History YMMV / TNA

21st Jul '16 3:27:42 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** 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.
17th Jul '16 9:42:38 PM thecarolinabull01
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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.

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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.management, especially since it already happened to the aforementioned WCW.
17th Jul '16 7:02:27 PM 313Bluestreak
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17th Jul '16 1:56:08 AM Nyame
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** The Immortal/Fortune stuff along with the Hardy heel turn really watered down the product.

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** 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 MAIN-EVENTING.]]

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** [[Wrestling/JeffHardy Showing up on drugs to a Pay-Per-View? Which you happened to MAIN-EVENTING.]]be MAIN-EVENTING!]]
** Wrestling/JamesStorm throwing Wrestling/MickieJames onto train tracks.
** The Wrestling/VinceRusso debacle that got TNA canceled by Spike.
** The Wrestling/AJStyles incident, where TNA tried to throw him under the bus right before his rumored WWE debut at the 2016 Royal Rumble.
15th Jul '16 6:42:54 PM Zadia
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** Brothah Nero! Brothah Nero! It's ovah!
** It's a dilapidated boat!
14th Jul '16 2:12:35 PM Nyame
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* FanDumb: What's left of TNA's hardcore fanbase tends to be aggressive and fairly rabid against other wrestling fans because TNA has become an object of outright bashing over the years. That being said, those hardcore fans also tend to ignore the problems with TNA management and legitimate criticism of the company over real issues such as late pay, chocking it up to HateDumb, because they believe that the quality of the show is the only thing that matters. They fail to recognize that TNA's own management is more liable to kill the company than the competition or TNA's hatedom at this point, which is what most of the Internet is really resentful of.

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* FanDumb: What's left of TNA's hardcore fanbase tends to be aggressive and fairly rabid against other wrestling fans because TNA has become an object of outright bashing over the years. That being said, those hardcore fans also tend to ignore the problems with TNA management and legitimate criticism of the company over real issues such as late pay, chocking it up to HateDumb, because they believe that the quality of the show is the only thing that matters. They fail to recognize that TNA's own management is more liable to kill the company than the competition or TNA's hatedom at this point, which is what most of the Internet is really resentful of. They also tend to ignore the terrible state the company is in, claiming they'll recover as they always do[[note]]TNA is at the risk of going under any day now. One of the main reasons why Billy Corgan ended up becoming a minority stake holder is because the company desperately needed the money and no one else was willing to give them it[[/note]].
12th Jul '16 9:02:50 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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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 babyface 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.'''

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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 babyface 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.'''



** '''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 ocurrence on Impact.

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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 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 ocurrence occurrence on Impact.



** ''Jersey Shore''-derived character Robbie E.

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** ''Jersey Shore''-derived character Robbie E.E, though TNA did get the message, eventually.



* DeaderThanDisco: TNA used to be ''the'' alternative in ProfessionalWrestling, or at least the closest to it. ROH was a distant third, and many believed TNA had the potential to one day grow as a legitimate competitor to WWE. [[DorkAge Then Hogan and Bischoff came in and everything went to hell]]. Even when they left and the company's product improved, they've largely been seen as a joke since then and a shadow of their former glory. Many of the unique points to TNA's product that made them different from WWE have been taken on by other companies, including WWE, and innovated to be far more interesting and successful than TNA ever managed. Nowadays, many fans are literally waiting for them to die, some even outright advocating it since it might be kinder to do so.

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* DeaderThanDisco: DeaderThanDisco
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TNA used to be ''the'' alternative in ProfessionalWrestling, or at least the closest to it. ROH was a distant third, and many believed TNA had the potential to one day grow as a legitimate competitor to WWE. [[DorkAge Then Hogan and Bischoff came in and everything went to hell]]. Even when they left and the company's product improved, they've largely been seen as a joke since then and a shadow of their former glory. Many of the unique points to TNA's product that made them different from WWE have been taken on by other companies, including WWE, and innovated to be far more interesting and successful than TNA ever managed. Nowadays, many fans are literally waiting for them to die, some even outright advocating it since it might be kinder to do so.



