In addition to his duties as a business man working on launching a new wrestling promotion, Jeff Jarrett is still working as an in ring performer. The TNA founder is heading down to Mexico this upcoming weekend to work a huge tag team main event match for AAA. Karen Jarrett is involved in the show as well.
When Jeff Jarrett left the promotion a couple of weeks ago, the belief was that the working relationship with the Great Muta was in jeopardy, as it was Jarrett who spearheaded the negotiations. However, it now appears that TNA has rectified that situation and the two sides are going forward in business.
How would you describe your two bosses Vince McMahon and Dixie Carter? You can't compare Vince to anybody, if it wasn't for Vince McMahon I wouldn't be here talking to you. He knows how to make money and make stars, I wouldn't be working for Dixie Carter right now if it wasn't for Vince McMahon doing what he did for me. Dixie is a woman and she has that caring aspect about her, sometimes she lets personal [issues] get involved with business because she can't help it. She cares about the wrestlers and their wellbeing and their welfare. Other than that I think Dixie has done a great job, we are talking about a woman that has been involved in the entertainment business but not the wrestling business. It is different when you are involved in music and go over to wrestling, there is so much difference, I think the last 12 years she has had to learn on the job and I think she has done a good job. I can't say anything bad about her, one thing I'll say is that I'm not sure she would have made it without the help of Jeff Jarrett because she did need someone to help transition here and there and Jeff has a great mind for the business. She has learnt a lot during her time at TNA but at the same time she has to make business decisions that she doesn't necessarily like. Lately she has made some very rash business decisions when you are talking about Hulk Hogan and AJ Styles but she has to do what is best for the company, if she thinks that is what is best for the company she has to do it. Would other people agree, no, but she is doing what is best for her company and you can't blame her for that."
- Kurt Angle on comparisions between Vince McMahon and Dixie Carter
With Jeff Jarrett leaving the company and starting his own venture soon, it appears that the deal he brokered between the Great Muta and TNA is off the table, as no further developments have taken place. There is a chance that the deal could be renewed when Jarrett starts his own promotion.
Jeff Jarrett is in Los Angeles for some business meetings that are related to the project that has been heavily speculated online as a new wrestling promotion. The TNA founder could be meeting with network executives to get his show on television.
There were quite a bit of people within the industry that were rooting for Jeff Jarrett to successfully be a part of the team trying to buy TNA from Dixie Carter. Many feel that he is still passionate about the business and would be the right person to lead the company.
"The people. Jeff Jarrett was here a long time, and also (TNA President) Dixie Carter. She's a great boss, very family oriented, and she listens to the wrestlers. We can go to her and talk if we have a problem, which is very cool. TNA was very loyal to me when I had the opportunity to do other things. Honestly, that's above my pay grade, but Dixie Carter always looks after her wrestlers and does what's best for the company. It's not just wrestlers' job, it's hers too."
The hot rumor coming out of this weekend is the fact that Jeff Jarrett could be announcing a brand new wrestling promotion this week. The belief is that he will be partnering up with country music star Toby Keith and possibly Jim Ross on the venture.
It has now been revealed that country music star Toby Keith was the mystery celebrity in talks to purchase TNA. Had the deal gone through, he would have placed his good friend and company founder Jeff Jarrett in charge of the promotion.
Jeff Jarrett is not talking to anyone about his departure from TNA, and the belief is that he signed a non disclosure agreement with the company that prevents him from publicly doing so. The belief is also that he is leaving on good terms.