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* AnimalMotifs: Owls, since the company's makeover by Anthem. [[https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/L_AiDa117Eqq1lEUYPDRkC3hSuw=/0x0:497x369/1020x680/filters:focal(210x146:288x224):format(webp)/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/53465841/AnthemImpact.0.png This was their first logo]].
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* {{Irony}}: TNA's constant attempts to rip off on the WWE and breathe new life in the promotion often has the opposite effect -- look no further than their attempt to rehash the "Summer of Punk II" with AJ Styles as Punk and Dixie Carter as Vince. A poor rehash at that, one of the main reasons the fans didn't buy the storyline was because AJ was a well-known company man, while Punk had a well-known off-screen story of animosity with WWE management. However, the reason it worked the first time around is because Punk, issues with management and all, ''did'' end up re-signing. AJ, who was a well-known company man (keyword here being "was") ''actually didn't'' re-sign. This led to one of the most over-booked matches in the history of TNA (which is really saying something), in order to take the title off him while still trying to keep him strong, ending the storyline in a screeching halt. His departure caused the gradual hemorrhage of talent (detailed in OutOfFocus below) to go full blast as the company failed to re-sign much of its signature, non-WWE talent such as Bad Influence (Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels and [[Wrestling/FrankieKazarian Kazarian]]) and, in 2015, Wrestling/SamoaJoe, which reached its pinnacle in the summer of 2015 as several wrestlers such as James Storm and Wrestling/AustinAries requested their release from the company. Meanwhile, Punk's storyline allowed him and [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] to kick down several doors in the WWE, leading to a gradual income of young, prominent talent from the indies being signed ([[HilariousInHindsight also including Samoa Joe]]). However, the greatest irony is that the culmination of these events led to ''AJ'' signing with WWE, causing the Internet to go nuts.

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* {{Irony}}: TNA's constant attempts to rip off on the WWE and breathe new life in the promotion often has the opposite effect -- look no further than their attempt to rehash the "Summer of Punk II" with AJ Styles as Punk and Dixie Carter as Vince. A poor rehash at that, one of the main reasons the fans didn't buy the storyline was because AJ was a well-known company man, while Punk had a well-known off-screen story of animosity with WWE management. However, the reason it worked the first time around is because Punk, issues with management and all, ''did'' end up re-signing. AJ, who was a well-known company man (keyword here being "was") ''actually didn't'' re-sign. This led to one of the most over-booked matches in the history of TNA (which is really saying something), company's history, in order to take the title off him while still trying to keep him strong, ending the storyline in a screeching halt. His departure caused the gradual hemorrhage of talent (detailed in OutOfFocus below) to go full blast as the company failed to re-sign much of its signature, non-WWE talent such as Bad Influence the ''Bad Influence'' (Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels and [[Wrestling/FrankieKazarian Kazarian]]) and, in 2015, Wrestling/SamoaJoe, which reached its pinnacle in the summer of 2015 as several wrestlers such as James Storm and Wrestling/AustinAries requested their release from the company. Meanwhile, Punk's storyline allowed him and [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] to kick down several doors in the WWE, leading to a gradual income of young, prominent talent from the indies being signed ([[HilariousInHindsight also including Samoa Joe]]). However, the greatest irony is that the culmination of these events led to ''AJ'' signing with WWE, causing the Internet to go nuts.nuts.
** When ''TNA iMPACT'' [[ReTool changed its name]] to ''Impact Wrestling'' in May 2011, it was handled so poorly[[note]]The ''TNA'' name was barely mentioned on-air until that year's Bound for Glory PPV[[/note]] that there was some confusion as to whether or not the company itself was changing its name too. Fast forward to March 2017 and there's no confusion that ''Impact Wrestling'' has all but become the new name of the company.
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As of March 2017, the Total Nonstop Action name has been all but dropped. Outside of lingering uses of the TNA acronym, ''Impact Wrestling'' has become the name of the company.

