On Monday current TNA executive and co-founder of the company in 2002 Jeff Jarrett made an announcement via his twitter account that as of Sunday December 22, 2013 he was no longer with the company. This breaking news was brought to us by our friends at WrestleZone here.
Jeff Jarrett (@JeffJarrettTNA) December 23, 2013
After the WWE swallowed up it's two main competitors, WCW and ECW in 2001, the wrestling landscape had changed dramatically. In the wake of that two new organizations stepped up to try to fill the void, TNA Wrestling and Ring of Honor. Both of those organizations are still around today, but the man who co-founded TNA, with his father Jerry, Jeff Jarrett has decided to exit TNA as of Sunday. This is just another major blow for the company that went from being on the road, bi-weekly, to returning back home to it's TV tapings as Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.
It seems with Jeff Jarrett leaving TNA Wrestling that all the power (or stroke, as his character called it) now resides in the hands of TNA President Dixie Carter. Hopefully she can continue to make solid business decisions to help save the company and move it back forward again in 2014, otherwise it may suffer the fate of many such companies that cut, trim, scrimp and try to save…by going out of business.
The Jarrett family has been in the wrestling business for decades, albeit relatively unsuccessfully, since Jerry Jarrett was the founder of Mid-Southern Wrestling, the Continental Wrestling Association, the United States Wrestling Association (USWA) and he bought into World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) before it was eventually merged into the USWA. None of those organizations are around today, and with Jeff Jarrett leaving TNA it appears TNA may suffer the same fate.
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