Professional wrestling legend and WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett who is a former six times in NWA World Heavyweight Champion and also a former four times WCW World Heavyweight champion recently discussed how big TNA wrestling could have been.
TNA Wrestling was one of the biggest prospects in the world of professional wrestling throughout the 2000s. This professional wrestling promotion had been the biggest Rival of WWE during its life span. It had a huge fan following and some biggest names in the world of professional wrestling have worked for this promotion.
Jeff Jarrett Explains How Big TNA Could Have Been
The promotion came into existence in 2002 holding the hands of Jeff Jarrett. It was just after the year WCW went extinct show the disappointed fans became a little optimistic as they thought they are going to get an alternative for WCW. And throughout its life span, it just wanted continue the story where WCW was left off.
It had signed some of the biggest names of professional wrestling including the likes of Kurt Angle and Sting. It had also created some of the biggest names of today’s wrestling including AJ Styles and Samoa Joe.
But ultimately it failed to compete with WWE, some of the drastic changes ultimately led to the death of the promotion. It still exists today under the name of Impact Wrestling but it is known near the glory days of TNA from the 2000s.
Jeff Jarrett who is a former six times in NWA World Heavyweight Champion and also a former four times WCW World Heavyweight champion recently spoke on “My World with Jeff Jarrett” where he discussed how big TNA wrestling could have been. He said;
“As we record this, June 12, next Sunday is June 19. Twenty years ago next Sunday was out first show. So, the organization that started 20 years ago is still around. How big could it have been? You can look at not hypotheticals and not what-ifs – the profitability, the facts, the ratings, the growth internationally.
“Let’s just say a 50 million dollar company, and we had built to be more profitable. Do I think we would have gotten a second show in the Viacom family? I absolutely do. So, getting a second show, and we could’ve maneuvered strategically and rolled along and kept our identity – kept the TNA branding, the six-sided ring, the core talent. Just the radical leadership change, I think you could look at that.
“I think we could have gotten a second show. Getting into the streaming world and the monetization with how things are being done now differently. The Apple generation radically changed things, not just in our industry but across the board. I think it’s fascinating to look at what could have been. I think it could have been big. We became WWE-lite, and our core guys went to WWE. That’s not a myth, that’s not a hypothetical. That’s a fact.”
Quotes via 411 Mania