History YMMV / TNA

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.
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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.
2nd Sep '16 11:15:15 AM Nyame
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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]].
26th Aug '16 12:22:07 AM Nyame
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* ArcFatigue: The never ending Wrestling/AJStyles[=/=]Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels feud. While the matches were amazing, the fans got sick of them feuding a while ago since it was basically rehashing the same feud over and over again (Daniels gets jealous and turns on AJ). The 2012 iteration, which was the last run of the feud, had the company's absolute low point in [[EpicFail/ProfessionalWrestling Claire Lynch]] -- the only good thing to come out of it was the formation of [[Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels Bad]] [[Wrestling/FrankieKazarian Influence]].
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** A certain Russo remained as such well after he was mercifully taken off screen, which became doubly so when TNA's injury scandals and lawsuits got out as he is well known for arguing dangerous spots and gimmicks are necessary for his "story lines".
29th Jul '16 2:53:57 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** No Limit's TNA run is legendary for how successfully it made people not care about them. As a team they'd get some heat by running with La Ola Amarilla in CMLL but Tetsuya Naito would not recover as an individual until he hooked up with Rush's Los Ingoberables and brought it back to New Japan. Yujiro Takahashi bounced back more quickly, but not among fans in the USA, who still greet him lukewarmly.

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** No Limit's entry into TNA run is legendary for how successfully it made was earned by defeating Unione, The World Class Tag Team and Apollo 55. The enthusiasm this generated died off quickly once they were in TNA and they left with significantly fewer people not care caring about them. As a team they'd get some regain heat by running with La Ola Amarilla in CMLL but Tetsuya Naito would not recover as an individual until he hooked up with Rush's Los Ingoberables and brought it back to New Japan. Yujiro Takahashi bounced back more quickly, but not among fans in the USA, who still greet him lukewarmly.
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** No Limit's TNA run is legendary for how successfully it made people not care about them. As a team they'd get some heat by running with La Ola Amarilla in CMLL but Tetsuya Naito would not recover as an individual until he hooked up with Rush's Los Ingoberables and brought it back to New Japan. Yujiro Takahashi's bounced back more quickly, but not among fans in the USA, who still greet him lukewarmly.

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** No Limit's TNA run is legendary for how successfully it made people not care about them. As a team they'd get some heat by running with La Ola Amarilla in CMLL but Tetsuya Naito would not recover as an individual until he hooked up with Rush's Los Ingoberables and brought it back to New Japan. Yujiro Takahashi's Takahashi bounced back more quickly, but not among fans in the USA, who still greet him lukewarmly.
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** No Limit's TNA run is legendary for how successfully it made people not care about them. As a team they'd get some heat by running with La Ola Amarilla in CMLL but Tetsuya Naito would not recover as an individual until he hooked up with Rush's Los Ingoberables and brought it back to New Japan. Yujiro Takahashi's bounced back more quickly, but not among fans in the USA, who still greet him lukewarmly.



** Behind the scenes, Dutch Mantel. On one hand he was behind TNA's most successful feud and the highest rated "iMPACT" segments. On the other hand, that same feud almost destroyed Samoa Joe and he was one of the more mentioned figures in TNA's injury scandals for his insistence the X division be more about daredevil stunts than technical wrestling or other less risky strategies. Time has made more people favorable to him as nostalgia for TNA's peak, such as it was, set in and the controversies accompanying it were forgotten as fresh new scandals were discussed.

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** Behind the scenes, Dutch Mantel.Mantell. On one hand he was behind TNA's most successful feud and the highest rated "iMPACT" segments. On the other hand, that same feud almost destroyed Samoa Joe and he was one of the more mentioned figures in TNA's injury scandals for his insistence the X division be more about daredevil stunts than technical wrestling or other less risky strategies. Time has made more people favorable to him as nostalgia for TNA's peak, such as it was, set in and the controversies accompanying it were forgotten as fresh new scandals were discussed.
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