Dixie Carter Comments on The Spike TV Deal, Possibly Wrestling a Match, More
Posted by Larry Csonka on 08.07.2014
See what Dixie has to say…
- Dixie Carter recently spoke about the Spike TV negotiations and more. Here are the highlights…
Dixie Carter On Spike TV Negotiations: Every two years I go through this. This is just the first public negotiation I've ever had. I think social media has really changed this kind of thing. I'm used to every two years negotiating with Spike and negotiating with other networks. This time is absolutely not any different. We're still talking with them, but there are other people, thank God, that are interested in our product. I want to grow this brand; I want to grow it domestically. I want us to be able to start having the kind of success domestically that we're having internationally. I'm not going to stop and none of us are going to stop until we get there. I'm real excited to see and I think we'll know sooner than later what's going to happen.
Dixie Carter On Spoiling The "#ItHappens" Table Spot: I think if you've been watching lately the show has been, in my opinion, some of the best programming that we've been putting out. I'm so excited about it. I'm just thrilled to see how many of these young talents that we've debuted in the last six, eight, nine months in such a prominent role. And at the same time we're starting to have such amazing increases in ratings, so that makes me really proud. Tomorrow night is a big night for us. I would happen to call it must-see TV and if you haven't tuned in a while it would definitely be a show to catch.
Would Dixie Ever Wrestle A Match: I said I would never be on TV and I am. I don't think I ever said I wouldn't take a bump, but the answer is no, though. No desire to do a match, I'm going to have to draw the line somewhere. To be honest I've really enjoyed the last few months. I have loved working with all of these young, new talents that I get to: Rockstar Spud and Ethan (Carter III) and Magnus before that. It's just been a lot of fun and I finally just said, ‘You know what, you don't care, just let go and have fun with it.' And that's exactly what I've tried to do.
Dixie on Changes She Would Still Like to Implement: "I think if you look at us over the last six-to-nine months we've made more changes to our company that I think are really starting to resonate with our fans. Fans who may have left at some point and some people who are just now finding us, and that is really trying to listen to what our fans and viewers want to see. Bringing back the six-sided ring, that was a change. Letting the fans decide; if it had won by one vote or another it would have gone down as the fans' decision. Instead we got a landslide and made the change. The introductions just in the last nine months I counted almost 15 new talents, either brand new or completely repackaged characters that we've interviewed in the last nine months. We did not do that in the last nine years. Excuse me, not nine years, maybe five or six years. Don't hold me to the date, I don't know the math, but I'm just telling you it was years and years and years. To see some of them doing so well and in such amazing, great roles and just knocking it out of the park every night I just couldn't be more proud. I think we have undergone changes from the ring to the new characters on the show, how young our talent is to the way we're trying to tell our stories right now to the way we're going about focusing on the wrestling. I think that those have been tremendous changes. Are there more to come? Absolutely, but I'm really proud of all that we've accomplished in the past few months."