WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett’s request for a new trial date in his ongoing lawsuit against Anthem Wrestling, the owners of IMPACT Wrestling, was denied yesterday by Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw in an order issued by The United States District Court of The Middle District of Tennessee, according to a report from PWInsider.com.

The report notes that Judge Crenshaw’s ruling noted that he was denying the request because of the press of other court business, the fact that criminal cases take precedent and the impact that COVID-19 has had on the ability to regularly schedule jury trials and that he did not issue the ruling with prejudice, meaning that the door was left open for Jarrett’s side to come back with the request down the line, however the court are still pushing for both sides to sit down and negotiate a settlement after the first attempt at going to trial resulted in a mistrial.

The report also noted that Judge Waverly noted that in regards to a request for an official conference before the court, he suggested that Kevin H. Sharp, a former Judge of the court, is available and willing to serve as a private mediator, noting that Mr. Sharp has the background and experience to express an opinion about the strengths and weaknesses of the parties’ claims and defenses and accurately predict the likely outcomes and that within 10 days of the date of the order, the parties shall contact Kevin Sharp to arrange for a private mediation.