Karen Jarrett Smedley is an American professional wrestling valet and personality. She was also the Senior Vice President of the Impact Knockouts Division.
Karen is also the former wife of professional wrestler and Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle. And, at present, she is the wife of Impact and GFW founder and wrestler Jeff Jarrett.
She always tried her best to make her partner shine the brightest. Also, throughout her career, she always stood tall and confident despite the names she was called.
One may say Karen is a family person as she spends most of her time with her family. You can also find her social media feed filled with her family’s photos.
Karen had once taken leave from her profession in order to spend more time with her family and children.
Let’s get to know more about Karen Jarrett Smedley, her career, personal life, and net worth.
Karen Jarrett: Quick Facts
Here are some quick facts about Karen Jarrett Smedley.
|Full Name||Karen Jarrett Smedley|
|Birth Date||October 12, 1972|
|Birth Place||Greensburg, Pennsylvania, US|
|Profession||Wrestling Valet and Personality|
|Active Years||2007 – present|
|Father’s Name||Jack Smedley|
|Mother’s Name||Iva Smedley|
|Age||50 Years Old|
|Height||5 ft 10 inches|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Husband’s Name||Jeff Jarrett|
|Children||Iva Angle, Kody Angle|
|Net Worth||15 million dollars|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Merch||Signed Soccer Photos|
|Last Updated||February, 2023|
Age, Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
One of the famous wrestling personalities- Karen Jarrett, is 50 Years Old. As her birthday is on 12 October, she is a Libra.
Similarly, Karen is 5 ft 10 inches tall and weighs around 70 kgs.
Karen Jarrett: Family and Education
Born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, the United States of America, Karen Jarrett Smedley is an American woman and belongs to a white ethnic background.
Karen was born on October 12, 1972, to father Jack Smedley and mother Iva Smedley.
In 1983, Karen’s father, Jack Smedley, was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, which was considered chronic and fatal.
Fortunately, with a strong will, family support, proper treatment, and bone marrow transplant, Jack recovered from the CML.
Thankfully, he is living a long and healthy life with his family.
Among the family members, Karen reported that she was particularly close with her grandmother.
However, there’s no name or information about her granny except for the fact that she is no more in this world.
Karen was raised in a lovely environment. Hence, she tries to provide the same feeling to her children.
Besides, no further information is available regarding her family. There’s no information about Karen’s siblings, their whereabouts. Most importantly, we don’t even know if there are any siblings.
Karen Jarrett seems to be an educated person. However, the details of her degree and educational institute are unknown.
Karen Jarrett: Personal Life
Previously, Karen Smedley Jarrett was married to Kurt Angle back in 1998.
Karen and Kurt have two kids together. A daughter named Kyra Angle, born in 2002, and a son named Kody Angle, born in 2006.
However, Karen and Kurt decided to separate and go their own ways.
Kurt was accused of harassing and abusing Karen and their kids mentally. So, the couple divorced on October 26, 2008.
As of now, Karen is married to Jeff Jarrett, the co-founder of TNA. Karen and Jeff started dating back in 2009.
Once they started to make their relationship public, Kurt started making all kinds of problems.
Then, on April 6, 2010- they announced their engagement. Later on, Karen and Jeff tied the knot on August 21, 2010.
After their marriage, Karen re-entered the wrestling field in 2011.
To date, neither of the couples has any extramarital affairs or controversies and is really happy with each other.
Karen Jarrett: Career
World Wrestling Federation/ Entertainment
From 2001-2004, Karen Jarrett was never directly involved in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), but her ex-husband, Kurt Angle, was under contract with WWE.
Nevertheless, she had appeared at the WWE briefly in 2001 with the Angle family when Kurt Angle wins over Stone Cold Steve Austin in the WWF Championships.
Jarrett had also made an appearance in the WrestleMania XX DVD set in a bonus segment regarding Kurt Angle.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
In 2007, Karen Jarrett was introduced in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) as a wrestling valet to Kurt Angle.
During the time, Kurt Angle was feuding with Samoa Joe for an all-at-once Triple Crown Championship.
When Kurt and Karen were supposed to renew their wedding vows, the priest announced her name with AJ.
After the chaos between Kurt and AJ, Karen started her own interview segment, Karen’s Angle on iMPACT.
Her first interview was with Kaz on July 24, 2008.
Nevertheless, Karen stepped down as the host of Karen’s Angle on October 9, 2008’s iMPACT episode. She said she had to focus on her family for the time being.
