It Came From YouTube: Dixie Carter Knows Best- just listen to her pep talk to the TNA roster.

15 Submitted by on Mon, 25 May 2015, 12:00

In 2010 Dixie Carter addressed the entire TNA roster and essentially chewed them all out for not being good enough and told them that they needed to get behind her and her awesome leadership ability if TNA was ever going to go anywhere.

This wasn’t part of an angle or anything, either- they just aired it on TV thinking that it made for compelling television, I guess.

I think she meant it to be motivational and inspiring for the wrestlers.

Mostly it just made Dixie look like a whiney, rich, spoiled, egotistical idiot who doesn’t know how to properly manage or motivate her employees.

“When you question things in this company, you’re questioning me… and I cannot allow that to happen”.

 Would you want to work for a woman like this?

Would a speech like this make you feel motivated, or unmotivated about your job?

This isn’t a motivational speech. It’s an unmotivational speech. It makes you feel even more discouraged and pessimistic after it’s over!

Vince McMahon would never give a speech like this, and even if he did he would not be stupid enough to air it on national television.

Dixie lost the trust of her employees over 5 years ago.

No wonder TNA is in the situation it’s in right now.

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15 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: Dixie Carter Knows Best- just listen to her pep talk to the TNA roster."
  1. John says:

    “Now go swing for the fences…And here is your hockey stick I know EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
    I feel so much prouder right now that I have never watched a full TNA show or even a full segment of a show. Back to Classics on Demand so I can watch an old M.S.G. card.

  2. Christopher says:

    Pause the video at 1:43 and look at the expressions on the faces of Bully Ray and Rhyno, you can tell they ain’t buying it. Most likely because they heard the same bullshit from Heyman.

  3. Nick Nutter says:

    TNA is not in the same place they were three years ago, because the potential for them to grow just isn’t there anymore. It’s been squandered, despite the incredible talent. The best they can hope for for the forseable future is to not lose any more ground.

  4. Rich says:

    “It’s either my way or the highway. You do it my way, or you don’t do it at all. Do it as I tell you to, or get the hell out… Who’s here now? Hulk and Eric? Hey, sure guys- whatever you all want to do, it’s fine with me. Change the ring? Sure- I was getting tired of it that way anyway, it’s fine. Beautiful. Whatever you guys want, just let me know. What was that?- Who do you want me to fire?…”.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Is this the most incompetent wrestling promotion to ever get a (cable or otherwise) network TV deal?

    Serious question. I can’t think of any one that was ever worse managed.

    • Eddie Mac says:

      Top of my head, yes.

      I would say mid-90s WCW at the time they got Nitro, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t this bad. I would say late 90’s ECW when it got its deal with TNN, but it got badly mismanaged after the deal.

      TNA has been mismanaged to various degrees almost from the beginning.

  6. Anonymous says:

    “To be fair; Dixie isn’t the only problem in TNA, but she sure is one of the big ones…”

    Ultimately, it all falls on her. You can blame whoever you want, but if she was qualified to do her job they wouldn’t have the problems that they do.

  7. Sean says:

    Dixie Carter is the poor man’s Paul Heyman

    • Mister Forth says:

      The financial part seems there.

    • Anonymous says:

      She’s actually the rich man’s version if you want to get technical. Living proof that money will never be as valuable in wrestling as star power and compelling booking/promotion, i.e. what got WWE where it is today (even if today’s product arguably no longer reflects that).

  8. Mariano Fernandez says:

    This is a company that has always had problems at the helm – from Hogan and Bischoff, to Dixie Carter, to Vince Russo, to its very founder, Jeff Jarrett himself.

    I can see why Heyman and J.R. wouldn’t touch it with a ten-foot pole.

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