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A simple question for Dixie Carter & TNA

Why do you want to chase away AJ Styles, the man who personified what TNA was all about as the alternative to WWE?

I know, I know. I shouldn’t be attempting to use logic to try to understand wrestling angles in 2013. Silly us. That’s old-school mentality in a new-school world. But I still want to know why Dixie Carter wants to get rid of AJ Styles so badly after signing him to a short-term extension.

Let’s review the events of the past month. AJ Styles went from his lone wolf ways to becoming a member of the Main Event Mafia. After signing a short-term extension to stay with TNA, he won Bound for Glory in St. Louis and trashed Dixie Carter for wrecking the morale in the locker room because she bought TNA as a toy with her father’s money. He also said that TNA is a place where WWE stars go for a two-year paid vacation and then return to Stamford.

In response, Dixie Carter ripped Styles as being “The Marginal One” and said that if it wasn’t for her daddy’s money, Styles would still be living in a trailer in suburban Atlanta. Hulk Hogan stepped in and decided to sign AJ Styles to a new contract. Dixie Carter ripped up the contract and told Styles to go away. She then told Hogan to either hop aboard “The Dixie Train” or quit. Hogan quits and Dixie pleads with him to stay while grabbing onto his leg.

I’ve read the comments you’ve posted to my recent TNA articles and quite a few of you here (and on social media) have ripped Dixie Carter for being a wannabe Stephanie McMahon.

Which brings us to TNA’s event from Tulsa, Oklahoma on Thursday night. Dixie Carter called Hogan a fringe player and said she’ll never mention Hogan’s name ever again.

“I didn’t need him. I don’t need anybody to come in here and tell me how to run my own wrestling company. I mean, good Lord. I mean, I don’t need any Vince. I don’t need has-been Eric Bischoff. I don’t need any Mr. Stephanie Levesque. And I don’t need those good old boy Jarretts. How can they can tell me to do anything better when I am the best this industry has ever seen?”

Remember when I said that Dixie Carter has gone into “let it burn” mode a few weeks ago? If the ship is sinking and you’re the money mark, then time to get on television and put yourself over as much as possible before the plug gets pulled. Not only that, the critics are right — this woman is attempting to re-enact what she’s watching every Monday night on RAW, only doing a miserable job of it. What an alternative to WWE programming for the fans.

“AJ, what are you thinking buddy? You are not needed here. … Our hard-working world champ (Bully Ray), he deserves a big break tonight.”

Ah, ha. So, the payoff for Bound for Glory is that Dixie Carter is going to screw AJ Styles out of the TNA title and back Aces & 8’s. That’s the only logical next step to this mess of an angle, right?

Sting approached Dixie Carter and she ripped the leader of the Mafia, saying he could have the same fate as Styles.

“It’s going to be those guys in the back, all of them need to wake up and they are under my current review. Darling, that includes you, too. … Do you want to be like AJ? Do you want to be without a contract? Do you want your future to be over here? Honey, I don’t want that, of all people, I don’t want that for you. Do you? But I’ll tell you, I’ll do it. I will do it. … Your future here is in the palm of my little bitty hand, OK? So, just remember that, OK? But one other thing, Steve, hey… that’s what’s going on.”

Before facing Knux & Garett Bischoff in a handicap match, AJ Styles told the fans that he was going to make Dixie Carter pay. Dixie Carter then offered AJ Styles a check to go away and not wrestle Bully Ray at Bound for Glory. Styles said he can’t be bought off, to which she replied that she didn’t sign the check. Insert your own check-bouncing punchline here. Why wouldn’t AJ accept her payoff and go somewhere else where he would get treated better? Does he think that if he wins the title that she’ll have to treat the locker room better?

After winning the TV main event 2-on-1 handicap match, AJ Styles got laid out by Bully Ray. A traditional go-home show beatdown before the PPV. That makes sense. What doesn’t make sense is what the payoff from the angle is going to be.

Scenario one: AJ Styles beats Bully Ray clean and wins the TNA title. How’s he going to make Dixie Carter pay? Is he going to commit an act of violence against a woman? Is he going to spank her? Is he going to walk out of TNA with the title and go to WWE or New Japan? What exactly is the end game here? He can’t replace Dixie Carter because she’s going nowhere until her father pulls the plug on bankrolling the company. Why would Styles want to stick around an organization where the owner dumps on him all the time as being “The Marginal One”? The owner of the company you work for is telling the fans that you suck and expects the same fans to pay her money?

