–Ross on Jeff Jarrett and TNA: “Jeff Jarrett to the new ownership group of Impact Wrestling is good news IMO. Jeff has many viable projects at play and he knows that he has my support. The pro wrestling business needs every viable company that it can muster to be successful and provide each other with much needed competition and crucial, talent development. This arrangement could eventually wind up being a part of something even bigger. Stay tuned. It sounds like the new ownership group, Anthem, has made some wise decisions early in their tenure. Jeff was brought back to be a consultant.”
Powell’s POV: And Dutch Mantell (f/k/a Zeb Colter) is also working behind the scenes at the Impact tapings. As previously noted, Jarrett is also moving forward with Global Force Wrestling and is telling people he will have television this spring, but he has not shared any specifics.
–Ross on WrestleMania 34 location: “Interesting note.. a NOLA police officer told me that WrestleMania 2018 would be back at the Super Dome which is great for NOLA if true.”
Powell’s POV: That’s been the buzz, so it looks like one of NOLA’s finest shared some good info. There has also been talk that WWE would like to do more of a rotation with roughly a handful of major cities and venues hosting the annual event.
–Ross on World of Sport: “No word yet on ITV picking up the World of Sport wrestling series after the successful two hour special that aired in Britain on New Years Eve that apparently garnered over 1M viewers on what I’d assume was a challenging night. I do know that ITV executive were happy with the feedback that they have received and that an announcement is expected soon as in any time.”
Powell’s POV: That’s encouraging news for UK fans. You can check out more on the show in Haydn Gleed’s Blog, one of our two UK based staffers, who chimed in on the event over the weekend.
Other topics include Alex Riley on The Ross Report, next weeks’ guest, Dolph Ziggler turning heel, Goldberg on Raw, John Cena and AJ Styles, and more.
The new edition of the Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell features Major League Wrestling voice Rich Bocchini discussing the company's upcoming return, new streaming partnerships, working with AJ Kirsch on color commentary, working in Mexico early in the pandemic, and more...