Anthem reached out to Jarrett last month and held a number of meetings with him as they did their due diligence prior to officially announcing they had acquired Impact Wrestling. Also returning is Dutch Mantell, who is in Orlando and is expected at this week’s tapings. This looks to support reports that Jarrett will be helping behind the scenes in terms of creative; Mantel was always one of his top lieutenants in that part of TNA’s production.
The site also notes that this return does not mean the end of Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling promotion, which has been working to establish a TV deal in conjunction with “American Ninja Warrior” production company A. Smith & Co. Productions in Los Angeles.
According to prowrestlingsheet.com, Jeff Jarrett’s new role in TNA will be as an Executive Consultant. Jarrett’s return was reported earlier today. Jarrett is already in Orlando working on TV, and he issued the following statement to the site…
“This is a great opportunity for myself and GFW. And, I feel it’s great for the wrestling business.”
EXCLUSIVE pic of Jeff Jarrett & Dutch Mantell backstage at the Impact tapings.Full story: https://t.co/o5N7vzIvMq pic.twitter.com/NXRmcUbZ1L
— ProWrestlingSheet (@WrestlingSheet) January 5, 2017
Opinionated View- I'm ok with Jarrett being back I some rule given I think the founder should always be welcome in the company. Mantell sucks and should never be allowed to watch wrestling.