For around a month now, TNA fans have been trying to answer one question: “Who are they?”
Since his heel turn, "The Monster" Abyss has caused havoc in TNA and started to refer to "they." It would seem from Abyss’ words that there is some sort of puppet master controlling him. Later, we found out that at Bound For Glory we would finally learn the identity of who "they" are.
I’ve been thinking about this for a few weeks now. I, like many other TNA fans, have come up with many a conclusion, but until a couple of days ago, I had yet to find one that I was willing to throw my weight behind. However, after watching iMPACT! two weeks ago something finally clicked.
During the segment where Abyss showed off his new weapon called Bob (a branding iron), I had a brainwave. It finally occurred to me that both of Abyss’ weapons were named after Dixie Carter’s parents. That’s not all though. Bob and Janice Carter also run TNA’s parent company, Panda Energy International. Bob is founder, chairman and CEO whilst Janice serves as the EVP, secretary and treasurer. Their purchase of TNA in 2002 was mainly thanks to their daughter, Dixie, pushing the idea.
It just seems too much of a coincidence to me. I’ve looked at other possibilities such as Fortune, EV2.0, and even the outside chance of a reforming Main Event Mafia, but this just seems to make too much sense to me. Abyss also said on a recent iMPACT! that “behind every great woman is a great man.” This is obviously a reference to Dixie, who is President of TNA mainly thanks to her father Bob.
If this does turn out to be what happens at Bound For Glory (10.10.10 if you’ve missed the 5,000 mentions of it from Abyss) it’ll be interesting to see what TNA does with it. It’s an interesting idea, but TNA has a lot of good ideas in theory yet rarely see them through. I hope Bob and Janice’s TV time is kept to a minimum, unlike their daughter who seems to have taken over from Hulk Hogan as the main attraction on iMPACT!
A powerful Abyss could do wonders for his reputation. I just hope it’s not too little, too late after his stupid face run with Hulk Hogan. If the TNA fans can accept Abyss yet again as a legit monster heel then we have the potential for a great TNA storyline that could capture the crowd. Although, as a long-time TNA fan I won’t be getting my hopes up and fully expect them to mishandle yet another great opportunity. Only time will tell if they do.