Jeff Jarrett Reveals If He Thought Brock Lesnar Would Work For TNA

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Jeff Jarrett has revealed that there were never serious discussions to bring Brock Lesnar to TNA.

The former four-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, who now works for AEW, founded Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2002 with his Father, legendary promoter Jerry Jarrett.

The company secured a TV deal with Spike TV in 2005, who also had a relationship with UFC. At the time Brock Lesnar had departed WWE for a hugely successful MMA run.

However, despite the connection between the two companies, Jarrett never felt that a TNA crossover for Lesnar was likely to occur, explaining on a recent edition of his My World with Jeff Jarrett podcast that Lesnar had distanced himself from wrestling at the time:

“I had no illusions of him ever doing anything for TNA, just because of his relationship of you know, he went through Ohio Valley and — now if Spike wanted it or requested it, I could have seen that.

Would I have been open to it? Hell yeah. But I just didn’t see that in the cards. It would have surprised me if he would have done anything with us. Because at this time, hadn’t he basically distanced himself from Vince [McMahon]?

For whatever reason, I don’t even recall that being discussed. And maybe it was because I felt like he left wrestling and now he’s in MMA. There’s no crossover. That’s what I remember. It may be off in my recollection, but that’s what I remember.”

Jeff Jarrett Believes Feels Brock Lesnar Is Underappreciated

On a previous edition of his popular podcast, Jarrett revealed that he believes Lesnar’s talents across multiple disciplines will only truly be appreciated in years to come:

“I think it’s gonna take a little time for people to really digest how unique of an athlete, performer, MMA fighter, professional wrestler, [and] human being Brock is.

He had started, of course amateur wrestling, but started in professional wrestling and then got out of it and had his MMA run. Then he’s come back, and his matches are not anything like you see. But there’s a boatload of psychology behind it.”

H/T: 411Mania for the above transcription