Richard Reacts - Dixie Carter, The IWC & The Fate Of TNA Wrestling

There are two very different, very major stories making rounds about TNA Wrestling. One is bleak and full of pessimism, while the other is bright and full of optimism. The question is, what is the truth?

That's what many are asking following Dixie Carter's feature article that was published by Loretta Hunt of Sports Illustrated on Thursday (See also - Welcome to Dixieland: A look at pro wrestling's female boss). The article, which we recapped here, is getting widespread attention from all parties involved.

Some are accusing Carter of lying, while others are praising her for finally addressing what is really going on behind-the-scenes in TNA Wrestling. So who are we supposed to believe? The president of a company trying to rejuvenate her talent roster and grow her business or the pessimists analyzing every move?

As with most stories, I think the truth is found in the middle. There are some points that I want to make note of and just start the discussion. My goal is to analyze the argument and present the facts. I want to inject some opinion but I also want to hear from others. So let's start with what we know.

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  • Peter Brian Hoover Jr

    Great article, Richard!

  • BIG M

    I know TNA have never released any financial stuff so we will never really know if they have ever turned a profit.
    All I know is if you go by the “released” numbers New Japan Pro wrestling is the most profitable wrestling company in the world behind WWE.
    And for that reason I don’t consider TNA the second biggest wrestling company in the world and in my opinion no one should.

  • Justin Lal

    Great job on page 4 Richard. That was well said.

  • Scott Davies

    TNA should go back to what made them famous & that’s with the X Division. The X Division was the hottest thing in Wrestling & TNA killed their own money drawer. That’s one part I think TNA has gone wrong. I also feel cashing in that title like a mitb brief case diminished the title. The De-Push of Samoa Joe, who is better then an upper mid-carder like he has been booked since 2010. I don’t hate TNA I want to see it succeed, but TNA needs something interesting, besides a stolen CM Punk angle. To me that makes TNA look bush league.

  • David Jr.

    Best Line “As with most stories, I think the truth is found in the middle.”

  • LeftyTosser

    Richard, I don’t always agree with your view of things, but I will take my hat off to you and your work on this piece. Good reporting, not a ton of bias and well written. Thanks!

  • mike

    Wow the whole next page thing is making me want to stop reading the articles. Why was it changed to thus?

  • Basima

    What is the big idea about spreading articles on multiple pages? Are you on a per click rate? It makes of the articles presentation look amateur and annoying to read! it has heavily degraded the quality of your site! Kind regards.

  • Eddie Edwards

    Can we please get rid of the pages?

  • gianni

    great article. i really like this site because its not so negative and whiny like other wrestling sites/forums. keep it up

  • Michael

    I was going to read this article but the length of time it takes to go from page to page I can’t really be bothered