History Wrestling / TNA

19th Sep '17 3:33:49 PM willemdafriendo
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* Spotlighting their women's (Knockouts) division, at times regarded as the best source of actual women's wrestling on North American television (giving the US mainland something to compete with the rest of the region after a four year dry spell).

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* Spotlighting their women's (Knockouts) division, at times regarded as the best source of actual women's wrestling on North American television (giving the US mainland something to compete with the rest of the region after a four year dry spell). The diversity of the Knockouts roster was praised at the time, and they were being booked in cage matches, ladder matches, hardcore matches, etc. a decade before WWE started to integrate stipulations into the women's division.
7th Sep '17 9:17:32 PM MorgenReiter
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* '''GFW X Division Champion:''' '''Sonjay Dutt''' since May 30, 2017 [[note]]Aired on tape delay June 15, 2017[[/note]]
* '''Impact Grand Championship:'''[[note]]not yet renamed to reflect the GFW branding[[/note]] '''Moose''' since January 12, 2017 [[note]]Aired on tape delay March 2, 2017[[/note]]
* '''GFW World Tag Team Champions:''' '''The Latin American Xchange''' ('''Ortiz''' and '''Santana''') since March 4, 2017 [[note]]Aired on tape delay March 30, 2017[[/note]]

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* '''GFW X Division Champion:''' '''Sonjay Dutt''' '''Trevor Lee''' since May 30, August 19, 2017 [[note]]Aired on tape delay June 15, September 14, 2017[[/note]]
* '''Impact Grand Championship:'''[[note]]not yet renamed to reflect the GFW branding[[/note]] '''Moose''' '''Ethan Carter III''' since January 12, July 5, 2017 [[note]]Aired on tape delay March 2, August 3, 2017[[/note]]
* '''GFW World Tag Team Champions:''' '''The Latin American Xchange''' ('''Ortiz''' '''Ohio Versus Everything''' ('''Dave Christ''' and '''Santana''') '''Jake Christ''') since March 4, August 20, 2017 [[note]]Aired on tape delay March 30, 2017[[/note]]
4th Sep '17 4:37:05 AM JamesAustin
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* '''Unified GFW World Heavyweight Champion:''' '''Eli Drake''' since August 17, 2017[[note]]Aired on tape delay[[/note]]
* '''Unified GFW World Tag Team Champions:''' '''The Latin American Xchange''' ('''Ortiz''' and '''Santana''') since March 4, 2017 [[note]]Aired on tape delay March 30, 2017[[/note]]

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* '''Unified GFW World Heavyweight '''GFW Global Champion:''' '''Eli Drake''' since August 17, 2017[[note]]Aired on tape delay[[/note]]
* '''Unified GFW World Tag Team Champions:''' '''The Latin American Xchange''' ('''Ortiz''' and '''Santana''') since March 4, 2017 [[note]]Aired on tape delay March 30, 2017[[/note]]
delay[[/note]]



* '''Unified GFW Knockouts Champion:''' '''Sienna''' since July 2, 2017

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* '''Unified GFW '''GFW World Tag Team Champions:''' '''The Latin American Xchange''' ('''Ortiz''' and '''Santana''') since March 4, 2017 [[note]]Aired on tape delay March 30, 2017[[/note]]
* '''GFW
Knockouts Champion:''' '''Sienna''' since July 2, 2017



** TNA Wrestling president Dixie Carter, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn13PwaRQ6s gave a big speech]] to the wrestlers before an episode of iMPACT! in which she basically acknowledged the incredibly shitty decisions being made by the company, and rather than do anything about it, told the wrestlers to shut up or leave. Either they were behind her, or they could leave the company.

