We heard a couple different versions of this story last week, which occurred while Raw was in Global Force Wrestling (GFW)’s hometown of Nashville last week. Both support the idea that Karen Jarrett, Impact Wrestling on-screen talent, ex-wife of Kurt Angle and current wife of GFW Chief Creative Officer Jeff got into a shouting match with WWE’s Braun Strowman in a bar. One report had the Monster Among Men down on his knees begging Karen not to tell Kurt he turned down an autograph for their son.
The tale has taken on a life of its own in the short time since it happened (likely Monday, July 24). So much so that Jarrett was asked about on a GFW conference call today (Aug. 2).
According to the kayfabe head of the Knockouts’ division, she and Braun were in character and “being silly”:
“Oh my goodness, I can clear the air. It was a silly incident where you have two people in the wrestling business playing their characters, being silly and it got blown way out of proportion.
And the fact that the two of us are still in the news and it's still being talked about, that's a question that you took the time to ask I think is hysterical, to be honest with you. It's silliness. It's the wrestling business, we had fun with it and somebody took it and turned it into something more than it was.”
So there you go. I’m sure that will lead to this never being talked about again.
H/T: Wrestling Inc.