So it has been an interesting few days for TNA Wrestling. So here is some TNA Wrestling news from the last few days.
One Direction’s Liam Payne lived out his boyhood dream by wrestling TNA IMPACT WRESTLING legend Kurt Angle, as part of the huge 1DDay event this weekend.The seven hour event was hosted for the most part by the band. Promoting their upcoming album Midnight Memories, the lads were joined by a host of global stars including Kurt, Simon Cowell, Jerry Springer, Piers Morgan and more.
It was streamed live from Los Angeles, California, to the world on YouTube and was seen by more than 650,000 people at any given time. Liam and Harry Styles are both big wrestling fans and, as part of the event, Kurt was invited to tackle Liam – who took on the name ‘The Payne Train’.
While Kurt started things off fairly simply, it seemed he had underestimated Liam’s abilities and the singer had a few tricks up his sleeves. After their exhibition match, the Olympic Gold Medallist and multiple-time wrestling champion presented Liam with a replica TNA World Heavyweight Title belt.
Angle Tweeted after the event, saying: “What a Day! Thanks and much love to One Direction.”
TNA President Dixie Carter joked: “Love seeing Liam as MY World Champ. Finally a REAL World Champion.”
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING Tour the UK and Ireland in January/February 2014. For more information go to www.impactwrestling.com/uktour
Sports Illustrated Interview Dixie Carter
Against the backdrop of TNA’s 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 wrestling’s 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 father’s 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.”
The full article can be read at http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/more/news/20131121/dixie-carter-tna-wrestling/