TNA plans on doing a Samoa Joe vs. Kevin Nash world title program later in the year. However, it won’t happen right away as it’s going to get a slow build. Also, Vince Russo wrote an interesting little one-liner for a recent Joe/Nash training segment that didn’t make the air due to an apparent sound problem. Nash said to Joe, “Hey Joe, show me how you get out of that sleeper.”
Jeff Jarrett, who recently turned 41, is not retired and still looking to return to the ring. He’s simply waiting for the right time to return. However, Jarrett only wants to return if he can make a major impact and be in a title program. Unlike WWE, TNA has long-term plans on major storylines as they often plant seeds for future feuds while current ones are ongoing. For much of the latter half of 2007, TNA knew they were building towards a Samoa Joe title win over Kurt Angle, and there was no point in Jeff Jarrett getting involved in a title feud until Joe vs. Angle came to a conclusion. Jarrett last appeared in a TNA ring one year ago tomorrow when he lost to Robert Roode at last year’s Sacrifice pay-per-view.
Petey Williams, who fractured his orbital bone during a match that aired on last week’s Impact, will not be stripped of his X Division title. The injuries were not significant enough to put him out action for a long time. Although, it is not known yet as to when he’ll be cleared to wrestled again, but it shouldn’t be too long.