• “Me stealing Kurt Angle’s wife is the furthest thing from the truth” – Jeff Jarrett
The old saying “Never bring your wife into the business” is something that a lot of Wrestling Superstars of the past would confirm in a heartbeat, whether it’s Marc Mero (lost Sable to Brock Lesnar), Kevin Sullivan (lost Woman to Chris Benoit) or Randy Savage & Steve McMichael (who had their respective wives divorce them, while they were on the road).
Another case of that happening in the not-so-distant-past would be Kurt Angle’s wife Karen Angle divorcing her husband in 2008, when both were on Total Nonstop Action! (TNA) TV every week.
Karen left Kurt for another wrestler, TNA’s co-founder Jeff Jarrett, and the couple got married in 2010 with her changing her name to Karen Jarrett.
What followed was a very entertaining real-life storyline between Angle and Double J, including several awesome grudge matches on various pay-per-views.
After the above mentioned situation from their TNA days came up again on AEW Dynamite in a rap by Max Caster (that led to Kurt Angle tweeting about it), Karen threatened to bring up a lot of dirt on her ex-husband and even accused him of sleeping with Kelly Kelly & Dawn Marie, while they were still married, a rumor that Kelly Kelly instantly shut down by stating it ain’t true.
On the latest episode of his weekly ‘My World’ podcast, Jeff Jarrett addressed this situation by saying the following:
“The whole, that I’m stealing Kurt Angle’s wife, that is kind of a generation removed. I want to kind of set the record straight here, and this is completely with all due respect. I’ve kept my mouth shut for 10 or 12 years for two reasons, Kyra Angle and Kody Angle. They’re old enough now. They know the absolute truth, but me stealing Kurt’s wife is the furthest thing from the truth.
The fact of the matter is when we hired Kurt Angle, and I say we, me and Dixie Carter, because she’s a part of this story, they (Kurt and Karen) were legally separated. They weren’t living under the same roof. Enough is enough. We’re 13 years removed from this, and I’m sure Kurt is, I would assume, he’s sick and tired of it because he tweeted and tried to get in AEW business, and he tweeted and that’s why I said I wanted to address this. He tweeted, and when you got to use my name to get heat after 12 years, Kurt Angle, if you think I need your name to get heat after 12 years, you’re delusional Kurt.
I am sick and tired of my wife having to go through this pain. I’m literally sick of it. Conrad, you know the names. I’m not gonna say the names. I respect that. The past is the past. Look, there are a lot of disasters, marriages, it happens all the time. But for Max Caster to pour gasoline on my wife, I’m done with that.
I am so done with that, and I’m not done because everybody’s gonna say, ‘Well wait a minute. Y’all work the storyline and this and that.’ Yeah, here’s the real situation. Yeah, I got sent home and the whole world, including Max Caster, thinks, oh, yeah, you got sent home because of that whole disaster and Bubba the Love Sponge or whatever it was. No, the fact of the matter is Dixie Carter, for the third time, pulled a power play. She tried the first one during my wife’s illness. The second one was about 12 months later.
The third one was during this, and I gave her the rope to hang me. She went to her father and said, ‘Oh, we can’t have this.’ She didn’t give two sh*ts about Kurt Angle. She wanted to powerplay to run the tale. Oh, yeah, and you know what, that’s exactly what happened, and in 24 months, she put the company in a financial death spiral, so her power player put, essentially out of the business. Vince Russo’s absolutely a part of this. Vince’s whole plan was to go along with it. He knew damn well. He knew damn well the Kurt and Karen situation. He knew absolutely all of it.
He sat on the sidelines, just like Kurt was. We’re just gonna let Jeff sit home. Guess what? Jeff’s just trying to put his life back together? No, but let him sit home because Vince Russo’s plan was, I’ll get Jeff out, and I can write the show by myself.
Little did she know, Dixie Carter, and I was at the original lunch, hired Hulk Hogan. So then Vince Russo had to answer to Hulk, then Eric, Bruce (Prichard) was a part of that equation. The running joke for 6 months in 2010 was, ‘Well, Russo tried his power play along with Dixie, but look what happened to him now.’
I’m sick of it, Conrad. I’m absolutely sick of the BS of my wife, I am defending my wife. I’m absolutely sick of all the crap. Max Caster, you crossed the line. Pal, you have no idea of the can of worms you’ve opened? None. A receipt is coming. I assure you that.”
CHECK OUT: Revealing Photos Of Karen Jarrett (Wife Of Jeff Jarrett / Ex-Wife Of Kurt Angle):
• ON THIS DAY IN TNA HISTORY (January 5, 2012) – TNA iMPACT!
On this day in 2012, Total Nonstop Action! aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘TNA iMPACT! Wrestling’.
This episode took place at the TNA Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the TNA Genesis 2012 PPV.
Here’s the official card from that night:
1. TNA Knockouts Tag Titles: Gail Kim & Madison Rayne vs. Mickie James & Traci Brooks
2. Rob Van Dam vs. Gunner
3. Austin Aries & Kid Kash vs. Zema Ion & Jesse Sorensen
4. Wild Card Tag Tournament – Final: Samoa Joe & Brutus Magnus vs. AJ Styles & Kazarian
5. Jeff Hardy, James Storm & Abyss vs. Kurt Angle, Bobby Roode & Bully Ray