History Wrestling / TNA

19th Jun '17 9:20:16 AM SomeoneElse17
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** Unlike the WWE (which, 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.

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** Unlike the WWE (which, 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 for a long time were Kurt Angle and Jeff Hardy (both Hardy, both of whom made their fame in the WWE and, for health reasons, the WWE won't wouldn't take back) back -- up until 2017, at which point they joined all the others have now who left the promotion almost entirely.



* FauxAffablyEvil: It was pretty hard ''not'' to hate Jeff Jarrett and (the former) Karen Angle, since they're ''super'' smarmy. This also applies to their brief GFW Invasion run in 2015, essentially being the main reason Dixie Carter didn't get booed for her character's stupidity.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: It was pretty hard ''not'' to hate Jeff Jarrett and (the former) Karen Angle, since they're ''super'' smarmy. This also applies to Angle both in their Immortal run in 2011 and their brief GFW Invasion run in 2015, 2015. They were essentially being the main reason Dixie Carter didn't get booed for her character's stupidity.



** Try to count the number of times that a {{Heel}} super-faction ([[{{Expy}} not at all resembling WCW's New World Order]]) have attempted to control the company through force: Sports Entertainment Xtreme (2002-2003), Planet Jarrett (2005-2006), the Main Event Mafia (2008-2010), Immortal (2010-2012), Aces & Eights (2012-2013). To put this in perspective, since its inception in 2002, to Aces & Eights, TNA has been under siege just over 55% of the time and no, Aces and Eights would not be the last group to do this. Also note that three of those five factions (Sports Entertainment Xtreme, Main Event Mafia and Immortal) were essentially the same "Old Guard vs New Guard" storyline in different wrapping paper.

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** Try to count the number of times that a {{Heel}} super-faction ([[{{Expy}} not at all resembling WCW's New World Order]]) have attempted to control the company through force: Sports Entertainment Xtreme (2002-2003), Planet Jarrett (2005-2006), the Main Event Mafia (2008-2010), Immortal (2010-2012), Aces & Eights (2012-2013). (2012-2013), Dixieland (2013-2014) the Beat Down Clan (2014-2015), the Kingdom of Miracles (2016-2017, though their attempted takeover was far more subtle due to being a mostly female stable). To put this in perspective, since its inception in 2002, to Aces & Eights, Eights in 2013, TNA has been under siege just over 55% of the time time, and as you can see, no, Aces and Eights would not be the last group to do this. Also note that three of those five seven factions (Sports Entertainment Xtreme, Main Event Mafia and Immortal) were essentially the same "Old Guard vs vs. New Guard" storyline in different wrapping paper.



** After Panda Energy bought TNA Dixie Carter became the company president and the defacto BigGood with Wrestling/EricBischoff(after a HeelFaceTurn) or Wrestling/MickFoley as a network representative acting as the big good in her stead when she was indisposed. The network therefore became the greatest scope paragon given Foley answered to them against the schemes of Immortal. However, a nebulous "board of directors" has also been shown to have the power to overrule Dixie Carter(after she underwent a FaceHeelTurn) and replace director of Wrestling Operations Wrestling/{{M|ontelVontaviousPorter}}VP (after he was supposed to replace heel turned Carter [[MeetTheNewBoss but himself underwent a face heel turn]]) with Wrestling/KurtAngle, suggesting Panda Energy TNA has ''two'' greater scope paragons. Both of these are mainly used as {{plot device}}s when the baby faces [[OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow cannot win on their own]], particularly the latter, which is [[GrandfatherClause an artifact]] from the time TNA was an NWA member.
* HesBack: After all of the BadassDecay that came with being a Hulk Hogan fanboy, Abyss finally turned on Hogan and made it clear he was no longer a monster in name only. He was now a ''real'' monster who choked out Hulk Hogan, layed out Rob Van Dam when he ran out to help, and shrugged off multiple chair shots from Mr. Anderson when ''he'' ran out to help. He has been able to [[NoSell withstand ridiculous amounts of punishment]], shown no trace of fear toward any of his opponents, acts very AxCrazy, and put Rob Van Dam on the shelf (kayfabe) in 2010.

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** After Panda Energy bought TNA Dixie Carter became the company president and the defacto BigGood with Wrestling/EricBischoff(after Wrestling/EricBischoff (after a HeelFaceTurn) or Wrestling/MickFoley as a network representative acting as the big good in her stead when she was indisposed. The network therefore became the greatest scope paragon given Foley answered to them against the schemes of Immortal. However, a nebulous "board of directors" has also been shown to have the power to overrule Dixie Carter(after Carter (after she underwent a FaceHeelTurn) and replace director of Wrestling Operations Wrestling/{{M|ontelVontaviousPorter}}VP (after he was supposed to replace heel turned Carter [[MeetTheNewBoss but himself underwent a face heel turn]]) with Wrestling/KurtAngle, suggesting Panda Energy TNA has ''two'' greater scope paragons. Both of these are mainly used as {{plot device}}s when the baby faces [[OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow cannot win on their own]], particularly the latter, which is [[GrandfatherClause an artifact]] from the time TNA was an NWA member.
* HesBack: After all of the BadassDecay that came with being a Hulk Hogan fanboy, Abyss finally turned on Hogan and made it clear he was no longer a monster in name only. He was now a ''real'' monster who choked out Hulk Hogan, layed laid out Rob Van Dam when he ran out to help, and shrugged off multiple chair shots from Mr. Anderson when ''he'' ran out to help. He has been able to [[NoSell withstand ridiculous amounts of punishment]], shown no trace of fear toward any of his opponents, acts very AxCrazy, and put Rob Van Dam on the shelf (kayfabe) in 2010.



