A friend of mine, watching Jeff Jarrett for the first time in the WWF in 1993, mistook him to be Curt Hennig in a different outfit. Over the years his mock belief in a conspiracy had compiled quite a bit of circumstantial evidence. It's a bit weird, so read on if you dare ...
- In 1993, Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig was scheduled to partake in November's Survivor Series, teaming up with Razor Ramon, Marty Jannetty, and The 1-2-3 Kid. Razor then announced that Randy Savage would be replacing Perfect, who had "tagged out before he could tag in." Mr. Perfect had disappeared!
- Double-J Jeff Jarrett made his first appearance in the WWF immediately after the Survivor Series. No one in the WWF mentioned where Hennig had gone, but it was rumored that he was WCW-bound and intended to be the masked man who attacked Hulk Hogan at the Clash Of Champions and Halloween Havoc. Of course, he couldn't be there if he was still in the WWF ....
- At Wrestlemania X, Jarrett was scheduled to participate in a ten-man tag match, but the match never took place. A taped interview was shown with Jarrett arguing with his partners, but Jarrett was not seen at the arena. On the other hand, Curt Hennig showed up as the guest referee for Lex Luger's match against Yokozuna.
- Becuase of Hennig's "bogus" officiating on that night, Luger demanded a match with Hennig. However, Hennig had disappeared - supposedly suffering an ankle injury. Crush stepped in as Luger's foe for the rest of the spring ... but Jeff Jarrett re-appeared on TV immediately after Wrestlemania.
- After winning and losing the Intercontinental Title, Jeff Jarrett disappeared from the WWF in the summer of 1995. A few months later, Curt Hennig shows up as a guest color commentator!
- (Here's where it gets a bit doubious. Jarrett returned to the WWF in December. With Hennig doing color commentary, he is often calling Jarrett's matches ... but do we ever actually SEE them at the same time? Perhaps Jarrett's matches or Hennig's commentary are being previously recorded and played back at the appropriate times? Ok, I'm stretching with that one.)
- Early in 1996, Jarrett suffers a back injury which takes him out of action, and out of the WWF entirely. Meanwhile, Curt Hennig gains a more prominent role on TV, engaging in a series of valet-napping from Hunter Hearst Helmsley.
- Later in 1996, after Hennig's conspiracy with Helmsley is completed, Helmsley announces that he no longer needs Hennig's help. Mr Perfect has once again disappeared ... but Jeff Jarrett has arrived in WCW!
- "Curt Hennig" shows up in WCW in 1997. Does this end the controversy? No! We don't see Hennig and Jarrett together ... until they are opponants in a match on Monday Nitro. How was this done? Mirrors, of course!
- Late in 1997, Hennig loses the US Title to Diamond Dallas Page. Hennig has apparently suffered an injury and would be out for a while. Say, guess who arrives in the WWF? Jeff Jarrett!
- Jeff Jarrett leaves the WWF in October of 1999 and returns to WCW. Hey, what did Curt Hennig just say? Something about being forced into retirement? Jarrett shows up ... and Hennig talks about leaving ... Hmmmmmm
And to this very day, the conspiracy continues. "Mister Perfect" Curt Jeff "Double-J" Hennig-Jarrett is constantly using up frequent flyer miles as he needs to jet back and forth to and from Raw and Nitro shows every Monday (well, until this past October.) It's a tough job, but HE (not "they") can do it!