Jeff Jarrett Promotion Update: CMT TV Deal?, Kurt angle Rumors

Posted by Matt Boone March 20, 2014 7 Comments

The belief among many, and this is just locker room talk, is that Jeff Jarrett’s new promotion will start in January and CMT would be their cable television home.

The CMT rumors come from the fact that Toby Keith, who is rumored to be a big part of the financial backing of the company, has close connections with that network.

The rumors going around TNA is that Kurt Angle could likely be the lead star of Jarrett’s new promotion. While Angle and Jarrett have obviously had their issues in the past, the two are said to be on good terms right now.

Angle’s contract with TNA is set to expire in the fall. Because of what happened with other high-paying contracts in TNA, such as Hulk Hogan, Sting and AJ Styles, many feel that Angle staying without taking a dramatic pay cut is unlikely.

One of the key ideas of Jarrett’s new promotion is to introduce a lot of new faces to the U.S. national scene. Jarrett has been doing a lot of talent scouting at independent wrestling events, as well as looking at videos of guys that people are recommending to him, including a lot of international talent.

Finally, there is talk that the promotion would open with a Jeff and Karen Jarrett reality show, a vehicle designed to build to the launch of their television show and the promotion itself a few months later.

(Credit: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)

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    • Matt Rayfield

      Well that is a different idea and if Jeff and Karen can pull it off then by all means try it. Also if it is on CMT then do it on Tuesday or Wednesday that way we have a wrestling show on almost every day of the week of a different brand. WWE RAW on Monday, the new Jarrett promotion Tuesday or Wednesday, TNA on Thursday, ROH on early Friday morning/Saturdays. Would be a good idea or on Sunday nights at 8 or 9 pm.

      • orochi39

        ^^ you forgot smackdown on fridays.

      • Undertaker316

        forget tna on thursday nxt is on thursday

      • Ry5060

        Wednesday Main Event

        • Matt Rayfield

          I mean one of every promotion, WWE RAW being WWE’s Main brand, TNA on Thursdays, and ROH on Fridays or Saturdays when it comes on not minor league stuff that no longer come on tv meaning no NXT or WWE Main Event. Sure I was forgetting Smackdown and that is due to the fact that it has been turned into a off brand RAW. I say that because the titles like the WWE World Heavyweight Title, the tag team titles, and the US and IC Titles are basicly no longer defended. So I mean Promotions going up against each other too like WWE vs TNA vs ROH, soon to be vs Jarrett’s new wrestling promotion. Not shows from a currently extended wrestling brand like Smackdown is for the WWE. Smackdown was a brand of it’s own when it had a set of titles and when they were changing the wrestlers out every new year as well.


      Look, wrestlers, we will sign off of here for good if you all would quit being so mean to my friend!

    • Undertaker316

      jeff jerret needs to get Jim Cornette on the creatives of his new promotion

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