Scenario two: AJ Styles beats Bully Ray with some assistance to win the TNA title. Call this the Dusty Finish scenario where Dixie can copy what she saw on TV with the Scott Armstrong angle on RAW.

Scenario three: AJ Styles loses to Bully Ray by screwjob (via Dixie Carter, a Dixie henchman, or a Sting heel turn). What’s the motivation for wanting to stick around TNA when you say that the owner has destroyed morale in the locker room and has no idea what she’s doing as an owner? Dixie Carter offers you money to go away and leave TNA, you refuse, and yet you want to draw a paycheck after getting screwed by her in your quest for the title belt?

Scenario four: AJ Styles loses cleanly to Bully Ray. His tenure in TNA is untenable at that point and he’s off to work for another organization that appreciates his talents better. Why continue in TNA at that point when you know that Dixie Carter is going to continue telling the fans that you should be labeled as a loser?

And just what exactly is the end game here for Dixie Carter in this money mark angle? Who is she going to replace Sting and AJ Styles with at the top of the card — Aces & 8’s? E.G.O? Remember, she knocked Kazarian & Daniels when Dixie said that they were good wrestlers but icky. Unless Dixie Carter elevates someone like Austin Aries as her version of Randy Orton to be “the new face of TNA,” then this attempted copy cat angle of the McMahon Family power play cannot be used in a positive manner to push someone or to build someone up to the top of the TNA cards.

So, tell me again, why exactly does Dixie Carter want to get rid of AJ Styles and who does she want to replace him with?

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  • D.M.T

    This dude Zach Arnold seems to hate TNA a lot. Maybe I’m wrong.

    • Abudadein

      Zach Arnold hates all wrestling unless it’s happening at the Kobe World Memorial Hall, the Shirakawa Municipal Central Gymnasium, or the Tokyo Dome.

  • puckdinah1

    You would think AJ Styles deserves more respect from his employer after all the years of hard work. Before TNA signed all of WWE’s castoffs, he was running the show – being the most popular wrestler under contract and the face of the company. Hey, it’s WWE’s gain if they end up singing him eventually, even if they misuse his talent here and there.

    • jcice13

      you do know it’s an angle?

  • TrollNonstopAction

    “But I still want to know why Dixie Carter wants to get rid of AJ Styles so badly after signing him to a short-term extension.”
    Dixie didn’t re-sign AJ. Hogan did and she was against it. Dixie basically wants to put AJ in his place, having turned heel after AJ knocked Dixie for being incompetent and having made TNA worse. It seems pretty easy to me.
    Those questions that you ask are mixing kayfabe and reality, that’s why they don’t make sense right now. We don’t know where the line is going to be drawn for this storyline.
    What if making her pay is taking over the company with somebody else (Jarrett)? What if all the faces stand up with AJ after Dixie’s bullying and revolt? What if Ethan is Dixie’s new golden boy and he’s the one that goes on to feud with AJ?

    • Abudadein

      And that’s why Zach Arnold is “the fountain of misinformation,” as Gorilla Monsoon would say. Week after week, glaring errors are made throughout his articles. Zach Arnold = Zero Credibility.

      • jcice13

        any time some one quotes my old pal gorilla I beam with happiness, I went to high school in willingboro the same town gorilla lived at that time and met him a few times over the course of 2,3 years I have a great funny story too about my first meeting with him at a place called sunset pizzeria, he was a good man,a nice man and trust me he had a great sense of humor

        • Abudadein

          Thanks for the insight on Gorilla Monsoon. I would have loved to have met him. But I’m glad you had the opportunity.Two of my favourite Gorilla quotes are “He hit him in his occipital protuberance,” and “This match could be a main event anywhere in the country.”

      • jcice13

        this zach fellow? are these his own thoughts or does he do the copy paste thing or both??? thank god devon told us about the constitution the other day and the right to free speech LOL

  • YoungAngryMan

    Kinda off topic here, but although her company is trash, she’s one hot milf……

    • D.M.T

      Oh it’s true, it’s damn true!

      • Abudadein

        MILF….to the EXTREME!!!!!

        • jcice13

          you like that??? ok

          • Abudadein

            I do. But then again, I also really loved the actress Dixie Carter from the sitcom Designing Women. Perhaps I just have a thing for women named Dixie Carter?