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As of March 2017, the Total Nonstop Action name has been all but dropped. Outside of lingering uses of the TNA acronym, ''Impact Wrestling'' has become the name of the company. \n In an ironic twist of fate, [[http://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/impact-wrestling-uk-tv-deal/ the UK version of Spike TV will begin airing]] ''Impact'' starting April 21, 2017, with ''Xplosion'' moving exclusively to [=My5=].
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In reality, the latter turned out to be a move by Dixie and co. to give Corgan power without actually giving him power and avoid selling him the company. As a result, Corgan ''sued his own company'', which would turn out to be the first in a long line of DisasterDominoes for TNA (see FromBadToWorse below for more details). While Corgan lost the case, this resulted in Dixie selling majority ownership to Anthem Sports and Entertainment (the owners of ''Fight Network'' for those who live in Canada). They formally announced ownership of the company on January 3, 2017.

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In reality, the latter turned out to be a move by Dixie and co. to give Corgan power without actually giving him power and avoid selling him the company. As a result, Corgan ''sued his own company'', which would turn out to be the first in a long line of DisasterDominoes for TNA (see FromBadToWorse below for more details). While Corgan lost the case, this resulted in Dixie selling majority ownership to Anthem Sports and Entertainment (the owners of ''Fight Network'' Fight Network, for those who live in Canada). They formally announced ownership of the company on January 3, 2017.
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->''[[BlatantLies "Wrestling Matters Here."]]''

After the end of the Wrestling/MondayNightWars in 2001, there were no more companies that could compete with Wrestling/{{WWE}} on a national scale and the number of independent promotions grew dramatically. One of these was NWA: TNA (Total Nonstop Action), an affiliate of the Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance founded by Wrestling/JeffJarrett and his father Jerry in 2002.

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->''[[BlatantLies "Wrestling Matters Here."]]''


After the end of the Wrestling/MondayNightWars in 2001, there were no more companies that could compete with Wrestling/{{WWE}} on a national scale and the number of independent promotions grew dramatically. One of these was NWA: TNA (Total Total Nonstop Action), Action, an affiliate of the Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance founded by Wrestling/JeffJarrett and his father Jerry in 2002.



Twenty seven months and 111 pay per views later, TNA got their first television deal beyond Florida (with Creator/{{Fox}} [=SportsNet=], a collection of regional sports networks owned by, or affiliated with Fox), took on a more WWE model with a new television program to center themselves around (''TNA iMPACT'', later renamed ''Impact Wrestling'') and switched to monthly pay per view. When this deal expired in May of 2005, TNA became a WebOriginal for a few months until Creator/SpikeTV picked up ''Impact!'' and gave it a weekly timeslot starting in October. After years of making a loss, this new deal was lucrative enough for TNA to ''finally'' make a profit, mainly from television licensing fees.

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Twenty seven months and 111 pay per views later, TNA got their first television deal beyond Florida (with Creator/{{Fox}} [=SportsNet=], a collection of regional sports networks owned by, or affiliated with Fox), took on a more WWE model with a new television program to center themselves around (''TNA iMPACT'', later renamed now known as ''Impact Wrestling'') and switched to monthly pay per view. When this deal expired in May of 2005, TNA became a WebOriginal for a few months until Creator/SpikeTV picked up ''Impact!'' and gave it a weekly timeslot starting in October. After years of making a loss, this new deal was lucrative enough for TNA to ''finally'' make a profit, mainly from television licensing fees.



''Impact Wrestling'' moved to Pop (formerly TVGN) in 2016. This may be the final television deal for TNA as we know it; [[http://www.inquisitr.com/3565020/wwe-news-wwe-reportedly-buys-tna-wrestling-library-billy-corgan-to-become-majority-owner-and-rebrand-company/ recent reports suggest that WWE has bought out the company's video library]], while [[Music/TheSmashingPumpkins Billy Corgan]] took over the role as president from previous owner Dixie Carter with the intent to rebrand the company entirely. However, this turned out to be a move by Dixie and co. to give him power without actually giving him power and avoid selling him the company. This resulted in Corgan ''suing his own company'', which would turn out to be the first in a long line of DisasterDominoes for TNA (see FromBadToWorse below for more details). While Corgan lost the case, this resulted in Dixie selling majority ownership to Anthem Sports and Entertainment (the owners of ''Fight Network'' for those who live in Canada). They formally announced ownership of the company on January 3, 2017.

