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Jeff Jarrett parts from TNA
By JON WALDMAN -- SLAM! Wrestling


Jeff Jarrett during one of his NWA World Heavyweight Championship reigns as a member of the TNA roster. Photo by Chris Schramm

As surprising as recent TNA departures have been, none are likely to grab the headlines over the coming hours and days as the announcement today by one of its founders that he is officially leaving the decade-plus old organization.

Today, via Twitter, Jeff Jarrett announced that he has severed ties with the organization he cofounded on the heels of WCW's purchase by WWE.

"On December 22nd, 2013 I officially resigned from TNA Entertainment. Thanks to everyone involved for all the fantastic memories! #grateful," Jarrett wrote in his account.

Through impactwrestling.com, TNA's official website, Dixie Carter, company president, stated, "On behalf of TNA, we would like to thank Jeff for his contributions to the Company. We wish him the very best and look forward to his continued participation as an investor in TNA Wrestling."

The news comes during a tumultuous time for TNA, who recently returned to Orlando as a home base for its Impact tapings, allegedly due to financial constraints from being on the road. In addition, AJ Styles, one of the original members of the TNA roster, announced he had left the company, as had previous stars like Hulk Hogan within 2013.


TNA talents were quick to react to the news via Twitter.

Velvet Sky commented, "IMHO @JeffJarrettTNA deserves more credit than ever. He started up tna & gave all of us a place 2 do what we love. Forever thankful to Jeff."

Eric Young said, "Thanks to @JeffJarrettTNA for everything wouldn't be where I am without him."

Jarrett co-founded TNA back in 2002 with his father, Jerry Jarrett, and was one of its lead wrestlers having already gained solid footing in WCW, WWF/E and other promotions in the 1990s and early 2000s. He held the NWA World Heavyweight Championship six times while TNA was connected to the larger wrestling body and was also the King of the Mountain match winner on two occasions. During his run in TNA as an active competitor, he was a headliner as both a babyface and a heel.

Jarrett's last on air appearance for TNA came in December 2011 after losing a match to Jeff Hardy at Final Resolution where the loser would be fired from the company. Jarrett maintained an active role with TNA, however, first during their tie to Ring Ka King and later in various office positions.

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