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** "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero
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** "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero
Dinero, who had to be worse than Joe to get heat during a feud with him, still got a lot of cheers
** Beer Money, Inc. TNA did end up making them into baby faces though



** Wrestling/AJStyles. He's arguably the most well known and popular of the "TNA Originals." Even people who hate TNA like him.
*** He only qualifies thanks to Hogan & Bischoff dropping him to the midcard after a needless heel turn. Prior to that, he was the top face in the company.

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** Wrestling/AJStyles. He's arguably the most well known and popular of the "TNA Originals." Even people who hate TNA like him.
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him. But let it be known he only qualifies thanks to Hogan & Bischoff dropping him to the midcard after a needless heel turn. Prior to that, he was the top face in the company.



* SoBadItsGood: Final Deletion!

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* SoBadItsGood: Final Deletion!Deletion! You wouldn't find a less grounded in reality anywhere else outside of ''Wrestling/KaijuBigBattel'', but it wasn't just a match, but the pay off to then latest Matt vs Jeff Hardy feud that had gone in a new, strange direction when Matt woke up from the hospital Jeff put him in "broken". When viewed as a piece to a whole, it worked for many people.
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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; 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.
* 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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* 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; many point out that a lot of these financial and legal troubles stem stemmed from her unwillingness to sell the company even though it's when it was blatantly obvious the company can't coudln't survive without a change in management.
* 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]].Bad Influence, Daniels' tag team with Wrestling/FrankieKazarian.



** The second "they" reveal on February 3rd, 2011. Originally the storyline was written for the [[DiscOneFinalBoss Main]] [[PowerStable Event]] [[TheMafia Mafia]] (or at least a baby{{face}} reincarnation thereof) to reunite. [[TooDumbToLive Despite Booker T, Sting, and Kevin Nash not even having signed back with TNA yet.]] At least two, possibly all three, of those guys recently heading for Wrestling/{{WWE}} instead, forced TNA to rewrite the story. And by God, the fans were happy. So who were "they", exactly? ''Wrestling/{{Fortune}}, [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments epically]] [[ConspiracyRedemption rebelling against]] Wrestling/EricBischoff [[NebulousEvilOrganization and]] [[TheIlluminati Immortal]].'' And the best part? '''The original idea would've been closer to an AssPull.'''
** Oh that's not the best part, the best part is Wrestling/AJStyles [[CallingTheOldManOut calling Bischoff out]] for turning TNA into a WWE ripoff. Why is this the best part? This is ''exactly'' what the fans had been complaining about!

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** The second "they" reveal on February 3rd, 2011. Originally the storyline was written for the [[DiscOneFinalBoss Main]] [[PowerStable Event]] [[TheMafia Mafia]] (or at least a baby{{face}} reincarnation thereof) to reunite. [[TooDumbToLive Despite Booker T, Sting, and Kevin Nash not even having signed back with TNA yet.]] At least two, possibly all three, of those guys recently later heading for Wrestling/{{WWE}} instead, forced TNA to rewrite the story. And by God, the fans were happy. So who were "they", exactly? ''Wrestling/{{Fortune}}, [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments epically]] [[ConspiracyRedemption rebelling against]] Wrestling/EricBischoff [[NebulousEvilOrganization and]] [[TheIlluminati Immortal]].'' And the best part? '''The original idea would've been closer to an AssPull.'''
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''' Oh and that's not the best part, the best part is Wrestling/AJStyles [[CallingTheOldManOut calling Bischoff out]] for turning TNA into a WWE ripoff. Why is this the best part? This is ''exactly'' what the fans had been complaining about!



** '''ABYSS.''' When he's not acting like a scared child, high pitched voice and all, he's simply not winning matches. Then there was the WWE hall of fame ring that gave him power. His signature gimmick match, Monster's Ball, also went from a once a year special at "Bound For Glory" to a periodic occurrence on Impact.
** The X Division went from "go as hard as you can no limits wrestling" to "cruiserweights with a fancy name". For perspective, in WWE, heavyweight was default, cruiserweights getting their own little corner on Smackdown. In TNA, the X Division Championship was the most promoted in the promotion with ''heavyweight'' being the "other" division. Perhaps this was the result of the heavyweight title still being the [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance NWA]]'s but TNA's constant focus on X Division action transitioning to the X Division Champion and anything related not being seen for weeks at a time or regulated to [[BShow Xplosion]] was just jarring, as was putting a weight limit on the X Division, as was making the X Division Championship a stepping stone for the Heavyweight title!
** The Knockouts Division: they went from being one of the best parts of TNA (''they even main-evented an episode of Impact!'') to becoming a shallow parody of their former glory, all in the space of a couple of years. ODB famously tweeted "What is happening to our division?" after watching a "Leather and Lace" Match on Impact in early 2010. With the return of Gail Kim and Karen Jarrett finally leaving, this has started to be reversed.

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** '''ABYSS.''' When he's not acting like a scared child, high pitched voice and all, he's simply not winning matches. Then there was the WWE hall Hall of fame Fame ring that gave him power. His signature gimmick match, the Monster's Ball, also went from a once a year special at "Bound For Glory" ''Bound for Glory'' to a periodic occurrence on Impact.
''Impact!''.
** The X Division went from "go as hard as you can no limits wrestling" to "cruiserweights with a fancy name". For perspective, in WWE, heavyweight was default, cruiserweights getting their own little corner on Smackdown.''[=SmackDown=]''. In TNA, the X Division Championship was the most promoted in the promotion with ''heavyweight'' being the "other" division. Perhaps this was the result of the heavyweight title still being the [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance NWA]]'s but TNA's constant focus on X Division action transitioning to the X Division Champion and anything related not being seen for weeks at a time or regulated to [[BShow Xplosion]] BShow ''Xplosion'' was just jarring, as was putting a weight limit on the X Division, as was making the X Division Championship a stepping stone for the Heavyweight title!
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** The Knockouts Division: they went from being one of the best parts of TNA (''they even main-evented an episode of Impact!'') to becoming a shallow parody of their former glory, all in the space of a couple of years. ODB famously tweeted "What is happening to our division?" after watching a "Leather and Lace" Match on Impact ''Impact!'' in early 2010. With the return of Gail Kim and Karen Jarrett finally leaving, this has started to be reversed.



** Matt Morgan: First Wrestling/SamoaJoe came back and murdered him, then Kevin Nash got the tag team titles from him. He's moved from the [=badass=] he was into someone who's getting his ass kicked by everyone with a foot.
** After performing his HeelFaceTurn, he's reversed this and became a badass again.

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** Matt Morgan: First Wrestling/SamoaJoe came back and murdered him, then Kevin Nash got the tag team titles from him. He's moved from the [=badass=] he was into someone who's getting his ass kicked by everyone with a foot.
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foot. After performing his HeelFaceTurn, he's reversed this and became a badass again.



** Homicide is an inter promotional example, as he is much less effective in TNA than he was in IWA Puerto Rico, Ring Of Honor or Full Impact Pro. It could be worse, all things considered, but the Rob Terry thing did him no favors either.
** No Limit's entry into TNA 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 caring about them. As a team they'd regain heat by running with La Ola Amarilla in CMLL but Wrestling/TetsuyaNaito 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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** Homicide is an inter promotional example, as he is much less effective in TNA than he was in IWA Puerto Rico, Ring Of of Honor or Full Impact Pro. It could be worse, all things considered, but the Rob Terry thing did him no favors either.
** No Limit's entry into TNA 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 caring about them. As a team they'd regain heat by running with La ''La Ola Amarilla Amarilla'' in CMLL but Wrestling/TetsuyaNaito would not recover as an individual until he hooked up with Rush's Los Ingoberables ''Los Ingoberables'' and brought it back to New Japan.Japan to create ''Wrestling/LosIngobernablesDeJapon''. Yujiro Takahashi bounced back more quickly, but not among fans in the USA, who still greet him lukewarmly.



** Wrestling/JeffJarrett: He's just like any other booker/wrestler/owner: he can't help inserting himself into main event storylines and constantly sniffing around the World Title scene, and at some points actually crowning himself Champion. Still, he did launch TNA and GFW, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE7xS3uPwlM EVERYONE THINKS HE'S THE CH-CH-CHOSEN ONE.]] (And everyone ''knows'' he's better than Dixie as booker.)

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** Wrestling/JeffJarrett: He's just like any other booker/wrestler/owner: he He can't help inserting himself into main event storylines and constantly sniffing around the World Title scene, and at some points actually crowning himself Champion. Still, he did launch TNA and GFW, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE7xS3uPwlM EVERYONE THINKS HE'S THE CH-CH-CHOSEN ONE.]] (And everyone ''knows'' practically ''everyone'' agrees that he's better than Dixie as booker.)



** Wrestling/KurtAngle: Thanks in large part to his antics during interviews and on Twitter.

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** Wrestling/KurtAngle: Thanks Was he an asset to the company during his run thanks to his skills, or an albatross thanks in large part to his antics during interviews and on Twitter.Twitter?



** Ink Inc was a pointless pairing only put together because they both had mohawks or a horribly underused team. Adding [[Wrestling/ChristinaVonEerie Toxxin]] did nothing to piece the base back together. Most seem to like all three as individuals but as a group is where the splinters form.
** Behind the scenes, Dutch 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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** Ink Inc was Inc. is either a pointless pairing only put together because they both had mohawks or a horribly underused team. Adding [[Wrestling/ChristinaVonEerie Toxxin]] did nothing to piece the base back together. Most seem to like all three as individuals but as a group is where the splinters form.
** Behind the scenes, Dutch Mantell. On one hand he was behind TNA's most successful feud and the highest rated "iMPACT" ''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.



** Fans were presented with a choice, the six-sided ring or the traditional four-sided ring? Many fans hated the change ("WE WANT SIX SIDES"), though a lot of that had to do with the presentation: Hogan all but stated that ''Impact'' was an inferior product. The irony is that the one thing TNA did to actually be different, the six-sided ring, is the worst thing about the company. AJ Styles explains this on ''Talk is Jericho'', he's a wrestler and so is more knowledgeable about these matters. According to him, it's a hexagon, so the style of construction is different, and the ring has a lot less 'give' to it. It's harder to perform high-flying moves because of the angle of the ropes. And there's less room inside the ring, despite the appearance of it being more.
** '''WHAT'S DIXIE CARTER DOING IN THE IMPACT ZONE?''' Seriously, that's what the fans have been wondering for the better part of a decade. Dixie was the type of owner you want for your company in certain respects: She loves wrestling, she was willing to lose money to keep it going, and she stayed out of it for the most part--though she did pose for pictures with the fans. (That friendliness, however, is what kept her from letting Heyman take over. She was too chummy with the veterans he wanted to fire.) Overall it seems that Corgan did a good job turning around TNA's creative in less than a year.
** Magnus's early 2014 run as World Heavyweight Champion. On one hand, he carried himself like a confident heel champion well enough in his promos. On the other hand, his match quality had been suffering or at least stagnating for awhile and the increasing amount of interference needed for his title defenses was being roundly decried as absurd even for a heel. Hell in his first title defense against A.J. Styles he wasn't able to execute an single offensive maneuver successfully. He was only able to pin Styles after BOBBY ROODE hit his finisher.

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** Fans were presented with a choice, the six-sided ring or the traditional four-sided ring? Many fans hated the change ("WE WANT SIX SIDES"), though a lot of that had to do with the presentation: Hogan all but stated that ''Impact'' was an inferior product. The irony is that the one thing TNA did to actually be different, the six-sided ring, is the worst thing about the company. As AJ Styles Styles, who wrestled a great part of his career in TNA in the six-sided ring and so is more knowledgeable about these matters, explains this on ''Talk is Jericho'', he's a wrestler and so is more knowledgeable about these matters. According to him, it's a hexagon, so since the style of construction is different, and the ring has a lot less 'give' to it. It's harder to perform high-flying moves because of the angle of the ropes. And there's less room inside the ring, despite the appearance of it being more.
** '''WHAT'S DIXIE CARTER DOING IN THE IMPACT ZONE?''' Seriously, that's what the fans Fans have been wondering for the better part of a decade. decade what was Dixie Carter doing as an on-screen authority figure. On one hand, Dixie was the type of owner you want for your company in certain respects: She loves wrestling, she was willing to lose money to keep it going, and she stayed out of it for the most part--though she did pose for pictures with the fans. (That On the other hand, that friendliness, however, is what kept her from letting Paul Heyman take over. She was too chummy with the veterans he wanted to fire.) Overall it seems that Billy Corgan did a good job turning around TNA's creative in less than a year.
** Magnus's early 2014 run as World Heavyweight Champion. On one hand, he carried himself like a confident heel champion well enough in his promos. On the other hand, his match quality had been suffering or at least stagnating for awhile and the increasing amount of interference needed for his title defenses was being roundly decried as absurd even for a heel. Hell Hell, in his first title defense against A.J. Styles Styles, he wasn't able to execute an single offensive maneuver successfully. He successfully; he was only able to pin Styles after BOBBY ROODE hit his finisher.a smathering of heels ending with Bobby Roode attacked Styles.



** The problem is that Jarrett and (oddly) Russo have made their careers off of trying to make Jarrett one of the biggest stars in wrestling, and it has never worked. What annoyed fans most about it was that back in the mid-[=2000s=], during Triple H's "reign of terror", the best mainstream alternative was TNA, where you had Double J doing essentially the same thing: Rhyno made waves when he signed with TNA, and Jeff took the belt from him on his first night. TNA might've been big back then if he would have gotten out of the way sooner. Then he made his wife the head of the Knockouts division after she said that women wrestlers aren't on the same level as the men. More to the point, fans never really cared for his business strategy of "''hire great indy stars, hire WWE cast-offs, push cast-offs over indy talent to grab ratings, fail miserably, repeat x100."'' As you'll notice, he brought back some of his old favorites pretty fast. Making the drugged-up wifebeater Alberto his centerpiece shows that nothing has changed.
** Dixie. When you think about it, you can trace when things really started going downhill to her becoming an on-screen character and introducing her family into the storylines. Like Russo and Bischoff, she only wants the deal that lets her be the star of her own wrestling show because she is living a mark's dream.
** After a number of referees left TNA, the job was given to Garrett Bischoff, who worked under the name Jackson James. When company officials tried to deny Garrett's ID, the internet called the company on its nepotistic baloney, and he eventually became a full-time wrestler under his real name. Garrett received a ton of heat from the talent. He's actually not a bad wrestler (much better than David Flair), and in different circumstances he might've had a okay career; but TNA cut a lot of talented people from the roster, and arguably kept Garrett on longer than they should have. Speaking of his dad, Eric Bischoff holds a victory over Wrestling/TheYoungBucks…ahem, Generation Me.
** Brooke Hogan was put in charge of the Knockouts Division. Her debut drew the lowest rating for a non-holiday ''Impact'' in years. This probably had more to do with the time change, but the sign plant in the audience ("BROOKE HOGAN = RATINGS") was still ridiculous. Humorously, the graphic they used to promote her debut looked almost nothing like her; ''{{Website/Botchamania}}'' didn't let it pass without comment.
** Eric Bischoff was caught in a shoot segment where he said that he thought [[Wrestling/SummerSlam "celebrity guest hosts" were the dumbest thing ever.]] TNA later went on to spend $45,000 on appearances from Jwoww, Ronnie, and Angelina from ''Jersey Shore.'' Introducing two characters based on ''Jersey Shore'' was Strike 1. A one-night cameo for $15,000 and humiliating a pro wrestler in the longest segment of the night was Strike 2. Doing away with the characters was a step in the right direction, and Dixie did (eventually) the message, but not before TNA brought in a '''third''' ''Jersey Shore'' cast member.

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** The problem is that Jarrett and (oddly) Russo have made their careers off of trying to make Jarrett one of the biggest stars in wrestling, and it has never worked. What annoyed fans most about it was that back in the mid-[=2000s=], during Triple H's "reign "Reign of terror", Terror", the best mainstream alternative was TNA, where you had Double J doing essentially the same thing: Rhyno made waves when he signed with TNA, and Jeff took the belt from him on his first night. TNA might've been big back then if he would have gotten out of the way sooner. Then he made his wife the head of the Knockouts division after she said that women wrestlers aren't on the same level as the men. More to the point, fans never really cared for his business strategy of "''hire "hire great indy stars, hire WWE cast-offs, push cast-offs over indy talent to grab ratings, fail miserably, repeat x100."'' " As you'll notice, he brought back some of his old favorites pretty fast. Making the drugged-up wifebeater Alberto his centerpiece shows that nothing has changed.
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** Dixie.Dixie Carter. When you think about it, you can trace when things really started going downhill to her becoming an on-screen character and introducing her family into the storylines. Like Russo and Bischoff, she only wants the deal that lets her be the star of her own wrestling show because she is living a mark's dream.
** After a number of referees left TNA, the job was given to Garrett Bischoff, who worked under the name Jackson James. When company officials tried to deny Garrett's ID, the internet called the company on its nepotistic baloney, and he eventually became a full-time wrestler under his real name. Garrett received a ton of heat from the talent. He's actually not a bad wrestler (much better than David Flair), and in different circumstances he might've had a okay career; but TNA cut a lot of talented people from the roster, and arguably kept Garrett on longer than they should have. Speaking of his roster (his dad, Eric Bischoff holds a victory over Wrestling/TheYoungBucks…ahem, Generation Me.
Me), and arguably kept Garrett on longer than they should have.
** Brooke Hogan was put in charge of the Knockouts Division. Her debut drew the lowest rating for a non-holiday ''Impact'' in years. This probably had more to do with the time change, but the sign plant in the audience ("BROOKE HOGAN = RATINGS") was still ridiculous. Humorously, the graphic they used to promote her debut looked almost nothing like her; ''{{Website/Botchamania}}'' ''Website/{{Botchamania}}'' didn't let it pass without comment.
** Eric Bischoff was caught in a shoot segment where he said that he thought [[Wrestling/SummerSlam "celebrity guest hosts" were the dumbest thing ever.]] ever (at the time, WWE was having celebrity guest hosts for ''Raw'' and even ''[=WrestleMania=]'' and ''[=SummerSlam=]''). TNA later went on to spend $45,000 on appearances from Jwoww, Ronnie, and Angelina from ''Jersey Shore.'' Introducing two characters based on ''Jersey Shore'' was Strike 1. A one-night cameo for $15,000 and humiliating a pro wrestler in the longest segment of the night was Strike 2. Doing away with the characters was a step in the right direction, and Dixie did (eventually) the message, but not before TNA brought in a '''third''' ''Jersey Shore'' cast member.



* [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Crowning Moment of Heartwarming]]: Jesse Sorensen showing up at Destination X 2012 and able to walk under his own strength despite wearing a neckbrace and delivered a promo promising he'd be back in the ring. He has since returned to the ring, but not in TNA.



