Jeff Jarrett took a trip to England with Impact Wrestling President Ed Nordholm this week, to see about securing venues for potential live events and television distribution across the pond.
While in the UK, Jarrett was interviewed by The Sun. He talked about the rich talent pool on the British independent wrestling scene, his impressions of Matt Hardy's Broken Brilliance, and the importance of finding new stars
The London newspaper was understandably interested in getting the TNA Hall of Famer's take on the state of UK Independent Wrestling.
“It’s the hottest scene in the world, without question. It’s something that is not a surprise to me as I saw it several years ago. There were independent promotions that were doing things right but it takes a while to come into place. But it’s the hottest scene in the world, the talent is here and it is high on the agenda of myself and Ed, the president of Anthem Wrestling. We’ve got our work cut out, but it’s exciting to energize and the UK is a top priority for us.”
Jeff Jarrett has only recently returned to TNA, but he has inherited one of the hottest acts in wrestling: The Broken Hardy Clan. He was asked about the creative process surrounding their storyline, but he was quick to point out that it's the Hardys that are in charge of that.
“I prefer to call it match-making or booking, because Matt, Jeff and ‘Broken Brilliance’ – they are the creators of that. You just have to put them in positions and let them run with it. I think that’s part of the magic of our business is that we don’t really write stories but document them. Matt Hardy has reinvented himself in a unique way, and with Jeremy Borash and how it is edited, it is groundbreaking and it is revolutionizing different story aspects. When you look down in history, whether it was The Rock or Stone Cold, they are the perfect example that you can be given the ball, but you then have to run with it. Matt was given the ball, and he ran with it.”
Jarrett is apparently very involved in scouting new talent for TNA, once one of the most talent-rich promotions during its heyday ten years ago. But they've had many departures over the years, and Jarrett understands the importance of finding new talent.
“Being back with Impact wrestling ... from a professional and business side, it energizes me so much to find the next AJ Styles, the next Bobby Roode, the next Samoa Joe. And at Impact, that’s a big part of what we are doing. From the corporate side to the in-ring product, it’s a restructure, a reorganization, and we want to make Impact great again.”
You can read the entire interview at this link.