Is Jarrett involved in any of those purchase scenarios that nobody has said is happening?
Was he actually doing much of anything for/with the company lately?
What's next for Jarrett?
I suppose if you don't have any of these answers, I'm hoping for some entertaining speculation. (...although "JARRETT TO WIN ROYAL RUMBLE; FACES ORTON AT WRESTLEMANIA" probably isn't as entertaining as you think it is...or maybe I'm wrong and it's TOTALLY as entertaining as you think it is!)
EDIT: One clue will surely be if/when he changes his Twitter name
Pwiinsider says it's not a work http://www.pwinsider.com/article/82376/shocking-name-gone-from-tna.html?p=1. Pretty shocking given the amount of power he had regained with Hogan and Bischoff out the door. Wonder what'll be next for him. He could make a good chunk of change in the indies and even Japan if he so chooses and he's already working in Mexico for a while now. I never thought there would be a day where he wouldn't be involved in some capacity with TNA. He must have had a big falling out with Dixie. I know never say never, but I can't ever imagine him being welcomed back into the WWE.
As a performer, he's a hollow chocolate Santa. The guitar and the Churchill strut are his only distinct assets. Let's say he makes a one-time Rumble appearance. Why not? But beyond that, I can't see him onscreen in any currently existing capacity.
"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
As a follower of TNA from the beginning and a fan of his through out the WWE/WCW days, I am saddened to see him go. When people bitch about how TNA was set up as his company with his belt, I say he earned it and deserved it. Jarrett beating everyone in King of The Mountain was awesome.
My favorite from TNA was him bringing in DDP just to beat him. That was so wrong and right at the same time.
Originally posted by pwinsiderSince the demise of the Eric Bischoff-Hulk Hogan era of TNA, Jarrett had been more publicly involved in the company's behind the scenes at live events and TV tapings, returning to something of an agent's role and being heavily involved in production meetings.
I hope that this doesn't mean the end to the current hot streak that TNA's been on. The formatting of Impact has felt a lot different since Hogan left in October.
As far as WWE matches go, Jarrett/McMahon is a dreammatch if Vince is still healthy enough to wrestle.
Originally posted by CRZAny official word on the English language lucha libre show beyond what Robert's said up there?
March. Or maybe April, or maybe whenever. I'm fairly certain it was supposed to launch right now or January originally, but Robert's show is the best chance for this channel to get any buzz or traction so everything else is waiting for it and that's not ready. I get El Rey now and it's the cheapest 0.0 programming possible, just a step up from a test pattern. The 'real' launch date hasn't even been hinted at yet, but AAA (quite likely by another name) will be part of it whenever it happens.
Originally posted by Matt TrackerAs a performer, he's a hollow chocolate Santa. The guitar and the Churchill strut are his only distinct assets.
And man, did those wear out their welcome fast. Jarrett's entire Honky Tonk Man schtick of bopping people with guitars was fun for about a year, but he just kept coming back to it over and over again for so many years. As far as characters go, he was about as one-dimensional and one-note as it got. It really overshadowed the fact that he was a solid worker.
With apologies to Daniel Bryan, Jeff Jarrett is wrestling's true B+ player.
"Playing guitars. It's hard to sing while playing...guitars."
Without Jerry there's not a lot of shade between Jeff and Buddy Landel. That's not a knock--solid hands are solid, and wrestling needs regional champs and IC-level guys. His WCW main event run even could've worked for a spell if it hadn't come during the death spiral, but then he probably wouldn't have gotten the opportunity otherwise. But there's no shame in being not quite as good as Tully Blanchard, y'know? Now he can focus on his second career of making inexplicable but awesome cameos in Harmony Korine movies.
I really enjoy midcard Jeff Jarrett. I like neon Double J, I liked nWo silver Jarrett even though it made no sense, and Don't Piss Me Off Jarrett was really good too. It would have been fun if he got to feud with Austin.
I don't really like Jarrett being a big fish in a small pond. That was a tough couple of years of having him jammed down our throats.
If we're really considering WWE bringing over TNA talent, I don't see why they wouldn't bring over Angle and Hardy. Angle can play the role Jericho has been playing - a part-time legend who can still bring it.