** The TNA Knockouts used to have some of the best women's wrestling on TV. However, they've stagnated over the years thanks to constantly going back to Gail Kim and the Beautiful People, and TNA's increasing financial troubles meant that the talent pool is now very shallow. While TNA has traditionally treated their women better than WWE has until recently, many point out that the company's talent pool has only a few women that can take advantage of the opportunities that treatment has presented them, with the rest either being too green or lacking talent. After all, there's no point in having a ladder match with seven women if only three of them can pull off any decent action. Meanwhile, the former WWE Divas (now Superstars) have a reached a point where they've gotten to headline a major PPV and have far better matches than the Knockouts despite the restrictions. The state of the Knockouts is more-or-less a reflection of TNA's state as a whole.
** True story: Dixie once got trolled by a fake [[Wrestling/JimRoss JR]] account. How does she ''not'' have anything better to do?
* DontShootTheMessage: Considering how hijacking has become a major hot-button issue in wrestling, particularly in WWE, it turns out that former TNA Producer Steve Small may have had a point during his speech where he called the Impact Zone audience "cast members."

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** The TNA Knockouts used to have some of the best women's wrestling on TV. However, they've stagnated over the years thanks to constantly going back to Gail Kim and the Beautiful People, and TNA's increasing financial troubles meant that the talent pool is now very shallow. While TNA has traditionally treated their women better than WWE has until recently, 2015-16, many point out that the company's talent pool has only a few women that can take advantage of the opportunities that treatment has presented them, with the rest either being too green or lacking talent. After all, there's no point in having a ladder match with seven women if only three of them can pull off any decent action. Meanwhile, the former WWE Divas (now Superstars) have a reached a point where they've gotten to headline a major PPV and have far better matches than the Knockouts despite the restrictions. The state of the Knockouts is more-or-less a reflection of TNA's state as a whole.
** True story: Dixie once got trolled by a fake [[Wrestling/JimRoss JR]] account. How does she ''not'' have anything better to do?
* DontShootTheMessage: Considering how hijacking has become became a major hot-button issue in wrestling, particularly in WWE, it turns out that former TNA Producer Steve Small may have had a point during his speech where he called the Impact Zone audience "cast members."



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** Despite being a pretty brutal guy, Samoa Joe gets a lot of cheers.
** "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero
** Beer Money, Inc.

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** Despite being a pretty brutal guy, %%** Samoa Joe gets a lot of cheers.
** %%** "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero
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** Wrestling/AJStyles. He's arguably the most well known and popular of the "TNA Originals." Even people who hate TNA like him.
*** He only qualifies thanks to Hogan & Bischoff dropping him to the midcard after a needless heel turn. Prior to that, he was the top face in the company.

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** Wrestling/AJStyles. He's arguably the most well known and popular of the "TNA Originals." Even people who hate TNA like him.
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him. He only qualifies thanks to Hogan & and Bischoff dropping him to the midcard after a needless heel turn. Prior to that, he was the top face in the company.



** And now we had Norv Fernum and Dewey Barnes. Anytime they had a match, the crowd seemed to cheer for them despite being jobbers.
** [[Wrestling/EC3 Ethan Carter III]] is very popular for a guy who spent almost all of his time in the ring winning disappointing {{squash match}}es, including one against the aforementioned Shark Boy.

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** And now we had Norv Fernum and Dewey Barnes. Anytime they had a match, the crowd seemed to cheer for them despite being jobbers.
** [[Wrestling/EC3 Ethan Carter III]] is very popular for a guy who spent almost all of his time in the ring increasing his "streak" winning disappointing {{squash match}}es, including one against the aforementioned Shark Boy.



** Out of all the other dummies in the industry, not many can match the sheer charisma of [[CatchPhrase E-LI DRAKE]].
* EveryYearTheyFizzleOut: You can drop an atom bomb on the Impact Zone while all the talent and management is there, and TNA will stay in business somehow.
* EvilIsSexy: Ever since turning heel Sarita wears about 75% less clothing below the waist and has a wicked smile.

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** Out of all the other dummies in the industry, not many can match the sheer charisma of [[CatchPhrase E-LI DRAKE]].
* EveryYearTheyFizzleOut: You can drop an atom bomb on the Impact Zone while all the talent and management is there, and TNA will stay in business somehow.
* EvilIsSexy: Ever since turning heel Sarita wears about 75% less clothing below the waist and has a wicked smile.
E-LI-DRAKE]].



* FanHater: The poor little Impact Zone and its residents have attracted many, mainly for the sins of getting into wrestling shows cheap, being confused as to what is going on and being easy to get cheers from. [[SarcasmMode Despicable aren't they?]] In fact, if Wrestling/{{Konnan}} is to be believed, this even extended to some members of the TNA booking team, who hated how the Impact Zone would often chant for both wrestlers at once.

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* FanHater: The poor little Impact Zone and its residents have attracted many, mainly for the sins of getting into wrestling shows cheap, being confused as to what is going on and being easy to get cheers from. [[SarcasmMode Despicable aren't they?]] In fact, if Wrestling/{{Konnan}} is to be believed, this even extended to some members of the TNA booking team, who hated how the Impact Zone would often chant for both wrestlers at once.



* FashionVictimVillain: Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople are terribly dressed. [[{{Stripperiffic}} When they're dressed, that is.]]
* FoeYay: Wrestling/TaylorWilde and [[Wrestling/SarahStock Sarita]].
* FollowTheLeader: TNA had a lot of things that WWE ''lacked'' circa 2009-2010. TNA had a solid tag division (remember the Young Bucks v MCMG matches and Beer Money v MCMG series?). They had great high-flyers in the X Division which bring fast-paced matches, very exciting. They had hardcore matches and crazy moments with barbed wire that for WWE was impossible to have with the parents groups watching.

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* FashionVictimVillain: Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople are terribly dressed. [[{{Stripperiffic}} When they're dressed, that is.]]
* FoeYay: Wrestling/TaylorWilde and [[Wrestling/SarahStock Sarita]].
* FollowTheLeader: TNA had a lot of things that WWE ''lacked'' lacked circa 2009-2010. TNA had a solid tag division (remember the Young Bucks v vs. MCMG matches and Beer Money v vs. MCMG series?). They had great high-flyers in the X Division which bring fast-paced matches, very exciting. They had hardcore matches and crazy moments with barbed wire that for WWE was impossible to have with the parents groups watching.



* FridgeHorror: Here's a scary thought; does anyone realize that, with his recent tag title victory for the Bro-Mans, if Robbie E by some miracle wins the TNA Heavyweight Title, he'll have become a Grand Slam Champion ''in a shorter time'' than AJ Styles?!



** Tapes of the TNA X Division were very popular in Japan, were in that the badass decay of division and burial of hopeful Japanese stars wanting to be a part of it shushed some of the hype. Nonetheless, Wrestling/TheGreatMuta's enthusiasm for Seiya Sanada's entry into the division was not an act and after he took the title to Japan and the division recovering most of its prestige, it began to build back its fan base.

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** Tapes of the TNA X Division were very popular in Japan, were in that before the badass decay of the division and burial of hopeful Japanese stars wanting to be a part of it shushed some of the hype. Nonetheless, Wrestling/TheGreatMuta's enthusiasm for Seiya Sanada's entry into the division was not an act and after he took the title to Japan and the division recovering most of its prestige, it began to build back its fan base.



** Any countries where TNA gets higher viewership than WWE counts, although this is mostly due to TNA being on free TV Channels compared to WWE which are on paid Cable Channels around the world.

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** Any countries country where TNA gets higher viewership than WWE counts, although this is mostly due to TNA being on free TV Channels channels compared to WWE which are on paid Cable Channels cable channels around the world.



** The budding knockouts division had about six good wrestlers, two of which did not regularly appear, and three...not as good. Better than what WWE put on TV ''at the time'' but nothing beyond what ''Monday Night Raw'' had prior to the 2004 diva search. Then came [[{{Retcon}} Amazing]]...'''''Awesome''''' ''Kong''!

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** The budding knockouts division had about six good wrestlers, two of which did not regularly appear, and three...not as good. Better than what WWE put on TV ''at the time'' but nothing beyond what ''Monday Night Raw'' had prior to the 2004 diva search.Diva Search. Then came [[{{Retcon}} Amazing]]...'''''Awesome''''' ''Kong''!



** This trope could pretty much be renamed "Shaving the Head" for Kazarian. His recent promo work is vastly improved, and he's just that bit better in the ring, since shaving off his hair and teaming with Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels.

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** This trope could pretty much be renamed "Shaving the Head" for Kazarian. His recent promo work is vastly improved, and he's just that bit better in the ring, since shaving off his hair and teaming with Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels.



** December 17, 2012: Tommy Dreamer got his ass kicked by Wrestling/TheShield, one of the most talked-about stables in recent history in Wrestling/{{WWE}}. Exactly a month later on January 17, 2013, Dreamer got his ass kicked by Wrestling/AcesAndEights, one of the most talked-about stables in recent history in TNA.

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** December 17, 2012: Tommy Dreamer got his ass kicked by Wrestling/TheShield, one of the most talked-about stables in recent history at the time in Wrestling/{{WWE}}. Exactly a month later on January 17, 2013, Dreamer got his ass kicked by Wrestling/AcesAndEights, one of the most talked-about stables in recent history at the time in TNA.



** The Wrestling/VelvetSky[=/=]Wrestling/AngelinaLove[=/=][[Wrestling/KatarinaWaters Winter]] triangle. Complete with [[MurderingTheHypotenuse attempted murder of the hypotenuse]] and [[{{Fanservice}} a candlelit massage]].

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** Beyond the FauxYay, the Beautiful People have a lot of this.
** Madison Rayne, after forming a tag-team with Wrestling/GailKim.
** Tara with Madison Rayne, until the latter became a BadBoss. And Tara with Miss Tessmacher, and most other team-mates. It's pretty much an unwritten rule that Tara has this with every tag partner she has.
** Taylor Wilde with Hamada and (previously) Sarita.
** The Wrestling/VelvetSky[=/=]Wrestling/AngelinaLove[=/=][[Wrestling/KatarinaWaters Winter]] triangle. Complete with [[MurderingTheHypotenuse attempted [[MurderTheHypotenuse murder of the hypotenuse]] and [[{{Fanservice}} a candlelit massage]].



** Speaking of Russo, most people guessed he was back with TNA (despite his repeated denials) due to some recent examples of stunt booking. You didn't have to be a Broken Genius like Matt Hardy to figure it out.
** More than a few fans believed that the "They" Abyss was talking about was Hogan and Bischoff, and the Impact before ''Bound For Glory'', even more suggested it was them. Come ''Bound For Glory''... Let's just say Sting was right...
** When Jackson James first appeared and made questionable decisions that were written off as rookie mistakes, at least one person believed that he was in Immortal's back pocket.[[note]]Due to every SmartMark and his dog recognizing him as Eric Bischoff's son.[[/note]] Come ''Bound For Glory'' a year later and it was revealed to be the case.

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** Speaking of Russo, most Most people guessed he Vince Russo was back with TNA (despite his repeated denials) due to some recent examples of stunt booking. You didn't have to be a Broken Genius like Matt Hardy to figure it out.
** More than a few fans believed that the "They" Abyss was talking about was Hogan and Bischoff, and the Impact before ''Bound For for Glory'', even more suggested it was them. Come ''Bound For for Glory''... Let's just say Sting was right...
** When Jackson James first appeared and made questionable decisions that were written off as rookie mistakes, at least one person believed that he was in Immortal's back pocket.[[note]]Due to every SmartMark and his dog recognizing him as Eric Bischoff's son.[[/note]] Come ''Bound For for Glory'' a year later and it was revealed to be the case.



* [[HoYay Les Yay]]: Beyond the FauxYay, the Beautiful People have a lot of this.
** Madison Rayne, after forming a tag-team with Wrestling/GailKim.
** Tara: With Madison Rayne, until the latter became a BadBoss.
*** And Tessmacher, and most other team-mates. [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer Everybody is Tarasexual.]]
*** It's pretty much an unwritten rule that Tara has this with every tag partner she has.
** Taylor Wilde with Hamada and (previously) Sarita.
** Winter with Angelina Love, but subverted with her being pretty much [[SingleTargetSexuality Angelina-sexual]].
* MagnificentBastard: The Aces and Eights [[spoiler:especially their leader, Bully Ray.]]



** If you love great deals and low prices, what's not to love about Don West? His background in sales made him sound funny on commentary (He made a pele kick sound like attempted murder):\\
"ABSOLUTELY CREAMED HIM, MIKE!"\\

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** If you love great deals and low prices, what's not to love about Don West? His background in sales made him sound funny on commentary (He made a pele Pelé kick sound like attempted murder):\\
"ABSOLUTELY
murder):
--->"ABSOLUTELY
CREAMED HIM, MIKE!"\\



** '''JOE'S GONNA KILL YOU!''' [[note]]Borrowed from Ring Of Honor, who got it IWA Mid-South, who got it from Taz in ECW.[[/note]]

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** '''JOE'S GONNA KILL YOU!''' [[note]]Borrowed from Ring Of of Honor, who got it IWA Mid-South, who got it from Taz in ECW.[[/note]]



** '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis MINUS! FIVE! STARS!]]''' [[note]]Bryan Alvarez of the ''Wrestling Observer'' BrokeTheRatingScale when reviewing the "Survivor" Jenna vs. Sharmell match. The "-5*" rating was very rare, but not unheard of. Dave Meltzer himself has awarded it to people like The Sheepherders and Los Villanos III, but Bryan's really kicked it into the mainstream. He did it again when Shelly Martinez fought Rebel, a match so bad that it caused Shelly to retire less than a year later. May "her vag" never hurt again.[[/note]]
** "Broken" Matt Hardy was basically a perpetual meme machine:\\
Brothah Nero! Brothah Nero! It's ovah!\\

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** '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis MINUS! FIVE! STARS!]]''' [[note]]Bryan Alvarez of the ''Wrestling Observer'' BrokeTheRatingScale when reviewing the "Survivor" Jenna vs. Sharmell match. The "-5*" rating was very rare, but not unheard of. Dave Meltzer himself has awarded it to people matches like The Sheepherders Bushwhackers vs. The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff at ''Heroes of Wrestling'' and Los Villanos III, vs. The Psycho Circus at ''AAA Triplemania XXIII'', but Bryan's really kicked it into the mainstream. He did it again when Shelly Martinez fought Rebel, a match so bad that it caused Shelly to retire less than a year later. May "her vag" never hurt again.[[/note]]
** "Broken" Matt Hardy was basically a perpetual meme machine:\\
Brothah
machine:
--->Brothah
Nero! Brothah Nero! It's ovah!\\



** '''MEH TNA''' - When Anthem announced ownership, it was quickly noted that "Anthem" is "MEH TNA" spelled backwards.

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** '''MEH TNA''' - When [[note]]When Anthem announced ownership, it was quickly noted that "Anthem" is "MEH TNA" spelled backwards.[[/note]]



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** Jarrett's MMA gimmick, i.e. him forcing kids to submit to his submission holds, is probably one of the funniest things TNA ever did.

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** Jeff Jarrett's MMA gimmick, i.e. him forcing kids to submit to his submission holds, is probably one of the funniest things TNA ever did.did.
** [[https://i.imgur.com/5SPitkY.gif Remember when womens' wrestling was the one thing]] [[http://i.imgur.com/4KD80Y0.gifv TNA did right which WWE didn't?]]



** The January 30th 2015 edition of "Impact" where Madison Rayne dumps Taryn Terrell and Gail Kim from the top rope to floor and then attempts to smash their heads with the steel steps. It'd be frightening stuff if the fans weren't {{c|rowdchant}}hanting "We want puppies!"

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** The January 30th 30, 2015 edition of "Impact" ''Impact'' where Madison Rayne dumps Taryn Terrell and Gail Kim from the top rope to floor and then attempts to smash their heads with the steel steps. It'd be frightening stuff if the fans weren't {{c|rowdchant}}hanting "We want puppies!"



** The Immortal/Fortune stuff along with the Hardy heel turn really watered down the product. In fact, most of the Hogan/Bischoff era gets this treatment -- while it did have some good material, it's ostensibly the DorkAge of the company and even now TNA struggles to get out of its shadow.
** [[Wrestling/JeffHardy Showing up on drugs to a Pay-Per-View? Which you happened to be MAIN-EVENTING!]]

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** The Immortal/Fortune stuff along with the Hardy Jeff Hardy's heel turn really watered down the product. In fact, most of the Hogan/Bischoff era gets this treatment -- while it did have some good material, it's ostensibly the DorkAge of the company and even now TNA struggles to get out of its shadow.
** [[Wrestling/JeffHardy Wrestling/JeffHardy: Showing up on drugs to a Pay-Per-View? pay-per-view? Which you happened to be MAIN-EVENTING!]]MAIN-EVENTING?!



** This line of thinking bit them in the ass when they decided they were getting on the Wrestling/AJStyles hype train no matter what and posted a statement on the TNA website about his contract negotiations with them during the December of 2015, two days before the 2016 Wrestling/RoyalRumble, where AJ was rumored to make his WWE debut. For more on that, see UnintentionallyUnsympathetic. Prior to this, the rumor of AJ going to WWE was in no way seen as embarrassing for TNA -- AJ had been gone from their promotion for two years and all anyone was talking about were his awesome runs in Wrestling/{{NJPW}} and Wrestling/{{ROH}}, and the possibility of his debut in WWE. TNA was regarded as a non-factor, and many believed that unless TNA broke the bank it was highly unlikely that AJ would sign back with them. After they posted the statement, TNA caught a lot of heat with the fans and the wrestling community at large for their actions, and it erased a lot of the good will they had gotten for their improved writing after moving to Pop.

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** This line of thinking bit them in the ass when they decided they were getting on the Wrestling/AJStyles hype train no matter what and posted a statement on the TNA website about his contract negotiations with them during the December of 2015, two days before the 2016 Wrestling/RoyalRumble, where AJ was rumored to make his WWE debut. For more on that, see UnintentionallyUnsympathetic. Prior to this, the rumor of AJ going to WWE was in no way seen as embarrassing for TNA -- AJ had been gone from their promotion for two years and all anyone was talking about were his awesome runs in Wrestling/{{NJPW}} and Wrestling/{{ROH}}, and the possibility of his debut in WWE. TNA was regarded as a non-factor, and many believed that unless TNA broke the bank it was highly unlikely that AJ would sign back with them. After they posted the statement, TNA caught a lot of heat with the fans and the wrestling community at large for their actions, and it erased a lot of the good will they had gotten for their improved writing after moving to Pop.



