PWInsider.com is reporting that it has been confirmed that Jeff Jarrett and Karen Angle are romantically involved and have been for a period of time. Kurt Angle was said to be aware of the relationship going back to last fall when he was in a feud with Jarrett.
As reported on July 20th, that TNA President Dixie Carter ordered Jarrett to take a leave of absence from TNA, reports now indicate that it was Jarrett’s decision instead to take time off and was not something forced on him by Carter.
Reportedly a decision was made by Jarrett himself be removed from TNA at this time following custody issues that arose between Kurt and Karen Angle regarding their children in hopes to remove himself from the ongoing situation. Until this point both Jarrett and Angle were described as being able to co-exist backstage. TNA sources have also shot down the idea that Angle would take over Jarrett’s role in the company as head of creative, despite what Angle may have said to other talent, as there is said to be no major push for a new creative direction or team. It is said there are still many in the company who would love to find out who called the “Bubba the Love Sponge” radio show last week and made the situation public, while others believe the entire situation was staged from the beginning to bring out the issues within the company.