Jeff Jarretts Return To TNA Wrestling
Founder of TNA Wrestling and current owner of Global Force Wrestling Jeff Jarrett has made his return to TNA Wrestling. Jarrett made his return at last night’s TNA Impact TV taping at Orlando Studios. Jeff will not take any on screen presence, however his new role will be a Executive Consultant to the brand.
The news of Jeff Jarretts return to TNA Wrestling was revealed by Pro Wrestling inside on the 5th January. Dutch Mantell, who worked for WWE recently as Zeb Colter has also returned to the Impact Zone. Both men will work as consultants
Jeff Jarrett found TNA Wrestling back in 2002, investment by Dixie Carter and her family ensured great growth for the company. In 2013, following disputes, Jeff Jarrett left TNA and founded Global Force Wrestling the following year. Jarrett made a shocking TV return in June 2015, where Global Force Wrestling challenged TNA Wrestling. During this time Jarrett was inducted to TNA’s Hall Of Fame.
Jim Ross Reaction
Wrestling legend Jim Ross reacted to the news of Jarrett returning to TNA, suggesting this is very good news for professional wrestling.
“Jeff Jarrett to the new ownership group of Impact Wrestling is good news IMO. Jeff has many viable projects at play and he knows that he has my support. The pro wrestling business needs every viable company that it can muster to be successful and provide each other with much needed competition and crucial, talent development. This arrangement could eventually wind up being a part of something even bigger. Stay tuned. It sounds like the new ownership group, Anthem, has made some wise decisions early in their tenure. Jeff was brought back to be a consultant.”
TNA Wrestling despite the backstage power struggles of recent years have been producing some fantastic entertaining television. Jeff Jarret’s return can only be a positive for TNA Wrestling who really deserve far more credit than what they receive. How Global Force Wrestling plays a part in TNA’s future will be interesting to watch.