** Vince Russo is to pro wrestling booking what a shotgun is to target practice: just firing a gajillion ideas out and hoping something hits. In WWE, and his early run with WCW, he worked WITH a team of other writers with careful oversight, so the target was essentially a chain-link fence: 1 in 100 ideas "hit", while the rest of the garbage went flying by. TNA found itself with only one other writer besides Russo, Matt Conway, and, well... The chain link fence became the broad side of a barn. And whatever he said, goes. And he says a lot of weird shit.
** In late July of 2014, [[http://www.cagesideseats.com/tna-impact/2014/7/15/5903265/vince-russo-comes-clean-creative-consultant-tna-mike-johnson Russo accidentally CC'd]] ''Pro Wrestling Insider'' writer Mike Johnson's name (Johnson being one of the main pushers of the "Russo-is-secretly-back-with-TNA" theory) into a confidential email message sent to Mike Tenay and Taz informing them of how he wanted them to do the voiceovers for a recently taped ''Impact''. Johnson, immediately capitalizing on this, revealed in an article that he had received the email and has proof Russo is working for TNA. Russo briefly attempted to play it off as a swerve, only to back down once Johnson threatened to reveal the contents of said email and admit he was secretly back with them as a confidential consultant.\\\

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** Vince Russo is to pro wrestling booking what a shotgun is to target practice: just firing a gajillion ideas out and hoping something hits. In WWE, and his early run with WCW, he worked WITH a team of other writers with careful oversight, so the target was essentially a chain-link fence: 1 in 100 ideas "hit", while the rest of the garbage went flying by. TNA found itself with only one other writer besides Russo, Matt Conway, and, well... The chain link fence became the broad side of a barn. And whatever he said, goes. And he says a lot of weird shit.
**
shit.\\\
In late July of 2014, [[http://www.cagesideseats.com/tna-impact/2014/7/15/5903265/vince-russo-comes-clean-creative-consultant-tna-mike-johnson Russo accidentally CC'd]] ''Pro Wrestling Insider'' writer Mike Johnson's name (Johnson being one of the main pushers of the "Russo-is-secretly-back-with-TNA" theory) into a confidential email message sent to Mike Tenay and Taz informing them of how he wanted them to do the voiceovers for a recently taped ''Impact''. Johnson, immediately capitalizing on this, revealed in an article that he had received the email and has proof Russo is working for TNA. Russo briefly attempted to play it off as a swerve, only to back down once Johnson threatened to reveal the contents of said email and admit he was secretly back with them as a confidential consultant.\\\



Furthermore, it seems that the company's working relationship with Wrestling/TheGreatMuta and his promotion WRESTLE-1 was initially put in jeopardy by the Russo return rumors ''and a lack of straight answers about it backstage'' — at least, until "Big" John Gaburick [[note]]TNA's now-former Vice President of Creative and Talent Relations, at the time established as running the show behind the scenes since Hogan's exodus[[/note]] admitted to Muta that yes, Russo was back, but assured him that Russo was only a consultant and wouldn't be doing to the WRESTLE-1 talent what he'd done to Yujiro and Naito of No Limit in 2009[[note]]along with every other Mexican or Japanese cruiserweight he'd ever written for creatively in either Wrestling/{{WCW}} or TNA[[/note]]. In addition to this, TNA may have soured the morale backstage even further[[note]]which was already struggling as a result of the money and talent hemorrhage caused by Hogan and Bischoff's taking-Impact-on-the-road idea grossly backfiring[[/note]], as they apparently ''lied to the very wrestlers whose livelihoods are at the discretion of both creative and the fans'' in order to keep the secret from leaking out.\\\

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Furthermore, it seems that the company's working relationship with Wrestling/TheGreatMuta and his promotion WRESTLE-1 was initially put in jeopardy by the Russo return rumors ''and a lack of straight answers about it backstage'' — at least, until "Big" John Gaburick [[note]]TNA's now-former Vice President of Creative and Talent Relations, at the time established as running the show behind the scenes since Hogan's exodus[[/note]] admitted to Muta that yes, Russo was back, but assured him that Russo was only a consultant and wouldn't be doing to the WRESTLE-1 talent what he'd done to Yujiro and Naito of No Limit in 2009[[note]]along 2009.[[note]]along with every other Mexican or Japanese cruiserweight he'd ever written for creatively in either Wrestling/{{WCW}} or TNA[[/note]]. TNA[[/note]] In addition to this, TNA may have soured the morale backstage even further[[note]]which further,[[note]]which was already struggling as a result of the money and talent hemorrhage caused by Hogan and Bischoff's taking-Impact-on-the-road idea grossly backfiring[[/note]], backfiring[[/note]] as they apparently ''lied to the very wrestlers whose livelihoods are at the discretion of both creative and the fans'' in order to keep the secret from leaking out.\\\



* PoisonOakEpilepticTrees: The amount of damage they did has always made fans wonder if the sabotage was intentional to some degree, from a certain directive (or suggestion) by a billionaire in Connecticut. They were not 1:1 competition, but they were still an alternative, not only for the audience, but for his own employees who previously didn't much have other options if they wanted to be on a weekly TV wrestling show. Many thought the same about Nash/Hall/Russo after they turned up in WCW. ''Ehehehehehehehe'' [[ThePerfectCrime it's a smark-proof plan]].

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* PoisonOakEpilepticTrees: The amount of damage they Russo and Hogan did has always made fans wonder if the sabotage was intentional to some degree, from a certain directive (or suggestion) by a billionaire Vince [=McMahon=], much like it was said about them in Connecticut.WCW. They were not 1:1 competition, but they were still an alternative, not only for the audience, but for his own employees who previously didn't much have other options if they wanted to be on a weekly TV wrestling show. Many thought the same about Nash/Hall/Russo after they turned up in WCW. ''Ehehehehehehehe'' [[ThePerfectCrime it's a smark-proof plan]].



** Velvet Sky graduating from a useless "Diva" who only provided fanservice to a very competent Knockout. Roxxi became popular as soon as she stopped gyrating, [[ButNotTooBlack or using "voodoo."]]
** Shelly Martinez made Velvet look like Asuka in terms of in-ring skills. If you watched some of her matches, it's just her getting chopped in the breasts multiple times or taking any bump that'll make her ass jiggle. And she's been wrestling for 13 years! Sometime after leaving TNA, Shelly re-dedicated herself to training and had consistently good matches, redeeming herself in the eyes of the fans. That swiftly ended following her match with Rebel.
** Robbie E was hated since his debut because of his ''Jersey Shore'' gimmick, which was stale even back then. It took teaming up with mutual scrappy Robbie Terry to become a bigger star.

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** Velvet Sky graduating from a useless "Diva" who only provided fanservice to a very competent Knockout. Knockout.
**
Roxxi became popular as soon as she stopped gyrating, [[ButNotTooBlack or using "voodoo."]]
** Shelly Martinez made Velvet look like Asuka in terms of in-ring skills. If you watched some of her matches, it's just her getting chopped in the breasts multiple times or taking any bump that'll make her ass jiggle. And she's been wrestling for 13 years! years. Sometime after leaving TNA, Shelly re-dedicated herself to training and had consistently good matches, redeeming herself in the eyes of the fans. That swiftly ended following her match with Rebel.
** Robbie E was hated since his debut because of his ''Jersey Shore'' gimmick, which was stale even back then. It took teaming up with mutual scrappy Robbie Rob Terry to become a bigger star.



** Jarrett made fun of the "DROP THE TITLE" chant at least once by [[ExactWords dropping the title on the mat]] during a promo. In addition to his wife's death and subsequent vanishing from television, he was rehabilitated by two things: the notorious lumberjack strap match where he was by sixteen onlookers with leather belts (some of them actual audience members) AND Samoa Joe. Hogan's presence has helped to dull the hate, after he buried Jarrett on-screen in a way which made Jarrett sympathetic. (Which was not his intention.) When Jeff returned to in-ring action, [[JobberEntrance he didn't even have any entrance music]] for the first few months.

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** Jarrett made fun of the "DROP THE TITLE" chant at least once by [[ExactWords dropping the title on the mat]] during a promo. In addition to his wife's death and subsequent vanishing from television, he was rehabilitated by two things: the notorious lumberjack strap match where he was whipped by sixteen onlookers with leather belts (some of them actual audience members) AND Samoa Joe. Hogan's presence has helped to dull the hate, after he buried Jarrett on-screen in a way which made Jarrett sympathetic. (Which was not his intention.) When Jeff returned to in-ring action, [[JobberEntrance he didn't even have any entrance music]] for the first few months.



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[[folder: S-Z]]



** Despite his claim that he's the "best play by play commentator in the world", and that "nobody can touch him", if you look at how Josh Matthews calls a match (facial expressions, hand gestures, his approach to commentary, etc.), it's obvious that he's trying to emulate Michael Cole. It's like he flunked out of the Michael Cole Academy of Broadcast Journalism, and then printed himself out a fake degree. The reality is that he wouldn't touch Cole on his best day. One of the first things TNA did was have him feud with another announcer for months, which was dreadful.
* ShockingSwerve:
** So many times that they're no longer shocking and are often considered senseless.
** However, some actually do manage to come off well. One of the best examples of this going right was the big [[TheReveal reveal]] of Bully Ray being the leader of the Aces & Eights after him winning the heavyweight title. At the time, it seemed like a very [[Wrestling/VinceRusso Russo-esque]] swerve for the sake of shock value, since in storyline, Bully had been married to Brooke Hogan and was a firm Face and constant opponent of the Aces & Eights for several months and as such, his FaceHeelTurn was fairly crapped on by the fans. But then two weeks later on Impact, Bully was in a number of monologue segments that had him walking through story arcs and seemingly unrelated events over the past nine months that laid out his master plan from start to finish, showing that the whole plan had a rather astonishing level of thought put into it, even covering Wes Brisco's Gut Check challenge several months prior to the big payoff that had nothing to do with the ongoing Aces & Eights storyline... until it was revealed that [[Wrestling/DLoBrown D'Lo Brown]], who later was revealed as the club V.P., had filled in as a Gut Check judge following an injury to Wrestling/AlSnow and voted to bring Brisco in. Not only that, but Brisco's opponent, Garrett Bischoff, was also later shown to be an Aces & Eights member, making the entire series of events one where a [=TNA=] executive had wormed his way onto the judging panel to vote in a new member of his rogue faction after a tryout match where he was the first one to beat an existing [=TNA=] wrestler, who was also a member of said faction who arguably took a fall to make his new comrade-in-arms look good. Events like this and many more were shown and explained in what is probably the most in-depth and drawn-out wrestling storyline in the past few years. And just in case people were wondering how far ahead the angle was thought up, Devon posted [[https://twitter.com/TestifyDVon/status/316340944901378048 this]].

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** Despite his claim that he's the "best play by play commentator in the world", and that "nobody can touch him", if you look at how Josh Matthews calls a match (facial expressions, hand gestures, his approach to commentary, etc.), it's obvious that he's trying to emulate Michael Cole.Wrestling/MichaelCole. It's like he flunked out of the Michael Cole Academy of Broadcast Journalism, and then printed himself out a fake degree. The reality is that he wouldn't touch Cole on his best day. One of the first things TNA did was have him feud with another announcer for months, which was dreadful.
* ShockingSwerve:
**
ShockingSwerve: So many times that they're no longer shocking and are often considered senseless.
**
senseless. However, some actually do manage to come off well. One of the best examples of this going right was the big [[TheReveal reveal]] of Bully Ray being the leader of the Aces & Eights after him winning the heavyweight title. At the time, it seemed like a very [[Wrestling/VinceRusso Russo-esque]] swerve for the sake of shock value, since in storyline, Bully had been married to Brooke Hogan and was a firm Face and constant opponent of the Aces & Eights for several months and as such, his FaceHeelTurn was fairly crapped on by the fans. But then two weeks later on Impact, Bully was in a number of monologue segments that had him walking through story arcs and seemingly unrelated events over the past nine months that laid out his master plan from start to finish, showing that the whole plan had a rather astonishing level of thought put into it, even covering Wes Brisco's Gut Check challenge several months prior to the big payoff that had nothing to do with the ongoing Aces & Eights storyline... until it was revealed that [[Wrestling/DLoBrown D'Lo Brown]], who later was revealed as the club V.P., had filled in as a Gut Check judge following an injury to Wrestling/AlSnow and voted to bring Brisco in. Not only that, but Brisco's opponent, Garrett Bischoff, was also later shown to be an Aces & Eights member, making the entire series of events one where a [=TNA=] executive had wormed his way onto the judging panel to vote in a new member of his rogue faction after a tryout match where he was the first one to beat an existing [=TNA=] wrestler, who was also a member of said faction who arguably took a fall to make his new comrade-in-arms look good. Events like this and many more were shown and explained in what is probably the most in-depth and drawn-out wrestling storyline in the past few years. And just in case people were wondering how far ahead the angle was thought up, Devon posted [[https://twitter.com/TestifyDVon/status/316340944901378048 this]].



* SoBadItsGood: Final Deletion!

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* %%* SoBadItsGood: Final Deletion!



* {{Tearjerker}}: After The Naturals defeated AMW to regain the NWA tag titles one of the last images was of them and their manager Wrestling/ChrisCandido clutching the belts with a [[SoProudOfYou smile on his face proud of their accomplishment]] despite being in severe pain due to an real life injury he suffered at the first Lockdown PPV the Sunday before the taping. A few days later he died due to complications from surgery.

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* {{Tearjerker}}: TearJerker: After The Naturals defeated AMW to regain the NWA tag titles one of the last images was of them and their manager Wrestling/ChrisCandido clutching the belts with a [[SoProudOfYou smile on his face proud of their accomplishment]] despite being in severe pain due to an real life injury he suffered at the first Lockdown PPV the Sunday before the taping. A few days later he died due to complications from surgery.



** Jarrett and co. managed to take TNA from distant second banana to near-bankruptcy, in spite of having a captive audience of disenfranchised wrestling fans in desperate need of an alternative. Even casual viewers could see it in the presentation: Too many roidhead WWE cast-offs on the roster. Too many backstage vignettes, like Joseph Park "training" with Jeremy Borash. TV time spent focusing on a non-wrestling figure, like Bruce Prichard. They even have a three-man broadcast team with one black commentator. Hogan and Bischoff joining TNA went down exactly as their critics expected it to: They brought back all their washed-up friends and pushed them over the younger talent. We went from AJ Styles, World Champion to The Nasty Boyz and AJ dressed up like Ric Flair.

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** Jarrett and co. managed to take TNA from distant second banana largest wrestling company in the United States to near-bankruptcy, in spite of having a captive audience of disenfranchised wrestling fans in desperate need of an alternative. Even casual viewers could see it in the presentation: Too many roidhead WWE cast-offs on the roster. Too roster, too many backstage vignettes, like Joseph Park "training" with Jeremy Borash. and TV time spent focusing on a non-wrestling figure, like Bruce Prichard. They even have a three-man broadcast team with one black commentator.figure. Hogan and Bischoff joining TNA went down exactly as their critics expected it to: They brought back all their washed-up friends and pushed them over the younger talent. We went from AJ Styles, World Champion to The Nasty Boyz and AJ Styles dressed up like Ric Flair.



** Jarrett was always a good worker and an entertaining character, but he always thought he should be a main eventer, which was debatable. He main-evented in the worst days of WCW, and when he got his own promotion, oh boy, did he make the most of it. It's not uncommon for a promoter to make themselves the champion, but nobody in 2003-2008 wanted to watch a promotion with Jarrett as the centerpiece. It didn't help that the other people they brought into the main event scene were either old news (Sting/Raven), or WWE cast-offs (Christian/Angle/Booker), and that's not even to say that most of them didn't still have gas in the tank, they did. But Joe, Styles, Daniels, Shelly, Sabin, Homicide, etc.. should have been the focus. The old-timers should have been there to make the x-division guys, but that's not what happened. They eventually did "allow" Samoa Joe and AJ Styles to "graduate" from the X-Division, but it wasn't enough. That's the sad thing: Ten years ago they had the future in their hands. Instead, AJ's departure in 2015 started an exodus of other TNA stars like Joe and Daniels.

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** Jarrett was always a good worker and an entertaining character, but he always thought he should be a main eventer, which was debatable. He main-evented in the worst days of WCW, and when he got his own promotion, oh boy, did he make the most of it. It's not uncommon for a promoter to make themselves the champion, but nobody in 2003-2008 2002-2006 wanted to watch a promotion with Jarrett as the centerpiece. It didn't help that the other people they brought into the main event scene were either old news (Sting/Raven), or WWE cast-offs (Christian/Angle/Booker), (Christian/Angle/Booker T), and that's not even to say that most of them didn't still have gas in the tank, they did. But Joe, Styles, Daniels, Shelly, Sabin, Homicide, etc.. were the ones who fans clamored should have been the focus. The old-timers should have been there to make the x-division X-Division guys, but that's not what happened. They eventually did "allow" Samoa Joe and AJ Styles to "graduate" from the X-Division, but it wasn't enough. That's the sad thing: Ten years ago they had the future in their hands. Instead, AJ's Styles' departure in 2015 started an exodus of other TNA stars like Joe and Daniels.



** 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.
** The way the company handled the Hardys killed all enthusiasm for the product for some people. Why should they invest time and money into a company who need all the goodwill they can muster, and yet never capitalize on their greatness? (Like all that money they never made off the Broken Hardys DVD they didn't put out. Or the Beer Money vs Motor City Machine Guns DVD they never put out. )

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** So House of Hardcore is name dropped on Impact.''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.
** The way the company handled the Hardys killed all enthusiasm for the product for some people. Why should they invest time and money into a company who need all the goodwill they can muster, and yet never capitalize on their greatness? (Like all that money they never made off the Broken Hardys DVD they didn't put out. Or the Beer Money vs vs. Motor City Machine Guns DVD they never put out. out.)



** ''Current'' (at the time) WWE Intercontinental Champion Christian is going to appear on one of your pay per views? Do you try to turn an angle out of it? Promote it at all? No? Alright, then. (That said, it's uncertain whether they would be allowed to do so.)

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** ''Current'' (at the time) WWE Intercontinental Champion Christian is going to appear on one of your pay per views? pay-per-views? Do you try to turn an angle out of it? Promote it at all? No? Alright, then. (That said, it's uncertain whether they would be allowed to do so.)



* UncannyValley: Angelina Love's makeup and outright [[BrainwashedAndCrazy entranced demeanor]] had her looking this way more and more during the middle stretch of her storyline with Winter.
* UnintentionallySympathetic:
** Many {{Heel}}s in TNA turn out this way.
** For a couple of months, half of Immortal. Wrestling/{{Fortune}} was led by [[RedBaron "The Nature Boy"]] [[Wrestling/RicFlair Ric]] [[MemeticMutation "God!"]] [[Wrestling/RicFlair Flair]] and consisted of several wrestlers the likes of which have helped build TNA from the ground up yet had a very good case to say that they've been DemotedToExtra for any latest big name veteran fads that may go through the place. When they turned on Immortal using the same exact character premise, the crowd exploded in joy.

