Jeff Jarrett: No Regrets on Long, Strange TNA Trip
- Josh Stewart
Jeff Jarrett’s last nine years would have been good fodder for a pro wrestling script even if he sold tires for a living. Start a business on a wing and a prayer, come within a whisker of complete collapse, finally solidify his new career only to lose his wife to cancer, then jeopardize all he worked for by falling in love with the ex-wife of his star employee.
But Jarrett, who last year married Kurt Angle’s ex-wife, Karen, is unfazed as he negotiates a phone interview Monday while running errands just after returning from Mexico — and with a trip to Indiana and Ohio just around the corner. “As the World Turns Left” caught up with Jarrett, 43, who will be in Brooklyn at MCU Park on July 1 as part of TNA’s BaseBrawl series. After all he’s been through, fielding a couple of tough questions while crossing things off his to-do list is child’s play.
Q: You just got back from a AAA show in Mexico, where you unexpectedly won the AAA World Heavyweight Title. How important is that relationship toward expanding TNA internationally?
A: You nailed it. It’s all part of an international presence. I guess you could say the title speaks for itself. The presence that TNA has in Mexico right now, it’s all a part of expanding the brand, growing the brand. And it’s the continuous evolution, so to speak, of TNA, and just broadening our reach.
Q: Speaking of business, when I talk with people about TNA, one of the biggest questions I still get is, “Is TNA profitable?”
A: Has been for years, absolutely.