The Katz Files – Arnie Katz
My Weekly TNA Notebook
The Kingfish Arnie Katz delves into points raised by the 12/3 iMPACT.
What Did She Say?
They say that Dixie Carter may be a little thin-skinned. If that’s true, her best course would be either to stay behind the scenes or get something to say when she does appear on camera. All the phony announcer-based excitement couldn’t disguise the fact that her segment didn’t give fans any significant information about any of the topics she ducked.
Let’s not forget that it wasn’t actually an interview. It was a two-person dramatic scene pretending to be an interview. That being the case, its hard to see why Dixie Carter would allow All those subjects to be mentioned in the interview if she had no intention of telling the fans anything.
Her handling of the Jarrett situation was downright insulting. Her feigned ignorance preceded Double J’s appearance (via phone) by mere minutes. She didn’t even bother to support the storyline!
Mike Tenay gets a rap on the knuckles, not for the scene but for the pre=interview hype. The way he gushed about how we were all finally going to see it would have sounded much better coming out of Taz’s mouth. After all, Tenay was there and had, obviously, already seen it.
angle & Wolfe
With any luck, the WWE writers tuned in to see the opening segment of the 12/3 iMPACT with Kurt Angle and Desmond Wolfe. If they didn’t see it, they should be strapped to chairs and, like in >O>A Clockwork Orange forced to watch it until they understand the difference between it and the opening segment of the 12/30 .
Wolfe’s defiant rant, Angle’s brief and forceful response and the fight in the cage kept the feud flaming and entertained fans in the process.
I wonder who at WWE is taking credit for not signing Wolfe?
That’s all for today! I’ll be back on Monday with my recap and analysis of Turning Point on Monday. Hope you’ll join me then – and, please, bring your friends.
— Arnie Katz