5 WWE gimmicks that Impact Wrestling (TNA) copied
#2 “The Authority” Dixie Carter
“The Authority figure” is one of the oldest and one of the most tried and tested gimmicks in the world of professional wrestling. The higher authority has always been an indomitable heel figure in many professional wrestling storylines and it has always been a staple of any professional wrestling promotion to have such gimmicks and storylines.
However, when Dixie Carter decided to turn heel and start utilising shades of the heel authority figure in her gimmick, she wasn’t being original in the least.
Carter’s gimmick change had come about merely a month after Triple H had decided to turn heel in the WWE and had formed “The Authority” with his wife Stephanie McMahon and Corporate Kane.
Dixie Carter probably just saw what happened in the WWE and decided to pretty much copy it in TNA.
It is another matter of discussion that Carter wasn’t anything like Stephanie McMahon or Triple H in terms of being convincing or menacing, instead, Carter’s character came off as rather funny (unintentionally so) and couldn’t possibly have been taken seriously due to her poor acting skills.
Next, let’s talk about a certain “World Champion” ripoff by TNA.