Jeff Jarrett is strutting away from Impact Wrestling. The 50-year-old industry lifer has been sent packing as the company’s chief creative officer “effective immediately,” the squared-circle promotion said on Monday.
Here is the breakup tweet:
Impact Wrestling announced today that it has terminated its business relationship with Jeff Jarrett and Global Force Entertainment Inc., effective immediately.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) October 23, 2017
Jarrett owns Global Force Wrestling, which Impact had actually recently rebranded to from TNA Wrestling. Time to order some new championship belts (again).
That purchase could prove a problem, however. When reached for comment, the man who performed in the WWF as “Double J” Jeff Jarrett simply told blog Wrestle Zone that Impact-owner Anthem “is out of money.” His former employer denied cashflow problems.
“That statement is inaccurate,” a spokesperson there responded with a statement of their own. “Anthem and Impact Wrestling are looking forward to a successful six-day tour in Ottawa, November 5-10, and much more.”
Jarrett was forced to take a leave of absence from the pro-wrestling promotion last month. At the time, the company cited “personal reasons.” Sounds like it’s gotten even more personal since then.
“Impact Wrestling” airs Thursday nights on Pop TV.