Co-founder of TNA Jeff Jarrett has resigned from his position with the company, effective as of Sunday. Jarrett tweeted the following.
On December 22nd, 2013 I officially resigned from TNA Entertainment. Thanks to everyone involved for all the fantastic memories! #grateful
— Jeff Jarrett (@JeffJarrettTNA) December 23, 2013
Jarretty and his father Jerry founded TNA in 2002 shortly after WCW went out of business. They adopted the pay-per-view model at first, then switching to cable television with Impact Wrestling afterwards.
It was shortly thereafter purchased by Dixie Carter, who kept Jarrett in creative control as he remained on as a performer as well for the company. Jarrett was the company’s World Heavyweight Champion six times, and was written off television in 2011 to help out with TNA’s short-lived Indian Ring Ka King promotion.
He recently appeared for Wrestle-1 in Japan in October. Jarrett did not give reason for resigning from the company, but it had been believed for some time his involvement had been relatively limited.
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