          • jcice13

            she did have that slutty milf thing going but she reminded me too much of a drag queen, my favorite was jean smart who also had that rupaulian flair

          • Abudadein

            Ah yes, the beautiful and leggy Charlene Frazier Stillfield. Years later, Jean Smart had a recurring role on the show Frasier, and was ever bit as gorgeous as she was on Designing Women. Who would have thought a sub par article from Zach Arnold would spark a discussion about Jean Smart.

          • jcice13

            okay now you’re making me think here, something that never happens from a Zach Arnold article, first of all yes you’re correct, she had that extra spicy look when on frazier, but after reading an arnold article one surely doesn’t think about wrestling because obviously the author doesn’t, so it doesn’t come as any surprise that a conversation should arise about anything else under the sun other than wrestling and I began to wonder if zach was the older brother who was never seen or off to war on the wonder years like richie cunningham’s older brother disappeared on happy days

    • jcice13

      I think she looks frumpish and her voice is obnoxious and she dresses like she’s going to a casino on the day trip bus looking for that free buffett, but other than that I’d do her I’ve been with worse

  • Tsall13

    I don’t care what delusional Carter or anyone in TNA does or tries to do cause their done they can’t be saved its over for them… they lost way to much money since signing on Hogan and Eric plus going on the road to earn revenue only made them lose millions in return which can’t and won’t be recovered… only way they survive at this point is to slim the roster down to what they only need for tv tappings and forget house shows that only draw a few hundred people which doesn’t even pay for the arena fee… if anyone with half a brain over their knows what’s best for them they better start making friends in better places that could use their talents cause TNA is already dead it’s just a matter of when and where Bob Carter closes the doors on his check book which has taking a drastic hit in the last few years….

  • Guest

    it’s all storyline

    • jcice13

      thank you

  • Trey Doss

    i really do think aj should win a bfg it’ll show where tna is headed most importantly where aj is headed

    • jcice13

      if he wins the title does that really mean he’s staying?? I don’t think that’s a given, what if they don’t offer as much money as he thinks he should get? just because he might win the belt doesn’t guarantee he’s staying and as for where TNA is heading? down the drain

  • Iron Mike Sharpe

    I like how Zach trolls you TNA lovers. I wasn’t aware there were many TNA fans left. It’s been a crap call company for the last 5 years with only a handful of actual talent on their roster.
    Keep on keeping on Zach… the reaction to you non glowing TNA articles are, “Gold Jerry Gold!”

    • TrollNonstopAction

      There’s people that enjoy a pro wrestling show more than mentally masturbating about it on the internet like you haters do, you know.

      • jcice13

        no offense but aren’t you on the internet doing the same thing??? better get a kleenex for your brain bro

        • TrollNonstopAction

          No, I’m not made that way. The unimportant things in life like a tv show, that I don’t like, I don’t talk about them much. I certainly don’t write about them every week changing the form but not the content, nor I incite people to “fight” for the “truth” about what to watch.
          I don’t like WWE, I rarely watch it. I also rarely comment about their shows which I don’t watch. I like TNA, I watch it, I write about their shows I watch and what I like.

  • JH

    Simple answer to your simple question, AJ can’t draw a dime.

    • jcice13

      not even with a crayon and paper and I like the guy

  • Joseph Lisnow

    Enjoy Bound for Glory this year because it’s far from a guarantee TNA will be around in a year. They lasted over a decade, which is more time than anyone gave them, but Dixie Carter needs to pursue other endeavors. TNA did the best they could. Vince created a monopoly with the WWE and there’s nothing wrong with that. He risked everything to create an empire.

    • TrollNonstopAction

      Oh it’s not difficult to enjoy Bound for Glory when everyone is still laughing at Battleground.

      • Abudadein

        I think the two PPVs should be combined and called Bound for Battleground. I wouldn’t pay more than $12.99 for it, but it could include matches like Ryback vs. Abyss, AJ Styles vs. Alberto Del Rio, and Bully Ray vs. Dolph Ziggler.

        • TrollNonstopAction

          Yeah, it closes the market gap between the two. Battleground: worth 0$, your idea, and then BFG worth its full price. Good idea.

