Source: Rob McNichol of The Sun
In a recent interview with Rob McNichol of The Sun (United Kingdom), TNA President Dixie Carter noted that she believed Magnus was “the future of our company.” She said that people thought he was much older than he was because of his maturity and his look. She also said that he carries himself like a superstar. Below are highlights of the interview, which you can read in its entirety by clicking here.
On Magnus as the Future of TNA
Magnus could be the future of our company. He was only 21 when I signed him and I don’t think people realise that because he looked so much more mature than that. He’s really grown. He’s a fabulous talker and his in-ring work has come so far. He’s gorgeous and carries himself like a superstar. Magnus is the real deal.
On TNA’s Relationship with the United Kingdom
There is something special with our relationship with this country. The UK is TNA’s second home. Just to be able to say that you’ve become the No1 rated wrestling show in a major country — from a television standpoint the United Kingdom is the second most important country in the world — is huge. We also know that there is so much great talent over here. We already have some of the best on our rosters. Rob Terry has come so far, working with Doug Williams in OVW. Doug is one of the greatest wrestlers from the UK and I’m really excited about Rockstar Spud.
On Taking iMPACT Wrestling on the Road
It was a leap of faith. If we’d have done it a couple of years ago we wouldn’t have stayed in business. It was a fiscal decision — pulling the trigger at the right time — and I think we did it. It’s gone great so far, tThe crowds have been fantastic. We’re hoping to keep that momentum up and just grow it even more. It really translates into the shows — they have a different energy and feel to them.
On Hiring Industry Professionals Like Eric Bischoff and Bruce Prichard
I try to hire very good people and let them do their jobs, but I am involved with everything from an oversight standpoint — and that includes creative. I try to let them have as much leeway as possible, but I’m involved, read everything and make suggestions. They work for me. I’m the only one, when I go to sleep at night, that has the ultimate responsibility for the success of failure of this company. No one else. I take that very, very seriously — and they need to too.