Ed Nordholm sheds light from his perspective on why he had to part ways with Jeff Jarrett as a business partner.
The Vice President of Anthem Sports, Ed Nordholm, recently discussed his relationship with former Impact Wrestling co-owner, Jeff Jarrett. Jarrett had a few incidents in 2017, including: wrestling at an event inebriated and among other moments, Jarrett ultimately checked into a rehab program which was sponsored by the WWE. Jeff Jarrett and his father founded 'Total Non-Stop Action' in 2002 and he has played a vital role in growing the company and molding it into what it is today.
In 2017, Jarrett and Impact parted ways and while speaking with Newsweek, Ed Nordholm spoke on why he and his former business partner both, needed new roads to travel.
“[Jarrett] was a great assistance to me. Unfortunately, as we got into the summer, I think the stress of trying to [overhaul Impact] clearly was starting to have some impacts on him and his issues to deal with the situation. We had to part ways. I regret that it turned out that way, but I’m grateful for everything he did for me." He adds, "There were instances of Jarrett appearing as a wrestler where he obviously wasn't in the condition to be performing, including a major show in Mexico."
At the forefront of most of the news surrounding Impact Wrestling outside of the ring in 2017, was the on-going legal battle between the company and the Hardy's over the 'Broken' gimmick. As of now, Hardy reportedly owns all rights to the gimmick, but for the greater half of 2017, there was nothing but fallen-out deals and discussions between the two parties. Reby Hardy, who is the wife of Matt Hardy, would have exchanges with Jeff Jarrett and Ed Nordholm by way of interviews and social media. Nordholm says that he regrets publicly going back and forth with Reby.
"Attacking Hispanic women who are protecting their men. As a fresh person into the wrestling world, a guy from the corporate environment where we don’t play in the social media world, we clearly took on a s**t-storm and I got my head handed to me," said Nordholm.
Comments from the new Impact Wrestling executives, Don Callis & Scott D'Amore were also featured in the Newsweek interview. To read more into what Impact officials had to say about the past and future of Impact, click here.