The company has been letting go of talent as it prepares to hire newcomers to fill its new developmental performance center in Florida.
Now Dixie has given more insight into her brief meeting with WWE executive Stephanie McMahon — revealing that their first encounter took place, rather sadly, at the funeral of Ric Flair’s son, Reid.
She told Sky News Radio: “It was actually a very sad meeting. We met at the church at Ric Flair’s son’s funeral. She and Hunter were there, and the three of us had never met before. I was there with Sting and we were just kind of put in this back room waiting for each other. It was a very interesting meeting. They’re lovely people; I just wished them luck personally. They had a big weekend with WrestleMania coming up, and I did so publicly.
“Look, I have a different philosophy than maybe other people do. I think competition is healthy; I think to not want to have competition is absolutely ludicrous. I think it’s better for the fans, it’s better for the product and it makes us all work harder. And if we want to grow wrestling to be as big as it can be globally, I think that’s important. So, she did respond. I think there were a lot of tweets between the fans, but she did respond in a very kind manner.”