A lot of people say that Jeff Jarrett looked out of place in the main event scene in WCW. I feel the same way. He was short, a pretty good but not great worker, and a decent talker. However, think about this. When someone jumped from WWE to WCW, they usually always maintained the same credibility they had in WWE. Kevin Nash was a main eventer in WWE and Scott Hall was very close to one, and that’s what they were when they returned to WCW in 1996. Ed Leslie, Sean Waltman, Goldust, Jim Duggan, Haku/Meng, and other WWE stars maintained their status from WWE in WCW and did not get elevated. For what ever reason, WCW was just a place where former WWE stars couldn’t look stronger in WCW than they did in WWE, with Steamboat and Rick Rude being exceptions. Jeff Jarrett was a rare career WWE midcarder that become a main eventer in WCW. And I think because he wasn’t a main eventer in WWE, we couldn’t buy him as one in WCW. When Jarrett returned to WWE in 1997, it looked like he was being groomed for a main event or strong upper mid card push. His first match back was against the Undertaker, and did shoot interviews where he was asked his opinions on the biggest stars in wrestling, both in WWE and WCW. However, I read Austin was pissed at Jarrett calling the Austin 3:16 slogan “blasphemous” in his return promo and asked that Jarrett not be pushed too hard. I also think I read that Austin refused to work a program with Jarrett sometime during the Attitude Era, but I don’t know if that’s true. Even if Jarrett turned out as a bust in WWE’s main event scene, just working one program with a main eventer in WWE would have done great things for him in his second WCW run.