Last week, wrestling fans were shocked to see former TNA President Dixie Carter show up on the WWE Network's recent documentary Kurt Angle: Homecoming. In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Carter discussed her bond with the WWE Hall of Famer and pride for the time they spent together in TNA.
"Kurt and I both took a chance on each other. The results were some of the best matches in the history of the business. From the beginning, I felt a big responsibility to help Kurt on a personal level and on a professional level. Professionally, there has never been a more complete wrestler, ever. Kurt is also a great talker and so charismatic, and maybe he's the best in-ring talent, ever. He also made sure that everyone he wrestled had their best match. He can look back on his work with Sting, EC3, Jeff Hardy, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, and so many others, and the common denominator in those matches is Kurt. He only has one gear, and it's all out, but that's also been his biggest challenge."
Carter also commented on how she felt being able to see former WWE and WCW stars prosper in TNA as well as what it feels like to see them have a final run in the WWE.
"Kurt has a huge heart that he wears on his sleeve. He's an emotional guy, and we really connected on that part. He needed some help, and I love to help; I love a challenge, especially when it has a personal side to it. It's been so fulfilling to watch Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, Sting, and others just become whole and fire on all cylinders. You can't fire on all cylinders if you're not really happy personally, and that's always important to me. When you get that, it's just magic. The fact that these incredible talents are having the kind of success they are having is a great compliment to the hard work of the men and women who built TNA," said Carter. "I'm proud to have been a part of it."
Monday on Raw it was revealed that Kurt Angle's mystery storyline would get a reveal next Monday on Raw, and Angle's final words of "We'll do this together next week. I love you" added with Carter's recent appearance have the WWE Universe spinning at the possibility of Angle bringing Carter into the storyline. While it's doubtful Dixie will actually be the mystery guest, her answer to the question was just perfect.
"I did hear Raw will be in Nashville, which is very interesting," said Carter. "But I wouldn't tell you either way."