News on Recent Jarrett/Angle Incident, Kevin Nash, Cornette

According to a recent Wrestling Observer Newsletter report, a Jeff Jarrett complaint to TNA Wrestling management effectively backfired for the veteran wrestler.

Sources say that when Kurt Angle infamously noted that he would “beat [Jarrett’s] ass” in the wake of the Jeff Jarrett/Karen Angle relationship going public, he specifically gave the statement to BG James (essentially telling James to get the message to his friend Jeff Jarrett). Jarrett allegedly complained to management that Angle threatened to kill him, but when they asked BG James about the incident, he would only confirm the beating part of the story. Homicide, who was supposedly in ear shot of the remark, corroborated that there was no death threat.

Though no violence is condoned by management, the feeling is that Jarrett lost face in the incident by exaggerating the threat. It should be noted, however, that the tense TNA Wrestling situation has made it impossible to confirm a lot of backstage stories–those aligned with Angle will likely tell different stories than those aligned with Jarrett.

— With TNA’s creative situation in limbo, virtually every possible name has come up in speculation for a role in the department. Angle has said that he would receive creative power (something other sources have dismissed), while wrestling critics have been pushing for outsider Paul Heyman to get control (also something that does not appear likely). Internally, the names Jim Cornette and Kevin Nash have come up as creative leaders, although the jury is still out on the likelihood. For the time being, as has been reported, TNA’s television booking is effectively “unfiltered” Vince Russo.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

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