Originally Posted by Robstar
For some it helps to give that feel of a rub. Magnus grew in popularity by his association with Joe, but it was due to the quality of work and improvements shown on the part of Magnus. He made himself look like he was on the same page as Joe; not management placing him WITH Joe. The whole MEM thing should have never came about, but once Joe was in, Magnus was a natural fit and has shined at moments (the segment when he faced off with Anderson when they announced that Kurt was in rehab comes to mind). He has also felt like an afterthought for a lot of it as well.
Dixie is another story. I like the spoiled brat heel she plays but that is because it is one of my favorites. I also like her in a heel role because when I think of the problems with TNA, she is what I consider the root cause due too her poor managerial skills. Her acting is atrocious. Her hair cut is stupid. Her clothes are ugly. These things make it easy to hate and boo her, which is what you want in a heel - kinda like Vickie and the voice. The problem is that these issues I have with her affect TNA and it creates a blurred reality in how much I hate the things about her, but don't feel that this is how you should feel about the owner of a company you enjoy. I had the same issue when VKM first turned heel, but Vince had the talent to evolve from there; something I don't think Dixie can do.
And by no means is being honest being too hard on TNA. Just like in life, you need to be told the truth in order to fix the problem. I just wish more would provide some constructive criticism so there is at least an idea of what would have been a better choice instead of just throwing out there "I don't like this so fix it" without knowing what the desired results should have been in the opinions of a wrestling fan.