Hulk Hogan had some nice words to say about Dixie Carter.
Dixie Carter was at one time the owner of TNA but her tenure in that position was filled with criticism. Many wrestling personalities including AJ Styles, Konnan, Tara/Victoria, Bruce Prichard, Vince Russo, Velvet Sky, and Angelina Love, all had bad things to say about Dixie for her lack of knowledge of the wrestling business and alleged lack of direction for the company.
At the same time, there have been a few people to say positive things about her. These have included Kurt Angle, Hernandez, and Eric Bischoff, all praised Dixie for one reason or another.
“From the moment I walked in there I was getting cut on. Surgery after surgery after surgery after surgery, and all I can say is I was never in that situation but I didn’t expect her to pay me when I was out. I’d have a hip replacement and I’d be out for two and a half months and she’d still pay me every week. It was just amazing how consistent she was and how kind she was.
A lot of people knocked her because she didn’t know the wrestling business or it was a hobby to her, stuff like that. But, all I know is how she treated people and how she treated me was the thing that really stands out was the type of person Dixie Carter was.”
How did Dixie Carter end up with TNA?
Dixie Carter became affiliated with TNA through her parents who owned Panda Energy International. Dixie’s parents purchased a majority share in TNA’s ownership from Jeff and Jerry Jarrett when the father-and-son duo were suffering from financial woes and were struggling to keep TNA afloat during its infancy.
As a result of this financial backing, Dixie Carter was promoted to position of president of the company. She was in this position from 2002 to 2017 and made appearances throughout her tenure, most notably during 2013 and 2014 as part of the “Dixieland” saga.