Taylor Wilde “Not Too Thrilled” With Being Left Off TV

It’s no secret that many think TNA’s overall product has declined in quality as of late. If you’re one of those people, Taylor Wilde seems to agree with you. On Twitter in the small hours of Tuesday, Taylor responded to a fan’s complaints about her recent absence from television, saying:

“Yeah……….I’m not too thrilled about it either.”

It’s easy to tell that she’s not too happy about the way things have been going lately, and I’m sure there’s plenty of people sharing that mindset. Some recent eyebrow-raising moves by TNA management (from an influx of older, named-based talent like Hogan, Hall, and Sting to an increased emphasis on T&A) have lead to some fans dubbing TNA “the new WCW”. It’s definitely not a blueprint one should follow, but they seem to be doing it pretty well at the moment. One can only hope that they’ll soon see the error of their ways before they suffer the same fate as their “namesake”. I mean, if their own talent is speaking out against the direction of the product, then you know that it’s not just a select number of fans who are feeling burned.

I wonder if tag team partner and fellow absentee Knockout Sarita feels the same way..

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  • Bobby Lea Burchill

    Sarita and Taylor Wilde are two of the reasons I watched the knockouts and it’s annoying that they’re never used. Hopefully things get better for the both of them, as well as Hamada, in the coming times but I highly doubt they will.

  • Kaledrina

    i feel really sorry for both her and sarita. i remember reading up on taylor around the time of her tna debut and there being interviews she’d done with her basically saying how wwe sucked her passion big time to the point where she nearly never wanted to be involved with wrestling again. hopefully tna doesn’t do the same to her.

    they’re both pretty girls. they can both wrestle. why are they not on tv more often?

  • xxChristinaxx

    I love Taylor, and I hope she would be on t.v more.

  • appleman58

    omg wwe is having a draft fix the diva division now

  • ebmich

    Taylor Wilde got an incredible push when she first debut. I am talking Michelle levels of push.. And reaction. Taylor Wilde makes the crowd not even go mild. You how hard it is to not make that damn iMPACT! crowd not chant for stupid set spots or contrived moves?

    Bottom line, home girl is boring just lookin’ at her.

  • Macho Madness

    The fan tweeted to her, “Why hasn’t @taylorwilde been on TNA that much. It’s starting to really piss me off that my favorite Knockout hasn’t been on that much!”

    So you are kind of taking her reply out of context. Taylor wasn’t referring to TNA’s direction, but the lack of her being on T.V.

    I personally would like to see Taylor Wilde on T.V. as well.

  • NT86

    I’ll be the first to admit that Taylor Wilde was pushed far too quickly over Kong. She could have been a top face if they built her up as a proper underdog and not that upset queen nonsense.

    That said, it is so saddening to see how Dixie Carter has let Bischoff and Hogan spread their nasty influence and egos over TNA. She’s always claimed how much of a supporter she is of the women wrestlers, yet once the two well known names come along she throws all her principles out of the window. Dixie’s hardly running things anymore. All she does is Twitter and acts like a zombie towards Hogan.

    The best thing about Impact this week = The Knockouts out drew all the so-called veterans and big names of the business…on a live show on Monday night too! The old farts aren’t doing ish for TNA and the fact the women are STILL drawing despite such awful booking (like on Monday) is quite telling.

  • Macho Madness

    Furthermore, you could probably get Taylor Wilde some heat with TNA management if anyone from TNA saw this, because Dixie and friends do not take it too well when people are being negative and talking bad about TNA from the sounds of her speech back in November to the TNA roster.

    Which is not good because you are essentially putting words in Taylor’s mouth with this post, because she was just saying she wasn’t thrilled about being off T.V. and not talking about TNA’s product.

    Only saying that, because I don’t want to see Taylor get in any sort of trouble.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com Erin

    Macho Madness – I don’t think I’m taking it out of context or putting words in her mouth. I clearly mentioned that she was referring to her being off TV. One could assume that being “not too thrilled” with being left off TV would amount to being unhappy with the direction of the company, even if it’s just a tiny bit.

    If you think a headline could bring heat upon Taylor, I think you’re selling Dixie a little too short.

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com Erin

    Another point – with that headline, I was trying to tie that in with the backlash last night’s Impact got from us and the readers, hence the “either” I stuck in there. I had no intention of making it seem like she’s got some vendetta against her employer, just tying in her comment with how we feel about the product as of late, which was why I dedicated a whole paragraph in the post to how fans feel about TNA right now.

    I don’t want anyone to think that I’m trying to makes news out of nothing. It was a particularly buzz-worthy comment, made while rumors of low morale backstage are running rampant.

  • Macho Madness

    Not necessarily, she could think that what TNA is doing is awsome and really like what they are doing(not saying she does), but not be thrilled that she is being left off television and not being a part of the action. You are just kind of pushing your own personal opinions upon her as if that is how she feels, when that may not be the case. She many in fact feel the way you are stating about TNA’s “current direction”, but we/you don’t know that because she didn’t say that. She was meerly saying she is not thrilled about being off T.V.

    I think that gossip and wrestling go hand in hand, and that this could very well get back to someone in TNA or end up on another wrestling dirt sheet, and we don’t want anyone in TNA thinking Taylor is not a team player. Not saying it will, but it could, and wouldn’t you feel bad if you made Taylor look bad to her employer because you took something she said out of context? Granted she could/would explain herself, and they would believe her, but that in turn would make Diva Dirt look bad. I guess I really don’t know how popular your site is, but I have seen it mentioned on PWinsider and Dixie Carter follows PWinsider on twitter. You just never know.

    I guess I have always thought of Diva Dirt as a higher quality news site when it comes to the news you guys provide, and I don’t want to see you guys compramise that.

