JEFF JARRETT OFFICIALLY GONE FROM IMPACT WRESTLING BY JOSEPH CURRIER | @josephcurrier | OCT 23, 2017 10:02 AM
Less than two months after it was announced that he would be taking an indefinite leave of absence from his position with the company to focus on personal matters, Jeff Jarrett is officially gone from Impact Wrestling.
Impact broke the news in a statement that was posted on Twitter: "Impact Wrestling announced today that it has terminated its business relationship with Jeff Jarrett and Global Force Entertainment Inc., effective immediately."
The statement also confirms that the company's rebrand into Global Force Wrestling is officially over, which was apparent when Impact started to shift their branding to remove references to GFW in September. Impact had announced an agreement to acquire GFW this summer, but the deal was never completed.
After returning to the company at the beginning of the year as the Anthem era began, Jarrett had been responsible for Impact's creative direction until his leave of absence was announced. Scott D'Amore, Sonjay Dutt, and John Gaburick have been in charge of creative since then.
Impact will be in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada for their next set of tapings in November. This year's Bound for Glory pay-per-view will take place at the Aberdeen Pavilion on November 5th before the venue also hosts Impact television tapings the next five nights.
Regarding Jeff Jarrett, his official departure from Impact announced today had nothing to do with what happened over the weekend as we had heard late last week that the decision was being made and was more or less final and about to be announced.
What happened was Jarrett was to work shows in Calgary and Edmonton this weekend for Real Canadian Wrestling (we had mistakenly called it River City Wrestling yesterday as our first report just came in as RCW). He showed up in Calgary, in no condition to perform although he did do a match and it was said to be similar to his performance at TripleMania. The promoter said he didn't know Jarrett was in such bad shape until the match started but others there said that couldn't be the case because it was clear backstage. He told the promotion that he was held at customs and was told he had to return the next morning and would have to miss Edmonton. The promotion later found out that Jarrett rebooked his flight from Sunday morning to Saturday morning and left before the Saturday night show in Edmonton. The promotion said that Jarrett boarded a plane and left the country on his own accord Sunday morning and later said Jarrett "chose to leave the country due to his own issues."