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''Impact Wrestling'' moved to Pop (formerly TVGN) in 2016. This may be was the final television deal for TNA as we know knew it; [[http://www.inquisitr.com/3565020/wwe-news-wwe-reportedly-buys-tna-wrestling-library-billy-corgan-to-become-majority-owner-and-rebrand-company/ recent there were reports suggest that suggested that WWE has bought out the company's video library]], while [[Music/TheSmashingPumpkins Billy Corgan]] took over the role as president from previous owner Dixie Carter with the intent to rebrand the company entirely. However, this entirely.

In reality, the latter
turned out to be a move by Dixie and co. to give him Corgan power without actually giving him power and avoid selling him the company. This resulted in As a result, Corgan ''suing ''sued his own company'', which would turn out to be the first in a long line of DisasterDominoes for TNA (see FromBadToWorse below for more details). While Corgan lost the case, this resulted in Dixie selling majority ownership to Anthem Sports and Entertainment (the owners of ''Fight Network'' for those who live in Canada). They formally announced ownership of the company on January 3, 2017.

As of March 2017, the Total Nonstop Action name has been all but dropped. Outside of lingering uses of the TNA acronym, ''Impact Wrestling'' has become the name of the company.




* FromBadToWorse: The weekend of October 13, 2016 was not a good time to be a TNA fan. In fact, it seems the universe seemed intent on answering the question "How much worse can things get for TNA?" It all began when reports came in that [[http://pwinsider.com/article/105347/tna-president-billy-corgan-files-lawsuit-against-tna-dixie-carter-and-more.html?p=1 TNA President Billy Corgan had filed a lawsuit against his own company]]. Speculation ran wild on the Internet almost immediately, and from there it just got worse. That week's episode of Impact lacked entrance music for some wrestlers due to copyright issues. The ratings for said episode were the lowest since TNA first moved to Pop. Reports came in about how [[http://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.php?id=105355 another production company had filed a lawsuit against TNA a couple week's prior to Corgan's]]. Dixie's reputation, which was already terribly bad even by wrestling standards, dropped down several notches as more reports came in about her shady business practices and deception, also claiming that even the TNA roster had turned against her in favor of Corgan, with some reports claiming she owed money to Corgan ''personally''. And then, ''another'' report came in, [[http://www.sescoops.com/exclusive-tna-unpaid-taxes-tennessee-strikes-back/ revealing that the state of Tennessee had filed a tax lien against the company about a month or so prior to all this]]. The company is a figurative dumpster fire at this point, and it's only going to get worse from here on out.

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* FromBadToWorse: The weekend of October 13, 2016 was not a good time to be a TNA fan. In fact, it seems the universe seemed intent on answering the question "How much worse can things get for TNA?" It all began when reports came in that [[http://pwinsider.com/article/105347/tna-president-billy-corgan-files-lawsuit-against-tna-dixie-carter-and-more.html?p=1 TNA President Billy Corgan had filed a lawsuit against his own company]]. Speculation ran wild on the Internet almost immediately, and from there it just got worse. That week's episode of Impact lacked entrance music for some wrestlers due to copyright issues. The ratings for said episode were the lowest since TNA first moved to Pop. Reports came in about how [[http://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.php?id=105355 another production company had filed a lawsuit against TNA a couple week's prior to Corgan's]]. Dixie's reputation, which was already terribly bad even by wrestling standards, dropped down several notches as more reports came in about her shady business practices and deception, also deception. There were reports claiming that even the TNA roster had turned against her in favor of Corgan, with some reports claiming she owed money to Corgan ''personally''. And then, ''another'' report came in, [[http://www.sescoops.com/exclusive-tna-unpaid-taxes-tennessee-strikes-back/ revealing that the state of Tennessee had filed a tax lien against the company about a month or so prior to all this]]. The company is a figurative dumpster fire at this point, and it's only going to get worse from here on out.
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* CounterpartCombatCoordination: This is the draw of The World Cup Of Wrestling(not to be confused with the World X Cup, which is almost the exact opposite). Every team must have one wrestle to represent each of TNA's active title belts and they must face off against the wrestlers from the other teams in the same category. The team with the most wins, wins.

