Brooke Hogan belongs in TNA IMPACT Wrestling because she has been ''living and breathing'' the sport her ''entire life.''

The 24-year-old singer - who shot to fame with her father, wrestling legend Hulk Hogan, brother Nick and mother Linda on reality TV series 'Hogan Knows Best' - has been made executive in charge of the company's female wrestling division, The Knockouts, and although some people have criticised them for taking her on, president Dixie Carter says Brooke is far more than just a singer.

She said: ''Here's a girl who has been living and breathing wrestling her entire life, she has been under the greatest single wrestler that will probably ever live in the history of our industry.

''She's incredibly intelligent, she's a Big Star in her own right, and we need somebody to help us give the wrestlers more exposure.

''She is not going to wrestle, she will continue to pursue her music, but one of the things she will do is shine the light on The Knockouts that we deserve.''

Dixie also admitted she doesn't like it when people blast Brooke's father, Hulk, for his close ties to the show, because he has so much passion about it.

She added: ''When I'm in a meeting and were planning a show, talking about it, and I hear him talk so passionately - and he's not paid to be there - I feel honoured, and I'm president of the company.

''And I think, 'Why could other people not see this side of him?' I think it's going to be a big part of his legacy in the business, not what he did for himself, but what he did for others.''

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