History YMMV / TNA

7th Jan '17 9:14:25 PM Nyame
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* MemeticMutation: JOE'S GONNA KILL YOU! (Borrowed from Ring Of Honor, who got it IWA Mid-South, who got it from Taz in ECW)

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JOE'S GONNA KILL YOU! (Borrowed from Ring Of Honor, who got it IWA Mid-South, who got it from Taz in ECW)


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** MEH TNA [[labelnote:Explanation]]When Anthem announced ownership, it was quickly noted that "Anthem" could spell "MEH TNA" backwards. Considering TNA's status as SnarkBait, the jokes were all but inevitable.[[/labelnote]]
22nd Dec '16 10:11:49 AM Peridonyx
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* CreatorWorship: Billy Corgan. Yes, ''[[Music/TheSmashingPumpkins that]]'' Billy Corgan. Not only is he responsible for turning TNA around creatively after their move to Pop, making use of a versatile array of entertaining defined characters and outside-the-box on-location segments, he singlehandedly saved the company financially during the weekend of ''Slammiversary 2016'' by buying shares to give them interim funding. When he officially succeeded the widely reviled Dixie Carter as TNA President, [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing there was much rejoicing]].

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* CreatorWorship: Billy Corgan. Yes, ''[[Music/TheSmashingPumpkins that]]'' Billy Corgan. Not only is he responsible for turning TNA around creatively after their move to Pop, making use of a versatile array of entertaining defined characters and outside-the-box on-location segments, he singlehandedly saved the company financially during the weekend of ''Slammiversary 2016'' by buying shares to give them interim funding. When he officially succeeded the widely reviled Dixie Carter as TNA President, [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing there was much rejoicing]]. [[spoiler:And when some major financial disputes sadly ended up driving him to leave just a couple of months later, said rejoicing inevitably turned into yet more despair and frustration.]]
22nd Dec '16 6:32:13 AM Morgenthaler
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** After performing his HeelFaceTurn, he's reversed this and became a {{Badass}} again.

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** After performing his HeelFaceTurn, he's reversed this and became a {{Badass}} badass again.
23rd Oct '16 11:26:50 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** Chris Sabin, Petey Williams and Jay Lethal all got it when they were given a collective ''Series/{{Jackass}}'' FanBoy gimmick.

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** Chris Sabin, Petey Williams Sonjay Dutt and Jay Lethal all got it when they were given a collective ''Series/{{Jackass}}'' FanBoy gimmick.gimmick. Petey Williams and [[Wrestling/LowKi Senshi]] got it when they in turn sold the jackass pranks.
16th Oct '16 11:31:57 AM Nyame
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* AcceptableTargets: TNA is basically the red-headed stepchild of professional wrestling, even more so than WCW, and its {{Hatedom}} is much larger than its {{Fandom}}. That's not to say they don't deserve most of their hate. Though it should be noted that it's not TNA's ''roster'' that's acceptable to target -- most regard TNA's roster as filled to the brim with great talent that deserves better. What the {{Hatedom}} likes to take shots at is TNA's ''management'' (mainly Dixie Carter), for many, ''many'' reasons. It's reached a point that literally the only reason why most people aren't willing to give TNA a chance is because of the management, thanks to their history of squandering any good will that TNA manages to scrounge up. They figure that even if they were to give their support now the company will die anyway thanks to poor management, especially since it already happened to the aforementioned WCW.