Due to the sudden news, TNA took down her profile and Knockout photos from the official site. However, they were re-uploaded again a few days later.
Return to TNA
Karen Jarrett returned to TNA on January 13, 2011, alongside her current husband, Jeff Jarrett.
Jeff Jarrett, at the time, was feuding with Kurt Angle.
After her return, the dramatic events occurred due to the love triangle.
In the feud between Jeff and Kurt, Karen did her job as a valet pretty well and helped her husband, Jeff Jarrett, win the feuds.
On February 13, Jeff defeated Kurt in a singles match at Against All Odds.
Because of the defeat, Kurt had to walk Karen down the aisle during the wedding vows renewal of Jeff and Karen on March 3.
Expectedly, the ex-husband at the wedding did his best to ruin the wedding set with an ax and troubled the wedding guest.
On May 15, Kurt brought Chyna, and they defeated the Jarretts in a mixed tag team match.
After Jeff’s defeat at the Slammiversary, IX, and Jeff left the company for Mexico’s tour.
Karen appeared alongside her husband, Jeff Jarrett, during the Mexican tour.
Unfortunately, on the December 15 edition of Impact Wrestling, TNA’s authority figure fired both Karen and Jeff from TNA because of his loss against Jeff Hardy at the Final Resolution.
After four years, on June 24, 2015, Karen and Jeff returned to Impact Wrestling.
Jeff, after his return, became the first entrant in the King of the Mountain match at Slammiversary 2015.
Family Wrestling Entertainment
Karen Jarrett appeared at Family Wrestling Entertainment’s Grand Prix on October 12, 2013.
Jarrett was named Commissioner in the show.
Global Force Wrestling (GFW)
Karen Jarrett also founded Global Force Wrestling in 2015.
Second Return to Impact Wrestling (Global Force Wrestling)
The return of Karen to Impact wrestling as Executive Consultant was announced on January 5, 2015.
At the time, Impact wrestling was owned by Anthem Sports & Entertainment.
She returned as a face on March 23, which followed a series of the feud, interferences, and impromptu matches.
Later on the April 20, Karen Jarrett announced the merging of Impact Wrestling and Global Force Wrestling.
Wrong name pronounced at Renew of Wedding Vows
She entangled herself in many controversies and issues- betraying Samoa Joe, falsely-accusing Sting, having issues with other wrestler’s wives and valets.
She was also called a manipulative vamp in the TNA due to her behaviors.
On 14 February 2008, Karen was scheduled to renew her wedding vows with Kurt Angle; however, the priest mistakenly pronounced her married to A.J. Styles.
The misunderstanding led to further issues, which brought issues to Karen’s and Kurt’s marriage. And Kurt decided to remove Karen as his Valet.
Later on, even though Kurt apologized and asked Karen to return home, she ignored him and left him begging.
Karen’s ignorance of him and care towards AJ heated Kurt. As a result, there was an immense feud between AJ and Kurt.
Kurt and Team 3D beat up AJ Styles two times in a row in two weeks.
Karen Jarrett: Braun Strowman Incident
Jarrett and Strowman’s incident started when Karen requested an autograph of Braun Strowman for her son.
Braun completely ignored the request. This ignorance caught the media’s attention instantly.
And in no time, many news and outlets released with bringing them into the spotlight.
However, Karen and Brown claimed that the interaction was ‘blown out of proportion’ and nothing much to catch the attention.
Nevertheless, Karen recently posted a picture of two, indicating that the tension was over.
Karen Jarrett: Social Media
The co-founder of Global Force Wrestling (GFW) is quite active and interactive on social media.
Karen has over 31k followers on Instagram.
She posts about her regular life, family, some motivational quotes, and trips with her family.
Karen has also raised awareness against Leukemia and racism in her posts.
From her feed, one can say she is a family person.
As for her Twitter account, Karen has over 110k followers. To date, she has tweeted over 14k tweets.
Jarrett mostly tweets and shares the wrestling and fighting content.
Karen Jarrett: Salary, Lifestyle, and Net Worth
Jarrett has had a successful career in the wrestling world as a professional wrestling valet and personality.
Karen Jarrett’s Net worth is around $15 million.
Her annual salary amounts to $100,000 roughly.
What is the profession of Karen Jarrett?
Karen Jarrett is a popular TV personality who serves as a wrestling valet and personality. Moreover, she is the co-founder of Global Force Wrestling.
Who are the siblings of Karen Jarret?
There is no official statement and information about the existence and whereabouts of Karen’s siblings.