Random News On Vince V. GLAAD, Dixie Carter, Val Venis

GLAAD called Vince McMahon on using gay as an insult on Raw. He apologized to them. I wonder if they’re still angry about the whole “Billy and Chuck get married” thing?

The Baltimore Sun’s intrepid wrestling reporter, Kevin Eck, has an interview with TNA’s newest on-screen talent (and its president) Dixie Carter. She talks about why she finally showed up on TV, the Kurt Angle situation, Jeff Jarrett, booking wrestling in college, and whether Impact will ever go head to head with one of those other two hour wrestling shows:

Have you thought at all about moving Impact to either Monday or Friday night to go head-to-head with Raw or Smackdown?

I think that you’re going to see some different things with us and Spike. I think that’s our goal going into this. Do we know specifically what they’re going to be? No. Does Spike love us for Thursday night on their network? Absolutely, they do. Is that our preference? No. We would love to be up against Raw on Monday night.

Val Venis has an interview with his countrymen at Slam! Wrestling He talks about working in New Japan Pro Wrestling, his training and pre-WWE career before sharing the story of how his WWE character was pitched to him:

“I remember Vince calling me at 7 a.m. in the morning in Mexico and saying (imitating McMahon’s booming voice), ‘Sean, this is Vince McMahon!’ He said that he wanted to run an idea past me, to see if I was happy to go with it. To cut a long story short, it was to ask if I would mind being a character who was a former porn star turned wrestling star. What guy wouldn’t want to play a former porn star?! Like I’m not going to feel comfortable playing that! As soon as he threw that by me, I knew it would be something that would make an immediate impact with the fans, and something that would be a lot of fun to work. And it really was.”

He goes on to talk about Owen Hart, his title wins, joining the Right to Censor, working with younger wrestlers, and his politics.

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