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* AcceptableTargets: TNA is basically the red-headed stepchild of professional wrestling, even more so than WCW, and its {{Hatedom}} is much larger than its {{Fandom}}. That's not to say they don't deserve most of their hate. Though it should be noted that it's not TNA's ''roster'' that's acceptable to target -- most regard TNA's roster as filled to the brim with great talent that deserves better. What the {{Hatedom}} likes to take shots at is TNA's ''management'' (mainly Dixie Carter), for many, ''many'' reasons. It's reached a point that literally the only reason why most people aren't willing to give TNA a chance is because of the management, thanks to their history of squandering any good will that TNA manages to scrounge up. They figure that even if they were to give their support now the company will die anyway thanks to poor management, especially since it already happened to the aforementioned WCW. The weekend of October 13, 2016 vindicated this mindset, as reports came in about TNA's financial and legal troubles came in (see FromBadToWorse on the main page for details), all but stating that TNA's chances at a comeback are dead and that the company is a figurative dumpster fire at this point. Dixie, of course, is the main source of ire, as many point out that a lot of these financial and legal troubles stem from her unwillingness to sell the company even though it's blatantly obvious the company can't survive without a change in management.
5th Oct '16 10:11:03 PM Gimere
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* BaseBreaker:

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5th Sep '16 5:51:33 PM SomeoneElse17
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** TNA's main house of operations for many years has been Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. During his second NWA World Heavyweight Championship reign, [[Wrestling/{{Christian}} Christian Cage]] once called himself the "Champion of the Universe", possibly as a subtle nod to this. Since then, WWE (for whom TNA is the UnknownRival) has begun calling its fanbase the Universe and as of summer 2016 the top title on its flagship show is called the Universal Championship.
5th Sep '16 8:35:52 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** You couldn't convince anyone that Tyson "Problem Solver" Tomko had drawing potential if you only showed them his work in WWE. TNA may have eventually "ruined" him, but that they got as much out of him as they did is still commendable.
4th Sep '16 7:50:40 AM SomeoneElse17
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* CreatorWorship: Billy Corgan. Yes, ''[[Music/TheSmashingPumpkins that]]'' Billy Corgan. Not only is he responsible for turning TNA around creatively after their move to Pop, he singlehandedly saved the company financially during the weekend of ''Slammiversary 2016'' by buying shares to give them interim funding. When he officially succeeded the widely reviled Dixie Carter as TNA President, [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing there was much rejoicing]].

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* CreatorWorship: Billy Corgan. Yes, ''[[Music/TheSmashingPumpkins that]]'' Billy Corgan. Not only is he responsible for turning TNA around creatively after their move to Pop, making use of a versatile array of entertaining defined characters and outside-the-box on-location segments, he singlehandedly saved the company financially during the weekend of ''Slammiversary 2016'' by buying shares to give them interim funding. When he officially succeeded the widely reviled Dixie Carter as TNA President, [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing there was much rejoicing]].



** Wrestling/GailKim in her second run of this company. However, unlike the other examples mentioned above, [[TropesAreTools Tropes Are Not Bad]], since she's a decent wrestler in her own.

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** Wrestling/GailKim in her second run of this company. However, unlike the other examples mentioned above, [[TropesAreTools Tropes Are (Usually) Not Bad]], since she's a decent great wrestler in her own.
3rd Sep '16 6:04:20 AM SomeoneElse17
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** The infamous Wrestling/JeffHardy vs. Sting Match at ''Victory Road 11'' brought a lot of hate TNA's way, despite the fact, that in the end, Jeff Hardy was the one who showed up completely stoned out of his gourd, and TNA had to choose whether to send him out for a quick squash or cancel their headlining match. We can argue about whether the company making a known substance abuser champion was TemptingFate to begin with, but in the end, Jeff screwed Jeff.
*** Hardy himself did catch a ton of heat over this as well, though.

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** The infamous Wrestling/JeffHardy vs. Sting Match at ''Victory Road 11'' brought a lot of almost as much hate TNA's way, way as it did Jeff Hardy's direction, despite the fact, fact that in the end, Jeff Hardy was the one who showed up completely stoned out of his gourd, and TNA had to choose whether to send him out for a quick squash or cancel their headlining match. We can argue about whether the company making a known substance abuser champion was TemptingFate to begin with, but in the end, Jeff screwed Jeff.
*** Hardy himself did catch a ton of heat over this as well, though.
Jeff.