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* UncannyValley: Angelina Love's makeup and outright [[BrainwashedAndCrazy entranced demeanor]] had her looking this way more and more during the middle stretch of her storyline with Winter.
* UnintentionallySympathetic:
**
UnintentionallySympathetic: Many {{Heel}}s in TNA turn out this way.
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** For a couple of months, half of Immortal. Wrestling/{{Fortune}} was led by [[RedBaron "The Nature Boy"]] [[Wrestling/RicFlair Ric]] [[MemeticMutation "God!"]] [[Wrestling/RicFlair Flair]] Wrestling/RicFlair and consisted of several wrestlers the likes of which have helped build TNA from the ground up yet had a very good case to say that they've been DemotedToExtra for any latest big name veteran fads that may go through the place. When they turned on Immortal using the same exact character premise, the crowd exploded in joy.



** Then there are ODB and Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}}, who had legitimate gripe with being ousted from the Knockouts in favor of the current scantly clad, barely talented pieces of eye candy that currently populate the division. The pair claimed intent to "clean up the Knockouts", and THANK GOD, they were the faces in this feud.
*** 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 Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople (aside from the occasional blowoff DDT and pin, essentially ''winning less believably than Wrestling/JohnCena'') did not help this.

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** Then there are ODB and Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}}, who had legitimate gripe with being ousted from the Knockouts in favor of the current scantly clad, barely talented pieces of eye candy that currently populate the division. The pair claimed intent to "clean up the Knockouts", and THANK GOD, they were the faces in this feud.
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feud. 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 Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople (aside from the occasional blowoff DDT and pin, essentially ''winning less believably than Wrestling/JohnCena'') did not help this.



* WereStillRelevantDammit: The Robbie E gimmick, initially. By 2012, it had gotten more bearable.

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* WereStillRelevantDammit: The Robbie E gimmick, initially.initially, considering that it led to other reality TV cash-ins. By 2012, it had gotten more bearable.



** Wrestling/AJStyles, thanks to a pretty rough 2012, which not only saw him become the victim of a complicated scheme by Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels and Wrestling/FrankieKazarian to destroy his reputation via a woman named Claire Lynch, but also saw him become locked out of the TNA title scene until Bound For Glory 2013.
** Eric Young, due to head trauma related "idiot" phases

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** Wrestling/AJStyles, thanks to a pretty rough 2012, which not only saw him become the victim of a complicated scheme by Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels and Wrestling/FrankieKazarian to destroy his reputation via a woman named Claire Lynch, but also saw him become locked out of the TNA title scene until Bound For ''Bound for Glory 2013.
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** Eric Young, due to head trauma related "idiot" phasesphases.



** Jeff Jarrett was the indestructible final boss of ''TNA iMPACT!''. If you were watching in 2008, then you will have inevitably seen his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AdW8j2L2U8 goofy strut]] approximately 10,000 times, as he is an infinitely-more powerful character than Sting or Kurt Angle. Fans would have forgiven him the 7 title wins he booked for himself, if he would have put over others. (He was actually called "Triple-J" by fans, who chanted "DROP THE TITLE" at him.) Perhaps he shouldn't have booked himself on top for so long, but you could argue that the company needed someone with name value at the top, at least in the beginning.

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** Jeff Jarrett was the indestructible final boss of ''TNA iMPACT!''. If you were watching in 2008, 2006, then you will have inevitably seen his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AdW8j2L2U8 goofy strut]] approximately 10,000 times, as he is an infinitely-more powerful character than Sting or Kurt Angle. Fans would have forgiven him the 7 6 world title wins he booked for himself, if he would have put over others. (He was actually called "Triple-J" by fans, who chanted "DROP THE TITLE" at him.) Perhaps he shouldn't have booked himself on top for so long, but you could argue that the company needed someone with name value at the top, at least in the beginning.



** Since Immortal began, several of the members (Hogan, Bischoff, and Jarrett) has been building X-Pac heat due to overexposure and really asinine moments, such as Hogan's "No more kayfabe" promo. Bubba The Love Sponge was a barely-known radio show host who got into the company thanks to being friends with Hogan. When he got fired, pretty much the entire IWC exploded in joy.

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** Since Immortal began, several of the members (Hogan, Bischoff, and Jarrett) has been building X-Pac heat Heat due to overexposure and really asinine moments, such as Hogan's "No more kayfabe" promo. Bubba The Love Sponge was a barely-known radio show host who got into the company thanks to being friends with Hogan. When he got fired, pretty much the entire IWC exploded in joy.


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** Russo is a leading cause. For example, had little use for the most decorated amateur athlete to come out of the United States, proven draw for UsefulNotes/UltimateFightingChampionship and NWA World Heavyweight Champion Wrestling/DanSevern. Wrestling/KenShamrock was right there, but rather than building towards a pay-per-view rematch, Severn was instead put in a referee shirt.
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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. October 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; many point out that a lot of these financial and legal troubles stemmed from her unwillingness to sell the company even when it was blatantly obvious the company coudln't survive without a change in management.
* 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 Bad Influence, Daniels' tag team with Wrestling/FrankieKazarian.

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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; many point out that a lot of these financial and legal troubles stemmed stem from her unwillingness to sell the company even when it was though it's blatantly obvious the company coudln't can't survive without a change in management.
* 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 Bad Influence, Daniels' tag team with Wrestling/FrankieKazarian.[[Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels Bad]] [[Wrestling/FrankieKazarian Influence]].



** The second "they" reveal on February 3rd, 2011. Originally the storyline was written for the [[DiscOneFinalBoss Main]] [[PowerStable Event]] [[TheMafia Mafia]] (or at least a baby{{face}} reincarnation thereof) to reunite. [[TooDumbToLive Despite Booker T, Sting, and Kevin Nash not even having signed back with TNA yet.]] At least two, possibly all three, of those guys later heading for Wrestling/{{WWE}} instead, forced TNA to rewrite the story. And by God, the fans were happy. So who were "they", exactly? ''Wrestling/{{Fortune}}, [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments epically]] [[ConspiracyRedemption rebelling against]] Wrestling/EricBischoff [[NebulousEvilOrganization and]] [[TheIlluminati Immortal]].'' And the best part? '''The original idea would've been closer to an AssPull.''' Oh and that's not the best part, the best part is Wrestling/AJStyles [[CallingTheOldManOut calling Bischoff out]] for turning TNA into a WWE ripoff. Why is this the best part? This is ''exactly'' what the fans had been complaining about!

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** The second "they" reveal on February 3rd, 2011. Originally the storyline was written for the [[DiscOneFinalBoss Main]] [[PowerStable Event]] [[TheMafia Mafia]] (or at least a baby{{face}} reincarnation thereof) to reunite. [[TooDumbToLive Despite Booker T, Sting, and Kevin Nash not even having signed back with TNA yet.]] At least two, possibly all three, of those guys later recently heading for Wrestling/{{WWE}} instead, forced TNA to rewrite the story. And by God, the fans were happy. So who were "they", exactly? ''Wrestling/{{Fortune}}, [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments epically]] [[ConspiracyRedemption rebelling against]] Wrestling/EricBischoff [[NebulousEvilOrganization and]] [[TheIlluminati Immortal]].'' And the best part? '''The original idea would've been closer to an AssPull.''' '''
**
Oh and that's not the best part, the best part is Wrestling/AJStyles [[CallingTheOldManOut calling Bischoff out]] for turning TNA into a WWE ripoff. Why is this the best part? This is ''exactly'' what the fans had been complaining about!



** '''ABYSS.''' When he's not acting like a scared child, high pitched voice and all, he's simply not winning matches. Then there was the WWE Hall of Fame ring that gave him power. His signature gimmick match, the Monster's Ball, also went from a once a year special at ''Bound for Glory'' to a periodic occurrence on ''Impact!''.
** The X Division went from "go as hard as you can no limits wrestling" to "cruiserweights with a fancy name". For perspective, in WWE, heavyweight was default, cruiserweights getting their own little corner on ''[=SmackDown=]''. In TNA, the X Division Championship was the most promoted in the promotion with ''heavyweight'' being the "other" division. Perhaps this was the result of the heavyweight title still being the [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance NWA]]'s but TNA's constant focus on X Division action transitioning to the X Division Champion and anything related not being seen for weeks at a time or regulated to BShow ''Xplosion'' was just jarring, as was putting a weight limit on the X Division, as was making the X Division Championship a stepping stone for the Heavyweight title.
** The Knockouts Division: they went from being one of the best parts of TNA (''they even main-evented an episode of Impact!'') to becoming a shallow parody of their former glory, all in the space of a couple of years. ODB famously tweeted "What is happening to our division?" after watching a "Leather and Lace" Match on ''Impact!'' in early 2010. With the return of Gail Kim and Karen Jarrett finally leaving, this has started to be reversed.

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** '''ABYSS.''' When he's not acting like a scared child, high pitched voice and all, he's simply not winning matches. Then there was the WWE Hall hall of Fame fame ring that gave him power. His signature gimmick match, the Monster's Ball, also went from a once a year special at ''Bound for Glory'' "Bound For Glory" to a periodic occurrence on ''Impact!''.
Impact.
** The X Division went from "go as hard as you can no limits wrestling" to "cruiserweights with a fancy name". For perspective, in WWE, heavyweight was default, cruiserweights getting their own little corner on ''[=SmackDown=]''.Smackdown. In TNA, the X Division Championship was the most promoted in the promotion with ''heavyweight'' being the "other" division. Perhaps this was the result of the heavyweight title still being the [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance NWA]]'s but TNA's constant focus on X Division action transitioning to the X Division Champion and anything related not being seen for weeks at a time or regulated to BShow ''Xplosion'' [[BShow Xplosion]] was just jarring, as was putting a weight limit on the X Division, as was making the X Division Championship a stepping stone for the Heavyweight title.
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** The Knockouts Division: they went from being one of the best parts of TNA (''they even main-evented an episode of Impact!'') to becoming a shallow parody of their former glory, all in the space of a couple of years. ODB famously tweeted "What is happening to our division?" after watching a "Leather and Lace" Match on ''Impact!'' Impact in early 2010. With the return of Gail Kim and Karen Jarrett finally leaving, this has started to be reversed.



** Matt Morgan: First Wrestling/SamoaJoe came back and murdered him, then Kevin Nash got the tag team titles from him. He's moved from the [=badass=] he was into someone who's getting his ass kicked by everyone with a foot. After performing his HeelFaceTurn, he's reversed this and became a badass again.

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** Matt Morgan: First Wrestling/SamoaJoe came back and murdered him, then Kevin Nash got the tag team titles from him. He's moved from the [=badass=] he was into someone who's getting his ass kicked by everyone with a foot. foot.
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After performing his HeelFaceTurn, he's reversed this and became a badass again.



** Homicide is an inter promotional example, as he is much less effective in TNA than he was in IWA Puerto Rico, Ring of Honor or Full Impact Pro. It could be worse, all things considered, but the Rob Terry thing did him no favors either.
** No Limit's entry into TNA 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 caring about them. As a team they'd regain heat by running with ''La Ola Amarilla'' in CMLL but Wrestling/TetsuyaNaito would not recover as an individual until he hooked up with Rush's ''Los Ingoberables'' and brought it back to New Japan to create ''Wrestling/LosIngobernablesDeJapon''. Yujiro Takahashi bounced back more quickly, but not among fans in the USA, who still greet him lukewarmly.

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** Homicide is an inter promotional example, as he is much less effective in TNA than he was in IWA Puerto Rico, Ring of Of Honor or Full Impact Pro. It could be worse, all things considered, but the Rob Terry thing did him no favors either.
** No Limit's entry into TNA 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 caring about them. As a team they'd regain heat by running with ''La La Ola Amarilla'' Amarilla in CMLL but Wrestling/TetsuyaNaito would not recover as an individual until he hooked up with Rush's ''Los Ingoberables'' Los Ingoberables and brought it back to New Japan to create ''Wrestling/LosIngobernablesDeJapon''.Japan. Yujiro Takahashi bounced back more quickly, but not among fans in the USA, who still greet him lukewarmly.



** Wrestling/JeffJarrett: He can't help inserting himself into main event storylines and constantly sniffing around the World Title scene, and at some points actually crowning himself Champion. Still, he did launch TNA and GFW, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE7xS3uPwlM EVERYONE THINKS HE'S THE CH-CH-CHOSEN ONE.]] (And practically ''everyone'' agrees that he's better than Dixie as booker.)

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** Wrestling/JeffJarrett: He He's just like any other booker/wrestler/owner: he can't help inserting himself into main event storylines and constantly sniffing around the World Title scene, and at some points actually crowning himself Champion. Still, he did launch TNA and GFW, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE7xS3uPwlM EVERYONE THINKS HE'S THE CH-CH-CHOSEN ONE.]] (And practically ''everyone'' agrees that everyone ''knows'' he's better than Dixie as booker.)



** Wrestling/KurtAngle: Was he an asset to the company during his run thanks to his skills, or an albatross thanks in large part to his antics during interviews and on Twitter?

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** Wrestling/KurtAngle: Was he an asset to the company during his run thanks to his skills, or an albatross thanks Thanks in large part to his antics during interviews and on Twitter? Twitter.



** Ink Inc. is either a pointless pairing only put together because they both had mohawks or a horribly underused team. Adding [[Wrestling/ChristinaVonEerie Toxxin]] did nothing to piece the base back together. Most seem to like all three as individuals but as a group is where the splinters form.
** Behind the scenes, Dutch 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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** Ink Inc. is either Inc was a pointless pairing only put together because they both had mohawks or a horribly underused team. Adding [[Wrestling/ChristinaVonEerie Toxxin]] did nothing to piece the base back together. Most seem to like all three as individuals but as a group is where the splinters form.
** Behind the scenes, Dutch Mantell. On one hand he was behind TNA's most successful feud and the highest rated ''iMPACT'' "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.



** Fans were presented with a choice, the six-sided ring or the traditional four-sided ring? Many fans hated the change ("WE WANT SIX SIDES"), though a lot of that had to do with the presentation: Hogan all but stated that ''Impact'' was an inferior product. The irony is that the one thing TNA did to actually be different, the six-sided ring, is the worst thing about the company. As AJ Styles, who wrestled a great part of his career in TNA in the six-sided ring and so is more knowledgeable about these matters, explains on ''Talk is Jericho'', since the style of construction is different, the ring has a lot less 'give' to it. It's harder to perform high-flying moves because of the angle of the ropes. And there's less room inside the ring, despite the appearance of it being more.
** Fans have been wondering for the better part of a decade what was Dixie Carter doing as an on-screen authority figure. On one hand, Dixie was the type of owner you want for your company in certain respects: She loves wrestling, she was willing to lose money to keep it going, and she stayed out of it for the most part--though she did pose for pictures with the fans. On the other hand, that friendliness, however, is what kept her from letting Paul Heyman take over. She was too chummy with the veterans he wanted to fire. Overall it seems that Billy Corgan did a good job turning around TNA's creative in less than a year.
** Magnus's early 2014 run as World Heavyweight Champion. On one hand, he carried himself like a confident heel champion well enough in his promos. On the other hand, his match quality had been suffering or at least stagnating for awhile and the increasing amount of interference needed for his title defenses was being roundly decried as absurd even for a heel. Hell, in his first title defense against A.J. Styles, he wasn't able to execute an single offensive maneuver successfully; he was only able to pin Styles after a smathering of heels ending with Bobby Roode attacked Styles.

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** Fans were presented with a choice, the six-sided ring or the traditional four-sided ring? Many fans hated the change ("WE WANT SIX SIDES"), though a lot of that had to do with the presentation: Hogan all but stated that ''Impact'' was an inferior product. The irony is that the one thing TNA did to actually be different, the six-sided ring, is the worst thing about the company. As AJ Styles, who wrestled a great part of his career in TNA in the six-sided ring and so is more knowledgeable about these matters, Styles explains this on ''Talk is Jericho'', since he's a wrestler and so is more knowledgeable about these matters. According to him, it's a hexagon, so the style of construction is different, and the ring has a lot less 'give' to it. It's harder to perform high-flying moves because of the angle of the ropes. And there's less room inside the ring, despite the appearance of it being more.
** Fans '''WHAT'S DIXIE CARTER DOING IN THE IMPACT ZONE?''' Seriously, that's what the fans have been wondering for the better part of a decade what was Dixie Carter doing as an on-screen authority figure. On one hand, decade. Dixie was the type of owner you want for your company in certain respects: She loves wrestling, she was willing to lose money to keep it going, and she stayed out of it for the most part--though she did pose for pictures with the fans. On the other hand, that (That friendliness, however, is what kept her from letting Paul Heyman take over. She was too chummy with the veterans he wanted to fire. ) Overall it seems that Billy Corgan did a good job turning around TNA's creative in less than a year.
** Magnus's early 2014 run as World Heavyweight Champion. On one hand, he carried himself like a confident heel champion well enough in his promos. On the other hand, his match quality had been suffering or at least stagnating for awhile and the increasing amount of interference needed for his title defenses was being roundly decried as absurd even for a heel. Hell, Hell in his first title defense against A.J. Styles, Styles he wasn't able to execute an single offensive maneuver successfully; he successfully. He was only able to pin Styles after a smathering of heels ending with Bobby Roode attacked Styles.BOBBY ROODE hit his finisher.



