Just prior to signing with WWE, Zach Gowen nearly signed with TNA Wrestling.
Speaking on a recent edition of AdFreeShows’ “The False Finish” podcast, Gowen revealed that it was Truth Martini who convinced him not to sign with TNA Wrestling.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On Martini telling him not to sign with TNA: “He [Martini] looked at me and he goes, ‘Zach don’t sign, whatever you do, don’t sign.’ I go, ‘What the hell are you talking about? How the hell am I not going to sign a contract?’ He goes, ‘Listen, I promise you this, WWE will call within the week, so do not sign.’”
On talking with Jeff Jarrett before signing with WWE: “Jeff said, ‘Listen, Zach, we can’t match that money, there’s no way. We’re a brand new company, we’re young, we’re trying to grow. But listen, if you stay with TNA, I promise you that we will take care of you in terms of your character.’”