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* CounterpartCombatCoordination: This is the draw of The World Cup Of Wrestling(not to be confused with the World X Cup, which is almost the exact opposite). Every team must have one wrestle wrestler to represent each of TNA's active title belts and they must face off against the wrestlers from the other teams in the same category. The team with the most wins, wins.



** 2016 is starting to become this. Despite an improving product and high ratings, TNA itself is effectively broke. They got evicted from the corporate headquarters and had to move into their merchandise warehouse, they're paying the production team late again, they've lost several big stars such as Wrestling/BobbyRoode and Eric Young and they've been hit by a storm of bad PR. The company can only survive with an investor, but takers are few and far in-between because Dixie wants to keep the company under her control and won't sell the majority stake. They don't run house shows anymore because the market for them is effectively dead for TNA, and thus their only sources of revenue are their TV deal and merchandise sales, which aren't enough to offset the costs of production. At this rate it'd be a miracle if the company survived the year.

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** 2016 is starting to become this. Despite an improving product and high ratings, TNA itself is effectively broke. They got evicted from the corporate headquarters and had to move into their merchandise warehouse, they're paying the production team late again, they've lost several big stars such as Wrestling/BobbyRoode and Eric Young and they've been hit by a storm of bad PR. The company can only survive with an investor, but takers are few and far in-between because Dixie wants to keep the company under her control and won't sell the majority stake. They don't run house shows anymore because the market for them is effectively dead for TNA, and thus their only sources of revenue are their TV deal and merchandise sales, which aren't enough to offset the costs of production. At this rate it'd be It's almost a miracle if the company survived the year.



** Unlike the WWE (which, in recent years, does not shy away from building up new stars), the TNA main event scene is in constant flux. The issue with TNA is that it relies on stars who made their fame in the WWE to carry the responsibility instead of building up new stars instead. Then when those stars inevitably leave, they search for more ex-WWE stars to fix things up instead of building up the talent they already have. The only consistent main event stars TNA has managed to keep to this day are Kurt Angle and Jeff Hardy (both of whom made their fame in the WWE and, for health reasons, the WWE won't take back) -- all the others have now left the promotion almost entirely.

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** Unlike the WWE (which, in recent years, does not shy away from building up new stars), alternates between relying on the same four guys and trying t push someone different when that stops working), the TNA main event scene is in constant flux. The issue with TNA is that it relies on stars who made their fame in the WWE to carry the responsibility instead of building up new stars instead. Then when those stars inevitably leave, they search for more ex-WWE stars to fix things up instead of building up the talent they already have. The only consistent main event stars TNA has managed to keep to this day are Kurt Angle and Jeff Hardy (both of whom made their fame in the WWE and, for health reasons, the WWE won't take back) -- all the others have now left the promotion almost entirely.



** One of Vince Russo's credos is that pure faces and pure heels don't exist in life, and that all characters should be "[[GrayAndGreyMorality shades of gray]]". This is why it was so hard to tell the heels from the faces and why the booking could be so inconsistent. It would be one thing if Russo's idea of GrayAndGreyMorality was to have the faces exhibit some heelish traits occasionally, a la "Stone Cold" Steve Austin or Wrestling/TheUndertaker, or if he had faces sometimes act selfish the way Wrestling/CMPunk did when he cashed in his [=MITB=] contract on a beaten and exhausted Wrestling/JeffHardy while still a face. The problem is that Russo's idea of GrayAndGreyMorality involves wrestlers acting like they're 100% face one week, and then going to 100% heel the next. Beer Money did a FaceHeelTurn for no real reason, while Eric Bischoff and Mr. Anderson have done [[HeelFaceTurn Heel Face Turns]] for no reason that was adequately explained. It's like the old character has been abducted and replaced with their [[EvilTwin evil (or good) twin]].

