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In a recent interview to promote her federation, Impact Wrestling, Dixie Carter mentioned on her reasoning for bringing in Brooke Hogan as the new Knockouts Executive. Here’s what she had to say:
This division is very important to me…for women to get out there and do this, I feel like we have to set a certain standard that needs to be better than anything else that’s out there. We have the best female wrestlers on the planet…she has been living and breathing wrestling her entire life…she has gotten to learn and see…I remember being seven sitting there as my dad was talking business. She has always learned from this, she is a big star in her own right. We need somebody to help give them more exposure. She is not going to wrestle. One of the biggest things she will do for us is give the spotlight they deserve.
Looks like we have a legitimate reason for posting Brooke Hogan news now, as she’s joined the TNA creative team for the Knockouts.
Starting on Thursday, 31st May Brooke officially joins the Impact Wrestling team as the Executive in Charge of the female wrestling division. The following is from the TNA website:
In addition to overseeing the traditional duties of the Knockouts Division, Brooke will bring a new energy and direction to the role working with the girls in a variety of capacities.
“I have really gotten to know Brooke by working with her on her music career this past year and a half,” said Dixie Carter, President of TNA Wrestling. “When we did talk wrestling, I not only loved her passion and knowledge of it, but the fresh, creative ideas she would come up with. She is very savvy. I asked if she would consider teaming up with me in this capacity while she also worked on her music, and I was thrilled when she said ‘yes.’ A big personality runs in her genes, obviously, and I know she is going to take an already exciting division of Impact Wrestling to another level.”
It’ll be rather interesting to see what Brookie can bring to the division – who knows? Maybe she’ll be what the division needs to get things mixed up again. Brooke herself is very excited too:
So very blessed to be a part of impact wrestling. Fun times ahead!!
While it’s been announced that WWE will continually broadcast Monday Night Raw for three hours, the time slot they usually have for special occasions (think anniversary shows, etc.), instead of the usual two, TNA president Dixie Carter made an announcement of her own.
TNA will be going live over summer, starting from the 31st May.
“We are excited to take IMPACT WRESTLING Live! all summer long, and have our first Live! summer show launch our new 8:00pm/ET time slot,” says TNA President Dixie Carter. “Summer of 2012 is going to be remembered as the most momentous time in our company’s history-to-date. Stay tuned.”
I (Trisha) personally haven’t watched an episode of Monday Night Raw due to a lack of appeal in the first hour of the show. Well, that and the lack of Diva air time, but that’s always been an issue, hasn’t it? I think that WWE need to focus more on what they’re broadcasting in the current amount of time they have on air and utilise that time more. People may zone out after two hours if it’s the same repetitive stuff. TNA, on the other hand, have probably found their way around sites (including us!) that post those pesky spoilers from upcoming shows.
UK fans have no fear, TNA Knockout Velvet Sky is coming here!
According to TNA’s UK Facebook page, TNA President Dixie Carter says: “YES!! Velvet Sky will be in the UK to have dinner with our lucky Challenge TV contest winners. She can’t wait!!”
The former Knockout’s Champion added: “It’s true, I WILL now be on the London TV taping! Also I’ll still be doing the dinner with the winner of the Challenge TV contest! See you soon…”
The full roster heading overseas hasn’t been released just yet, but is expected to be soon.
Congratulations are in order for TNA Knockout Rosita who recently scooped up PWI’s Inspirational Wrestler of the Year award.
TNA President Dixie Carter tweeted a picture of Rosita – real name Thea Trinidad – holding her award.
At the age of 20, Rosita is a former Knockout’s Tag Team Champion and has been improving her in-ring work over such a short space of time. She also appeared on Children of 9/11, as she lost her father at only 10 years old to the twin tower attacks in 2001. The fact that she continued to pursue her wrestling career is beyond inspirational and we’d like to congratulate Rosita for her achievement.
At the 4 minute mark, Queen of the Knockouts, Miss Karen, is seen backstage with her cronies Madison Rayne and Gail Kim. She says ODB was “AWE-FUL!” and didn’t get the job done last week. So tonight, Jarrett is counting on the ‘ace in the hole’, Madison, who gets shot down for sucking up. Karen tells her to take the grin off her face and put her game face on, she doesn’t want Mickie to face Gail in one piece.
Madi shrugs it off and says she’s done it numerous times before and tonight, well, it’ll be no different. Miss Karen lets her know one more time that she’s relying on her. So no pressure, Madison. Karen then tells Gail that despite having the night off, she is infact gonna have a match… with Traci! Gail goes off her nut and Miss Karen’s having none of it. She tells her to settle her ass down as she’s gonna explain. The V.P. of the Knockouts then shuts the door so the cameraman (and we) can’t creep on the convo anymore.
iMPACT WRESTLING’s Dixie Carter, a Nashville, Tennessee native, recently granted an interview for The Tennessean, a Nashville news outlet. In the Q &A she talks about the changes in TNA, competing with the WWE, misconceptions about the wrestling business, and much more. Here are some of the highlights from the article:
Carter spoke with Tennessean reporter Bobby Allyn recently about the marketing and business of professional wrestling and the TV market to which it appeals.
What has kept professional wrestling relevant through the years?
Wrestling has been around for centuries. It encompasses action-drama, good guy/bad guy, and good and evil. When you combine all of that with some of the best wrestlers in the world, it’s a recipe for success.
And has how TNA changed with the times?
We’re not just a wrestling company anymore. We do our own booking. We do our own promotion and public relations. We’re a licensing company. We have toys, Halloween costumes, trading cards. We make our own music. All of those things are sold and promoted around the world. But we still do more than 500 hours of television a year.
To read the rest of the article, CLICK HERE.
WSU announced that TNA President Dixie Carter will be inducted into their Hall of Fame next year.
During their Breaking Barriers 2 PPV, WSU made the announcement. Also being inducted are Jana, Cindy Rogers, and the late Georgiann Makropoulos. Congratulations Dixie!
TNA recently hosted a Q&A session with president Dixie Carter where fans could ask questions via Twitter or Facebook.
Dixie had some interesting comments regarding spoilers and taking TNA on the road. She also had something exciting to say about the United Kingdom.
mattmachinsky: @TNADixie do you have plans to have Impact be live every week? I think it would help your ratings and stop the spoilers on wrestling news sites
I would love Impact to be live each week, but it’s a matter of economics. As far as wrestling news sites are concerned, if you want to be surprised then people should not read them. If people choose to, they certainly shouldn’t judge anything based upon one persons opinion, good or bad. The few times I have seen a spoiler, they always tell a limited, one-dimensional side of a story, and usually a very biased one at that.
Benjamin Kinsey: @TNADixie Where in the world would you like to broadcast a TNA Impact Wrestling / PPV from and why?
London or Manchester, England. There are many great places I would love to take an Impact taping, but those two cities have supported TNA in such an amazing way and one of those cities would have to host our first international broadcast. The crowds and their response when we bring the TNA shows there are truly electric.
CRegal23: @TNADixie How soon can we expect Impact to go on the road permanently and/or go live? Is it even being discussed as an option?
It is our top priority to take the show on the road on a permanent basis. Hopefully we will announce more live event Impact taping dates soon.