Kurt Angle and Jeff Jarett are famous wrestlers that worked in TNA and WWE. Kurt Angle is actually a WWE Hall of Famer and has fought some of the best wrestlers of all time. Eric Bischoff recently spoke about the Kurt Angle and Jeff Jarett storyline in TNA and how the entire storyline was “uncomfortable” for both parties.
Karen Angle filed for divorce in 2008 from her husband Kurt Angle. In the storyline, Karen fell in love with Jeff Jarrett. This was also a real-life situation.
Eric Bischoff on The TNA Storyline Between Kurt Angle and Jeff Jarett
Eric Bischoff covered the entire 2011 Against All Odds PPV.
He stated that the entire storyline made the PPV very difficult. “I just tried to stay as far away from the reality of this story as I possibly could,” Bischoff said. “The situation and the stories that I heard about how it all went down with Karen and the divorce and the relationship and the affairs, it’s like man, this is too h*t for me.
I don’t want to be near it at any time, I don’t want to talk about it, I don’t want to hear about it, if somebody else is talking about it I’m going to leave the room. I don’t know. “I don’t know how to describe how uncomfortable the whole thing was in real life and then to build it into a storyline was a little unnerving.
I’ve seen what happens when you bring real life and relationships into a story, Chris Benoit and Nancy Sullivan for example, I’ve seen what can happen”. Bischoff stated that all parties remained very professional and tried their best to tell a great story.
He stated that they were surprisingly okay with everything. The only problem was the match that took place in 2011 Against All Odds. If Angle won, he would get custody of his kids. “I was impressed with how professionally and maturely all Jeff, Karen and Kurt were about it,” Eric Bischoff said.
“They were all okay with it which was impressive and mind-numbing all at the same time. The only thing I didn’t like about the story was the stakes if Kurt wins he gets custody of the kids. That stipulation made it unbelievable to me.
Even though the stipulations were on the silly side, the match was still good. Kurt Angle, I don’t think could have a bad match if his life depended on it, if he was being paid to have a bad match he wouldn’t know how to do it and the same could probably be said about Jeff.
It’s not just Jeff and Kurt, Karen did a phenomenal job in her role as well. A lot of people talk about the story but they don’t know what the f*** they’re talking about, this match had a great story. You’ve got to have a great story and great execution and this was a good example of both”.