          • jcice13

            I look at TNA’s roster and it’s chock full of really good to great performers who go out there and work their asses off,and the women make the divas look like…well look like divas..but even a fan like yourself can not be happy with the way things are going over there, more times than not their angles suck, they don’t know what talent to use or how to use them,and they wasted 4 years with hogan and bischoff, I just feel badly for the roster, withering away for minimal viewers

          • TrollNonstopAction

            I think that the status of the company TNA is not perfect, yes.
            Their show, however, entertains me all the time. And it has been doing so long enough to have gained my two weekly hours of viewing. Coupled with the fact that I don’t like various aspects of the WWE programming, the fact that there’s a pro wrestling show that fits my tastes is great for me.

  • jcice13

    well first off AJ will make her pay if he wins the belt by saying I am the champ and if you want this belt in TNA you’ll have to pay me big time, I mean that’s a no brainer right? as for everything else?? it’s wrestling, you’re looking for common sense in a TNA angle??? this is where you draw the line in the sand??? not the anonymous RAW GM? vince getting blown up??? or a dozen other things but AJ’s angle??? not aces & 3’s??? well actually 4’s forgot marble mouth taz, tried but couldn’t forget him
    come on

  • Jeremy

    “I know, I know. I shouldn’t be attempting to use logic to try to
    understand wrestling angles in 2013. Silly us. That’s old-school
    mentality in a new-school world.”

    Must be new to wrestling, pro wrestling has NEVER had logic.

    • jcice13

      oh I disagree even though I assume you’re joking,there were lots of really great logical angles in the older days

  • Miroslav Mates

    Obviously she is insane…if she lets him go the whole TNA burns down…after seeing Bischof wrestling last thursday I wanted to puke…just terrible guy IN MAIN EVENT!

  • Mary Helen Cook

    i think dixie is so rong and to bring wwe into it she better watch what she saying right now as wwe is so pissed of wight now with the big show and what he don to tripel h to stephanie wood fight dixie all the way wwe dont bring up tna only one time jhon cena did as vince was going to fire him and said i will go to where he was wanted brothere but that was it dixie has good wrestlers but she has gone to far this time i hope wwe can take tna from hur as she is trying to be a stephanie but put the to in the same ring i wood side with wwe stephannie evrry time sorry dixie hope your gone by the end of next year and tna is nothing without jeff jartte as he was the one that started it and he wood be so mad now how she has trashed it and he envented it with his first wife who died with cancer what dixie has dun is so rong just for that alone stephannie and vince has nothing to do with tna but i hope they will do now at lest they pay there worker give them helth cair and all dont get rid of there best stars allso tna have good wrestlers but i wood like to see them get better but she need to be bot out i loved hulk and brook there but she has lost it as hulk is a fan favret with wrestling fans but to give him a gm and brook to look after the tna devas it was good but she has no idear how to run it as she has to look for to put it on the market and get shops and sports to put money in to it like wwe that has to the put it on the market subway kmart and otheres companys put money into wwe so they can pay the wrestlers and background staff thay have there own hospital to make film and evan got e tv to do total devas show wwe allso do charrty evrry year put a show for the army at christmas timem go to see dieing kids to dixie carter cant do that what wwe has dun as she has hur daddys money but cant do what stephannie can in stephannie has daddys money to but she will get wwe from vince one day as well as hur brothere to but that is where it ends dixie was not born to the wrestling like stephannie was and i no if wwe was to take the best of the tna stars wow stephennie wood be good for them and they will get payed well to and we wrestling fans wood love it to like invasion 2 just like what they did with wcw and ecw and wwe have paul hayman and recardo to as mangers thous stars wood have a new chalang to and wwe stars wood have new compation to

    • Iron Mike Sharpe

      Paragraphs and punctuation are your friend. I really tried to read this, but gave up about 6 lines in.

      Someone got the cliff notes for this one?

    • Darsow44

      WOW! This might just be the least-coherent thing ever written on the internet.

      • Darsow44

        Upon second reading, I’ve decided this must be a joke. It MUST be. If so, kudos to the comic genius who wrote it. If not….. we are all doomed.

        • Abudadein

          I think it’s brilliant. Just look at all the hidden messages in it: pissed of WIGHT now with the BIG SHOW. See what I mean? There’s a lot more in there, especially if you read some of the sentences backwards. Those who think this is just a giant run-on pile of incoherent dog crap are so rong in their assumptions. I really believe I’m wight on this one.

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