Source: The Sun (Canada)
The Canadian newspaper The Sun recently interviewed the Founder of TNA Wrestling, Jeff Jarrett. The interview is available for download at either of the URLs below:
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Below are some of the highlights of the interview as transcribed by The Sun’s team. However, you should listen to the entire interview to get the best feeling for Jarrett’s original comments.
Jarrett on whether Impact should feature more wrestling: “When the creative process is successful, the talent gets all the credit. When it is unsuccessful, creative gets all the blame. There’s always got to be a healthy mix. When you’re doing 52 shows a year that process is hard to balance. Sometimes you go too far one way, sometimes you go too far the other way. It’s a healthy criticism at times but at other times it’s not.”
On TNA Gut Check: “We’re going to find a star. We’re going to pick 20-25 guys, and we want them to submit an audition tape. Britain has produced a lot of stars for us already, and we’re going to find the next one. Johnny Moss is facing me at Wembley. He’s been around 10 years, and all he needs is his break. The Gut Check challenge is taking place January 29, the day of the Wembley show.”
On the best wrestler in the world: “When I look at a talent you have to be able to talk, you’ve got to be able to wrestle, you’ve got to have the ‘it’ factor. I don’t believe Kurt Angle has a peer. He doesn’t have a weakness across the board. His body of work over the last 10 years is incredible — you know you are going to see something special when he’s in a big match.
Jarrett on whether Angle has ever wanted to kill him: “Hmm. And vice versa too. Professionally, we’re good. Personally, I don’t think we’ll ever see eye to eye.”