Jeff Jarrett Meets With Spike Executive About Network Return in America

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Pro Wrestling Sheet has learned a high ranking executive from Spike met with Jeff Jarrett today … and their new deal in the UK wasn’t the only thing they discussed.

Sources tell us Scott Fishman — Senior Vice President and Executive Producer at the network — was present before Impact’s taping today and met with JJ about various topics, including a U.S. return.

According to a press release from when he was promoted to SVP in 2012, Fishman was “instrumental in developing” Impact Wrestling in the early days of the show.

As we previously reported, the company’s weekly TV show will return to Spike in the UK starting in April. We’re told lots of promos for that were shot over the weekend.

No word at this point on how far along talks progressed.

  • http://www.IWHeadlines.com/ Joe Vincent

    Isn’t Spike TV changing to the Paramount Network next year? If so, then how does that impact (ha!) Jarrett and Impact Wrestling’s desire to be back on Spike/Paramount? Do we know what type of programming the Paramount Network is looking to provide to the audience?

    • NomDePlume_

      They are said to be moving more towards a general audience approach, more like USA or TNT, as opposed to the male focus they have had as Spike.

      They will be retaining Bellator and several other shows. An IMPACT return would fit right in.

      • jakecole2012

        Says who? The brand as a whole is pretty much dead.Its all about how well they do on the UK part of Spike and there’s a great chance that it wont do well at all with the recent lost of their best asset broken matt hardy.Name one thing that will have people tuned into this dead brand?..Ill wait

        • Dark Heel

          Give it up kiddo. Getting rid of the Hardys has turned out to be very sound.

          • jakecole2012

            Lmao!!!# Sound from what? Losing viewers? The brand has nobody at this point.”Oh Wow!!! EC3 Is gonna be the next face of the industry” Your delusional ass need to give it a break

          • msg

            your right it’s basically developmental or a place for old WWE superstars to refine themselves before returning to WWE, all of this at the end of the day for any superstar is to head to WWE, some random internet dude can be in denial all they want but everyones dream is to headline wrestlemania if they get lucky.

          • jakecole2012

            Exactly and trying to convince these loser fans on here about the situation is comical.Like they reallt dont get what’s going on and once again, why would SpikeTV (in which are about to change name and direction very soon) will consider taking a program that doesn’t bring in ratings or any revenue at all? Paramount isnt gonna fall for that

          • Impactwrestling

            you dont get it. They had great ratings on spike before and no matter how good they are they wont gain viewers on pop.Pop is a huge down fall for them. Bellator and several brands like that will continue to be on Paramount when it changes.In fact that is a stronger name so this could benefit everyone. Also they already signed with spike in the uk so why would they not sign them in the states ? only reason why this wont happen yet is because they still have a contract with pop until the end of the summer . These are logical points u dont see

          • jakecole2012

            Lmao!!!! Great ratings??? Lmao!!! Where were those ratings? Plz show me and then ill STFU

          • Impactwrestling

            are you delusional ? they didnt gain a dime of audience from them.

          • jakecole2012

            Are YOU delusional? Impact Wrestling has nothing to show to their audience that will pull them in.I swear to god impact wrestling fans are the worst in the business period and your a prime example of that

        • Sloanl

          blah d’ blah d blah

          • jakecole2012

            Your a mark.Go get a life

    • jakecole2012

      I agree.I highly doubt this talk will go anywhere major cause if that was the case,spike would have jumped on impact along time ago

      • Sloanl

        really? You “highly doubt it” considering the SAME NETWORK just put them on in Europe?

        • jakecole2012

          You do know that the Audience from the U.K is completely different from the ones in the states right?.The UK is just a test out to see how well they actually do in order to even get considered a slot on the states.Learn logic dumbass

      • Impactwrestling

        clearly you dont know what has been happening behind the scenes. Spike dropped TNA because of Dixie,Dixie is gone and JJ managed to sign with spike uk right away.Once the pop deal is up they will sign with Spike america and once it changes to Paramount the brand will become even stronger.

        • jakecole2012

          Lmao!!! Hey guess what jackass? SpikeTV already came out with a statement stating that its not negotiating with Jarrett and Impact Wrestling..OOPS!!!

      • Impactwrestling

        Why would they jump to them a long time ago? Dropped them because if Dixie. Dixie is gone so and they signed with spike in the UK now soo

    • Dark Heel

      Kevin Kay is also in charge of the rebrand. Kevin Kay is also friends with…Jeff Jarrett.

  • Louis

    Nice.

  • Impactwrestling

    This is huge news as it will take several months for them to fully turn things around.Plus no point in them investing in going on the road until the switch to a proper network.No matter how good they make the product no one will watch on pop.It is a horrible station and they also make zero money from them.So once they move back to spike it will appeal to a audience again and they can focus on building the ratings up to what they used to have on spike.Plus with good media coverage and spike paying them,They can then invest on going on the road in a good situation

    • jakecole2012

      Lmao!!! SpikeTV shut that DOWN!!!! Sorry if you got your hopes up,like I give a f*** LMAO!!!

      • Bruiser78

        You’re a fag if you root for a company to go out of business. Shut up before i facefuck u. (no homo)

        • jakecole2012

          lmao!!! Im a fag for telling the truth about your favorite company,but your pissed off about it though.Stupid ass motherfucker.I bet you would never in your life call me a fag to my face Mark. I’d break every bone in your body

        • jakecole2012

          I facefuck your mom everyday so whats the point fuckflames?

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