– Following Rhodes’ introduction, he gave a ten minute speech in regards to his plans as the new booker to get the wrestlers excited about his vision. Rhodes made it clear that he has a very different vision of where he sees the promotion going than Jeff Jarrett did and that changes will be taking shape in the next few weeks.
– In addition to giving a speech to the TNA wrestlers, Rhodes also met separately with the X Division wrestlers on the roster. Rhodes said he wanted them to slow down their style a bit in the ring and work on getting their personalities over more. It should be noted that he was very supportive and said many positive things, including that he felt they were extremely underpromoted thus far in the company. Rhodes promised that his job would be to make the viewers know their personas better and planned to give many of them more character-development with more promo time.