* DearNegativeReader: When [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment The Spoony One]] began his webshow Wrestle Wrestle!, he naturally began by criticising ''Impact''. One of his fans posted a link to the video on Dixie Carter's Facebook page. To the surprise of everyone (including Spoony), Dixie started tweeting him in response, essentially saying he was just being mean for the hell of it. The head of a nationally broadcast wrestling promotion actually took the time to start a flame war with an internet critic. Spoony ran with it for a short time, directly addressing Dixie in the next few videos and even volunteering to join the company as a booker. Dixie realised that spending time arguing with Spoony was counter-productive and left him alone after that.

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* DearNegativeReader: When [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment The Spoony One]] began his webshow Wrestle Wrestle!, ''Wrestle Wrestle!'', he naturally began by criticising ''Impact''. One of his fans posted a link to the video on Dixie Carter's Facebook page. To the surprise of everyone (including Spoony), Dixie started tweeting him in response, essentially saying he was just being mean for the hell of it. The head of a nationally broadcast wrestling promotion actually took the time to start a flame war with an internet critic. Spoony ran with it for a short time, directly addressing Dixie in the next few videos and even volunteering to join the company as a booker. Dixie realised that spending time arguing with Spoony was counter-productive and left him alone after that.



* FollowTheLeader: TNA had a lot of things that WWE ''lacked'' 6-7 years ago. 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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* FollowTheLeader: TNA had a lot of things that WWE ''lacked'' 6-7 years ago.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.



** TNA's popularity in India manages to gave birth to it's own Indian Spin-Off promotion ''Ring Ka King'' even if it only lasted for a season before breaking off on its own.

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** TNA's popularity in India manages to gave birth to it's own Indian Spin-Off promotion ''Ring Ka King'' even if it only lasted for a season before breaking off on its own.and dying.



** 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 ''Monday Night Raw Raw'' had prior to the 2004 diva search. Then came [[{{Retcon}} Amazing]]...'''''Awesome''''' ''Kong''!



** Garett Bischoff's promo on Dixie Carter just before Slammiversary. Look at his early-2012 promos when he was stumbling over his words every few seconds. And then look at that. Fuck.

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** Garett Garrett Bischoff's promo on Dixie Carter just before Slammiversary. Look at his early-2012 promos when he was stumbling over his words every few seconds. And then look at that. Fuck.



** Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels and Kazarian at one time [[ActingForTwo shared the role]] of the {{cool mask}}ed [[RefugeeFromTVLand video game character]] [[LatexSpaceSuit Suicide]]. Originally the character was Kazarian's, but when he got hurt, Daniels ended up taking the role and doing double duty both as Suicide and as himself. They even had each other's back when Kaz reprised the role in the middle of a storyline where the Motor City Machineguns and Lethal Consequences were trying to unmask Suicide to prove it was Daniels. Now, the Suicide character is renamed to something less [[UnfortunateNames unfortunate]], the Guns are both gone, and Kaz and Daniels as heels are the most well-oiled tag team TNA's had since the Guns and fellow ex-Fortune members Beer Money, Inc.

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** Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels and Kazarian at one time [[ActingForTwo shared the role]] of the {{cool mask}}ed [[RefugeeFromTVLand video game character]] [[LatexSpaceSuit Suicide]]. Originally the character was Kazarian's, but when he got hurt, Daniels ended up taking the role and doing double duty both as Suicide and as himself. They even had each other's back when Kaz reprised the role in the middle of a storyline where the Motor City Machineguns and Lethal Consequences [[Wrestling/JayLethal Lethal]] [[Wrestling/XavierWoods Consequences]] were trying to unmask Suicide to prove it was Daniels. Now, the Suicide character is renamed to something less [[UnfortunateNames unfortunate]], the Guns are both gone, and Kaz and Daniels as heels are the most well-oiled tag team TNA's had since the Guns and fellow ex-Fortune members Beer Money, Inc.



** Wrestling/KevinNash with Alex Shelley, when he managed the Paparazzi (Austin Starr ofter played the jealous third party). Unlike the above, this was [[Funny/ProfessionalWrestling done deliberately]].

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** Wrestling/KevinNash with Alex Shelley, when he managed the Paparazzi (Austin Starr ofter often played the jealous third party). Unlike the above, this was [[Funny/ProfessionalWrestling done deliberately]].



** Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels

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** Wrestling/ChristopherDanielsWrestling/ChristopherDaniels has a lot of moves and most of them are spectacular



** Sonjay Dutt
** Suicide

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** Sonjay Dutt
Dutt, when he decides to get serious. His finishing moves have to be seen to be believed.
** SuicideSuicide, many a wrestler capable of evoking this reaction has won the suit



** Wrestling/JeffHardy
** Kazarian
** Mr. Anderson
** Generation Me
** Motor City Machine Guns
** [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Team 3-D]]

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** Wrestling/JeffHardy
Wrestling/JeffHardy is still jumping off high places
** Kazarian
Kazarian, see Daniels
** Mr. Anderson
Anderson is a daring risk taker for someone of his size. It is also unfortunately what makes him somewhat injury prone.
** Generation Me
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Me, mainly during their feud with...
** ...The
Motor City Machine Guns
Guns, Wrestling/ProWrestlingZero1 decided to pair Shelley and Sabin together as representatives of TNA and magic was made.
** [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Team 3-D]]3-D]], one of pro wrestling's most decorated tag teams ever, got even better with Bully Ray's reinvention



** Here, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-8BEqC_EPs Dutch defends himself]]. After Dutch Mantell left whatever blame he would get went at Savio Vega, but according to Awesome Kong Vega was hardly able to do anything in the first place, not having close to the amount of influence Mantell did.

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** Here, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-8BEqC_EPs Dutch defends himself]]. After Dutch Mantell left whatever blame he would get went at Savio Vega, but but, according to Awesome Kong Kong, Vega was hardly able to do anything in the first place, not having close to the amount of influence Mantell did.



* ProtectionFromEditors: 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. Now there's only one other writer besides Russo, Matt Conway, and, well... The chain link fence is more like the broad side of a barn. And whatever he says, goes. And he says a lot of weird shit.

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* ProtectionFromEditors: ProtectionFromEditors
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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. Now there's only one other writer besides Russo, Matt Conway, and, well... The chain link fence is more like the broad side of a barn. And whatever he says, goes. And he says a lot of weird shit.



** Many thought the same about Nash/Hall/Russo after they turned up in WCW. ''Ehehehehehehehe'' it's a smark-proof plan.

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** Many thought the same about Nash/Hall/Russo after they turned up in WCW. ''Ehehehehehehehe'' [[ThePerfectCrime it's a smark-proof plan.plan]].



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

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



** Wrestling/AustinAries has pulled this off recently. Following Wrestling/JeffHardy's match with Bobby Roode before Bound for Glory, he came out and cut a promo (apparently completely different from what was scripted) calling out the TNA back room for giving Jeff Hardy preferential treatment, even though Austin was the defending [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tna/tna-h.html TNA World Heavyweight Champion]]. Come Bound for Glory, it appeared he had done the impossible once again, by getting the fans to boo Jeff Hardy.

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** Wrestling/AustinAries has pulled this off recently.later. Following Wrestling/JeffHardy's match with Bobby Roode before Bound for Glory, he came out and cut a promo (apparently completely different from what was scripted) calling out the TNA back room for giving Jeff Hardy preferential treatment, even though Austin was the defending [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tna/tna-h.html TNA World Heavyweight Champion]]. Come Bound for Glory, it appeared he had done the impossible once again, by getting the fans to boo Jeff Hardy.



** Eric Young
** Tommy Dreamer

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** Eric Young
Young, due to head trauma related "idiot" phases
** Tommy DreamerDreamer, but it wouldn't be Dreamer if he didn't suffer a little.
11th Jul '16 11:13:04 PM eaterofworlds
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* SoBadItsGood: Final Deletion!
9th Jul '16 1:24:19 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* GirlShowGhetto: TNA's ''Knockouts Knockdown'' were the first all women pro wrestling shows to be broadcast on a national level in the USA since Wrestling/{{GLOW}}.

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* GirlShowGhetto: TNA's ''Knockouts Knockdown'' were the first all women pro wrestling shows to be broadcast on a national level nationally in the USA since Wrestling/{{GLOW}}.Wrestling/{{GLOW}}. That was about thirty years in the ghetto.
7th Jul '16 3:08:58 PM Dragon-Kid
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** Senor Benjamin, the hispanic housekeeper of Matt Hardy, has gained a solid fanbase ever since appearing in "The Final Deletion".
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