** The day Dixie went through a table.

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** The day Dixie went through a table. [[TakeThatScrappy Most of the crowd enjoyed it due to her being so detestable in and out of kayfabe]], but that probably just makes it worse due to how badly it reflects on the woman herself.



** When Dixie Carter does anything, it frequently ends up embarrassing the company. For one such example, see WithUsOrAgainstUs below. Eric Bischoff and Matt Hardy have upped the ante on their Website/{{Twitter}} accounts in recent weeks.

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** When Dixie Carter does anything, it frequently ends up embarrassing the company. For one such example, see WithUsOrAgainstUs below. Eric Bischoff and Matt Hardy have upped the ante on their Website/{{Twitter}} accounts at one point in recent weeks.2011.



** Mexican America for Latin American Exchange

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** Mexican America for Latin American ExchangeExchange.



* SmallReferencePools: Fan sites like to call TNA the second largest wrestling company in the world, even though they are regularly outdrawn by NJPW, CMLL, AAA and sometimes by WWC. Not that TNA has never drawn similar numbers as them, but it's hardly a clear cut case.

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* SmallReferencePools: Fan sites like at one point liked to call TNA the second largest wrestling company in the world, even though they are were regularly outdrawn by NJPW, CMLL, AAA and sometimes by WWC. Not that TNA has never drawn similar numbers as them, but it's hardly a clear cut case.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: [[Administrivia/RenamedTropes This used to be called]] "The Jimmy Hart Version". It could just as easily have been called "The Dale Oliver Version". Specifically, most WWE-to-TNA transfers get variations of their WWE themes, like [[Wrestling/{{Christian}} Christian Cage]] and [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Team 3D]]. Others who were popular on the independent circuit sometimes get variations of their indy themes.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: [[Administrivia/RenamedTropes This used to be called]] "The Jimmy Hart Version". It could just as easily have been called "The Dale Oliver Version". Specifically, most WWE-to-TNA transfers TNA acquisitions who are either former WWE stars or popular independent wrestlers get variations of their WWE previous themes, like [[Wrestling/{{Christian}} Christian Cage]] and Cage]], [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Team 3D]]. Others who were popular on the independent circuit sometimes get variations of their indy themes.3D]], Wrestling/AngelinaLove, Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels, etc.



** So House Of Hardcore is name dropped on Impact. Does this lead to a crossover with HOH or Family Wrestling Entertainment? In a way, yes, but it didn't result in any stars from either promotion getting national television exposure-- at least not anyone who had not had it already. In fact, it only resulted in two wrestlers new to TNA, neither from HOH or FWE, and both gone almost as soon as they arrived. In this case, the plot wasn't bad, but it could have been so much more.

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** So House Of Hardcore is name dropped on Impact. Does this lead to a crossover with HOH or Family Wrestling Entertainment? In a way, yes, but it didn't result in any stars from either promotion getting national television exposure-- exposure -- at least not anyone who had not had it already. In fact, it only resulted in two wrestlers new to TNA, neither from HOH or FWE, and both gone almost as soon as they arrived. In this case, the plot wasn't bad, but it could have been so much more.



*** The glaring disconnect of Velvet Sky suddenly cutting "I busted my butt to belong here" promos yet still bending her butt over and getting it kicked the exact same way as when she rolled as an AlphaBitch with [[TheBeautifulElite the Beautiful People]] (aside from the occasional blowoff DDT and pin, essentially ''winning less believably than Wrestling/JohnCena'') did not help this.

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*** The glaring disconnect of Velvet Sky suddenly cutting "I busted my butt to belong here" promos yet still bending her butt over and getting it kicked the exact same way as when she rolled as an AlphaBitch with [[TheBeautifulElite the Beautiful People]] Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople (aside from the occasional blowoff DDT and pin, essentially ''winning less believably than Wrestling/JohnCena'') did not help this.



