In a recent interview with Renee Paquette as part of The Sessions podcast, All Elite Wrestling’s Sonjay Dutt discussed several topics, including Jeff Jarrett’s decision to join the company.

“He’s just a special dude to me, I have very few mentors in professional wrestling, he would probably be the first person that I would consider a mentor of mine. I never envisioned myself in a backstage capacity in any way, shape or form, he did and he’s the reason that I have been where I am now.

He’s the first person that called me and said hey, do you want to sit in on the creative meetings and I said okay, and you know, it kind of blossomed from there and I started learning all of the other aspects of producing television, putting it together, why things are the way they are, how we format TV, how we time TV, I learned all of that stuff from Jeff.

You know, like I said, he saw something in me that I didn’t really know I had in me, I think that was solely based on the fact that he knew that I had a college education, so if any young wrestlers are watching this, get an education.”

The full interview is available at this link.