* HiddenAgendaVillain: Aces & Eights. It took over eight months after their debut to provide an agenda to their actions. It ''seemed'' to be a {{Cult}} of vengeful wrestlers who felt "wronged" by TNA in some way: at least one member has alluded to a "Higher power" (Contrast this with [=WCW=]'s New World Order angle, in which Scott Hall stated ''exactly'' what the group's goal was in his first appearance.) Their agenda was eventually revealed to be Bully Ray gaining the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Had Bully Ray won the Bound for Glory series the first time around, he would have gladly revealed their goal.

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* HiddenAgendaVillain: Aces & Eights. It took over eight months after their debut to provide an agenda to their actions. It ''seemed'' to be a {{Cult}} of vengeful wrestlers who felt "wronged" by TNA in some way: at least one member has alluded to a "Higher power" (Contrast (contrast this with [=WCW=]'s New World Order angle, in which Scott Hall stated ''exactly'' what the group's goal was in his first appearance.) appearance). Their agenda was eventually revealed to be Bully Ray gaining the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Had Bully Ray won the Bound for Glory series the first time around, he would have gladly revealed their goal.
28th May '17 12:46:39 PM nombretomado
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*** In fact, there was less time on said ''Impact'' dedicated to wrestling than there was dedicated to JerseyShore's "J[==]Woww" befriending the GirlPosse, encountering the OddCouple, and embarrassing the one-month-old LowestCommonDenominator parody of her own show - [[http://www.cagesideseats.com/2010/9/29/1719902/an-examination-of-tnas-appalling-treatment-of-talent all allegedly to the tune of $15,000]].

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*** In fact, there was less time on said ''Impact'' dedicated to wrestling than there was dedicated to JerseyShore's ''Series/JerseyShore'''s "J[==]Woww" befriending the GirlPosse, encountering the OddCouple, and embarrassing the one-month-old LowestCommonDenominator parody of her own show - [[http://www.cagesideseats.com/2010/9/29/1719902/an-examination-of-tnas-appalling-treatment-of-talent all allegedly to the tune of $15,000]].
17th Apr '17 7:03:12 AM MorgenReiter
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** '''The Latin Amarican Xchange'' ('''Ortiz''' and '''Santanna''') since March 4th, 2017 [[note]]Aired on tape delay March 30th, 2017[[/note]]

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** '''The Latin Amarican Xchange'' Xchange''' ('''Ortiz''' and '''Santanna''') since March 4th, 2017 [[note]]Aired on tape delay March 30th, 2017[[/note]]
17th Apr '17 7:01:29 AM MorgenReiter
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** '''Eddie Edwards''' since October 3rd, 2016[[note]]Aired on tape delay o. October 9th, 2016[[/note]]

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** '''Eddie Edwards''' '''[[Wrestling/BobbyLashley Lashley]]''' since October 3rd, 2016[[note]]Aired January 8th, 2017[[note]]Aired on tape delay o. October 9th, 2016[[/note]]January 24th, 2017[[/note]]



** 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]] '''The Latin Amarican Xchange'' ('''Ortiz''' and [[Wrestling/JeffHardy Brother Nero]]) '''Santanna''') since October 2nd, 2016March 4th, 2017 [[note]]Aired on tape delay March 30th, 2017[[/note]]



** '''DJ Z''' since August 13th, 2013 [[note]]Aired on tape delay September 1st, 2016[[/note]]

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** '''DJ Z''' '''Trevor Lee''' since August 13th, 2013 January 8th, 2017 [[note]]Aired on tape delay September 1st, 2016[[/note]]February 2nd, 2017[[/note]]



** '''Moose''' since October 9th, 2916 [[note]]Will air on tape delay November 24th, 2016[[/note]]

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** '''Moose''' since October 9th, 2916 [[note]]Will air [[note]]Aired on tape delay November 24th, 2016[[/note]]March 2nd, 2017[[/note]]



** '''Rosemary''' since October 9th, 2016[[note]]Will air on tape delay in December, 2016 [[/note]]

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** '''Rosemary''' since October 9th, 2016[[note]]Will air 2016[[note]]Aired on tape delay in December, December 1st, 2016 [[/note]]
14th Apr '17 2:35:24 PM culturalrebel
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** March 2017: After contract renewal talks with Matt and Jeff Hardy broke down (reportedly after one Impact executive snippily told them to 'go back to WWE' if they didn't like their terms), the Hardy Brothers left the company and proceeded to do just that: making their return at Wrestlemania 33 to win the Raw tag team championship belts. This leaves Impact with almost ''no'' huge act to attract new viewers.
26th Mar '17 8:05:33 AM MarcoPolo250
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->''[[BlatantLies "Wrestling Matters Here."]]''



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25th Mar '17 6:45:30 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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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]]
25th Mar '17 6:42:52 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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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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[[caption-width-right:350:[[Wrestling/MattHardy F**K That Owl]]]]
24th Mar '17 3:56:20 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.
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