Jeff Jarrett On AEW And TNA Both Capitalizing On A Void Left In The Pro Wrestling Market

WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett recently appeared on the “Creating TNA” episode of “My World with Jeff Jarrett” podcast, where he discussed the void in the pro wrestling market left by WCW, which both AEW and TNA capitalized on.

Jeff Jarrett said:

“I think in a lot of ways, that’s what AEW has capitalized on.” “They got out on TNT. The void in the marketplace is real, people say they hate change, but they always crave new. Void in the marketplace was something that InDemand specifically latched onto that they knew from their revenue that WCW went away and they wanted to replace that revenue and were willing to do anything they possibly could. Why wouldn’t they? They had no risk involved as well.”

Jeff Jarrett then talked about the X-Division and why he thought it would be a good idea to start it.

Jeff Jarrett said:

“There’s a WWF style and that is, it’s the transitions between moves, the rest holds.” “In the X-Division, when you see these guys, and [Samoa] Joe maybe had been the very best, Joe, AJ [Styles] and [Christopher] Daniels and others are in there. There style, how to put transitions together, you don’t see a guy like Joe, 260, doing a tope between the top or second rope. The style of wrestling and putting together the transitions and the new innovative moves. AJ would do a flying elbow off the top rope that was his own. Their moves were innovative, their skillset was innovative. You see a lot of walking and talking in their matches, their style was different, across the board.”

Jeff Jarrett then talked about when TNA Wrestling changed to IMPACT Wrestling and it still being here today.

Jeff Jarrett said:

“I really look at TNA, from 2002 until the day Hulk Hogan was hired.” “It radically changed in so many ways. You can literally go to the day, fly to Tampa with Dixie, had the conversations, ink wasn’t dried but it looked like it was heading in that direction, Eric [Bischoff] was yes a part of the deal, but only from the Hogan end. The day Hulk got signed, the world changed and I knew it then. Did I know it was going to take the turns that it did? No way. I had some delusional optimism then and it continued. It radically changed.”

“I really look at ‘my baby’ or ‘my kid’ or whatever it may be, there were some jokes that people would pass me in the hall before I left about what happened? What happened to that thing? It changed, it changed again and it changed again and it changed again. I wasn’t a part of the Billy Corgan days and the air-lux days, the 2017 component. For it to be still going today, it’s pretty cool, it really is.”