Reason For Tonight's "iMPACT!" Preemption, Jarrett's Marriage To Angle's Ex-Wife

TNA iMPACT! is being preempted tonight as Spike TV is airing episodes of Gangland during the program’s regular time slot. While Spike nor TNA Wrestling has acknowledged the reason for the preemption, it is said that network officials made the decision to not air iMPACT! this week because they felt it would be hammered in the ratings by the NFL season opener between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints.

TNA Wrestling will instead present the Bound For Glory Kickoff Show on the company’s official website, Hosted by Jeremy Borash, the webcast will feature a Q & A session with TNA President Dixie Carter where she will answer questions form the fans.

— As noted earlier, Jeff Jarrett recently tied the knot with Kurt Angle’s ex-wife, Karen Smedley. The couple were married on August 21 at a small ceremony that few people within TNA Wrestling knew about. People within the organization discovered their marriage after Karen, more than a week later, posted photos from the wedding on her Facebook account. The two have been living together and raising their combined five children (three from Jeff’s first marriage to the late Jill Jarrett; two from Karen’s marriage to Kurt Angle).

— While Team 3D’s respective contracts with TNA Wrestling have expired, Brother Ray is still working for the promotion both as a producer and in creative.

See photos of Karen with Jeff Jarrett here ->

source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter