Report: Backstage Tension in TNA, Heat on Top Knockout

Nick Paglino

Although it started out as an Internet rumor, there appears to be some legitimate heat on TNA Knockout Mickie James after she raved on Twitter about The Rock’s return to "Monday Night Raw."

Mickie tweeted, "Finally getting a chance to catch up on @TheRock’s charismatic return… Literally got chills… & remembered why I do… What I do!"

The Rock aka Dwayne Johnson responded, "Thank u MJ..we’re blessed to be able to perform..keep kickin ass and being diverse in your career…I dig your music… I always admire diversity..takes guts..especially in country..if u sing jamey johnson for me I’ll come get that tooth..:)"

While TNA President Dixie Carter is said not to be offended by the tweet, a lot of TNA locker room members felt Mickie, a long time WWE Womens Champion, should be promoting TNA on Twitter, and not glowing about WWE’s latest angle.

"We’re having a hard enough time keeping anyone’s attention during Wrestlemania season," one prominent TNA wrestler told WrestleZone over the weekend, "we have Kurt Angle’s entire personal life, including his relationship with his children, playing out on TV to get a .1 boost in the numbers. Mickie should be a locker room leader, and should know better. Instead, she just makes it seem like she’s longing to go to back to WWE."

Our source also says TNA management is "obsessed" regarding WWE swiping Kevin Nash and Booker T from right underneath TNA’s big "Main Event Mafia Reunion."

The source says things are "as tense as I’ve ever seen it" in TNA at the moment.

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