So a few weeks ago I spoke about the rumors of Jerry Jarrett possibly returning to the wrestling business after being out of the limelight for over 10 years. For those who missed it from the last post Jerry left the business back in 2005 for various personal reasons. Also Jerry with his son Jeff began NWA-TNA back in 2002 with Bob Ryder they were the replacement in the wrestling world of WCW. Now we journey deeper into the upcoming project that Jerry will be a part of:
- At first it was rumored that he would be a part of either CWR or GWF, but as it turns out he isn't going to be a part of either. Jerry will actually be heading a new 13-week wrestling series that will be very similar to WWE's Tough Enough or the wrestling version of American Idol.
- Jerry's team will be visiting different independent promotions to search for talent and will be calling indie wrestlers to submit audition tapes.
- The idea is to invite 30-50 talents in to begin the process. The competitions will likely tale place at smaller indie promotions with a few special events ran from major markets like Las Vegas, Orlando, Chicago or New York City.
- The finalists would then compete against each other at major market events
The idea is to then do a tour with the winners of the competition and some of the finalists as well as a few established wrestlers that have been with WWE or TNA, or Japan in the past. In terms of the actual competition the indie wrestler will perform in the ring, in front of a three judge panel. If there's a botch or something the judges don't like, they will have a buzzer that they can stop the match with. Though not many other details are known about the show other the information I mentioned above I will say this concept seems awesome. Though Tough Enough didn't work out I think they would keep the voting out of the hands of the fans and leave it to the judges the way they should do it. But at this point we have to play the waiting game until we find out more information about this project.
I love looking back wrestling's past. I view my job as bring new life to the part of wrestling some people thought was gone.