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** TNA Wrestling president Dixie Carter, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn13PwaRQ6s gave a big speech]] to the wrestlers before an episode of iMPACT! in which she basically acknowledged the incredibly shitty decisions being made by the company, and rather than do anything about it, told the wrestlers to shut up or leave. Either they were behind her, or they could leave the company. And this was shown on air so all the fans could see it.
2nd Sep '17 2:55:43 PM StingsDontIt
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* Their love of invasion/takeover angles, thanks to the FleetingDemographicRule. Since its inception in 2002 up until October 2015, TNA has spent over 59% of the time[[note]]95/160 months[[/note]] [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs under siege by a hostile force]].

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* Their love of invasion/takeover angles, thanks to the FleetingDemographicRule. Since From its inception in 2002 up until through October 2015, TNA has spent over 59% of the time[[note]]95/160 months[[/note]] [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs under siege by a hostile force]].
force]]. And when it was time to turn TNA into GFW, guess what they did? That's right, one last invasion angle, only this time, the invaders win and replace the old promotion entirely.
22nd Aug '17 1:59:32 PM Redkun
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!!"We know those tropes, Taz! What are they doing in the Impact Zone?"

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!!"We know those ''those'' tropes, Taz! What are they ''they'' doing in the Impact Zone?"
18th Aug '17 7:48:21 PM JamesAustin
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* OddCouple: Orlando Jordan and Eric Young. Despite Jordan dsplaying every DepravedBisexual stereotype and Young being a {{Manchild}} who didn't realize that Jordan was coming onto him, they worked as a pretty good tag team. Also, Young later had this and ODB; Young still the manchild while ODB was the most axiomatic redneck pro wrestler of ''at least'' that decade. They nonetheless fell for each other.

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* OddCouple: Orlando Jordan and Eric Young. Despite Jordan dsplaying displaying every DepravedBisexual stereotype and Young being a {{Manchild}} ManChild who didn't realize that Jordan was coming onto him, they worked as a pretty good tag team. Also, Young later had this and ODB; Young still the manchild while ODB was the most axiomatic redneck pro wrestler of ''at least'' that decade. They nonetheless fell for each other.
18th Aug '17 7:42:15 PM JamesAustin
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** TNA Wrestling president Dixie Carter, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn13PwaRQ6s gave a big speech]] to the wrestlers before an episode of iMPACT! in which she basically acknowledged the incredibly shitty decisions being made by the company, and rather than do anything about it, told the wrestlers to shut up or leave. Either they were behind her, or they could leave the company. Yes, this was shown on air so all the fans could see it.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOwBJu5Hfzk The audience has been told they are "cast members"]] as a means to try and control the very [[CrowdChant chants]] that the crowd makes, allegedly due to wanting the show to be more fan-friendly and to help "tell a story" to the TV audience (and if they wanted to be more ''family''-friendly there ''were'' some chants most people wouldn't want their children hearing). It worked. The Impact Zone soon became a dead zone, to the point where TNA started hiring plants and piping in overloud crowd noise.

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** TNA Wrestling president Dixie Carter, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn13PwaRQ6s gave a big speech]] to the wrestlers before an episode of iMPACT! in which she basically acknowledged the incredibly shitty decisions being made by the company, and rather than do anything about it, told the wrestlers to shut up or leave. Either they were behind her, or they could leave the company. Yes, this was shown on air so all the fans could see it.
company.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOwBJu5Hfzk The audience has been told they are "cast members"]] as a means to try and control the very [[CrowdChant chants]] that the crowd makes, allegedly due to wanting the show to be more fan-friendly and to help "tell a story" to the TV audience (and if they wanted to be more ''family''-friendly there ''were'' some chants most people wouldn't want their children hearing). It worked. The Impact Zone worked: TNA soon became a dead zone, had to the point where TNA started start hiring plants and piping in overloud crowd noise.noise to the Impact Zone.
18th Aug '17 7:36:01 PM JamesAustin
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* TheDogBitesBack: Treating AJ Styles and Matt Morgan like crap came back to haunt Eric Bischoff, as it made both HeelFaceTurn on him, AJ taking Fortune with him and forming the first real threat to Immortal. A lesser example happened later when Eric insulted most of the X Division. Later that night, he and Hogan find "You're next" written on the side of their car, leaving them even more paranoid than they already were. Cut to the same wrestlers Eric was insulting earlier laughing and high fiving each other.heart]]. * TheThemeParkVersion: Literally, as they broadcast their TV shows and InNameOnly [=PPV=]s ''from'' the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando.