** The problem is that Jarrett and (oddly) Russo have made their careers off of trying to make Jarrett one of the biggest stars in wrestling, and it has never worked. What annoyed fans most about it was that back in the mid-[=2000s=], during Triple H's "Reign of Terror", the best mainstream alternative was TNA, where you had Double J doing essentially the same thing: TNA might've been big back then if he would have gotten out of the way sooner. Then he made his wife the head of the Knockouts division after she said that women wrestlers aren't on the same level as the men. More to the point, fans never really cared for his business strategy of "hire great indy stars, hire WWE cast-offs, push cast-offs over indy talent to grab ratings, fail miserably, repeat x100." As you'll notice, he brought back some of his old favorites pretty fast.
** Dixie Carter. When you think about it, you can trace when things really started going downhill to her becoming an on-screen character and introducing her family into the storylines. Like Russo and Bischoff, she only wants the deal that lets her be the star of her own wrestling show because she is living a mark's dream.
** After a number of referees left TNA, the job was given to Garrett Bischoff, who worked under the name Jackson James. When company officials tried to deny Garrett's ID, the internet called the company on its nepotistic baloney, and he eventually became a full-time wrestler under his real name. Garrett received a ton of heat from the talent. He's actually not a bad wrestler (much better than David Flair), and in different circumstances he might've had a okay career; but TNA cut a lot of talented people from the roster (his dad, Eric Bischoff holds a victory over Wrestling/TheYoungBucks…ahem, Generation Me), and arguably kept Garrett on longer than they should have.
** Brooke Hogan was put in charge of the Knockouts Division. Her debut drew the lowest rating for a non-holiday ''Impact'' in years. This probably had more to do with the time change, but the sign plant in the audience ("BROOKE HOGAN = RATINGS") was still ridiculous. Humorously, the graphic they used to promote her debut looked almost nothing like her; ''Website/{{Botchamania}}'' didn't let it pass without comment.
** Eric Bischoff was caught in a shoot segment where he said that he thought "celebrity guest hosts" were the dumbest thing ever (at the time, WWE was having celebrity guest hosts for ''Raw'' and even ''[=WrestleMania=]'' and ''[=SummerSlam=]''). TNA later went on to spend $45,000 on appearances from Jwoww, Ronnie, and Angelina from ''Jersey Shore.'' Introducing two characters based on ''Jersey Shore'' was Strike 1. A one-night cameo for $15,000 and humiliating a pro wrestler in the longest segment of the night was Strike 2. Doing away with the characters was a step in the right direction, and Dixie did (eventually) the message, but not before TNA brought in a '''third''' ''Jersey Shore'' cast member.

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** The problem is that Jarrett and (oddly) Russo have made their careers off of trying to make Jarrett one of the biggest stars in wrestling, and it has never worked. What annoyed fans most about it was that back in the mid-[=2000s=], during Triple H's "Reign "reign of Terror", terror", the best mainstream alternative was TNA, where you had Double J doing essentially the same thing: Rhyno made waves when he signed with TNA, and Jeff took the belt from him on his first night. TNA might've been big back then if he would have gotten out of the way sooner. Then he made his wife the head of the Knockouts division after she said that women wrestlers aren't on the same level as the men. More to the point, fans never really cared for his business strategy of "hire "''hire great indy stars, hire WWE cast-offs, push cast-offs over indy talent to grab ratings, fail miserably, repeat x100." "'' As you'll notice, he brought back some of his old favorites pretty fast.
fast. Making the drugged-up wifebeater Alberto his centerpiece shows that nothing has changed.
** Dixie Carter.Dixie. When you think about it, you can trace when things really started going downhill to her becoming an on-screen character and introducing her family into the storylines. Like Russo and Bischoff, she only wants the deal that lets her be the star of her own wrestling show because she is living a mark's dream.
** After a number of referees left TNA, the job was given to Garrett Bischoff, who worked under the name Jackson James. When company officials tried to deny Garrett's ID, the internet called the company on its nepotistic baloney, and he eventually became a full-time wrestler under his real name. Garrett received a ton of heat from the talent. He's actually not a bad wrestler (much better than David Flair), and in different circumstances he might've had a okay career; but TNA cut a lot of talented people from the roster (his roster, and arguably kept Garrett on longer than they should have. Speaking of his dad, Eric Bischoff holds a victory over Wrestling/TheYoungBucks…ahem, Generation Me), and arguably kept Garrett on longer than they should have.
Me.
** Brooke Hogan was put in charge of the Knockouts Division. Her debut drew the lowest rating for a non-holiday ''Impact'' in years. This probably had more to do with the time change, but the sign plant in the audience ("BROOKE HOGAN = RATINGS") was still ridiculous. Humorously, the graphic they used to promote her debut looked almost nothing like her; ''Website/{{Botchamania}}'' ''{{Website/Botchamania}}'' didn't let it pass without comment.
** Eric Bischoff was caught in a shoot segment where he said that he thought [[Wrestling/SummerSlam "celebrity guest hosts" were the dumbest thing ever (at the time, WWE was having celebrity guest hosts for ''Raw'' and even ''[=WrestleMania=]'' and ''[=SummerSlam=]''). ever.]] TNA later went on to spend $45,000 on appearances from Jwoww, Ronnie, and Angelina from ''Jersey Shore.'' Introducing two characters based on ''Jersey Shore'' was Strike 1. A one-night cameo for $15,000 and humiliating a pro wrestler in the longest segment of the night was Strike 2. Doing away with the characters was a step in the right direction, and Dixie did (eventually) the message, but not before TNA brought in a '''third''' ''Jersey Shore'' cast member.



* [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Crowning Moment of Heartwarming]]: Jesse Sorensen showing up at Destination X 2012 and able to walk under his own strength despite wearing a neckbrace and delivered a promo promising he'd be back in the ring. He has since returned to the ring, but not in TNA.



** The TNA Knockouts used to have some of the best women's wrestling on TV. However, they've stagnated over the years thanks to constantly going back to Gail Kim and the Beautiful People, and TNA's increasing financial troubles meant that the talent pool is now very shallow. While TNA has traditionally treated their women better than WWE has until 2015-16, many point out that the company's talent pool has only a few women that can take advantage of the opportunities that treatment has presented them, with the rest either being too green or lacking talent. After all, there's no point in having a ladder match with seven women if only three of them can pull off any decent action. Meanwhile, the former WWE Divas (now Superstars) have a reached a point where they've gotten to headline a major PPV and have far better matches than the Knockouts despite the restrictions. The state of the Knockouts is more-or-less a reflection of TNA's state as a whole.
* DontShootTheMessage: Considering how hijacking became a major hot-button issue in wrestling, particularly in WWE, it turns out that former TNA Producer Steve Small may have had a point during his speech where he called the Impact Zone audience "cast members."

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** The TNA Knockouts used to have some of the best women's wrestling on TV. However, they've stagnated over the years thanks to constantly going back to Gail Kim and the Beautiful People, and TNA's increasing financial troubles meant that the talent pool is now very shallow. While TNA has traditionally treated their women better than WWE has until 2015-16, recently, many point out that the company's talent pool has only a few women that can take advantage of the opportunities that treatment has presented them, with the rest either being too green or lacking talent. After all, there's no point in having a ladder match with seven women if only three of them can pull off any decent action. Meanwhile, the former WWE Divas (now Superstars) have a reached a point where they've gotten to headline a major PPV and have far better matches than the Knockouts despite the restrictions. The state of the Knockouts is more-or-less a reflection of TNA's state as a whole.
** True story: Dixie once got trolled by a fake [[Wrestling/JimRoss JR]] account. How does she ''not'' have anything better to do?
* DontShootTheMessage: Considering how hijacking became has become a major hot-button issue in wrestling, particularly in WWE, it turns out that former TNA Producer Steve Small may have had a point during his speech where he called the Impact Zone audience "cast members."



%%* DracoInLeatherPants:
%%** Samoa Joe gets a lot of cheers.
%%** "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero
%%** Beer Money, Inc.
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%%* * DracoInLeatherPants:
%%** ** Despite being a pretty brutal guy, Samoa Joe gets a lot of cheers.
%%** ** "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero
%%** ** Beer Money, Inc.
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Inc.



** Wrestling/AJStyles. He's arguably the most well known and popular of the "TNA Originals." Even people who hate TNA like him. He only qualifies thanks to Hogan and Bischoff dropping him to the midcard after a needless heel turn. Prior to that, he was the top face in the company.

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** Wrestling/AJStyles. He's arguably the most well known and popular of the "TNA Originals." Even people who hate TNA like him. him.
***
He only qualifies thanks to Hogan and & Bischoff dropping him to the midcard after a needless heel turn. Prior to that, he was the top face in the company.



** Norv Fernum and Dewey Barnes. Anytime they had a match, the crowd seemed to cheer for them despite being jobbers.
** [[Wrestling/EC3 Ethan Carter III]] is very popular for a guy who spent almost all of his time in the ring increasing his "streak" winning disappointing {{squash match}}es, including one against the aforementioned Shark Boy.

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** And now we had Norv Fernum and Dewey Barnes. Anytime they had a match, the crowd seemed to cheer for them despite being jobbers.
** [[Wrestling/EC3 Ethan Carter III]] is very popular for a guy who spent almost all of his time in the ring increasing his "streak" winning disappointing {{squash match}}es, including one against the aforementioned Shark Boy.



** Out of all the other dummies in the industry, not many can match the sheer charisma of [[CatchPhrase E-LI-DRAKE]].

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** Out of all the other dummies in the industry, not many can match the sheer charisma of [[CatchPhrase E-LI-DRAKE]].E-LI DRAKE]].
* EveryYearTheyFizzleOut: You can drop an atom bomb on the Impact Zone while all the talent and management is there, and TNA will stay in business somehow.
* EvilIsSexy: Ever since turning heel Sarita wears about 75% less clothing below the waist and has a wicked smile.



* FanHater: The Impact Zone and its residents have attracted many, mainly for the sins of getting into wrestling shows cheap, being confused as to what is going on and being easy to get cheers from. [[SarcasmMode Despicable aren't they?]] In fact, if Wrestling/{{Konnan}} is to be believed, this even extended to some members of the TNA booking team, who hated how the Impact Zone would often chant for both wrestlers at once.

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* FanHater: The poor little Impact Zone and its residents have attracted many, mainly for the sins of getting into wrestling shows cheap, being confused as to what is going on and being easy to get cheers from. [[SarcasmMode Despicable aren't they?]] In fact, if Wrestling/{{Konnan}} is to be believed, this even extended to some members of the TNA booking team, who hated how the Impact Zone would often chant for both wrestlers at once.



* FollowTheLeader: TNA had a lot of things that WWE lacked circa 2009-2010. TNA had a solid tag division (remember the Young Bucks vs. MCMG matches and Beer Money vs. MCMG series?). They had great high-flyers in the X Division which bring fast-paced matches, very exciting. They had hardcore matches and crazy moments with barbed wire that for WWE was impossible to have with the parents groups watching.

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* FashionVictimVillain: Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople are terribly dressed. [[{{Stripperiffic}} When they're dressed, that is.]]
* FoeYay: Wrestling/TaylorWilde and [[Wrestling/SarahStock Sarita]].
* FollowTheLeader: TNA had a lot of things that WWE lacked ''lacked'' circa 2009-2010. TNA had a solid tag division (remember the Young Bucks vs. v MCMG matches and Beer Money vs. v MCMG series?). They had great high-flyers in the X Division which bring fast-paced matches, very exciting. They had hardcore matches and crazy moments with barbed wire that for WWE was impossible to have with the parents groups watching.



* FridgeHorror: Here's a scary thought; does anyone realize that, with his recent tag title victory for the Bro-Mans, if Robbie E by some miracle wins the TNA Heavyweight Title, he'll have become a Grand Slam Champion ''in a shorter time'' than AJ Styles?!



** Tapes of the TNA X Division were very popular in Japan, before the badass decay of the division and burial of hopeful Japanese stars wanting to be a part of it shushed some of the hype. Nonetheless, Wrestling/TheGreatMuta's enthusiasm for Seiya Sanada's entry into the division was not an act and after he took the title to Japan and the division recovering most of its prestige, it began to build back its fan base.

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** Tapes of the TNA X Division were very popular in Japan, before were in that the badass decay of the division and burial of hopeful Japanese stars wanting to be a part of it shushed some of the hype. Nonetheless, Wrestling/TheGreatMuta's enthusiasm for Seiya Sanada's entry into the division was not an act and after he took the title to Japan and the division recovering most of its prestige, it began to build back its fan base.



** Any country where TNA gets higher viewership than WWE counts, although this is mostly due to TNA being on free TV channels compared to WWE which are on paid cable channels around the world.

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** Any country countries where TNA gets higher viewership than WWE counts, although this is mostly due to TNA being on free TV channels Channels compared to WWE which are on paid cable channels Cable Channels around the world.



** The budding knockouts division had about six good wrestlers, two of which did not regularly appear, and three...not as good. Better than what WWE put on TV ''at the time'' but nothing beyond what ''Monday Night Raw'' had prior to the 2004 Diva Search. Then came [[{{Retcon}} Amazing]]...'''''Awesome''''' ''Kong''!

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** The budding knockouts division had about six good wrestlers, two of which did not regularly appear, and three...not as good. Better than what WWE put on TV ''at the time'' but nothing beyond what ''Monday Night Raw'' had prior to the 2004 Diva Search.diva search. Then came [[{{Retcon}} Amazing]]...'''''Awesome''''' ''Kong''!



** This trope could pretty much be renamed "Shaving the Head" for Kazarian. His promo work vastly improved, and he's just that bit better in the ring, since shaving off his hair and teaming with Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels.

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** This trope could pretty much be renamed "Shaving the Head" for Kazarian. His recent promo work is vastly improved, and he's just that bit better in the ring, since shaving off his hair and teaming with Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels.



** December 17, 2012: Tommy Dreamer got his ass kicked by Wrestling/TheShield, one of the most talked-about stables at the time in Wrestling/{{WWE}}. Exactly a month later on January 17, 2013, Dreamer got his ass kicked by Wrestling/AcesAndEights, one of the most talked-about stables at the time in TNA.

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** December 17, 2012: Tommy Dreamer got his ass kicked by Wrestling/TheShield, one of the most talked-about stables at the time in recent history in Wrestling/{{WWE}}. Exactly a month later on January 17, 2013, Dreamer got his ass kicked by Wrestling/AcesAndEights, one of the most talked-about stables at the time in recent history in TNA.



** Beyond the FauxYay, the Beautiful People have a lot of this.
** Madison Rayne, after forming a tag-team with Wrestling/GailKim.
** Tara with Madison Rayne, until the latter became a BadBoss. And Tara with Miss Tessmacher, and most other team-mates. It's pretty much an unwritten rule that Tara has this with every tag partner she has.
** Taylor Wilde with Hamada and (previously) Sarita.
** The Wrestling/VelvetSky[=/=]Wrestling/AngelinaLove[=/=][[Wrestling/KatarinaWaters Winter]] triangle. Complete with attempted [[MurderTheHypotenuse murder of the hypotenuse]] and [[{{Fanservice}} a candlelit massage]].

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** Beyond the FauxYay, the Beautiful People have a lot of this.
** Madison Rayne, after forming a tag-team with Wrestling/GailKim.
** Tara with Madison Rayne, until the latter became a BadBoss. And Tara with Miss Tessmacher, and most other team-mates. It's pretty much an unwritten rule that Tara has this with every tag partner she has.
** Taylor Wilde with Hamada and (previously) Sarita.
** The Wrestling/VelvetSky[=/=]Wrestling/AngelinaLove[=/=][[Wrestling/KatarinaWaters Winter]] triangle. Complete with [[MurderingTheHypotenuse attempted [[MurderTheHypotenuse murder of the hypotenuse]] and [[{{Fanservice}} a candlelit massage]].



** Most people guessed Vince Russo was back with TNA (despite his repeated denials) due to some examples of stunt booking. You didn't have to be a Broken Genius like Matt Hardy to figure it out.
** More than a few fans believed that the "They" Abyss was talking about was Hogan and Bischoff, and the Impact before ''Bound for Glory'', even more suggested it was them. Come ''Bound for Glory''... Let's just say Sting was right...
** When Jackson James first appeared and made questionable decisions that were written off as rookie mistakes, at least one person believed that he was in Immortal's back pocket.[[note]]Due to every SmartMark and his dog recognizing him as Eric Bischoff's son.[[/note]] Come ''Bound for Glory'' a year later and it was revealed to be the case.

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** Most Speaking of Russo, most people guessed Vince Russo he was back with TNA (despite his repeated denials) due to some recent examples of stunt booking. You didn't have to be a Broken Genius like Matt Hardy to figure it out.
** More than a few fans believed that the "They" Abyss was talking about was Hogan and Bischoff, and the Impact before ''Bound for For Glory'', even more suggested it was them. Come ''Bound for For Glory''... Let's just say Sting was right...
** When Jackson James first appeared and made questionable decisions that were written off as rookie mistakes, at least one person believed that he was in Immortal's back pocket.[[note]]Due to every SmartMark and his dog recognizing him as Eric Bischoff's son.[[/note]] Come ''Bound for For Glory'' a year later and it was revealed to be the case.



* [[HoYay Les Yay]]: Beyond the FauxYay, the Beautiful People have a lot of this.
** Madison Rayne, after forming a tag-team with Wrestling/GailKim.
** Tara: With Madison Rayne, until the latter became a BadBoss.
*** And Tessmacher, and most other team-mates. [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer Everybody is Tarasexual.]]
*** It's pretty much an unwritten rule that Tara has this with every tag partner she has.
** Taylor Wilde with Hamada and (previously) Sarita.
** Winter with Angelina Love, but subverted with her being pretty much [[SingleTargetSexuality Angelina-sexual]].
* MagnificentBastard: The Aces and Eights [[spoiler:especially their leader, Bully Ray.]]



** If you love great deals and low prices, what's not to love about Don West? His background in sales made him sound funny on commentary (He made a Pelé kick sound like attempted murder):
--->"ABSOLUTELY CREAMED HIM, MIKE!"\\

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** If you love great deals and low prices, what's not to love about Don West? His background in sales made him sound funny on commentary (He made a Pelé pele kick sound like attempted murder):
--->"ABSOLUTELY
murder):\\
"ABSOLUTELY
CREAMED HIM, MIKE!"\\



** '''JOE'S GONNA KILL YOU!''' [[note]]Borrowed from Ring of Honor, who got it IWA Mid-South, who got it from Taz in ECW.[[/note]]

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** '''JOE'S GONNA KILL YOU!''' [[note]]Borrowed from Ring of Of Honor, who got it IWA Mid-South, who got it from Taz in ECW.[[/note]]



** '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis MINUS! FIVE! STARS!]]''' [[note]]Bryan Alvarez of the ''Wrestling Observer'' BrokeTheRatingScale when reviewing the "Survivor" Jenna vs. Sharmell match. The "-5*" rating was very rare, but not unheard of. Dave Meltzer himself has awarded it to matches like The Bushwhackers vs. The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff at ''Heroes of Wrestling'' and Los Villanos vs. The Psycho Circus at ''AAA Triplemania XXIII'', but Bryan's really kicked it into the mainstream. He did it again when Shelly Martinez fought Rebel, a match so bad that it caused Shelly to retire less than a year later.[[/note]]
** "Broken" Matt Hardy was basically a perpetual meme machine:
--->Brothah Nero! Brothah Nero! It's ovah!\\

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** '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis MINUS! FIVE! STARS!]]''' [[note]]Bryan Alvarez of the ''Wrestling Observer'' BrokeTheRatingScale when reviewing the "Survivor" Jenna vs. Sharmell match. The "-5*" rating was very rare, but not unheard of. Dave Meltzer himself has awarded it to matches people like The Bushwhackers vs. The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff at ''Heroes of Wrestling'' Sheepherders and Los Villanos vs. The Psycho Circus at ''AAA Triplemania XXIII'', III, but Bryan's really kicked it into the mainstream. He did it again when Shelly Martinez fought Rebel, a match so bad that it caused Shelly to retire less than a year later. May "her vag" never hurt again.[[/note]]
** "Broken" Matt Hardy was basically a perpetual meme machine:
--->Brothah
machine:\\
Brothah
Nero! Brothah Nero! It's ovah!\\



** '''MEH TNA''' [[note]]When Anthem announced ownership, it was quickly noted that "Anthem" is "MEH TNA" spelled backwards.[[/note]]

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** '''MEH TNA''' [[note]]When - When Anthem announced ownership, it was quickly noted that "Anthem" is "MEH TNA" spelled backwards.[[/note]]



** Jeff Jarrett's MMA gimmick, i.e. him forcing kids to submit to his submission holds, is probably one of the funniest things TNA ever did.
** ''All three members of Decay spit mist into Rebecca's face''\\
Josh Matthews: "'''EEEEEEHHHHHHNNNNNNEEEGHGHGEHENGNNGHGHENGHGNEHGHEHEEHHHHHHH!!'''"\\
Anyone else would have no idea how to pronounce that. People who have heard Josh commentate do.
** [[https://i.imgur.com/5SPitkY.gif Remember when womens' wrestling was the one thing TNA did right which WWE didn't?]] ([[http://i.imgur.com/4KD80Y0.gifv Hello, Darkness, my old friend...]])

