Dixie Carter Speaks - Vince McMahon, Future Plans, IMPACT!, More
By Ryan Clark | April 13, 2010 |
Duane Penn, Hills Township, PA – Q: WHAT DO YOU THINK OF VINCE MCMAHON?
A: I have never met him personally; however, I greatly respect the success he has had.
Don from San Antonio, TX - Q: My question is when TNA was first founded it was all about the new talent, now since Hogan has come aboard it seems like all the new talent is getting buried, do you see any resemblance between the "NEW" TNA & the "OLD" WCW???
A: I think there has been more of a solid focus on new talent in the last few months than we have seen in the past. The Pope, AJ Styles, Desmond Wolfe, Abyss, Matt Morgan, Beer Money, Jay Lethal, Doug Williams, Kazarian, Rob Terry, Beautiful People, Angelina Love, Daffney and so many more. I think the young talents that are featured on the show have really stepped up and I am very proud of them. These guys are the "New" TNA. With the exception of Sting, I think every WCW talent we have has also worked for WWE. The only resemblance to WCW would be the guys from The Band who ran together there. Hogan and Flair appear in very different capacities. We are using established brands like Hogan to get mainstream media attention and help build new talent. It's about balance, and we will continue to provide you with a good balance of established brands and new talent.
Kevin Gander, Prunedale, CA – Q: How do you remain positive and focused with so many negative criticisms? And how do you sift through them to actually make the show better?
A: You learn to have thick skin. I read fan input daily. There is a difference in someone who is passionate about TNA and wants to see something different versus someone who just hates the product (and won't give it a chance) and they want to complain. Hearing what fans like is the best feedback for me beca