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* TheDogBitesBack: Treating AJ Styles and Matt Morgan like crap came back to haunt Eric Bischoff, as it made both make a HeelFaceTurn on him, AJ taking Fortune with him and forming the first real threat to Immortal. A lesser example happened later when Eric Bischoff insulted most of the X Division. Later that night, he and Hogan find "You're next" written on the side of their car, leaving them even more paranoid than they already were. Cut to the same wrestlers Eric Bischoff was insulting earlier laughing and high fiving each other.heart]]. other.
* TheThemeParkVersion: Literally, as they broadcast their TV shows and InNameOnly [=PPV=]s ''from'' the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando.



* SpiritualSuccessor: TNA was conceived largely to fill the void of WCW, the difference being there was no initial effort to get television on the assumption no network would want another pro wrestling show after WCW failed. As it grew though, TNA became more and more like WCW, not just because of the large number of wrestlers who worked in WCW prior, not just because it got television, not just because the arena setups resembled "Nitro" and "Thunder" increasingly more as time went past and not just because of the many giant power stables that were a calling card of WCW. TNA also fostered relations with WCW's former partners New Japan and Triple A, and even started as an NWA member like WCW before breaking away, like WCW.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: TNA was conceived largely to fill the void of WCW, the difference being there was no initial effort to get television on the assumption no network would want another pro wrestling show after WCW failed. As it grew though, TNA became more and more like WCW, not just because of the large number of wrestlers who worked in WCW prior, not just because it got television, not just because the arena setups resembled "Nitro" ''Nitro'' and "Thunder" ''Thunder'' increasingly more as time went past and not just because of the many giant power stables trying a hostile takeover of the show that were a calling card of WCW. TNA also fostered relations with WCW's former partners New Japan and Triple A, and even started as an NWA member like WCW before breaking away, like WCW.



* StealthPun: In the initialism of the promotion, though it wasn't much of a StealthPun in the early days of the promotion; the name was intended to make the company stand out as a more adult alternative to WWE, since TNA started out on pay-per-view with weekly shows. Even though only ''WWE [=SmackDown=]'' and ''[[BShow Velocity]]'' were PG at that point, ''[=SmackDown=]'' had not yet been {{screwed by the network}} and there was even a time it consistently got higher ratings than TV-14 ''Raw''.

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* StealthPun: In the initialism of the promotion, though it wasn't much of a StealthPun Stealth Pun in the early days of the promotion; the name was intended to make the company stand out as a more adult alternative to WWE, since TNA started out on pay-per-view with weekly shows. Even though only ''WWE [=SmackDown=]'' and ''[[BShow Velocity]]'' were PG at that point, ''[=SmackDown=]'' had not yet been {{screwed by the network}} and there was even a time it consistently got higher ratings than TV-14 ''Raw''.



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOwBJu5Hfzk The audience has been told they are "cast members"]] as a means to try and control the very [[CrowdChant chants]] that the crowd makes, allegedly due to wanting the show to be more fan-friendly and to help "tell a story" to the TV audience.(and if they wanted to be more ''family''-friendly there ''were'' some chants most people wouldn't want their children hearing) It worked. The Impact Zone soon became a dead zone, to the point where TNA started hiring plants and piping in overloud crowd noise.

