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Jesse Neal Comments on His TNA Departure, TNA Impact Wrestling Rating

December 18, 2011   ·   0 Comments

– Jesse Neal, who was trending on Twitter during Thursday’s Impact Wrestling, wrote the following on Twitter regarding his TNA departure:

“Yes my future is up in the air but whatever I do its what’s best for me and my family, I learned that from a real friend! As for Ink Inc, Shannon is a true friend he has taught me a lot he helped me get to another level. I have a lot of respect for him. Thank u. And for the rumors, I’m far from done!!!! 2012 is gonna be one hell of a year.”

“for my real fans thank u again and trust me u aint seen the last of me, im working really hard to become the best and i will.”

“Last night on impact and become trendy, I’ll take it. Thank u TNA fans for everything and thank u TNA for the oppurtunity.”

– Thursday’s episode of Impact Wrestling scored a 1.14 cable rating with 1.67 million viewers.

When Gail Kim left WWE she criticized the organization for their lack of faith in women’s wrestling. Sports Vibe asks Winter if she shares the same sentiment.

“I wouldn’t say that the standard of female wrestling in WWE isn’t as good as in TNA, but I would agree that there is less opportunity for the girls in the WWE to showcase what they can do. Every now and again WWE would have a great story line with a woman or a great pay-per-view match and then other times you watch Raw and if you blink you miss the girls wrestling,” she says.

“In TNA there is a lot more opportunity for the girls to showcase what they can do and there are a lot more story lines for the Knockouts division—a lot of the time on Impact there are two girls matches.”

Winter also compared the two bosses she’s worked for, Vince McMahon and Dixie Carter.

“I really haven’t had much contact with Vince McMahon apart from a couple of meetings about story lines and character ideas, I wouldn’t really say I got to know him has a person,” she says. “Dixie is very approachable, she is always around and is super friendly, she has a lot more a a personal relationship with all of the wrestlers.

Since joining TNA last year, Winter has held the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship as well as the TNA Women’s Knockout Championship. She is asked if she should have been given the opportunity to win gold in WWE.

“I think it was possible for me to have the opportunity but I didn’t for whatever reason. I could blame them and say they didn’t give me the opportunity or I can maybe it’s something I didn’t do, its just something I’ll never know. I did have a title shot once in the WWE against Mickie James and that was amazing, I would have liked to have got more opportunities,” she says.

Heading into 2012, Winter reveals her New Year’s resolutions.

She says, “Just to kick it up another notch, I would like to be involved in more really strong story lines, have some really good PPV matches and hopefully get my titles back!”

Winter also discusses TNA’s partnership with Ohio Valley Wrestling, the wrestlers who inspired her when she was growing up, her WWE debut and more. The full interview is available here.


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