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** One of Vince Russo's credos is that pure faces and pure heels don't exist in life, and that all characters "[[InsistentTerminology characters]]" should be "[[GrayAndGreyMorality shades of gray]]". This is why it was so hard to tell the heels from the faces and why the booking could be so inconsistent. It would be one thing if Russo's idea of GrayAndGreyMorality was to have the faces exhibit some heelish traits occasionally, a la "Stone Cold" Steve Austin or Wrestling/TheUndertaker, or if he had faces sometimes act selfish the way Wrestling/CMPunk did when he cashed in his [=MITB=] contract on a beaten and exhausted Wrestling/JeffHardy while still a face. The problem is that Russo's idea of GrayAndGreyMorality involves wrestlers acting like they're 100% face one week, and then going to 100% heel the next. Beer Money did a FaceHeelTurn for no real reason, while Eric Bischoff and Mr. Anderson have done [[HeelFaceTurn Heel Face Turns]] for no reason that was adequately explained. It's like the old character has been abducted and replaced with their [[EvilTwin evil (or good) twin]].



* FourIsDeath: Fortune, despite usually having more than four members. Wrestling/RicFlair intended for them to be another chapter in the legacy of his old group the Four Horsemen, the "Fortune 4" was the name of both their theme and their symbol, the group's name used to be spelled "Fourtune" early, the first four wrestlers Flair brought in to complete the group had an established "core" bond between them, and there were even a total of eight members (two times four) in the group's history.

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* FourIsDeath: Fortune, despite usually having more than four members. Wrestling/RicFlair intended for them to be another chapter in the legacy of his old group the Four Horsemen, Wrestling/TheFourHorsemen, the "Fortune 4" was the name of both their theme and their symbol, the group's name used to be spelled "Fourtune" early, the first four wrestlers Flair brought in to complete the group had an established "core" bond between them, and there were even a total of eight members (two times four) in the group's history.



** The six-sided ring itself could have been its own gimmick match but TNA has yet to seriously use the styles of wrestling it was built for.

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** The six-sided ring itself could have been its own gimmick match but TNA has yet to seriously use the styles of wrestling it was built for.for, the closest case being their world x cup, which they had already been doing anyway.



* GirlPosse: The Beautiful People.

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* GirlPosse: The Beautiful People. Dollhouse to a lesser extent, qualifying mostly due to Taryn Terrell's ItsAllAboutMe attitude being strong enough to make her an AlphaBitch, as they were more motivated by ''her'' bitterness than the vanity, sadism ''or'' comradeship of the former.



** Dixie's opinion is that, since wrestling is "television", nothing has to make sense. Apparently she has conflated "television" with ''Twin Peaks.'' This explains the rampant {{Ratings Stunt}}s and general atmosphere of [[LowestCommonDenominator sleaze]], as well.

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** Dixie's opinion is that, since wrestling is "television", nothing has to make sense. Apparently she has conflated "television" with ''Twin Peaks.''Series/TwinPeaks.'' This explains the rampant {{Ratings Stunt}}s and general atmosphere of [[LowestCommonDenominator sleaze]], as well.



* LastOfHisKind: During the brief departure of Wrestling/JamesStorm in 2015, Abyss was the last wrestler in the company to have continuously worked for the promotion since its very first weekly PPV in 2002. As for the TNA Originals themselves, all that is truly left is Eric Young and Wrestling/BobbyRoode.

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* LastOfHisKind: During the brief departure of Wrestling/JamesStorm in 2015, Abyss was the last wrestler in the company to have continuously worked for the promotion since its very first weekly PPV in 2002. As for the TNA Originals themselves, all that is truly left is the las remaining were Eric Young and Wrestling/BobbyRoode.



