TNA is company with a long and complicated history at this point, but when the wrestling promotion was just getting started it was Jeff Jarrett who was running the ship.
It’s well known that Vince McMahon helped out ECW back in the day, and during a recent appearance on Insight with Chris Van Vliet Jeff Jarrett confirmed that he reached out to Vince about possibly working with TNA.
According to Jeff Jarrett he had business conversations with Vince McMahon during TNA’s early days, but ultimately he pitched an idea that McMahon shot down.
“In the early days I had conversations with Vince about TNA. We’re businessmen. I tabled it, is there something? You know, we were tiny! But hey, is there a way to work together?… So, was there a relationship to be had, were the only conversations. And, candidly, we got going and it’s not like we said no, I came up with an idea that he said no to. Look, Vince has helped Paul Heyman. He’s helped promoters. Vince knows for the industry to be healthy, everybody needs to be healthy. So there just wasn’t anything that really came up that we could crystalize into saying let’s do this.”