Report: Jeff Jarrett Reaches Deal With New Owners To Return To TNA

Posted by Matt Boone January 5, 2017 5 Comments

It looks like it won’t be long before the founder of TNA Wrestling returns home.

According to a report by Mike Johnson at PWInsider.com, the current promoter of Global Force Wrestling (GFW) has reportedly reached a new with the new majority owners of TNA to return to the company.

As noted, an official announcement was made on Wednesday confirming the news that the Anthem Sports Entertainment company has acquired majority ownership of TNA, which they will run through their new , subsidiary.

Jarrett is expected to be backstage at this week’s Impact Wrestling television tapings at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. While nothing is official, it is believed that Jarrett will be working behind-the-scenes with talent, as well as the creative team.

It’s also worth noting that former WWE Superstar Zeb Colter (Dutch Mantell) will also be returning to TNA this week to work the first TV tapings for the promotion of 2017.

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  1. MooseDrools
    - January 6, 2017
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    Still wont help this dying company

    • JayRoz1982
      - January 6, 2017
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      So, a new backer with a ton of money that actually wants a wrestling company to expand their media presence on a digital streaming level as well as give them a portion of a worldwide market, has just bought out the majority in TNA…on top of that they are bringing back not only the guy who made it worthwhile to watch in the first place…but they are also bringing back a guy who genuinely does good work creatively. And as an added bonus they moved Dixie to a role, which I’m certain although might seem important to her, most likely keeps her as far away from the actual wrestling product as humanly and corporately possible. So yes, I’ll give it a watch. But honestly… To say it’s a dying company when it’s averaged the same amount of viewers basically as it always has doesn’t seem right. It’s not a growing company in the sense of viewership domestically, that’s not the same thing. Semantics matter.

      • Catherine Bouey
        - January 6, 2017
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        You seem to casually ignore the fact that TNA isn’t as well liked nowadays as it was in the last decade. Along with the fact that Jarrett was one of the key people who caused TNA to shed some of it’s fan base.

        All these changes doesn’t exactly repair the bridges they burned, and the goodwill they pissed away with all their mind numbingly bad decisions both at the business and the creative level.

        • JayRoz1982
          - January 7, 2017
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          No no I agree, that definitely happened, however, and this is the key point I was making, it is a good thing for them as a company. They aren’t “dying” they just aren’t well liked. Still being watched. Which is all that matters to ratings.

        • Wrestlehead
          - January 17, 2017
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          I agree. And I’m also not sure what Jeff Jarrett would really bring to TNA at this point. Even at his peak as a wrestler, Jarrett couldn’t draw a dime.

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