Former TNA Employee Comments On Bonaduce Booking

Bill Behrens

Dave Meltzer printed an e-mail from former TNA Production Manager, Randy Ricci, who wrestles as Rockin Randy, lashing out at Dixie Carter and her "SVP" (Andy Barton) about the upcoming Danny Bonaduce booking.

Ricci wrote about a staff meeting in Nashville in 2007 prior to SLAMIVERSITY in Nashville where he says Dixie was very upset that her staff had not been able to contact and confirm Vanilla Ice, Johnny Fairplay, and "some other no-name".

Ricci wrote that he then joked, "Hey, don’t worry folks. I think I may be able to dig up contact info on Bobcat Goldthwait.", which got a pop from Terry Taylor & Don West, and stares from Dixie & Andy.

Here’s the e-mail:

 "Bonaduce? Cmon. Can you imagine how much this is going to cost TNA? I will never ever understand why Dixie Carter and her SVP do things like this. And trust me, this is all Dixie and her people. Scratch that. I do understand why they think they are doing it.

At meetings close, Dixie projected her frustration about another failure, on her people when she went off about no one getting in touch with Vanilla Ice, Jonny Fairplay, and some other no-name. She was so pissed. This was the most pissed I had seen her up to that point. And people were scampering, pointing fingers and genuinely looking like they feared for their jobs. I couldn’t help it. I tried to bite my tongue and I was really hoping it was a joke. I had to say, ‘Hey, don’t worry folks. I think I may be able to dig up contact info on Bobcat Goldwaith.’

Dixie and the SVP gave me stares from hell and then Don West and Terry Taylor busted out laughing to make it worse. For a second, I was jerky, but then I thought, ‘How embarrassing is this? They are bleeding money and Vanilla Ice was going to save the day.

Then there was the infamous Pacman Jones embarrassment, Blago (Rod Blagojevich) in the Main Event Mafia and now Bonaduce. These idiots think that because he was on that Hulk Hogan crappy celebrity thing that somehow Bonaduce gets a rub. And that this is one step closer to tapping the ‘in’ crowd. Some imaginary new breed of wrestling fan that TNA is going to develop. How’s that working for you guys? You can’t even develop any wrestling stars,


I would also love to see how far behind they are on their bills as well. They owe people money that work for them and provide services while they go out into the mainstream media with this kind of crap, alienating the people that work with them, and for them, even more because I guarantee you that what they are spending on this future flop could cover all that back pay. I’m telling you, this is just Dixie and her SVP doing nothing but playing live wrestling dolls."

Have a news tip? Attended an event and want to send a live report? Submit it now!
monitoring_string = "851cc24eadecaa7a82287c82808f23d0"