Although the first edition of #AskDixie was an absolute travesty, though it did make for some high comedy from our very own Notorious Eddie Mac, TNA President Dixie Carter has nonetheless decided to press on with the gimmick. This week, instead of a prepared statement that had a lot of words but said very little, she actually replied to questions and concerns from the pro wrestling fan base.
That included a fan expressing issue with how many MMA fighters have migrated to TNA over the past year or so, including King Mo Lawal and Rampage Jackson, with rumors swirling that Tito Ortiz could soon join them.
The question and answer (via ImpactWrestling.com):
@TNADixie quit bringing in all these MMA fighters. Your a wrestling company not the UFC.
A. People forget that King Mo is a wrestler, first and foremost. He won multiple medals (several gold medals) in The World Cup, Pan American Championships and US Championships, and a Division I All American. Rampage began his career as a wrestler, too. Rampage is a film star -- both have big personalities, successful MMA careers and substantial national media attention within the sports world. They've never worked for our competitor, and they both want to do whatever it takes to dominate professional wrestling. I'm open to anyone who fits that bill. And, the fact that Bellator CEO Björn Rebney and I can work together and cross-promote is a great added benefit for Impact exposure outside of wrestling.
That's a fairly standard response, even if her facts are a bit off, like saying Rampage has never worked for WWE when that's simply not the case. No, he hasn't technically worked for them, but he has worked with them as part of an appearance on Monday Night Raw promoting the A-Team movie.
Still, the idea is for TNA to bring in the biggest names possible and if the promotion can do that while scratching Bellator's back and pleasing Viacom in the process, Spike TV wins and then everyone is happy.
Except for @leggendkiller855, of course.