Dixie Carter Fiddles While TNA Burns

Mark Madden

Dixie Carter, TNAWe all remember Jim Herd, former boss of WCW and Pizza Hut magnate. Herd was the butt of many jokes because of the Ding Dongs tag team, the proposed Hunchbacks tag team, and his general incompetence.

Move over Jim. Make room for Dixie.

Dixie Carter’s idiocy makes Herd look like he had the sports entertainment acumen of Bill Watts.

(It should be noted that Jim Cornette, to this day, regularly vilifies Herd while praising Watts. Fine. But he keeps cashing Dixie’s paychecks, doesn’t he?)

The top talent at TNA are screwing each other’s wives. The world champ is a total wreck, got busted for HGH and is the target of a restraining order sought by an ex-TNA employee.  Minimal gains in TV ratings are more than offset by embarrassing PPV buy rates. Less people buy TNA PPVs than attend many WWE house shows.

So, does Carter put the wheels in motion for a housecleaning?

No. One announcing change and a few minor booking adjustments, and it’s business as usual with Total Non-stop Asininity. In fact, it seems like the wheels are in motion for the return of Jeff Jarrett, the guy who started all the trouble by running off with Karen Angle.

There are many reasons why TNA doesn’t have a hope of succeeding. But it all comes back to Carter being a complete idiot. They say a fool and his money are soon parted. In Dixie’s case, I’m shocked they ever got together in the first place. Thank you, Daddy.

At this point, my main concern is Kurt Angle. I consider Kurt a friend, albeit one I’ve not spoken to in a while.

Kurt needs to take a break from wrestling. He doesn’t owe the business anything, and he owes TNA even less. TNA doesn’t care if Kurt lives or dies. TNA wants whatever it can get out of him.

Kurt was busted for drugs. It was all over the media. He’s clearly crying out for help. Yet – at the PPV immediately following Kurt’s arrest – TNA inexplicably left the promotion’s world title on him. No matter what Angle may want, he needs to step away. If Kurt has inadequate concern for himself, somebody else has to step up.

That somebody won’t be Karen Angle. Sorry, Kurt, but when you marry a stripper, you get what you pay for.

That somebody won’t be his family. Kurt’s their meal ticket.

That somebody won’t be his manager. David Hawk, a former bodybuilder, is an amateur, in way over his head.

And that somebody won’t be Dixie Carter.

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