen.  Ask Kurt.  There was a time when I busted him open two or three times in a row.  It happens.”

“What were the goals when you got into TNA?

“In the startup years of TNA, I went on a couple of tours in Australia and The United Kingdom and saw the abundant amount of talent.  You can’t have a number one without a number two.  With WCW going away, not just kind of away, but game, set, match, there was no national promotion.  The simple goal is to be a fantastic distant, distant number two, which can be super successful.  Avis, we try harder.  They made millions upon millions being number two behind Hertz.  That’s a real simple story.  McDonald’s came on the scene.  Guess what?  Burger King came on the scene.  They were successful.  It breeds success.  It’s the industry.”

“How is your personal relationship with Kurt now?”

“In my world, that’s family. It’s personal.  But it goes without saying that in 2010, I spent more time in the ring with him.  He has spent Halloweens here at my house.  He has five kids.  It’s hard to imagine, but I have three biological.  He has five biological, but Kyra and Kody are with me and Karen.  It’s family.  Obviously, we all have our ups and downs, and ins and outs.”

Jarrett has a new podcast titled “My World” on

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