Vince McMahon's brass ring speech from Stone Cold Steve Austin's podcast a few weeks ago has sent waves through the wrestling world and even TNA president Dixie Carter has weighed in with her thoughts.
TNA is still thought of as a main rival for WWE, even though Impact Wrestling hasn't had a very good 2014 and is currently in the possess of switching channels for their product. With that in mind, Dixie recently sat down with The Mirror and was asked what she thought about Vince saying there was a "lack of ambition" in the WWE locker room.
Dixie said, "I can't even comprehend that statement. It doesn't sit with our group. My own roster's completely different than that. I don't have a complaint about anybody on my roster. The young guys are just as hungry … the young guys from 10 years ago are now the Bobby Roodes, Samoa Joes, James Storms. My main eventers, who were brand new young talent from 10 to 12 years ago, I'm proud of how far they've come.
She continued "This young group of talent we have right now, they're the hardest working, most positive team players around."
The WWE locker room is said t be lacking in morale after Vince's comments and after he picked just four wrestlers that he thought had what it takes to be top stars.
Vince told Steve Austin that the guys and girls in the locker room are "not ambitious and they are not trepidatious at all I just don't think they necessarily want to reach for that brass ring, the last person to reach for that brass ring in all likelihood was John Cena."
He went on to say that there are guys coming up now who definitely want to reach for it and named Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt before talking about the competition they bring.
Vince said that it could be because no one wants to fail, because when you fail you're exposed and it could mostly be down to this form of insecurity.
Vince is still yet to go and talk to the WWE locker room after the comments he made and after morale has dropped, but heading into Wrestlemania season, you have to think Vince would want his wrestlers to be in high spirits and not be listening to their competition and what they have to say on a personal matter.