Dixie Carter Comments On Jeff Jarrett’s TNA Future & More

Bill Behrens

In a Q & A Article wit the Baltimore Sun’s Kevin Eck TNA’s Dixie Careter comment on her appearance tonight on iMPACT, Jeff Jarrett, iMPACT moving to Monday Nights, and more.

Why did you choose this time to make your first appearance on Impact?

Well, I’ve been asked nonstop when I’m going to be on television. I don’t have a problem being in front of the fans, but I just like it on a much more personal level – being able to talk to them and listen to them and thank them for helping us grow. But it’s also my job to help promote TNA, and there’s just been so many great things going on for us lately – the Spike signing, and Bobby Lashley is a really unique signing for us as well. So it was just time for me to come on and talk about a couple of the things happening.

Have you thought at all about moving Impact to either Monday or Friday night to go head-to-head with Raw or Smackdown?

I think that you’re going to see some different things with us and Spike. I think that’s our goal going into this. Do we know specifically what they’re going to be? No. Does Spike love us for Thursday night on their network? Absolutely, they do. Is that our preference? No. We would love to be up against Raw on Monday night

Can you comment on what Jeff Jarrett’s future is with TNA?

Jeff’s been working on a lot of different things for the company. He’s been working with me on developing new programming in kind of a bigger capacity in some ways, but that’s been his focus as of late.

Is there any timetable for his return to TV?

Creatively, no. I don’t know. I would assume sooner than later, but I’m not sure exactly story line wise when that will be.

She also commented on Kurt Angle saying "I was briefed on the details of what happened, and I also know that people are innocent until proven guilty", and she noted Rhaka Kahn is still with the company.

She commented on whether she gets involved in bookins by saying "I’ve had more and more input as of late" and " "I don’t pretend to be a wrestling booker, but I do know when we’re having success"

OnTNA’s younger stars being the focus, she said "you’ve already started to see a tremendous shift in focus on going from those veterans who have helped us in such a great way to seeing these young guys getting their due – A.J. Styles, Matt Morgan, Hernandez, Beer Money, Samoa Joe, and I can go on and on"

Good interview by the TNA President.

To read the entire interview:

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/sports/wrestling/blog/2009/08/qa_with_dixie_carter.html#more

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