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WWE’s New Producers Chris Parks, Jeff Jarrett and More Talk Coming On For Backstage Roles in WWE

February 21, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

– New WWE producers Chris Parks, Jeff Jarrett, Sonjay Dutt, and Shane Helms appeared in a new WWE video talking about signing on board with the company. Highlights are below per Wrestling Inc:

Parks on working for WWE at last: “Being here at the WWE, it’s a lifelong dream come true. Something I dreamed of for my entire 24 year in-ring wresting career, and ending up with the best. And now I’m with the best, I’m with WWE.”

Dutt on coming on board: “Three weeks ago was my first day and I get here, and everywhere I turn I’m seeing old friends, I’m seeing old colleagues, people I’ve known and come up through the wrestling industry with.”

Daivari on returning to the company: “It’s kind of awesome to be back with WWE, but in a different role. Because it’s kind of an evolution of my career that I wanted to take. It’s just one of those things that it’s not really a job you apply for. It’s something that they kind of seek out, who they think a former talent maybe can fit well in a backstage role, and I was very, very happy, and very lucky that my name was on the short-list of people they wanted to bring in.”

Helms on his goal in the company: “Where you think you’re going to be in this industry, very few people actually end up where they think they’re going to be. The fact that I made a character like ‘The Hurricane’ stand the test of time, if I can make just one WWE Superstar follow in that path, my job will be well done.”

Jarrett on how he’s started off in his backstage roll: “Nothing replaces experience and wisdom. Just like all sports, the athlete of today is bigger, faster, stronger, so I’m trying to do everything I possible can to download as much knowledge as I can, but at some point you’ve got to take the bull by the horns, but also learn from other guys and you’ll get to your destination much quicker.”

Dutt on bringing the skills he gained backstage in Impact to his new job: “For about the last two or three years I’ve immersed myself in cultivating new talent, finding new talent, and kind of exploring their positives and improving their negatives. In front of the camera and behind the camera. And to bring that skill set to WWE, that’s amazing to me.”

Daivari on his experience in the industry: “Probably the most difficult part of this job is trying to navigate the backstage environment. To be able to have my 20 years of experience and 20 years of mistakes, it’s so much easier to kind of have that, where I didn’t have that role model. Maybe I can make this career a little bit more easier by what tips and tricks I picked up along the way, that hopefully I can pass along to tomorrow’s WWE Superstars.”