Fans reacted to the news earlier on today as Dixie Carter tweeted that, the daughter of Impact Wrestling’s General Manager, recording artist and TV personality Brooke Hogan is joining Impact Wrestling as the Executive in Charge of the Knockouts. If you read my piece on Hogan and Bischoff vs. Steiner you will have already seen that Steiner revealed that Brooke had been brought in to the company but he didn’t say in what capacity.
Brooke will make her first appearance in the role on Spike TV on Thursday 31st May; the day in which the show goes live.
In an article that Dixie linked to in the revelation, which you can see here, the President of TNA said:
"I have really gotten to know Brooke by working with her on her music career this past year and a half. When we did talk wrestling, I not only loved her passion and knowledge of it, but the fresh, creative ideas she would come up with. She is very savvy. I asked if she would consider teaming up with me in this capacity while she also worked on her music, and I was thrilled when she said ‘yes.’ A big personality runs in her genes, obviously, and I know she is going to take an already exciting division of Impact Wrestling to another level."
Brooke, who thanked Dixie by saying “Thank u so much for all your love and support! #blessed” is to take part in a media tour in New York to promote the role along with the move in time to 8pm for American viewers and the news which we heard yesterday that Impact Wrestling is going live over the summer.
Reading the replies to Dixie’s tweet is it obvious that a lot of the fans of the show are unhappy with the decision to bring Brooke in; with one fan saying that “Impact Wrestling is now officially dead with that move” and another branding the move as insulting.
Looking at Brooke’s twitter page there are people who will be happy to see her and it looks like TNA has got at least one viewer back as one of the messages which Brooke retweeted said “I guess I’ll have to start watching Impact again then! Can’t wait to see you on there!” but on a whole the reaction is not good. What do you think?