AJ Styles comments on who he felt ruined the TNA brand Submitted by Aaron Rift on 07/26/2020 at 11:22 AM
During his recent Twitch stream, AJ Styles commented on working with Vince Russo and Dixie Carter in Impact Wrestling:
"Vince, as a person, I love the guy, and we butted heads as far as him writing, even in TNA, but I realized when we butted heads, it was because he was getting things from Dixie the whole time. It must have been very difficult to work with this woman who has no idea how wrestling works and wanted everything to be done to it and it didnít make any sense. We butted heads with him as a writer, but due to Dixie Carter getting involved a lot with creative."
"Do I believe Dixie ruined IMPACT? Well, it was TNA back then, and 100%. IMPACT, there was a time when it was really gaining ground. The problem was, Dixie wanted to be WWE-lite and thatís not what people wanted. They wanted to see something else. All she had to do was let us do what we do, it was really that simple. Had she left it to the writers, I think TNA would still be around and be bigger than what they are, but not knowing whatís best for business, she hurt TNA." (quotes courtesy of Fightful.com)