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** Jeff Jarrett's MMA gimmick, i.e. him forcing kids to submit to his submission holds, is probably one of the funniest things TNA ever did.
** ''All three members of Decay spit mist into Rebecca's face''\\
Josh Matthews: "'''EEEEEEHHHHHHNNNNNNEEEGHGHGEHENGNNGHGHENGHGNEHGHEHEEHHHHHHH!!'''"\\
Anyone else would have no idea how to pronounce that. People who have heard Josh commentate do.
** [[https://i.imgur.com/5SPitkY.gif Remember when womens' wrestling was the one thing TNA did right which WWE didn't?]] ([[http://i.imgur.com/4KD80Y0.gifv Hello, Darkness, my old friend...]])
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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; 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.
* 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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* 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; many point out that a lot of these financial and legal troubles stem stemmed from her unwillingness to sell the company even though it's when it was blatantly obvious the company can't coudln't survive without a change in management.
* 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]].Bad Influence, Daniels' tag team with Wrestling/FrankieKazarian.



** The second "they" reveal on February 3rd, 2011. Originally the storyline was written for the [[DiscOneFinalBoss Main]] [[PowerStable Event]] [[TheMafia Mafia]] (or at least a baby{{face}} reincarnation thereof) to reunite. [[TooDumbToLive Despite Booker T, Sting, and Kevin Nash not even having signed back with TNA yet.]] At least two, possibly all three, of those guys recently heading for Wrestling/{{WWE}} instead, forced TNA to rewrite the story. And by God, the fans were happy. So who were "they", exactly? ''Wrestling/{{Fortune}}, [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments epically]] [[ConspiracyRedemption rebelling against]] Wrestling/EricBischoff [[NebulousEvilOrganization and]] [[TheIlluminati Immortal]].'' And the best part? '''The original idea would've been closer to an AssPull.'''
** Oh that's not the best part, the best part is Wrestling/AJStyles [[CallingTheOldManOut calling Bischoff out]] for turning TNA into a WWE ripoff. Why is this the best part? This is ''exactly'' what the fans had been complaining about!

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** The second "they" reveal on February 3rd, 2011. Originally the storyline was written for the [[DiscOneFinalBoss Main]] [[PowerStable Event]] [[TheMafia Mafia]] (or at least a baby{{face}} reincarnation thereof) to reunite. [[TooDumbToLive Despite Booker T, Sting, and Kevin Nash not even having signed back with TNA yet.]] At least two, possibly all three, of those guys recently later heading for Wrestling/{{WWE}} instead, forced TNA to rewrite the story. And by God, the fans were happy. So who were "they", exactly? ''Wrestling/{{Fortune}}, [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments epically]] [[ConspiracyRedemption rebelling against]] Wrestling/EricBischoff [[NebulousEvilOrganization and]] [[TheIlluminati Immortal]].'' And the best part? '''The original idea would've been closer to an AssPull.'''
**
''' Oh and that's not the best part, the best part is Wrestling/AJStyles [[CallingTheOldManOut calling Bischoff out]] for turning TNA into a WWE ripoff. Why is this the best part? This is ''exactly'' what the fans had been complaining about!



** '''ABYSS.''' When he's not acting like a scared child, high pitched voice and all, he's simply not winning matches. Then there was the WWE hall of fame ring that gave him power. His signature gimmick match, Monster's Ball, also went from a once a year special at "Bound For Glory" to a periodic occurrence on Impact.
** The X Division went from "go as hard as you can no limits wrestling" to "cruiserweights with a fancy name". For perspective, in WWE, heavyweight was default, cruiserweights getting their own little corner on Smackdown. In TNA, the X Division Championship was the most promoted in the promotion with ''heavyweight'' being the "other" division. Perhaps this was the result of the heavyweight title still being the [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance NWA]]'s but TNA's constant focus on X Division action transitioning to the X Division Champion and anything related not being seen for weeks at a time or regulated to [[BShow Xplosion]] was just jarring, as was putting a weight limit on the X Division, as was making the X Division Championship a stepping stone for the Heavyweight title!
** The Knockouts Division: they went from being one of the best parts of TNA (''they even main-evented an episode of Impact!'') to becoming a shallow parody of their former glory, all in the space of a couple of years. ODB famously tweeted "What is happening to our division?" after watching a "Leather and Lace" Match on Impact in early 2010. With the return of Gail Kim and Karen Jarrett finally leaving, this has started to be reversed.

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** '''ABYSS.''' When he's not acting like a scared child, high pitched voice and all, he's simply not winning matches. Then there was the WWE hall Hall of fame Fame ring that gave him power. His signature gimmick match, the Monster's Ball, also went from a once a year special at "Bound For Glory" ''Bound for Glory'' to a periodic occurrence on Impact.
''Impact!''.
** The X Division went from "go as hard as you can no limits wrestling" to "cruiserweights with a fancy name". For perspective, in WWE, heavyweight was default, cruiserweights getting their own little corner on Smackdown.''[=SmackDown=]''. In TNA, the X Division Championship was the most promoted in the promotion with ''heavyweight'' being the "other" division. Perhaps this was the result of the heavyweight title still being the [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance NWA]]'s but TNA's constant focus on X Division action transitioning to the X Division Champion and anything related not being seen for weeks at a time or regulated to [[BShow Xplosion]] BShow ''Xplosion'' was just jarring, as was putting a weight limit on the X Division, as was making the X Division Championship a stepping stone for the Heavyweight title!
title.
** The Knockouts Division: they went from being one of the best parts of TNA (''they even main-evented an episode of Impact!'') to becoming a shallow parody of their former glory, all in the space of a couple of years. ODB famously tweeted "What is happening to our division?" after watching a "Leather and Lace" Match on Impact ''Impact!'' in early 2010. With the return of Gail Kim and Karen Jarrett finally leaving, this has started to be reversed.



** Matt Morgan: First Wrestling/SamoaJoe came back and murdered him, then Kevin Nash got the tag team titles from him. He's moved from the [=badass=] he was into someone who's getting his ass kicked by everyone with a foot.
** After performing his HeelFaceTurn, he's reversed this and became a badass again.

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** Matt Morgan: First Wrestling/SamoaJoe came back and murdered him, then Kevin Nash got the tag team titles from him. He's moved from the [=badass=] he was into someone who's getting his ass kicked by everyone with a foot.
**
foot. After performing his HeelFaceTurn, he's reversed this and became a badass again.



** Homicide is an inter promotional example, as he is much less effective in TNA than he was in IWA Puerto Rico, Ring Of Honor or Full Impact Pro. It could be worse, all things considered, but the Rob Terry thing did him no favors either.
** No Limit's entry into TNA 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 caring about them. As a team they'd regain heat by running with La Ola Amarilla in CMLL but Wrestling/TetsuyaNaito 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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** Homicide is an inter promotional example, as he is much less effective in TNA than he was in IWA Puerto Rico, Ring Of of Honor or Full Impact Pro. It could be worse, all things considered, but the Rob Terry thing did him no favors either.
** No Limit's entry into TNA 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 caring about them. As a team they'd regain heat by running with La ''La Ola Amarilla Amarilla'' in CMLL but Wrestling/TetsuyaNaito would not recover as an individual until he hooked up with Rush's Los Ingoberables ''Los Ingoberables'' and brought it back to New Japan.Japan to create ''Wrestling/LosIngobernablesDeJapon''. Yujiro Takahashi bounced back more quickly, but not among fans in the USA, who still greet him lukewarmly.



** Wrestling/JeffJarrett: He's just like any other booker/wrestler/owner: he can't help inserting himself into main event storylines and constantly sniffing around the World Title scene, and at some points actually crowning himself Champion. Still, he did launch TNA and GFW, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE7xS3uPwlM EVERYONE THINKS HE'S THE CH-CH-CHOSEN ONE.]] (And everyone ''knows'' he's better than Dixie as booker.)

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** Wrestling/JeffJarrett: He's just like any other booker/wrestler/owner: he He can't help inserting himself into main event storylines and constantly sniffing around the World Title scene, and at some points actually crowning himself Champion. Still, he did launch TNA and GFW, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE7xS3uPwlM EVERYONE THINKS HE'S THE CH-CH-CHOSEN ONE.]] (And everyone ''knows'' practically ''everyone'' agrees that he's better than Dixie as booker.)



** Wrestling/KurtAngle: Thanks in large part to his antics during interviews and on Twitter.

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** Wrestling/KurtAngle: Thanks Was he an asset to the company during his run thanks to his skills, or an albatross thanks in large part to his antics during interviews and on Twitter.Twitter?



** Ink Inc was a pointless pairing only put together because they both had mohawks or a horribly underused team. Adding [[Wrestling/ChristinaVonEerie Toxxin]] did nothing to piece the base back together. Most seem to like all three as individuals but as a group is where the splinters form.
** Behind the scenes, Dutch 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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** Ink Inc was Inc. is either a pointless pairing only put together because they both had mohawks or a horribly underused team. Adding [[Wrestling/ChristinaVonEerie Toxxin]] did nothing to piece the base back together. Most seem to like all three as individuals but as a group is where the splinters form.
** Behind the scenes, Dutch Mantell. On one hand he was behind TNA's most successful feud and the highest rated "iMPACT" ''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.



** Fans were presented with a choice, the six-sided ring or the traditional four-sided ring? Many fans hated the change ("WE WANT SIX SIDES"), though a lot of that had to do with the presentation: Hogan all but stated that ''Impact'' was an inferior product. The irony is that the one thing TNA did to actually be different, the six-sided ring, is the worst thing about the company. AJ Styles explains this on ''Talk is Jericho'', he's a wrestler and so is more knowledgeable about these matters. According to him, it's a hexagon, so the style of construction is different, and the ring has a lot less 'give' to it. It's harder to perform high-flying moves because of the angle of the ropes. And there's less room inside the ring, despite the appearance of it being more.
** '''WHAT'S DIXIE CARTER DOING IN THE IMPACT ZONE?''' Seriously, that's what the fans have been wondering for the better part of a decade. Dixie was the type of owner you want for your company in certain respects: She loves wrestling, she was willing to lose money to keep it going, and she stayed out of it for the most part--though she did pose for pictures with the fans. (That friendliness, however, is what kept her from letting Heyman take over. She was too chummy with the veterans he wanted to fire.) Overall it seems that Corgan did a good job turning around TNA's creative in less than a year.
** Magnus's early 2014 run as World Heavyweight Champion. On one hand, he carried himself like a confident heel champion well enough in his promos. On the other hand, his match quality had been suffering or at least stagnating for awhile and the increasing amount of interference needed for his title defenses was being roundly decried as absurd even for a heel. Hell in his first title defense against A.J. Styles he wasn't able to execute an single offensive maneuver successfully. He was only able to pin Styles after BOBBY ROODE hit his finisher.

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** Fans were presented with a choice, the six-sided ring or the traditional four-sided ring? Many fans hated the change ("WE WANT SIX SIDES"), though a lot of that had to do with the presentation: Hogan all but stated that ''Impact'' was an inferior product. The irony is that the one thing TNA did to actually be different, the six-sided ring, is the worst thing about the company. As AJ Styles Styles, who wrestled a great part of his career in TNA in the six-sided ring and so is more knowledgeable about these matters, explains this on ''Talk is Jericho'', he's a wrestler and so is more knowledgeable about these matters. According to him, it's a hexagon, so since the style of construction is different, and the ring has a lot less 'give' to it. It's harder to perform high-flying moves because of the angle of the ropes. And there's less room inside the ring, despite the appearance of it being more.
** '''WHAT'S DIXIE CARTER DOING IN THE IMPACT ZONE?''' Seriously, that's what the fans Fans have been wondering for the better part of a decade. decade what was Dixie Carter doing as an on-screen authority figure. On one hand, Dixie was the type of owner you want for your company in certain respects: She loves wrestling, she was willing to lose money to keep it going, and she stayed out of it for the most part--though she did pose for pictures with the fans. (That On the other hand, that friendliness, however, is what kept her from letting Paul Heyman take over. She was too chummy with the veterans he wanted to fire.) Overall it seems that Billy Corgan did a good job turning around TNA's creative in less than a year.
** Magnus's early 2014 run as World Heavyweight Champion. On one hand, he carried himself like a confident heel champion well enough in his promos. On the other hand, his match quality had been suffering or at least stagnating for awhile and the increasing amount of interference needed for his title defenses was being roundly decried as absurd even for a heel. Hell Hell, in his first title defense against A.J. Styles Styles, he wasn't able to execute an single offensive maneuver successfully. He successfully; he was only able to pin Styles after BOBBY ROODE hit his finisher.a smathering of heels ending with Bobby Roode attacked Styles.



** The problem is that Jarrett and (oddly) Russo have made their careers off of trying to make Jarrett one of the biggest stars in wrestling, and it has never worked. What annoyed fans most about it was that back in the mid-[=2000s=], during Triple H's "reign of terror", the best mainstream alternative was TNA, where you had Double J doing essentially the same thing: Rhyno made waves when he signed with TNA, and Jeff took the belt from him on his first night. TNA might've been big back then if he would have gotten out of the way sooner. Then he made his wife the head of the Knockouts division after she said that women wrestlers aren't on the same level as the men. More to the point, fans never really cared for his business strategy of "''hire great indy stars, hire WWE cast-offs, push cast-offs over indy talent to grab ratings, fail miserably, repeat x100."'' As you'll notice, he brought back some of his old favorites pretty fast. Making the drugged-up wifebeater Alberto his centerpiece shows that nothing has changed.
** Dixie. When you think about it, you can trace when things really started going downhill to her becoming an on-screen character and introducing her family into the storylines. Like Russo and Bischoff, she only wants the deal that lets her be the star of her own wrestling show because she is living a mark's dream.
** After a number of referees left TNA, the job was given to Garrett Bischoff, who worked under the name Jackson James. When company officials tried to deny Garrett's ID, the internet called the company on its nepotistic baloney, and he eventually became a full-time wrestler under his real name. Garrett received a ton of heat from the talent. He's actually not a bad wrestler (much better than David Flair), and in different circumstances he might've had a okay career; but TNA cut a lot of talented people from the roster, and arguably kept Garrett on longer than they should have. Speaking of his dad, Eric Bischoff holds a victory over Wrestling/TheYoungBucks…ahem, Generation Me.
** Brooke Hogan was put in charge of the Knockouts Division. Her debut drew the lowest rating for a non-holiday ''Impact'' in years. This probably had more to do with the time change, but the sign plant in the audience ("BROOKE HOGAN = RATINGS") was still ridiculous. Humorously, the graphic they used to promote her debut looked almost nothing like her; ''{{Website/Botchamania}}'' didn't let it pass without comment.
** Eric Bischoff was caught in a shoot segment where he said that he thought [[Wrestling/SummerSlam "celebrity guest hosts" were the dumbest thing ever.]] TNA later went on to spend $45,000 on appearances from Jwoww, Ronnie, and Angelina from ''Jersey Shore.'' Introducing two characters based on ''Jersey Shore'' was Strike 1. A one-night cameo for $15,000 and humiliating a pro wrestler in the longest segment of the night was Strike 2. Doing away with the characters was a step in the right direction, and Dixie did (eventually) the message, but not before TNA brought in a '''third''' ''Jersey Shore'' cast member.

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** The problem is that Jarrett and (oddly) Russo have made their careers off of trying to make Jarrett one of the biggest stars in wrestling, and it has never worked. What annoyed fans most about it was that back in the mid-[=2000s=], during Triple H's "reign "Reign of terror", Terror", the best mainstream alternative was TNA, where you had Double J doing essentially the same thing: Rhyno made waves when he signed with TNA, and Jeff took the belt from him on his first night. TNA might've been big back then if he would have gotten out of the way sooner. Then he made his wife the head of the Knockouts division after she said that women wrestlers aren't on the same level as the men. More to the point, fans never really cared for his business strategy of "''hire "hire great indy stars, hire WWE cast-offs, push cast-offs over indy talent to grab ratings, fail miserably, repeat x100."'' " As you'll notice, he brought back some of his old favorites pretty fast. Making the drugged-up wifebeater Alberto his centerpiece shows that nothing has changed.
fast.
** Dixie.Dixie Carter. When you think about it, you can trace when things really started going downhill to her becoming an on-screen character and introducing her family into the storylines. Like Russo and Bischoff, she only wants the deal that lets her be the star of her own wrestling show because she is living a mark's dream.
** After a number of referees left TNA, the job was given to Garrett Bischoff, who worked under the name Jackson James. When company officials tried to deny Garrett's ID, the internet called the company on its nepotistic baloney, and he eventually became a full-time wrestler under his real name. Garrett received a ton of heat from the talent. He's actually not a bad wrestler (much better than David Flair), and in different circumstances he might've had a okay career; but TNA cut a lot of talented people from the roster, and arguably kept Garrett on longer than they should have. Speaking of his roster (his dad, Eric Bischoff holds a victory over Wrestling/TheYoungBucks…ahem, Generation Me.
Me), and arguably kept Garrett on longer than they should have.
** Brooke Hogan was put in charge of the Knockouts Division. Her debut drew the lowest rating for a non-holiday ''Impact'' in years. This probably had more to do with the time change, but the sign plant in the audience ("BROOKE HOGAN = RATINGS") was still ridiculous. Humorously, the graphic they used to promote her debut looked almost nothing like her; ''{{Website/Botchamania}}'' ''Website/{{Botchamania}}'' didn't let it pass without comment.
** Eric Bischoff was caught in a shoot segment where he said that he thought [[Wrestling/SummerSlam "celebrity guest hosts" were the dumbest thing ever.]] ever (at the time, WWE was having celebrity guest hosts for ''Raw'' and even ''[=WrestleMania=]'' and ''[=SummerSlam=]''). TNA later went on to spend $45,000 on appearances from Jwoww, Ronnie, and Angelina from ''Jersey Shore.'' Introducing two characters based on ''Jersey Shore'' was Strike 1. A one-night cameo for $15,000 and humiliating a pro wrestler in the longest segment of the night was Strike 2. Doing away with the characters was a step in the right direction, and Dixie did (eventually) the message, but not before TNA brought in a '''third''' ''Jersey Shore'' cast member.



