Jeff Jarrett Reveals Names He “Never Could Afford” To Sign To TNA Wrestling

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Paul Heyman and AEW announcer Jim Ross are some of the names who Jeff Jarrett has said he could never afford to bring to TNA Wrestling.

Jarrett founded the company in 2002 following the demise of WCW and after being blackballed from the WWF due to his controversial departure in October 1999.

Speaking on his My World podcast, Double-J said that despite not being wrestlers, both Ross and Heyman were out of his budget:

“Never could afford it [signing Heyman.] I just knew – same with Jim Ross, same with a lot of folks – that Bob Carter and maybe Dixie and Janice or the attorneys, they may want to flirt with this, but when they start seeing real price tags, it wasn’t gonna happen. There was a real education process up until we started having a good run in ’07, ’08, and ’09. They had money in the bank, then they pulled the trigger on Hulk Hogan. But for the most part, those price tags – they weren’t up for that. They weren’t willing to spend the money.”


Jarrett remained with TNA in various roles both on and off-screen until his resignation in January 2014. He returned to WWE in 2018 to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

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