Discussion in 'TNA iMPACT! (2011-2015)' started by CM Punk, Oct 16, 2013.
On who deserves a push in TNA:
"I really like Magnus right now. I love his promo skills, his wrestling has gotten a lot better. I would love to re-push [Samoa] Joe. He's a cornerstone of the company, and sometimes I feel like we’re not utilizing him right. That guy can carry the company; he can carry any company. AJ [Styles] has done a tremendous job, but when you look at the young talent, there are a lot out there that have the ability. Right now, stepping up, it’s hard."
On changes he would make to TNA:
"I think they’ve been improving a lot on it, but I would have a more organized way of doing things. I would have a lot more rehearsal. I would have the talent come out to the ring every hour of the day, and just rehearse and go over. Just ram it down their throats so they have it right when they go to the show that night. We have been doing that. Have we done it enough? Yes and no. And it’s not by any means, a WCW, but you don’t want it to become where the talent just says what they want to say, and the story doesn’t really go anywhere because of that. I want it to become more organized like Vince McMahon has run his show. That’s how I was brought in, and for seven years, that’s how I was taught. And I believe TNA is going in that direction."
On Hulk Hogan's status with TNA:
"Hogan is not under contract right now, but I have a feeling he will be back. I don't know when. He's an icon, he's a guy that has done so much for wrestling you always want him under contract, even if he can't wrestle anymore. A lot of people would say, ‘No,’ but look at what this guy has done for business. Any time he goes out, he gets the loudest cheer, doesn’t matter if he’s wrestling or not. Getting to know him and seeing what he’s done for business, I’d say heck yeah, you wanna sign that guy."
On the current Dixie Carter storyline:
"I love the heel turn Dixie has made, it has helped a lot. Obviously we have had a few bumps in the road the last few months. We've been able to iron it out."