* [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Crowning Moment of Heartwarming]]: Jesse Sorensen showing up at Destination X 2012 and able to walk under his own strength despite wearing a neckbrace and delivered a promo promising he'd be back in the ring. He has since returned to the ring, but not in TNA.



** The TNA Knockouts used to have some of the best women's wrestling on TV. However, they've stagnated over the years thanks to constantly going back to Gail Kim and the Beautiful People, and TNA's increasing financial troubles meant that the talent pool is now very shallow. While TNA has traditionally treated their women better than WWE has until recently, many point out that the company's talent pool has only a few women that can take advantage of the opportunities that treatment has presented them, with the rest either being too green or lacking talent. After all, there's no point in having a ladder match with seven women if only three of them can pull off any decent action. Meanwhile, the former WWE Divas (now Superstars) have a reached a point where they've gotten to headline a major PPV and have far better matches than the Knockouts despite the restrictions. The state of the Knockouts is more-or-less a reflection of TNA's state as a whole.
** True story: Dixie once got trolled by a fake [[Wrestling/JimRoss JR]] account. How does she ''not'' have anything better to do?
* DontShootTheMessage: Considering how hijacking has become a major hot-button issue in wrestling, particularly in WWE, it turns out that former TNA Producer Steve Small may have had a point during his speech where he called the Impact Zone audience "cast members."

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** The TNA Knockouts used to have some of the best women's wrestling on TV. However, they've stagnated over the years thanks to constantly going back to Gail Kim and the Beautiful People, and TNA's increasing financial troubles meant that the talent pool is now very shallow. While TNA has traditionally treated their women better than WWE has until recently, 2015-16, many point out that the company's talent pool has only a few women that can take advantage of the opportunities that treatment has presented them, with the rest either being too green or lacking talent. After all, there's no point in having a ladder match with seven women if only three of them can pull off any decent action. Meanwhile, the former WWE Divas (now Superstars) have a reached a point where they've gotten to headline a major PPV and have far better matches than the Knockouts despite the restrictions. The state of the Knockouts is more-or-less a reflection of TNA's state as a whole.
** True story: Dixie once got trolled by a fake [[Wrestling/JimRoss JR]] account. How does she ''not'' have anything better to do?
* DontShootTheMessage: Considering how hijacking has become became a major hot-button issue in wrestling, particularly in WWE, it turns out that former TNA Producer Steve Small may have had a point during his speech where he called the Impact Zone audience "cast members."



* DracoInLeatherPants:
** Despite being a pretty brutal guy, Samoa Joe gets a lot of cheers.
** "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero
** Beer Money, Inc.

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* %%* DracoInLeatherPants:
** Despite being a pretty brutal guy, %%** Samoa Joe gets a lot of cheers.
** %%** "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero
** %%** Beer Money, Inc.Inc.
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** Wrestling/AJStyles. He's arguably the most well known and popular of the "TNA Originals." Even people who hate TNA like him.
*** He only qualifies thanks to Hogan & Bischoff dropping him to the midcard after a needless heel turn. Prior to that, he was the top face in the company.

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** Wrestling/AJStyles. He's arguably the most well known and popular of the "TNA Originals." Even people who hate TNA like him.
***
him. He only qualifies thanks to Hogan & and Bischoff dropping him to the midcard after a needless heel turn. Prior to that, he was the top face in the company.



** And now we had Norv Fernum and Dewey Barnes. Anytime they had a match, the crowd seemed to cheer for them despite being jobbers.
** [[Wrestling/EC3 Ethan Carter III]] is very popular for a guy who spent almost all of his time in the ring winning disappointing {{squash match}}es, including one against the aforementioned Shark Boy.

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** And now we had Norv Fernum and Dewey Barnes. Anytime they had a match, the crowd seemed to cheer for them despite being jobbers.
** [[Wrestling/EC3 Ethan Carter III]] is very popular for a guy who spent almost all of his time in the ring increasing his "streak" winning disappointing {{squash match}}es, including one against the aforementioned Shark Boy.



** Out of all the other dummies in the industry, not many can match the sheer charisma of [[CatchPhrase E-LI DRAKE]].
* EveryYearTheyFizzleOut: You can drop an atom bomb on the Impact Zone while all the talent and management is there, and TNA will stay in business somehow.
* EvilIsSexy: Ever since turning heel Sarita wears about 75% less clothing below the waist and has a wicked smile.

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** Out of all the other dummies in the industry, not many can match the sheer charisma of [[CatchPhrase E-LI DRAKE]].
* EveryYearTheyFizzleOut: You can drop an atom bomb on the Impact Zone while all the talent and management is there, and TNA will stay in business somehow.
* EvilIsSexy: Ever since turning heel Sarita wears about 75% less clothing below the waist and has a wicked smile.
E-LI-DRAKE]].



* FanHater: The poor little Impact Zone and its residents have attracted many, mainly for the sins of getting into wrestling shows cheap, being confused as to what is going on and being easy to get cheers from. [[SarcasmMode Despicable aren't they?]] In fact, if Wrestling/{{Konnan}} is to be believed, this even extended to some members of the TNA booking team, who hated how the Impact Zone would often chant for both wrestlers at once.

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* FanHater: The poor little Impact Zone and its residents have attracted many, mainly for the sins of getting into wrestling shows cheap, being confused as to what is going on and being easy to get cheers from. [[SarcasmMode Despicable aren't they?]] In fact, if Wrestling/{{Konnan}} is to be believed, this even extended to some members of the TNA booking team, who hated how the Impact Zone would often chant for both wrestlers at once.



* FashionVictimVillain: Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople are terribly dressed. [[{{Stripperiffic}} When they're dressed, that is.]]
* FoeYay: Wrestling/TaylorWilde and [[Wrestling/SarahStock Sarita]].
* FollowTheLeader: TNA had a lot of things that WWE ''lacked'' circa 2009-2010. TNA had a solid tag division (remember the Young Bucks v MCMG matches and Beer Money v MCMG series?). They had great high-flyers in the X Division which bring fast-paced matches, very exciting. They had hardcore matches and crazy moments with barbed wire that for WWE was impossible to have with the parents groups watching.

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* FashionVictimVillain: Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople are terribly dressed. [[{{Stripperiffic}} When they're dressed, that is.]]
* FoeYay: Wrestling/TaylorWilde and [[Wrestling/SarahStock Sarita]].
* FollowTheLeader: TNA had a lot of things that WWE ''lacked'' lacked circa 2009-2010. TNA had a solid tag division (remember the Young Bucks v vs. MCMG matches and Beer Money v vs. MCMG series?). They had great high-flyers in the X Division which bring fast-paced matches, very exciting. They had hardcore matches and crazy moments with barbed wire that for WWE was impossible to have with the parents groups watching.



* FridgeHorror: Here's a scary thought; does anyone realize that, with his recent tag title victory for the Bro-Mans, if Robbie E by some miracle wins the TNA Heavyweight Title, he'll have become a Grand Slam Champion ''in a shorter time'' than AJ Styles?!



** Tapes of the TNA X Division were very popular in Japan, were in that the badass decay of division and burial of hopeful Japanese stars wanting to be a part of it shushed some of the hype. Nonetheless, Wrestling/TheGreatMuta's enthusiasm for Seiya Sanada's entry into the division was not an act and after he took the title to Japan and the division recovering most of its prestige, it began to build back its fan base.

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** Tapes of the TNA X Division were very popular in Japan, were in that before the badass decay of the division and burial of hopeful Japanese stars wanting to be a part of it shushed some of the hype. Nonetheless, Wrestling/TheGreatMuta's enthusiasm for Seiya Sanada's entry into the division was not an act and after he took the title to Japan and the division recovering most of its prestige, it began to build back its fan base.



** Any countries where TNA gets higher viewership than WWE counts, although this is mostly due to TNA being on free TV Channels compared to WWE which are on paid Cable Channels around the world.

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** Any countries country where TNA gets higher viewership than WWE counts, although this is mostly due to TNA being on free TV Channels channels compared to WWE which are on paid Cable Channels cable channels around the world.



** The budding knockouts division had about six good wrestlers, two of which did not regularly appear, and three...not as good. Better than what WWE put on TV ''at the time'' but nothing beyond what ''Monday Night Raw'' had prior to the 2004 diva search. Then came [[{{Retcon}} Amazing]]...'''''Awesome''''' ''Kong''!

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** The budding knockouts division had about six good wrestlers, two of which did not regularly appear, and three...not as good. Better than what WWE put on TV ''at the time'' but nothing beyond what ''Monday Night Raw'' had prior to the 2004 diva search.Diva Search. Then came [[{{Retcon}} Amazing]]...'''''Awesome''''' ''Kong''!



** This trope could pretty much be renamed "Shaving the Head" for Kazarian. His recent promo work is vastly improved, and he's just that bit better in the ring, since shaving off his hair and teaming with Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels.

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** This trope could pretty much be renamed "Shaving the Head" for Kazarian. His recent promo work is vastly improved, and he's just that bit better in the ring, since shaving off his hair and teaming with Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels.



** December 17, 2012: Tommy Dreamer got his ass kicked by Wrestling/TheShield, one of the most talked-about stables in recent history in Wrestling/{{WWE}}. Exactly a month later on January 17, 2013, Dreamer got his ass kicked by Wrestling/AcesAndEights, one of the most talked-about stables in recent history in TNA.

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** December 17, 2012: Tommy Dreamer got his ass kicked by Wrestling/TheShield, one of the most talked-about stables in recent history at the time in Wrestling/{{WWE}}. Exactly a month later on January 17, 2013, Dreamer got his ass kicked by Wrestling/AcesAndEights, one of the most talked-about stables in recent history at the time in TNA.



** The Wrestling/VelvetSky[=/=]Wrestling/AngelinaLove[=/=][[Wrestling/KatarinaWaters Winter]] triangle. Complete with [[MurderingTheHypotenuse attempted murder of the hypotenuse]] and [[{{Fanservice}} a candlelit massage]].

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** Beyond the FauxYay, the Beautiful People have a lot of this.
** Madison Rayne, after forming a tag-team with Wrestling/GailKim.
** Tara with Madison Rayne, until the latter became a BadBoss. And Tara with Miss Tessmacher, and most other team-mates. It's pretty much an unwritten rule that Tara has this with every tag partner she has.
** Taylor Wilde with Hamada and (previously) Sarita.
** The Wrestling/VelvetSky[=/=]Wrestling/AngelinaLove[=/=][[Wrestling/KatarinaWaters Winter]] triangle. Complete with [[MurderingTheHypotenuse attempted [[MurderTheHypotenuse murder of the hypotenuse]] and [[{{Fanservice}} a candlelit massage]].



** Speaking of Russo, most people guessed he was back with TNA (despite his repeated denials) due to some recent examples of stunt booking. You didn't have to be a Broken Genius like Matt Hardy to figure it out.
** More than a few fans believed that the "They" Abyss was talking about was Hogan and Bischoff, and the Impact before ''Bound For Glory'', even more suggested it was them. Come ''Bound For Glory''... Let's just say Sting was right...
** When Jackson James first appeared and made questionable decisions that were written off as rookie mistakes, at least one person believed that he was in Immortal's back pocket.[[note]]Due to every SmartMark and his dog recognizing him as Eric Bischoff's son.[[/note]] Come ''Bound For Glory'' a year later and it was revealed to be the case.

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** Speaking of Russo, most Most people guessed he Vince Russo was back with TNA (despite his repeated denials) due to some recent examples of stunt booking. You didn't have to be a Broken Genius like Matt Hardy to figure it out.
** More than a few fans believed that the "They" Abyss was talking about was Hogan and Bischoff, and the Impact before ''Bound For for Glory'', even more suggested it was them. Come ''Bound For for Glory''... Let's just say Sting was right...
** When Jackson James first appeared and made questionable decisions that were written off as rookie mistakes, at least one person believed that he was in Immortal's back pocket.[[note]]Due to every SmartMark and his dog recognizing him as Eric Bischoff's son.[[/note]] Come ''Bound For for Glory'' a year later and it was revealed to be the case.



* [[HoYay Les Yay]]: Beyond the FauxYay, the Beautiful People have a lot of this.
** Madison Rayne, after forming a tag-team with Wrestling/GailKim.
** Tara: With Madison Rayne, until the latter became a BadBoss.
*** And Tessmacher, and most other team-mates. [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer Everybody is Tarasexual.]]
*** It's pretty much an unwritten rule that Tara has this with every tag partner she has.
** Taylor Wilde with Hamada and (previously) Sarita.
** Winter with Angelina Love, but subverted with her being pretty much [[SingleTargetSexuality Angelina-sexual]].
* MagnificentBastard: The Aces and Eights [[spoiler:especially their leader, Bully Ray.]]



** If you love great deals and low prices, what's not to love about Don West? His background in sales made him sound funny on commentary (He made a pele kick sound like attempted murder):\\
"ABSOLUTELY CREAMED HIM, MIKE!"\\

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** If you love great deals and low prices, what's not to love about Don West? His background in sales made him sound funny on commentary (He made a pele Pelé kick sound like attempted murder):\\
"ABSOLUTELY
murder):
--->"ABSOLUTELY
CREAMED HIM, MIKE!"\\



** '''JOE'S GONNA KILL YOU!''' [[note]]Borrowed from Ring Of Honor, who got it IWA Mid-South, who got it from Taz in ECW.[[/note]]

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** '''JOE'S GONNA KILL YOU!''' [[note]]Borrowed from Ring Of of Honor, who got it IWA Mid-South, who got it from Taz in ECW.[[/note]]



** '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis MINUS! FIVE! STARS!]]''' [[note]]Bryan Alvarez of the ''Wrestling Observer'' BrokeTheRatingScale when reviewing the "Survivor" Jenna vs. Sharmell match. The "-5*" rating was very rare, but not unheard of. Dave Meltzer himself has awarded it to people like The Sheepherders and Los Villanos III, but Bryan's really kicked it into the mainstream. He did it again when Shelly Martinez fought Rebel, a match so bad that it caused Shelly to retire less than a year later. May "her vag" never hurt again.[[/note]]
** "Broken" Matt Hardy was basically a perpetual meme machine:\\
Brothah Nero! Brothah Nero! It's ovah!\\

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** '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis MINUS! FIVE! STARS!]]''' [[note]]Bryan Alvarez of the ''Wrestling Observer'' BrokeTheRatingScale when reviewing the "Survivor" Jenna vs. Sharmell match. The "-5*" rating was very rare, but not unheard of. Dave Meltzer himself has awarded it to people matches like The Sheepherders Bushwhackers vs. The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff at ''Heroes of Wrestling'' and Los Villanos III, vs. The Psycho Circus at ''AAA Triplemania XXIII'', but Bryan's really kicked it into the mainstream. He did it again when Shelly Martinez fought Rebel, a match so bad that it caused Shelly to retire less than a year later. May "her vag" never hurt again.[[/note]]
** "Broken" Matt Hardy was basically a perpetual meme machine:\\
Brothah
machine:
--->Brothah
Nero! Brothah Nero! It's ovah!\\



** '''MEH TNA''' - When Anthem announced ownership, it was quickly noted that "Anthem" is "MEH TNA" spelled backwards.

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** '''MEH TNA''' - When [[note]]When Anthem announced ownership, it was quickly noted that "Anthem" is "MEH TNA" spelled backwards.[[/note]]



** Jarrett's MMA gimmick, i.e. him forcing kids to submit to his submission holds, is probably one of the funniest things TNA ever did.

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** Jeff Jarrett's MMA gimmick, i.e. him forcing kids to submit to his submission holds, is probably one of the funniest things TNA ever did.
21st Sep '17 7:21:30 AM metropoliszone
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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.

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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 ire; 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.



** The problem is that Jarrett and (oddly) Russo have made their careers off of trying to make Jarrett one of the biggest stars in wrestling, and it has never worked. What annoyed fans most about it was that back in the mid-[=2000s=], during Triple H's "reign of terror", the best mainstream alternative was TNA, where you had Double J doing essentially the same thing: Rhyno made waves when he signed with TNA, and Jeff took the belt from him on his first night. TNA might've been big back then if he would have gotten out of the way sooner. Then he made his wife the head of the Knockouts division after she said that women wrestlers aren't on the same level as the men. More to the point, fans never really cared for his business strategy of "''hire great indy stars, hire WWE cast-offs, push cast-offs over indy talent to grab ratings, fail miserably, repeat x100."'' As you'll notice, he brought back some of his old favorites pretty fast. Making the drugged-up wifebeater Alberto the centerpiece shows that nothing has changed.

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** The problem is that Jarrett and (oddly) Russo have made their careers off of trying to make Jarrett one of the biggest stars in wrestling, and it has never worked. What annoyed fans most about it was that back in the mid-[=2000s=], during Triple H's "reign of terror", the best mainstream alternative was TNA, where you had Double J doing essentially the same thing: Rhyno made waves when he signed with TNA, and Jeff took the belt from him on his first night. TNA might've been big back then if he would have gotten out of the way sooner. Then he made his wife the head of the Knockouts division after she said that women wrestlers aren't on the same level as the men. More to the point, fans never really cared for his business strategy of "''hire great indy stars, hire WWE cast-offs, push cast-offs over indy talent to grab ratings, fail miserably, repeat x100."'' As you'll notice, he brought back some of his old favorites pretty fast. Making the drugged-up wifebeater Alberto the his centerpiece shows that nothing has changed.



** Senor Benjamin, the hispanic housekeeper of Matt Hardy, has gained a solid fanbase ever since appearing in "The Final Deletion".

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** Senor Benjamin, the hispanic Hispanic housekeeper of Matt Hardy, has gained a solid fanbase ever since appearing in "The Final Deletion".



