"We're in a better place than we've been in a very, very long time," EC3 said. "People can live in the past, they can hate on it all they want. I love haters, I love critics, because they are the constant drive and motivation that I have to succeed. I think that as a company, we need that as well."
- As noted, Impact Wrestling officially announced on Monday that it has terminated their business relationship with Jeff Jarrett and Global Force Entertainment Inc. Jarrett had been on a leave of absence since early September to "focus on personal matters." Jarrett, who had only returned to Impact Wrestling in January of this year after Anthem Sports & Entertainment purchased it from Dixie Carter, issued a short statement to The Tennessean. While Jarrett declined to comment on his Impact departure, he told the newspaper that he was staying in the business.
"I've spent 31 years in the wrestling business," Jarrett said. "I'm not getting out of the wrestling business."
Jarrett had founded Global Force Wrestling in 2014, and reportedly still owns the brand. This past June, Anthem announced that Impact Wrestling had acquired Global Force Wrestling and began to merge the two brands, however that deal was reportedly never officially completed.
- With all the recent backstage turmoil with Impact Wrestling, former TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bully Ray offered this advice on Twitter to their talent:
To the TNA locker room:— Bubba Ray Dudley (@bullyray5150) October 23, 2017
Once again...Hold your heads high and keep performing your asses off. IT HAS NEVER BEEN YOUR FAULT.
Charles Maynard contributed to this article.