TNA PRESIDENT AND WRESTLINGS NEW VILLAIN, DIXIE CARTER, PROFILED ON SI.COM
A FIRST LOOK INTO THE PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL LIFE OF TNAS LEADING LADY
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 22, 2013) — Against the backdrop of TNAs biggest Pay-Per-View event of the year, Bound For Glory, prominent Sports Illustrated MMA writer, Loretta Hunt, sat down for an in-depth interview with TNA President Dixie Carter to get an inside look at what drives professional wrestlings leading lady. The result is a revealing feature, Welcome to Dixieland, launched yesterday on SI.com.
“When people think of who I am, they usually think about who I come across as on TV, not the mother and businesswoman, says TNA President Dixie Carter. I am excited readers have an opportunity to get an in-depth look at not only how TNA was built from the ground up, but also a look at the bright future ahead. In the process they will also gain insight into the real Dixie Carter.”
Stepping into the boots of a hard-working mother of two, who is running a company in a testosterone-driven industry, is no simple task. Whether behind her desk, in the wrestling ring or at home with her family, Carter understands the value of working hard, a lesson learned from an early age as she witnessed her fathers entrepreneurial spirit.
“What initially drew me to Dixie Carter was the fact that she’s a lone female promoter in a mostly-male-dominated sports entertainment industry, said Hunt. Once I started exploring the pro wrestling community, I was even more intrigued by the depth of Dixie’s personal story and her deep connection to TNA and its talent. I hope my story will shed light on the fascinating world that is pro wrestling.”
With Carter running the show, for more than a decade TNA has provided, and will continue to offer, wrestling fans around the world unmatched high-flying, hard-hitting action with a roster featuring some of the most prominent names in the industry, including the The Charismatic Enigma Jeff Hardy, The Icon Sting and Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle. Carters go-getter, never quit attitude and unparalleled drive is what has helped land top TNA talent and a contract with SPIKE TV, where IMPACT WRESTLING airs each Thursday night at 9 p.m. ET.
Against numerous odds and with many doubters, the optimistic Carter continues to challenge the status quo. The new #IMPACT365 cross-platform programming initiative, Where Action Never Ends, provides fans, for the first-time ever, 24/7 access to TNA Superstars and special content via broadcast, social media and digital channels.
To learn more about Dixie Carter and to read her Sports Illustrated feature visit SI.com or www.impactwrestling.com. You can also follow Dixie on Twitter @TNADixie
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TNA Entertainment, LLC is a privately held sports entertainment company based in Nashville, Tennessee that specializes in events, products, numerous TV properties, merchandise and music, as well as, the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. The roster features such greats as Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Sting, Magnus, James Storm, Bobby Roode, Austin Aries, the lovely and lethal Knockouts and many more through its highly successful TNA IMPACT WRESTLING weekly broadcasts on SPIKE TV. In addition, TNA produces monthly PPV events and more than 100 live shows a year. The product is the worlds most innovative experience in professional wrestling and is broadcast in more than 120 countries. For more information, please visit www.impactwrestling.com.