The following was just posted on TNAWrestling.com:
September 15th, 2005 22:21
MAJOR NEWS: JEFF JARRETT REGAINS NWA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FROM RAVEN IN CANADA ON THURSDAY NIGHT!
America’s Most Wanted shocks the fans by helping Jarrett win the gold
(Oldcastle, Ontario, Canada) – The self-proclaimed “King of the Mountain” Jeff Jarrett regained the NWA World Heavyweight Title on Thursday night in Oldcastle, Ontario, Canada, defeating Raven with the help of America’s Most Wanted.
In a shocking turn of events, “Wildcat” Chris Harris and “Cowboy” James Storm turned their backs on the fans and aligned themselves with Jarrett, ultimately costing Raven the bout and the World Title.
The NWA World Heavyweight Title match took place under the banner of Border City Wrestling out of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Following the bout, NWA Championship Committee member Larry Zbyszko was in contact with the promoters of the show, and Zbyszko has informed TNAwrestling.com the title change is indeed official.
Thanks to America’s Most Wanted, Jeff Jarrett has fulfilled his proclamation of being NWA World Heavyweight Champion with the debut of “iMPACT!” on SpikeTV on October 1.
“I told Raven…I told EVERYONE that for the good of TNA Wrestling, I needed to be NWA World Heavyweight Champion when we hit SpikeTV!” Jarrett told TNAwrestling.com via phone after the bout. “I knew TNA management was trying to keep me down, so I had to get that title back on MY terms in Canada where they couldn’t stop me! Chris Harris and James Storm were the only ones out of that entire locker room who had the brains to listen to me. They made the right choice! Now roll out the red carpet, because YOUR champion – The King Of The Mountain – and America’s Most Wanted – the cornerstones of TNA – are coming to SpikeTV, and there’s nothing TNA management can do to stop us!”
“Jarrett was right all along – it was time for America’s Most Wanted to finally look after OUR best interests for a change,” Chris Harris told TNAwrestling.com. “We built this company from the ground up and we’ll be damned if anyone was going to take our spot – the spot we RIGHTFULLY own. Who was looking out for us? The fans? TNA management? Raven? No – Jeff Jarrett was looking out for us. And guess what? Now we’ve got his back, and now WE call all the shots.”
James Storm added: “By the way…hey Naturals, shine up the tag team titles – it’s only a matter of time now before they’re coming home, one way or another. Sorry ’bout your damn luck…”
Raven left the arena immediately following the bout and refused to comment on the situation.
TNAwrestling.com will have a further update on Friday afternoon following the events that unfolded on Thursday night in Ontario with the crowning of new NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Jarrett!
This is Jeff Jarrett’s fourth NWA World Title reign, all of which have occured while in TNA. Following is a list of the NWA World Title history since TNA was formed and Ken Shamrock won the belt during a Gauntlet for the Gold match, after Dan Severn was stripped of the belt due to not being able to attend the premiere TNA PPV. Also, you can check out the full card from the Border City Wrestling show by clicking the below graphic.
NWA World Heavyweight Title History – “TNA Era”
09.15.05: Jeff Jarrett (4) defeated Raven
06.19.05: Raven defeated AJ Styles, Sean Waltman, Monty Brown and Abyss (King of the Mountain Match)
05.15.05: A.J. Styles (3) defeated Jeff Jarrett
06.02.04: Jeff Jarrett (3) defeated Ron Killings, AJ Styles, Chris Harris and Raven (King of the Mountain Match)
05.19.04: Ron Killings (2) defeated AJ Styles, Raven and Chris Harris
04.21.04: AJ Styles (2) defeated Jeff Jarrett
10.22.03: Jeff Jarrett (2) defeated AJ Styles
06.11.03: AJ Styles defeated Jeff Jarrett
11.20.02: Jeff Jarrett defeated Ron Killings
08.07.02: Ron Killings defeated Ken Shamrock
06.19.02: Ken Shamrock defeated Malice (Final two in Gauntlet for the Gold Match)
We’ll have more on this as it develops.