TNA’s Jeff Jarrett was recently interviewed by Newsweek. During the interview, Jeff Jarrett and TNA iMPACT! Wrestling President Ed Nordholm discussed trying to rebuild TNA, what Dixie Carter’s current role with the company is and more. Here are some highlights:
Jarrett on the issues TNA Wrestling had under Dixie Carter in 2016: “It was a black-eye on the industry. It wasn’t fruitful for anyone—whether you’re a fan of, a wrestler, an employee. It was a really ugly, unfortunate situation. It wasn’t good for the industry.”
Nordholm on Dixie Carter not being involved with the promotion going forward: “The buck has to stop someplace. The reality is the company got into a dire position and she was CEO. There was never any question [she wouldn’t be involved in the day-to-day operations], but not out of any particular animosity. If we’re going to invest…we’re owner-operators, we’re not passive investors. If we’re going to own it, we’re going to own it.”
Nordholm on Dixie Carter’s new role: “It’s consultative. She’s a resource to us—she has useful perspective and relationships, so we’ll try to keep those.”
Jarrett on TNA’s strategy starting with their new TV tapings: “Do you know what the definition of insanity is? But we are going to, to use a baseball analogy, hit some singles, doubles and swing for the fences. The effort is going to be there.”
Nordholm on TNA’s TV in the United States: “Our American television contract expires at the end of this year so sometime [this year] we hope to sort [that] out with Pop TV or, if not them, who is going to be our American partner next year.