Jeff Jarrett is back with the company that he founded in 2002, but it was a long road to get there.
After a rollercoaster relationship with TNA/Impact, Jeff Jarrett recently returned, taking control of the brand even to the point to where his Global Force Wrestling would eventually absorb the previous names. According to a recent Jarrett interview with Sports Illustrated, Jarrett has a half-decade plan in order that will kick off in 2018.
"I consulted with Anthem in January, and we came to an agreement by mid-February. March was a whirlwind of activity, and we started change in March, but we are still getting the pieces of the puzzle in play. Slammiversary is the beginning as we move toward Bound for Glory, but we are, realistically, looking at 2018 to fully implement our five-year plan with Anthem. We want to be on television in 2018. And I'd love to go live. Success will dictate that. It is no secret that the whole industry is moving toward video on demand, but there is nothing like a live experience and feel. Watching wrestling live completely changes the experience, and that is a major reason why we are going back on the road for live shows in August."
Global Force (formerly Impact) rarely runs live events, instead working on a TV-only model. Jarrett had actually filmed several episodes of Global Force Wrestling TV in 2015, but the shows never made air. Impact has seen several changes in management, which have included Jarrett, Dixie Carter, Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff, among others over the years.
You can see the full interview at this link.