* PutOnABus: Wrestling/SamoaJoe. Although it wasn't a bus, it was a van. And he wasn't "put" on it so much as he was "thrown into it by ninjas". And [[TheBusCameBack he came back]], with no explanation, some time afterward.

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* PutOnABus: Wrestling/SamoaJoe. Although it wasn't a bus, it was a van.{{van|inblack}}. And he wasn't "put" on it so much as he was "thrown into it by ninjas". And [[TheBusCameBack he came back]], with no explanation, some time afterward.



* SpannerInTheWorks: Jeff Jarrett, while initially putting the spotlight on himself, eventually got it out of his system and had an idea of where he wanted the company to go. But it was all screwed over in the most unbelievable way possible. If you really think about it, a lot of TNA's RealLife problems can stem back to the signing of Kurt Angle. That was actually a ''good thing'' (well, at least up until TNA became ''Total Nonstop Angle''), but Kurt brought in his then-wife Karen for storyline purposes. Karen filed for divorce in late 2008. Then, in July 2009, it was learned that Karen was romantically linked to the recently widowed Jeff Jarrett (whose wife, Jill, died in 2007), a relationship that was said to have started during Kurt and Karen's separation. Dixie freaked, sent Jeff home for the rest of the year and stripped him of all booking power, leaving her (and Vince Russo) as the most powerful backstage figures. Dixie comes to like that power, and gets more involved with the company (she was really only supposed to write the checks), and around late-2009 signs Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff, who more or less take over the place entirely. Jarrett would return in 2010, but the damage had been done and he was unable to do anything to check Hogan and Bischoff, which would then rush in the DorkAge of TNA that put it into to the financial disaster of 2014-2015. Jeff, realizing his vision for the company had been utterly destroyed and unable to buy it back, left at the start of 2014. It's amazing how something as simple as an extramarital affair could cause a company to fall apart in such a spectacular fashion.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Ric Flair's group. Was it "Fortune" or "Fourtune?" Fans and reporters alternated between the two. For the stable's first few months, it was "Fourtune" in honor of the Four Horsemen. However, since more and more people pointed out that the stable has ''six'' people in it (seven if including Flair) after including Morgan and Williams, it was switched to "Fortune."

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* SpannerInTheWorks: Jeff Jarrett, while initially putting the spotlight on himself, eventually got it out of his system and had an idea of where he wanted the company to go. But it was all screwed over in the most unbelievable way possible. If you really think about it, a lot of TNA's RealLife problems can stem back to the signing of Kurt Angle. That was actually a ''good thing'' (well, at least up until TNA became ''Total Nonstop Angle''), but Kurt brought in his then-wife Karen for storyline purposes. Karen filed for divorce in late 2008. Then, in July 2009, it was learned that Karen was romantically linked to the recently widowed Jeff Jarrett (whose wife, Jill, died in 2007), a relationship that was said to have started during Kurt and Karen's separation. Dixie freaked, sent Jeff home for the rest of the year and stripped him of all booking power, leaving her (and Vince Russo) as the most powerful backstage figures.figure(s). Dixie comes to like that power, and gets more involved with the company (she was really only supposed to write the checks), and around late-2009 signs Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff, who more or less take over the place entirely. Jarrett would return in 2010, but the damage had been done and he was unable to do anything to check Hogan and Bischoff, which would then rush in the DorkAge of TNA that put it into to the financial disaster of 2014-2015. Jeff, realizing his vision for the company had been utterly destroyed and unable to buy it back, left at the start of 2014. It's amazing how something as simple as an extramarital affair could cause a company to fall apart in such a spectacular fashion.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Ric Flair's group. Was it "Fortune" or "Fourtune?" Fans and reporters alternated between the two. For the stable's first few months, it was "Fourtune" in honor of the Four Horsemen.Wrestling/TheFourHorsemen. However, since more and more people pointed out that the stable has ''six'' people in it (seven if including Flair) after including Morgan and Williams, it was switched to "Fortune."