* WinTheCrowd: Wrestling/BobbyLashley's 2014 reign as World Heavyweight Champion was initially maligned by many a TNA fan due to being a muscular former WWE guy lacking in mic skills who only recently returned to action in TNA yet being given the championship over Eric Young. Since then, he hasn't been able to completely do away with his BrokenBase, but a lot more of it's on his side now as opposed to the other way around. He has quickly progressed through his reign as a beast mode monster heel fighting champion, with stellar main event title defenses against EY, Wrestling/JeffHardy, and Wrestling/AustinAries all ''clean victories'' at that during his first month with the belt. As for the talking, [[Wrestling/MontelVontaviousPorter MVP]] was there to take care of that when necessary, putting Lashley over like a million bucks every time. Furthermore, by being a less-talk, more-action titleholder, Lashley served as a perfect launching pad for TNA's latest attempt to return to its roots as the wrestling-based alternative (as opposed to wannabe competition) to WWE.
** WinBackTheCrowd: Lashley's title reign has also done this for the angle surrounding MVP's return and PowerStable. When MVP turned heel on EY and declared his challenge for Young's title, then formed his faction with Lashley and Kenny King, fans immediately jumped on TNA for rehashing their HostileShowTakeover formula ''yet again'', with MVP's "Era of the Wrestler" talk as the face who drove Dixie Carter out of power being promptly declared false. Then [[RealLifeWritesThePlot MVP blew out his knee]], Slammiversary became a straightforward wrestling show, and MVP's scheme was delayed until the following Impact where Lashley got the title instead, with MVP getting stripped of his power as well and becoming largely a mouthpiece for Lashley and a guide/occasional partner to King. While Lashley inevitably turned face and MVP became the leader of what became known as the Beat Down Clan, this iteration of the takeover plot was much better received due to the RealitySubtext of the members' friendships and the depth the storyline developed.

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* WinTheCrowd: Wrestling/BobbyLashley's 2014 reign as World Heavyweight Champion was initially maligned by many a TNA fan due to being a muscular former WWE guy lacking in mic skills who only recently returned to action in TNA yet being given the championship over Eric Young. Since then, he hasn't been able to completely do away with his BrokenBase, but a lot more of it's on his side now as opposed to the other way around. He has quickly progressed through his reign as a beast mode monster heel fighting champion, with stellar main event title defenses against EY, Wrestling/JeffHardy, and Wrestling/AustinAries all ''clean victories'' at that during his first month with the belt. As for the talking, [[Wrestling/MontelVontaviousPorter MVP]] was there to take care of that when necessary, putting Lashley over like a million bucks every time. Furthermore, by being a less-talk, more-action titleholder, Lashley served as a perfect launching pad for TNA's latest attempt to return to its roots as the wrestling-based alternative (as opposed to wannabe competition) to WWE.
WWE. He eventually lost the championship and exited the title picture as a face in 2015, but then won it back in 2016 in another monster heel push which saw him regarded as the best thing in the company next to Decay and Broken Matt Hardy, not only for being a complete badass juggernaut as a heel but also for his own much improved mic skills portraying the [[ArrogantKungFuGuy arrogant fighting champion]].
** WinBackTheCrowd: Lashley's title reign has also done this for the angle surrounding MVP's return and PowerStable. When MVP turned heel on EY and declared his challenge for Young's title, then formed his faction with Lashley and Kenny King, fans immediately jumped on TNA for rehashing their HostileShowTakeover formula ''yet again'', with MVP's "Era of the Wrestler" talk as the face who drove Dixie Carter out of power being promptly declared false. Then [[RealLifeWritesThePlot MVP blew out his knee]], Slammiversary became a straightforward wrestling show, and MVP's scheme was delayed until the following Impact where Lashley got the title instead, with MVP getting stripped of his power as well and becoming largely a mouthpiece for Lashley and a guide/occasional partner to King. While Lashley inevitably turned face and MVP became the leader of what became known as the Beat Down Clan, this iteration of the takeover plot was much better received due to the RealitySubtext of the members' friendships and the depth the storyline developed.developed until it gradually lost most of its key members and then abruptly came to an end due to a bad contract.
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