JARRETT PLAYS THE LONG GAME

In 2002, Jeff Jarrett, his father Jerry Jarrett and longtime friend Bob Ryder all decided to launch a new wrestling promotion after the demise of World Championship Wrestling.  They approached the National Wrestling Alliance to use their name and soon NWA:TNA was born.  They produced two hour weekly pay per view shows but these were not actively promoted by the PPV providers.  Shortly after this, money began to become an issue and Dixie Carter stepped in.   In exchanged for some cash she gained some shares in the company.  She would later go on to own 100% of the company....