* WhyWontYouDie: What almost the entire IWC has been asking TNA for ''years'' now. There is a reason why people call TNA the "cockroach" of ProfessionalWrestling -- this company should have died years ago. They've practically been on life support since they were cancelled from Spike, bleeding out stars like no tomorrow and their house show market effectively dead, with several bone-headed business and PR decisions to add on to the damage, and yet out of either [[{{Determinator}} pure tenacity]] or dumb luck (or, more likely, a combination of the two), they've managed to survive.

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* WhyWontYouDie: What almost the entire IWC has been asking TNA for ''years'' now. There is a reason why people call TNA the "cockroach" of ProfessionalWrestling -- this company should have died years ago. TNA almost immediately lost all it's investors and destroyed it's own ring on it's first taping, but managed to finish the show and get a backer. TNA seemed to be leaving the pay per view market following the loss of Fox Sports Net but they got together with Spike. They've practically been on life support since they were cancelled from Spike, bleeding out stars like no tomorrow and their house show market effectively dead, with several bone-headed business and PR decisions to add on to the damage, and yet out of either [[{{Determinator}} pure tenacity]] or dumb luck (or, more likely, a combination of the two), they've managed to survive.
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''Impact Wrestling'' moved to Pop (formerly TVGN) in 2016. This may be the final television deal for TNA as we know it; [[http://www.inquisitr.com/3565020/wwe-news-wwe-reportedly-buys-tna-wrestling-library-billy-corgan-to-become-majority-owner-and-rebrand-company/ recent reports suggest that WWE has bought out the company's video library]], while [[Music/TheSmashingPumpkins Billy Corgan]] took over the role as president from previous owner Dixie Carter with the intent to rebrand the company entirely.

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''Impact Wrestling'' moved to Pop (formerly TVGN) in 2016. This may be the final television deal for TNA as we know it; [[http://www.inquisitr.com/3565020/wwe-news-wwe-reportedly-buys-tna-wrestling-library-billy-corgan-to-become-majority-owner-and-rebrand-company/ recent reports suggest that WWE has bought out the company's video library]], while [[Music/TheSmashingPumpkins Billy Corgan]] took over the role as president from previous owner Dixie Carter with the intent to rebrand the company entirely.
entirely. However, this turned out to be a move by Dixie and co. to give him power without actually giving him power and avoid selling him the company. This resulted in Corgan ''suing his own company'', which would turn out to be the first in a long line of DisasterDominoes for TNA (see FromBadToWorse below for more details). While Corgan lost the case, this resulted in Dixie selling majority ownership to Anthem Sports and Entertainment (the owners of ''Fight Network'' for those who live in Canada). They formally announced ownership of the company on January 3, 2017.
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->''"Wrestling Matters Here."''

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->''"Wrestling ->''[[BlatantLies "Wrestling Matters Here."''
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* SpotlightStealingSquad: Jeff Jarrett from 2002-2006; Kurt Angle from 2006-2009; Hulk Hogan from 2010-2013; Dixie Carter starting from late 2013.

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* SpotlightStealingSquad: Jeff Jarrett from 2002-2006; 2002-2006(particularly his multiple runs as NWA World Heavyweight Champion); Kurt Angle from 2006-2009; 2006-2009(First winning pretty much all the belts, including those only connected to TNA in the loosest sense, then hijacking two different stables from Christian and Sting); Hulk Hogan from 2010-2013; 2010-2013(a non wrestler who gets to beat up the ones still capable of having matches while being in an authority figure role and central to a steady procession of angles); Dixie Carter starting from late 2013.
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** The Hardy's ([[Wrestling/MattHardy Broken Matt Hardy]] and [[Wrestling/JeffHardy Brother Nero]] since October 2nd, 2016

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** The Hardy's ([[Wrestling/MattHardy Broken Matt Hardy]] and [[Wrestling/JeffHardy Brother Nero]] Nero]]) since October 2nd, 2016
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