  • Macho Madness

    She may in fact*

  • Macho Madness

    compromise*

    Jeez, I am just full of typos today. haha

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com Erin

    I appreciate your concern, and I’ll edit the headline, because I don’t want anyone to misconstrue what I was trying to say like you did. I still think I was clear enough about what she was saying and not “putting my opinions in her mouth”.

    And I still think you’re giving us much too much credit if you think Dixie would go by a headline on Diva Dirt to gauge an employee’s feelings about the company instead of asking her herself. It’s just a bit dramatic is all.

  • Macho Madness

    I don’t think Dixie herself will see this at all or even hear about it. I just think SOMEONE in TNA could see this and it could back to people in TNA, and Taylor doesn’t need that because she is having enough trouble getting on TV as it is.

    and my comments were more about you making it seem like she said something she didn’t, then Taylor getting heat, because it is very unlikely she will. I just know how these things can have a domino effect in the IWC. One of your readers on here reads this, then go post it on another site’s form, and suddenly Taylor Wilde think TNA is shit. Ya know?

    But you fixed it, and all is well.

  • Macho Madness

    well, I guess you didn’t really fix it, just the title.

    “It’s no secret that many think TNA’s overall product has declined in quality as of late. If you’re one of those people, Taylor Wilde seems to agree with you.”

    You are putting words in her mouth there. Oh well, I guess you gotta do what you gotta do to create some controversy.

    • http://www.diva-dirt.com Erin

      Okay, I’ll give you that one. Chalk it up to a crappy segue.

      But I don’t appreciate you assuming that I’m trying to create controversy. I’ve stated numerous times that that wasn’t my intention, and I’ve taken the time to debate this with you. If my goal with this post was just to create controversy, I would have ignored your complaints and gone on my merry way. You making comments like that makes me regret compromising with you, since it seems like you were set on making that accusation from the get-go.

  • .MCH

    I’m not bothered by her being left off. Great talent and should be used but there’s nothing else there. No interesting personality, character, or anything to keep the fans behind her. Same with Sarita. Again, not really knocking them as I’d prefer to watch them wrestle anyday over Velvet.

    I also see no problem with TNA going the WCW route. WCW was very successful when it first started and had it not been for some bad management decisions over the years, it would have taken over as the top wrestling company for good. They were even close to putting McMahon out of business at one point. Never go by what the WWE tells you about WCW, it’s inaccurate and full of bullshit.

  • Mikas

    “No interesting personality, character, or anything to keep the fans behind her. Same with Sarita.”

    How do you know Sarita has no character and personality? She never got the opportunity to show what she could do. She was hired by TNA to become the topface, but then suddenly Tara came and Sarita was put in a generic tagteam because they didnt know what to do with her. If you see Sarah’s work outside of the TNA you see what she can really do, but she never had the opportunity in TNA to show it.

    Same story for Taylor. Like Angelina, who initially was just another blonde, she started out as a generic character, but as time went by she made huge improvements. But while Angelina was given the opportunity to develop into the top-heel, Taylor was “benched” by TNA for a long time, which halted her development.

  • tna2k10

    i heard that sarita currently touring in japan in some wrestling show and thats why her every few weeks she pops up and leaves again.i would love to see taylor vs sarita feud like sarita turns heel because they always lose their matches and blames taylor you got really boring with sarita your better off by yourself

  • NT86

    Not to sound shallow, but if ‘hot chicks’ is the direction they’re going with the Knockouts under Hogan and Bischoff then surely Taylor and Sarita would get TV time. They’re not hugely charismatic but they are pretty and could be used more.

  • theregoeskitty

    ugh Dixie involving hogan and the other old farts was such a bad idea,
    poor Taylor her and Sarita are in the same position as Hamada, they all get the best reaction with chants such as “your all awesome” when they enter the ring, but they get benched all the time

  • KOClaire

    I’m really surprised they don’t use Taylor and Sarita more, Taylor especially because she was their top Knockout for a good portion of 2008 and they also made her one half of the first KO tag team champions, which in turn made her the first ever Knockout to hold both female championships of TNA. She’s also the youngest ever Knockouts Champion. I mean, she’s like the AJ Styles of the Women’s division, a complete TNA creation, only ever mildly associated with WWE, you’d think they’d appreciate that and use it to full potential, but I guess they just don’t see things that way.

  • Mikas

    “i heard that sarita currently touring in japan in some wrestling show and thats why her every few weeks she pops up and leaves again”

    I think she only does/did a few shows in late march/early april, so that can’t be the reason why they have rarely been used the past 3 months. That would only explain an absense of max 2 weeks.

  • Lady Sheamus

    She’s far too talented to waste. I cannot understand for the life of me why some wrestling “fans” want “wrestlers” who shoot their mouths off with no substance or means to back it up, but cannot get behind/do not recognize the value of female wrestlers who can wrestle their butts off and tell a story (and a darn good one) in the ring. Or did people just miss a lot of episodes? Is it simply not possible for wrestling fans to get behind/love wrestlers JUST BECAUSE they’re good wrestlers?! What a ridiculous notion, I guess!

    Hair flips and booty shaking are what is valued, it seems. Or rather, that’s what Bischoff and Co. are trying to tell us.

  • Matt

    Hamada, Sarita and Taylor definitely need more TV time. I’d agree that they’re easily three of if not THE three most talented Knockouts as far as in ring ability goes. They definitely have the flashiest movesets, being the only ones that regularly throw down moves that the crowd would term “awesome”. Even as jobbers, at least we’d get to see them pull off crazy shit in the ring. I’d suggest they form a stable based around being the best to try and get some attention but I guess they need to remain faces and it’s hard for faces to compete for attention with bitchy heels.