For a woman whose pre-TNA wrestling career was in public relations, Dixie Carter hasn’t been very endearing on Twitter this week. On Friday she chose to delete two Tweets that garnered her criticism, the first suggesting they may find the “next Eddie Guerrero” at Bound For Glory, and the second using a Typhoon warning in Japan to promote TNA wrestler James “Storm”.
TNAWrestling.com has recently been expanding their written content with former WWE announcer Josh Mathews at the helm. A new article looking back at the 1994 WCW/AAA When Worlds Collide PPV that showcased stars like Eddie Guerrero, Rey Mysterio, and Chris Benoit for the first time, ponders whether TNA’s Bound For Glory PPV in conjunction with Wrestle-1 will have a similar impact.
The TNA President linked to that article on Twitter, writing: “Maybe at #BoundForGlory we will find the next Eddie Guerrero…”
While there’s nothing inherently offensive about the message, she was bombarded with replies mocking TNA. In that sense perhaps it was a good PR move to delete it. Who wants their company publicly mocked?
Her second Tweet however was definitely in poor taste. Bound for Glory takes place this Sunday in Tokyo. Meanwhile Typhoon Vongfong is headed for mainland Japan, expected to hit Tokyo on Tuesday when the TNA crew are back in the states. Playing off this she Tweeted that “The Storm is Coming”, referencing TNA star James Storm:
This predictably caused a lot of backlash on the social media site, and she chose to delete the Tweet and apologize:
Of course it’s not exactly the first time a pro wrestling company has been insensitive, WWE have done much worse in the past, but when people are looking for the slightest thing to rip a company they think is going out of business it doesn’t help when they hang themselves like this.
TNA Bound For Glory will air on PPV on tape delay this Sunday at 8/7c in the United States. Here’s the card:
Samoa Joe (c) vs. Low Ki vs. Kaz Hayashi (TNA X Division Championship)
The Great Muta and Tajiri vs. James Storm and The Great Sanada.
Ethan Carter III vs. Ryota Hama.
Team 3D (Bully Ray and Devon) vs. Abyss and Tommy Dreamer.
Kazma Sakamoto vs. MVP.
Manik vs. Minoru Tanaka.
Havok (c) vs. Velvet Sky (TNA Knockouts Championship)
Andy Wu and El Hijo del Pantera vs. Novus (Jiro Kuroshio and Yusuke Kodama)