Q&A with TNA President Dixie Carter (Aug 8)
Thanks for your questions this week. I chose a few, at random, to answer. More to come every week!
AUGUST 8 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
Tweet from @1masterjr
@TNADixie will we ever see the Great Muta in TNA?
A. It was wonderful to have Muta visit last week at our TNA offices in Nashville. There are a lot of exciting business opportunities in Japan, and some incredible talent as well that I'd love to showcase on Impact. We have a great home on Nippon Television G+ Sports every Saturday night and hope to bring IMPACT to Japan in the future.
Tweet from @sahilstylin
@TNADixie . I m sure u have been asked before, but is there any chances for a UK PPV? I would be the first one to pay to see it!
A. Would love this, but I always say I want more people to be able to see the great UK audiences worldwide on Impact vs how many would see it on a PPV platform. But we will definitely have a PPV there one day.
Tweet from @CYGY
@TNADixie Any chance we can see "The Alpha Male" Monty Brown back in TNA? He had so much potential to be a main event draw in 2004/05!
A. Monty Brown is still one of my favorite TNA stars from our early days. He was able to transition from the NFL to the ring and showed good charisma. Monty is now retired and currently lives in Michigan.
Tweet from @Carstenrechnage
@TNADixie hey dixie is the 10 reunion going to be available on youtube?
A. It already is available. Watch it on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dwf2LWrM6LQ
Tweet from @jctjak
@TNADixie is there a chance of TNA going to the Philippines? You do have fans here.. I would love to watch TNA live.. :)
A. We are always entertaining offers to tour overseas but have a tremendous television taping and domestic live event schedule to contend with that can make it challenging. Like yourself, many of our fans outside of America subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up on things, and we really have upped our level of exclusive content over the last month at http://www.youtube.com/impactwrestling
Tweet from @ireallyamadork
@TNADixie i'm on the west coast, is there a way to watch #tnaimpact live instead of 3 hours behind?
A. Most TV networks run a "West Coast Feed" to compensate for the time zone changes with their prime time programming. Although there is no way to change that, we watch the #IMPACTLive twitter responses from both feeds.
Tweet from @RealJMontgomery
@TNADixie #askdixie Will there be any special signings with Hogan or Sting for VIP weekend pass holders at BFG fan interaction???
A. We will be announcing a complete VIP Weekend schedule closer to the Bound for Glory event.
Tweet from @JustinPierce07
@TNADixie any public signings by any talent around the Norfolk show?
A. Absolutely! You can meet meet Magnus, Mickie James and Jeremy Borash on Wednesday, August 14th from 4-6pm at Direct Auto Insurance 875 East Little Creek Road in Norfolk
AUGUST 1 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON THE NEXT PAGE >>>
@PhilipHunn1 @pipebomb1991 It is frustrating I know but I guess hang in and @TNADixie know what we want to see without hurtful comments
A. I have no problem with negative comments or constructive criticism, but the outrageous posts and bad language are a totally a different thing ... especially with so many children paying attention on social media.
@TNADixie, it is blatantly obvious you are making or encouraging your roster to tweet about Rampage. I'm here to help when you're ready #TNA
A. It's very important for TNA talent to support each other and their individual separate projects outside of wrestling. They’ve supported EY with his Animal Planet show, Mickie James with her music, Gail Kim with her wedding TV special, etc. I think it's great that we all support each other!
@KingMoFH @jman61828 @TNADixie Rampage joining TNA def over shadowed King Mo joining. Rampage is on TV In a storyline where's King Mo?
A. We underestimated how long it would take Mo to recover from the complications he had following surgery. By the time he was cleared to wrestle, he had to start training for his upcoming fights. Rampage will fight a few major PPV events for Bellator, while King Mo is fighting more frequently in the tournaments. Hopefully, Mo will start training again right after his title fight, and we will see him in the ring soon.
@TNADixie quit bringing in all these MMA fighters. Your a wrestling company not the UFC.
A. People forget that King Mo is a wrestler, first and foremost. He won multiple medals (several gold medals) in The World Cup, Pan American Championships and US Championships, and a Division I All American. Rampage began his career as a wrestler, too. Rampage is a film star -- both have big personalities, successful MMA careers and substantial national media attention within the sports world. They’ve never worked for our competitor , and they both want to do whatever it takes to dominate professional wrestling. I'm open to anyone who fits that bill. And, the fact that Bellator CEO Björn Rebney and I can work together and cross-promote is a great added benefit for Impact exposure outside of wrestling.
@TNADixie Do you look for wrestlers from all different countries?
A. Absolutely! As a matter of fact, right now we are looking closely at several wrestlers to be on IMPACT from countries that have never been represented on the show before. Stay tuned!
@HulkHogan @TNADixie when will we see information about fan interaction on the uk tour? @IMPACTWRESTLING @IMPACTOnTour
A. Glad you’re excited for it! Our UK promoters will announce details for Fan InterAction this month, and you will hear from me beforehand on ways to get a jump on being the first to purchase tickets.
@TNADixie will there ever be another tna video game for ps3 Xbox etc and is there any chance you could sign Bill Goldberg?
A. I hope so! Our first game sold over one million copies worldwide. We are hopeful we’ll find the right partner for another video game soon. And regarding Bill, he is a great talent. We would love to work with him one day.
@JeremyBorash We need the IMPACT Wrestling PodCast to be a permanent fixture! Enjoying it very much! @TNADixie @hemmepowered #TNA
A. So glad to hear it! We've had great response to the podcasts and hope to make them a regular, weekly event.