Video: Rampage Jackson Trashes TNA Wrestling


Bellator MMA fighter “Rampage” Jackson slammed his former employer TNA Wrestling to the mat on Wednesday, calling them out for being incompetent and filling his head with big promises that never came through.

Rampage, who says he’s still open to doing some pro wrestling, said he knew immediately that TNA was ran poorly and flat out refused to fight other MMA fighters in worked pro wrestling matches. Here are some highlights from Rampage’s interview with TheFightNerd.com from Wednesday’s Bellator MMA media day in New York City:

If He Plans To Work For TNA Wrestling Again:

“To be honest, as soon as I went over there and saw their operation and how they ran things, there were no plans for me to go back. There was a lot of momentum with me when I came out with Kurt Angle and I was supposed to wrestle Kurt Angle and they lost all momentum.

“They didn’t utilize me in any way, I gave them a couple ideas on how to utilize me and they wanted me to wrestle professional [MMA] fighters. I was like, ‘No, I’m not doing that.’ They just had no idea what they were doing, in my opinion. So no, you won’t see me in TNA ever again.”

Did He See The Writing On The Wall In TNA?

“Oh yeah, I saw it. I was like, I don’t know whats up with this company, I don’t know what’s going on, I’m outtie.

“Dixie and Big asked me to come over and do some stuff, they never came through on anything they said they were going to. You guys aint the first people to fill me full of dreams. I’m not buying into that.”

“I had fun, I met some cool people, Chavo Guerrero was really cool, they have a lot of cool people there. Bully Ray is cool over there. I wish the best for them, i hope they find a good place to do what they love to do, but I saw the writing on the wall over there.”

If He Would Wrestle For Another Promotion:

“Yeah, I still like pro wrestling. Me and Chavo [Guerrero] are actually planning on teaming up. Chavo was training me pro wrestling and teaching me some stuff … I’ve been over in Japan several times, they’ve got some good pro wrestling over there.”

Here’s video from Rampage’s TNA debut last year:

  • chrissi calvert

    Good riddance. Waste of time & money. Now if only TNA would get rid of the other 2 MMA fighters & concentrate on WRESTLING

    • https://twitter.com/StrangeDeranged Pozessed

      Definitely, the guy is a big name but come one, he hasn’t done shizz for wrestling, once he can prove himself as a wrestler, I’ll care about what he has to say about it.

  • kwebv3

    its sad when a mma fighter can come in and realize how totally trash tna is. im not s hster of tns, in fact i used to defend them alot, just for the pure fact that i hoped theyd succeed cuz 2 wrestling companies on tv are much better than just one. however they went downhill fast and have no chance of saving themselves. heard netflix is interested in tna, but not any cable companies

  • Nickfab88

    This guy is a joke to trash TNA after they spent a ton of money on him and he didn’t do a dam thing for them, TNA stop wasting money on these MMA jokers and focus on wrestling.

    • Adam-Michael

      He is only telling the truth, they brought him in, promised him things and never came through, he was going to stick around and wrestle Kurt Angle like he said but then they just shot down all the ideas and he didn’t want to stick around… can’t blame him

  • Patrick

    TNA tried for Austin /Tyson and failed miserably.

  • raven

    I don’t like rampage but he was spot on here

  • Bad News Buzzard Follower

    One giant cluster f**king waste of time bye tna. one was signing him off his name and then not using him reason #200 tna is going out of business

  • omega riddler

    If he did pro wrestling in Japan, he would have to prove himself and those guys wouldn’t let him near a main event unless he was ready for it

  • Fredric Lindström

    First of all, he was not signed only with TNA. He had a contract with Spike/Bellator/TNA and it seems like Spike/Bellator paid the most of his salary. He was on iMPACT just to promote Bellator and as soon as he signed for a fight against Tito then doing anything psycical for TNA was out of question.

    How much wrestling training have Rampage done? How good is he? We don’t know. Maybe TNA has to pay Rampage a lot of money for him to wrestle. We don’t know that either

  • brad

    If Rampage wants to make some money in pro wrestling as well as add some more fame to his resume then he needs to look no further then the WWE and nothing else, except maybe Japan.