** Tapes of the TNA X Division were very popular in Japan, were in that the badass decay of division and burial of hopeful Japanese stars wanting to be a part of it shushed some of the hype. Nonethless Wrestling/TheGreatMuta's enthusiasm for Seiya Sanada's entry into the division was not an act and after he took the title to Japan and the division recovering most of its prestige, it began to build back its fan base.

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** Tapes of the TNA X Division were very popular in Japan, were in that the badass decay of division and burial of hopeful Japanese stars wanting to be a part of it shushed some of the hype. Nonethless Nonetheless, Wrestling/TheGreatMuta's enthusiasm for Seiya Sanada's entry into the division was not an act and after he took the title to Japan and the division recovering most of its prestige, it began to build back its fan base.



** Elix Skipper's New School move, where he walks the ropes and delivers a frankensteiner to an oppenent seated on the turnbuckle. At Turning Point 2004 he did this while [[UpToEleven ON TOP OF A CAGE!]]

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** Elix Skipper's New School move, where he walks the ropes and delivers a frankensteiner to an oppenent opponent seated on the turnbuckle. At Turning Point 2004 he did this while [[UpToEleven ON TOP OF A CAGE!]]



** When Jackson James first appeared and made questionable decisions that were written off as rookie mistakes, at least one person believed that he was in Immortal's back pocket[[note]]Due to every SmartMark and his dog recognizing him as Eric Bischoff's son.[[/note]]. Come ''Bound For Glory'' a year later and it was revealed to be the case.

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** When Jackson James first appeared and made questionable decisions that were written off as rookie mistakes, at least one person believed that he was in Immortal's back pocket[[note]]Due pocket.[[note]]Due to every SmartMark and his dog recognizing him as Eric Bischoff's son.[[/note]]. [[/note]] Come ''Bound For Glory'' a year later and it was revealed to be the case.



* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: Jarrett and co. managed to take TNA from distant second banana to near-bankruptcy, in spite of having a captive audience of disenfranchised wrestling fans in desperate need of an alternative. Even casual viewers could see it in the presentation: Too many roidhead WWE cast-offs on the roster. Too many backstage vignettes, like Joseph Park "training" with Jeremy Borash. TV time spent focusing on a non-wrestling figure, like Bruce Prichard. They even had a three-man broadcast team with one black commentator. Hogan and Bischoff joining TNA went down exactly as their critics expected it to: They brought back all their washed-up friends and pushed them over the younger talent. We went from AJ Styles, World Champion to The Nasty Boyz and AJ dressed up like Ric Flair.



** Shelly Martinez made Velvet look like Asuka in terms of in-ring skills. If you watched some of her matches, it's just her getting chopped in the breasts multiple times or taking any bump that'll make her ass jiggle. And she's been wrestling for 13 years! Sometime after leaving TNA, Shelly re-dedicated herself to training and had consistently good matches, redeeming herself in the eyes of the fans. That swiftly ended following her match with Rebel.



** Shelly Martinez made Velvet look like Asuka in terms of in-ring skills. If you watched some of her matches, it's just her getting chopped in the breasts multiple times or taking any bump that'll make her ass jiggle. And she's been wrestling for 13 years! Sometime after leaving TNA, Shelly re-dedicated herself to training and had consistently good matches, redeeming herself in the eyes of the fans. That swiftly ended following her match with Rebel.
** Despite his claim that he's the "best play by play commentator in the world", and that "nobody can touch him", if you look at how how Josh Matthews calls a match (facial expressions, hand gestures, his approach to commentary, etc.), it's obvious that he's trying to emulate Michael Cole. It's like he flunked out of the Michael Cole Academy of Broadcast Journalism, then printed himself out a fake degree. The reality is that he wouldn't touch Cole on his best day. One of the first things TNA did was have him feud with another announcer for months, which was dreadful.

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** Shelly Martinez made Velvet look like Asuka in terms of in-ring skills. If you watched some of her matches, it's just her getting chopped in the breasts multiple times or taking any bump that'll make her ass jiggle. And she's been wrestling for 13 years! Sometime after leaving TNA, Shelly re-dedicated herself to training and had consistently good matches, redeeming herself in the eyes of the fans. That swiftly ended following her match with Rebel.
** Despite his claim that he's the "best play by play commentator in the world", and that "nobody can touch him", if you look at how how Josh Matthews calls a match (facial expressions, hand gestures, his approach to commentary, etc.), it's obvious that he's trying to emulate Michael Cole. It's like he flunked out of the Michael Cole Academy of Broadcast Journalism, and then printed himself out a fake degree. The reality is that he wouldn't touch Cole on his best day. One of the first things TNA did was have him feud with another announcer for months, which was dreadful.



** TNA was originally billed as an alternative to WWE, but over the years, it has [[FollowTheLeader gradually become WWE Lite]]. Or worse, Wrestling/{{WCW}} Lite.

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** Jarrett and co. managed to take TNA was originally billed from distant second banana to near-bankruptcy, in spite of having a captive audience of disenfranchised wrestling fans in desperate need of an alternative. Even casual viewers could see it in the presentation: Too many roidhead WWE cast-offs on the roster. Too many backstage vignettes, like Joseph Park "training" with Jeremy Borash. TV time spent focusing on a non-wrestling figure, like Bruce Prichard. They even have a three-man broadcast team with one black commentator. Hogan and Bischoff joining TNA went down exactly as an alternative to WWE, but their critics expected it to: They brought back all their washed-up friends and pushed them over the years, it has [[FollowTheLeader gradually become WWE Lite]]. Or worse, Wrestling/{{WCW}} Lite.younger talent. We went from AJ Styles, World Champion to The Nasty Boyz and AJ dressed up like Ric Flair.



** The way the company handled the Hardys killed all enthusiasm for the product for some people. Why should they invest time and money into a company who need all the goodwill they can muster, and yet never capitalize on their greatness? (Like all that money they never made off the Broken Hardys DVD they didn't put out. Or the Beer Money vs Motor Citiy Machine Guns DVD they never put out. )

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** The way the company handled the Hardys killed all enthusiasm for the product for some people. Why should they invest time and money into a company who need all the goodwill they can muster, and yet never capitalize on their greatness? (Like all that money they never made off the Broken Hardys DVD they didn't put out. Or the Beer Money vs Motor Citiy City Machine Guns DVD they never put out. )
19th Sep '17 6:34:02 PM willemdafriendo
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** '''WHAT DIXIE CARTER DOING IN THE IMPACT ZONE?''' Seriously, that's what the fans have been wondering for the better part of a decade. Dixie was the type of owner you want for your company in certain respects: She loves wrestling, she was willing to lose money to keep it going, and she stayed out of it for the most part--though she did pose for pictures with the fans. (That friendliness, however, is what kept her from letting Heyman take over. She was too chummy with the veterans he wanted to fire.) Overall it seems that Corgan did a good job turning around TNA's creative in less than a year.

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** '''WHAT '''WHAT'S DIXIE CARTER DOING IN THE IMPACT ZONE?''' Seriously, that's what the fans have been wondering for the better part of a decade. Dixie was the type of owner you want for your company in certain respects: She loves wrestling, she was willing to lose money to keep it going, and she stayed out of it for the most part--though she did pose for pictures with the fans. (That friendliness, however, is what kept her from letting Heyman take over. She was too chummy with the veterans he wanted to fire.) Overall it seems that Corgan did a good job turning around TNA's creative in less than a year.



* CreativeDifferences:
** That's being charitable. Dixie Carter, John Gaburick, and/or whoever decided it would be a brilliant idea to rehire a man as a creative consultant who both your core fanbase and the network you're trying to negotiate a new deal with to stay on the air have told you they despise, and then try to hide it from everyone '''''including your own wrestlers''''', is/are probably the biggest idiot(s) in the history of pro wrestling.



** Madison Rayne has gone through periods of what one could call "ShootTheMessenger". There are few complaints about her compared to complaints about what TNA has had her do, starting with being the whipping girl of the Beautiful People and flowing steadily so on, "killing" Roxxi Laveaux's career being a particularly disliked moment.



** [[https://i.imgur.com/5SPitkY.gif Remember when womens' wrestling was the one thing TNA did right which WWE didn't?]] ([[http://i.imgur.com/4KD80Y0.gifv Hello, Darkness, my old friend...]])



** Overall not a great pick of athletes, but Jenna/Sharmell and Rebel/Shelly is the exception and not the example of what the Knockouts have to offer.



** Velvet Sky passed from an useless "Diva" who only serves as fanservice to a very competent Knockout.
** Roxxi became popular as soon as she stopped gyrating or using voodoo.
** Robbie E was hated since his debut because of his stale ''Jersey Shore'' gimmick. It took teaming up with mutual scrappy Robbie Terry to become a better superstar.

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** Velvet Sky passed graduating from an a useless "Diva" who only serves as provided fanservice to a very competent Knockout.
**
Knockout. Roxxi became popular as soon as she stopped gyrating gyrating, [[ButNotTooBlack or using voodoo.
"voodoo."]]
** Robbie E was hated since his debut because of his stale ''Jersey Shore'' gimmick. gimmick, which was stale even back then. It took teaming up with mutual scrappy Robbie Terry to become a better superstar.bigger star.



** Jarrett made fun of the "DROP THE TITLE" chant at least once by [[ExactWords dropping the title on the mat]] during a promo. In addition to his wife's death and subsequent vanishing from television, he was rehabilitated by two things: the notorious lumberjack strap match where he was by sixteen onlookers with leather belts (some of them actual audience members) AND Samoa Joe. Hogan's presence has helped to dull the hate, after he buried Jarrett on-screen in a way which made Jarrett sympathetic. (Which was not his intention.) When Jeff returned to in-ring action, [[JobberEntrance he didn't even have any entrance music]] for the first few months.



** Jeff Jarrett was the indestructible final boss of ''TNA iMPACT!''. If you were watching in 2008, then you will have inevitably seen his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AdW8j2L2U8 goofy strut]] approximately 10,000 times, as he is an infinitely-more powerful character than Sting or Kurt Angle. Fans would have forgiven him the 7 title wins he booked for himself, if he would have put over others. (They even chanted "DROP THE TITLE" at him.) Perhaps he shouldn't have booked himself on top for so long, but you could argue that the company needed someone with name value at the top, at least in the beginning.
** The British Invasion to fans outside of the UK. Brutus Magnus would eventually become somewhat respected as a wrestler but his world championship run was so bad even the fans in the UK turned on him. Rob Terry is somewhat liked in his masked role "The Freak" but that's it.
** When people start calling Knockouts "Divas", they're usually referring to Rhaka Khan, Velvet Sky, Lacey Von Erich, Shelly Martinez, and Brooke Tessmacher or more rarely, Cookie, [[NeverLiveItDown Jenna Morasca and Sharmell]]. Though Velvet is very popular in Orlando and Tessmacher shook it off completely.
** Madison Rayne has gone through periods of what one could call "ShootTheMessenger". There are few complaints about her compared to complaints about what TNA has had her do, starting with being the whipping girl of the Beautiful People and flowing steadily so on, "killing" Roxxi Laveaux's career being a particularly disliked moment.
** All of Mexican America, except Sarita. Hernandez was okay in the eyes of the fandom immediately before the group formed and immediately after it broke up. Rosita got a lot of crap [[PrejudicedForPecs for being short]] [[NewMeat and inexperienced]]. People just wanted Anarquia to begone entirely, and they got their wish.

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** Jeff Jarrett was the indestructible final boss of ''TNA iMPACT!''. If you were watching in 2008, then you will have inevitably seen his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AdW8j2L2U8 goofy strut]] approximately 10,000 times, as he is an infinitely-more powerful character than Sting or Kurt Angle. Fans would have forgiven him the 7 title wins he booked for himself, if he would have put over others. (They even chanted "DROP THE TITLE" at him.) Perhaps he shouldn't have booked himself on top for so long, but you could argue that the company needed someone with name value at the top, at least in the beginning.
** The British Invasion to fans outside of the UK. Brutus Magnus would eventually become somewhat respected as a wrestler but his world championship run was so bad even the fans in the UK turned on him. Rob Terry is somewhat liked in his masked role "The Freak" but that's it.
** When people start calling Knockouts "Divas", they're usually referring to Rhaka Khan, Velvet Sky, Lacey Von Erich, Shelly Martinez, and Brooke Tessmacher Tessmacher, or more rarely, (more famously) Cookie, [[NeverLiveItDown Jenna Morasca and Sharmell]]. Sharmell. Though Velvet is very popular in Orlando Orlando, and Tessmacher shook it off completely.
** Madison Rayne has gone through periods of what one could call "ShootTheMessenger". There are few complaints about her compared to complaints about what TNA has had her do, starting with being the whipping girl of the Beautiful People and flowing steadily so on, "killing" Roxxi Laveaux's career being a particularly disliked moment.
** All of Mexican America, except Sarita. Hernandez was okay in the eyes of the fandom immediately before the group formed and immediately after it broke up. Rosita got a lot of crap [[PrejudicedForPecs for being short]] [[NewMeat and inexperienced]]. People just wanted Anarquia to begone entirely, and they got their wish.
eventually.



** 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".
** Sometime after leaving TNA, Shelly Martinez rededicated herself to training and consistently had good matches, [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap redeeming her]] in the eyes of pro wrestling fans. However, her return to TNA lead to a horrible match with Rebel, meaning Shelly stayed here among TNA's general fan base.

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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 Shelly Martinez made Velvet look like Asuka in terms of in-ring skills. If you watched some of her matches, it's just her getting chopped in the breasts multiple times or taking any bump that'll make her ass jiggle. And she's been wrestling for arguing dangerous spots and gimmicks are necessary for his "story lines".
**
13 years! Sometime after leaving TNA, Shelly Martinez rededicated re-dedicated herself to training and had consistently had good matches, [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap redeeming her]] herself in the eyes of pro wrestling the fans. However, That swiftly ended following her return to TNA lead to a horrible match with Rebel, meaning Shelly stayed here among TNA's general fan base.Rebel.



** Applied to Wrestling/JeffJarrett in 2005, when fans were pleading him to "DROP THE TITLE!" He was [[FanNickname called "Triple J" by anti-fans]] due to comparisons to Wrestling/TripleH. This pretty much vanished around the time his wife died and he took less of an on-screen role with the company.
** He made fun of this at least once by actually [[ExactWords dropping the title on the mat]] during a promo.
*** This also helped go away after two more things: first, the notorious lumberjack strap match where, whenever he was out of the ring, he would promptly be beaten down by sixteen fans with leather belts (some of them ''actual'' fans) AND Wrestling/SamoaJoe. Second, for the smarks at least, Wrestling/HulkHogan's presence has helped to dull the hate, especially after he essentially buried Jarrett on-screen in a way that almost made Jarrett sympathetic. When he returned to in-ring action, he didn't even have any ''[[JobberEntrance entrance music]]'' for the first few months.
** Chris Sabin, Sonjay Dutt and Jay Lethal all got it when they were given a collective ''Series/{{Jackass}}'' FanBoy gimmick. Petey Williams and [[Wrestling/LowKi Senshi]] got it when they in turn sold the jackass pranks.
** Since Immortal began, several of the members (Hogan, Bischoff, and Jarrett) has been building X-Pac heat due to overexposure and really asinine moments (such as Hogan's "No more kayfabe" promo).
** Bubba The Love Sponge had this, chiefly because he was a barely-known radio show host who got into the company thanks to being friends with Hulk Hogan. When he got fired, pretty much the entire IWC exploded in joy.
** Chanting "You can't wrestle" at Garrett Bischoff.

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** Applied to Wrestling/JeffJarrett in 2005, when fans Jeff Jarrett was the indestructible final boss of ''TNA iMPACT!''. If you were pleading watching in 2008, then you will have inevitably seen his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AdW8j2L2U8 goofy strut]] approximately 10,000 times, as he is an infinitely-more powerful character than Sting or Kurt Angle. Fans would have forgiven him to the 7 title wins he booked for himself, if he would have put over others. (He was actually called "Triple-J" by fans, who chanted "DROP THE TITLE!" He was [[FanNickname called "Triple J" by anti-fans]] due to comparisons to Wrestling/TripleH. This pretty much vanished around the time his wife died and TITLE" at him.) Perhaps he took less of an on-screen role with the company.
** He made fun of this at least once by actually [[ExactWords dropping the title
shouldn't have booked himself on the mat]] during a promo.
*** This also helped go away after two more things: first, the notorious lumberjack strap match where, whenever he was out of the ring, he would promptly be beaten down by sixteen fans with leather belts (some of them ''actual'' fans) AND Wrestling/SamoaJoe. Second,
top for the smarks at least, Wrestling/HulkHogan's presence has helped to dull the hate, especially after he essentially buried Jarrett on-screen in a way so long, but you could argue that almost made Jarrett sympathetic. When he returned to in-ring action, he didn't even have any ''[[JobberEntrance entrance music]]'' for the first few months.
** Chris Sabin, Sonjay Dutt and Jay Lethal all got it when they were given a collective ''Series/{{Jackass}}'' FanBoy gimmick. Petey Williams and [[Wrestling/LowKi Senshi]] got it when they in turn sold the jackass pranks.
** Since Immortal began, several of the members (Hogan, Bischoff, and Jarrett) has been building X-Pac heat due to overexposure and really asinine moments (such as Hogan's "No more kayfabe" promo).
** Bubba The Love Sponge had this, chiefly because he was a barely-known radio show host who got into
the company thanks to being friends needed someone with Hulk Hogan. When he got fired, pretty much name value at the entire IWC exploded top, at least in joy.
** Chanting "You can't wrestle" at Garrett Bischoff.
the beginning.


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** The British Invasion to fans outside of the UK. Brutus Magnus would eventually become somewhat respected as a wrestler, but his world championship run was so bad even the fans in the UK turned on him. Rob Terry is somewhat liked in his masked role "The Freak" but that's it.
** All of Mexican America, except Sarita. Hernandez was okay in the eyes of the fandom immediately before the group formed and immediately after it broke up. Rosita got a lot of crap [[PrejudicedForPecs for being short]] [[NewMeat and inexperienced]]. People just wanted Anarquia to begone entirely, and they got their wish.
** 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".
** Chris Sabin, Sonjay Dutt and Jay Lethal after they given a ''Series/{{Jackass}}'' gimmick. Petey Williams and [[Wrestling/LowKi Senshi]] had to sell the pranks, which roped them into it.
** Since Immortal began, several of the members (Hogan, Bischoff, and Jarrett) has been building X-Pac heat due to overexposure and really asinine moments, such as Hogan's "No more kayfabe" promo. Bubba The Love Sponge was a barely-known radio show host who got into the company thanks to being friends with Hogan. When he got fired, pretty much the entire IWC exploded in joy.
** Chanting "You can't wrestle" at Garrett Bischoff.
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