Wrestling News: Impact Wrestling cuts ties with Jeff Jarrett and Global Force Wrestling
Impact Wrestling was always going to be forced to make this difficult decision.
What's the story?
Impact Wrestling announced through their Twitter account earlier today that the company had parted ways with Creative Director Jeff Jarrett and Global Force Wrestling.
In case you didn't know...
Jeff Jarrett has been associated with Impact Wrestling for a number of years and only returned to the promotion at the beginning of this year to serve as a creative director following Dixie Carter's departure.
Jarrett has spent the last few months attempting to merge together both Impact and GFW but that doesn't seem to have gone to plan.
At the beginning of September, it was announced that Jarrett was taking a leave of absence indefinitely and after he no-showed a booking this past weekend, it seemed that the writing was finally on the wall.
The heart of the matter
Impact Wrestling tweeted earlier today from their official Twitter account that they had terminated their business contract with Jeff Jarrett and his company Global Force Wrestling.
Anthem and Impact Wrestling are currently trying to rebrand and redesign, and the fact that Jarrett is drawing a lot of negative attention their way has had a huge impact on both companies, so this was seemingly their best solution.
Jeff Jarrett and his substance abuse issues is one of wrestling's worst kept secrets. Hopefully, this announcement will have a positive impact on his life and he will finally decide to get the help he requires so that he can move on with his life.
It could be argued that this announcement has been coming for a long time after the issues that Alberto Del Rio caused between the companies a few months ago. It seems that GFW and Impact were never going to work together without issues.
Jarrett's recent erratic behaviour has only added to Impact's problems and it seems that the company thought that this was their best solution.