Jeff Jarrett on his return to TNA, GFW Amped TV show

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Global Force Wrestling CEO Jeff Jarrett joined Brian Fritz of the Between The Ropes podcast as he talks about the upcoming July 24th GFW TV taping, the “Amped” name for the show, whether or not they will announce a TV deal by the taping, his return to TNA Wrestling including his emotions and the reactions for others backstage, when that deal for his return came together, the future for the King of the Mountain title, the continued crossover between the two promotions and the ongoing negotiations on working together going forward, whether or not he will be at the next TNA tapings, if he has an announcer set to join Chael Sonnen for their broadcast, using the six-sided ring and more.

You can listen to the interview or download it at: http://www.betweentheropes.com/2015/07/15/jeff-jarrett-global-force-wrestling-tv-taping-tna-wrestling-return-amped-impact-chael-sonnen/

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Here are some excerpts from the interview:

On the ‘Amped’ name for the GFW TV show:

You want to describe in a real short, consider manner what you want your consumer, you viewer to feel and Amped touched on many of the bases. On the one hand, it’s not that big of a deal but on the other hand it’s a huge deal. So at the end of the day, I think it’s a little bit in between that. I don’t care if it’s called Raw, Smackdown, Nitro, Thunder, Impact, Xplosion, you can go on and on. What matters is what happens when you sit down in front of your iPad, your computer, your TV, whatever it is and do you like it. Do you like the content. That determines the success of the show, certainly not the name of it.

On the reaction he received backstage when he walked to the ring upon his return to the Impact Zone and after he cut that promo:

When I walked through the locker room and Austin Aries did a double take like “what the heck?” Backstage as we got out of the car Nick Aldis — Magnus — knows my kids and saw them first and we had already discussed him being part of the Grand Slam Tour and all of that but he didn’t know I was coming down there. He did maybe not a double take but sort of a triple take and you could see his wheels spinning like “what the heck is going on here?” That’s probably about the same as I went through there and we capture footage, it’s on YouTube. That video specifically is up to like 90,000 views. But pretty much everyone turned their heads and wasn’t real sure what was going on. It was a cool moment. It was one of those times in wrestling where you can say I didn’t see that coming, I enjoyed that.

On whether or not he will show up at the upcoming Impact TV tapings:

Never say never. Those discussions are continuing to go on. Bobby Roode is going to be in Vegas next Friday (for the GFW TV taping). Eric Young was just on this loop. It’s very obvious that the relationship has not ended. Where it’s going to go is TBD. It truly is TBD. I think both side will continue to bring their respective fanbases along for the ride.