Response to Brian Hebner’s on Dixie Carter: “She Was A Mark”

Apr 18, 2022 - by Steve Gerweck

As posted yesterday, referee Brian Hebner shared his thoughts on former TNA boss Dixie Carter, by remarking, “You know, I just think that it all crumbled down on her because she was a mark. That’s basically what it is. She was a mark and I guess just didn’t get it,” he stated in an episode of “Refin’ It Up with Brian Hebner.

In response, former TNA performer Elix Skipper and Mike Bucci (Simon Dean) countered via Linkedln


What everyone should say to Dixie is thank you. If is wasn’t for her and her family there wouldn’t be not TNA OR what ever it’s called today. So I just want to say thank you for believing in us and making us part of your family.


Elix , I only met Dixie once when we did the ECW theme, TNA pay-per-view. She was very nice and cordial. She gave work to a lot of boys and girls for a long time. Some folks would’ve never got a shot at the national spotlight if it wasn’t for her and her company. I would definitely say thank you to her if I were one of those folks. That’s just my opinion.

2 Responses

  1. Ryligven says:

    Just because she was nice and cordial to performers and gave them a shot in the business does not mean she knew what she was doing. I think she did the best she could, but there were elements there that took advantage of her lack of understanding of how that kind of business needed to be run.

  2. Mackdeezy says:

    I’m not someone who worships the ground Paul Heyman walks on, but i respect his hustle and appreciate his contributions to the community. That being said, what Paul Heyman said about meeting Dixie was spot on. She was a money mark, and once daddy Carter stopped funneling money her way, she somehow couldn’t sustain the company much longer. That, and paying old timers FAAAAAARRRR too much while the other talent’s checks were bouncing. Honestly, I still feel bad for Billy Corrigan.

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