Jeff Jarrett Tells Us About His Return To TNA
Jeff Jarrett decided to give us his thoughts on different topics on his latest podcast called My World with Jeff Jarrett.
On his podcast, the WWE Hall Of Famer Jeff Jarrett talked about his return to TNA Wrestling in 2017.
Here are the highlights.
Returning during the Billy Corgan Drama:
“Billy had come to live events. I mean, I remember one in Oak City that Billy came and I think he was in the middle of the tour, but he came and sat beside JB at ringside. I mean, I knew Billy as a great business mind, lead singer of the Smashing Pumpkins and a good friend of Jeremy Borash. I mean that was, you know, lack of a better wordsmith, that was the context.
In 2016 when all that unfortunate drama — and I know there was dollars attached to that so I hate to call something with a lot of dollars attached just drama — but all that stuff that was going on that was obviously one of the first real due diligence questions that me and my legal guys like, ‘Where are we at with everything? Where are you guys at with it? Basically, what is Jeff stepping into if he accepts this role.’ That was really what I wanted my attorneys to do is they really lift the hood up on this. What am I getting myself into again.
Once I kind of told my crew and the folks in Hollywood had that conversation, they were like ‘Can you just kind of give us another 60, 90, 120 days’ and I’m like ‘I like the time’s right. I think there’s a real opportunity and we’re going to get into this with Triple A, there’s just a lot of moving parts that I thought if we could get it under — I don’t want to say one umbrella, but if we all could have this collaborative working relationship I think there’s money to be made.’ I knew the Spike deal of $22 [million], $24 million a year revenue was gone. It wasn’t coming back anytime soon.
“So, with that being said it was going to take a collabor