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26th Mar '17 8:05:33 AM MarcoPolo250
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* SuperTeam: The Prince Justice Brotherhood, three judges who mediate disputes to keep order in the Impact Zone, are a {{parody}} of superheroes.

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* SuperTeam: The Prince Justice Brotherhood, three judges who mediate disputes to keep order in the Impact Zone, are a {{parody}} of superheroes.[[note]]Prince Justice wasn't actually involved, [[MythologyGag it was just a reference to Abyss's old gimmick]][[/note]]
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* SuperTeam: The Prince Justice Brotherhood, three judges who mediate disputes to keep order in the Impact Zone, are a {{parody}} of superheroes.
24th Mar '17 4:06:05 PM nightshade1218
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->''[[BlatantLies "Wrestling Matters Here."]]''



* 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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* AnimalMotifs: Owls, [[FanNickname appropriately dubbed the LOWLTNA,]] 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]].



** 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. It's almost a miracle 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. It's almost a miracle the company survived the year.year, and 2017 certainly isn't looking any better.



** Unlike the WWE (which, 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.

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** Unlike the WWE (which, alternates between relying on the same four guys and trying t push someone different when that stops working), in recent years, has been building up a number of new stars or bringing in already established names including those who got burned by TNA), 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.



* 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. 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]].

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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. 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 things not only got worse from there but continue to do so.



** 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, the closest case being their world x cup, which they had already been doing anyway.

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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, the closest case being their world x cup, which they had already been doing anyway.for..



* 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, the las remaining were 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, the las remaining were Eric Young Abyss and Wrestling/BobbyRoode.James Storm are all who. The latter has also been in conflict with management and has been making more and more appearances in different companies, so it's unlikely he'll be sticking around as well.
13th Mar '17 12:12:00 PM MarcoPolo250
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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.
13th Mar '17 11:50:03 AM MarcoPolo250
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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.
13th Mar '17 11:38:19 AM MarcoPolo250
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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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