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOwBJu5Hfzk The audience has been told they are "cast members"]] as a means to try and control the very [[CrowdChant chants]] that the crowd makes, allegedly due to wanting the show to be more fan-friendly and to help "tell a story" to the TV audience.audience (and if they wanted to be more ''family''-friendly there ''were'' some chants most people wouldn't want their children hearing) hearing). It worked. The Impact Zone soon became a dead zone, to the point where TNA started hiring plants and piping in overloud crowd noise.
17th Aug '17 11:32:58 PM SutairuMasuta
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* '''Unified GFW World Heavyweight Champion:''' '''[[Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio Alberto El Patrón]]''' since July 2, 2017

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* '''Unified GFW World Heavyweight Champion:''' '''[[Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio Alberto El Patrón]]''' '''Eli Drake''' since July 2, 2017August 17, 2017[[note]]Aired on tape delay[[/note]]
10th Aug '17 7:36:57 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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%%* TheAce: Shall forever be Wrestling/AJStyles. (What makes him an ace?)

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%%* * TheAce: Shall forever be Wrestling/AJStyles. (What makes him an ace?)The X Division is largely what put TNA on the map and AJ was its first champion.



* OddCouple: Orlando Jordan and Eric Young. Despite Jordan dsplaying every DepravedBisexual stereotype and Young being a {{Manchild}} who didn't realize that Jordan was coming onto him, they worked as a pretty good tag team. Also, Young later had this and ODB; Young still the manchild while ODB was the most axiomatic redneck character in recent pro wrestling history, they nonetheless fell for each other.

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* OddCouple: Orlando Jordan and Eric Young. Despite Jordan dsplaying every DepravedBisexual stereotype and Young being a {{Manchild}} who didn't realize that Jordan was coming onto him, they worked as a pretty good tag team. Also, Young later had this and ODB; Young still the manchild while ODB was the most axiomatic redneck character in recent pro wrestling history, they wrestler of ''at least'' that decade. They nonetheless fell for each other.



%%* SpiritualSuccessor: Has become one to WCW over the past few years. (How?)

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%%* * SpiritualSuccessor: Has become one TNA was conceived largely to fill the void of WCW, the difference being there was no initial effort to get television on the assumption no network would want another pro wrestling show after WCW over failed. As it grew though, TNA became more and more like WCW, not just because of the large number of wrestlers who worked in WCW prior, not just because it got television, not just because the arena setups resembled "Nitro" and "Thunder" increasingly more as time went past few years. (How?)and not just because of the many giant power stables that were a calling card of WCW. TNA also fostered relations with WCW's former partners New Japan and Triple A, and even started as an NWA member like WCW before breaking away, like WCW.



* StealthPun: In the acronym of the promotion, though it wasn't much of a StealthPun in the early days of the promotion; the name was intended to make the company stand out as a more adult alternative to WWE, since TNA started out on pay-per-view with weekly shows. Even though only ''WWE [=SmackDown=]'' and ''[[BShow Velocity]]'' were PG at that point, ''[=SmackDown=]'' had not yet been {{screwed by the network}} and consistently got higher ratings than TV-14 ''Raw''.

to:

* StealthPun: In the acronym initialism of the promotion, though it wasn't much of a StealthPun in the early days of the promotion; the name was intended to make the company stand out as a more adult alternative to WWE, since TNA started out on pay-per-view with weekly shows. Even though only ''WWE [=SmackDown=]'' and ''[[BShow Velocity]]'' were PG at that point, ''[=SmackDown=]'' had not yet been {{screwed by the network}} and there was even a time it consistently got higher ratings than TV-14 ''Raw''.



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOwBJu5Hfzk The audience has been told they are "cast members"]] as a means to try and control the very [[CrowdChant chants]] that the crowd makes, allegedly due to wanting the show to be more fan-friendly and to help "tell a story" to the TV audience. It worked. The Impact Zone soon became a dead zone, to the point where TNA started hiring plants and piping in overloud crowd noise.

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOwBJu5Hfzk The audience has been told they are "cast members"]] as a means to try and control the very [[CrowdChant chants]] that the crowd makes, allegedly due to wanting the show to be more fan-friendly and to help "tell a story" to the TV audience. (and if they wanted to be more ''family''-friendly there ''were'' some chants most people wouldn't want their children hearing) It worked. The Impact Zone soon became a dead zone, to the point where TNA started hiring plants and piping in overloud crowd noise.
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