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Trivia: TNA
  • Creator Backlash: Jerry Jarrett absolutely HATES what the promotion he once part-owned turned into.
  • Executive Meddling
    • TNA is known to interfere with the booking of promotions that use "its" talent or talent it wants to have. "Its" being in parenthesis because TNA wrestlers are supposed to be independently contracted, allowing them to work where they want and other people to do what they want with them, so long as the wrestlers themselves agree. Some standout examples include insistence Amazing Kong not lose the NWA Women's world championship clean and insistence that the Motor (or rather, Murder) City Machine Guns could not lose to the Ring Of Honor Tag Team Champions The Kings Of Wrestling. In the former case, MsChif won the title by count out (which is supposed to be impossible) and in the latter the Briscoes ran out and caused a disqualification (which used to be grounds for firing per the code of honor, a code which is now all but useless because of stuff like this).
    • TNA has also been on the receiving end of this kind of meddling, such as Spike TV's insistence of using Impact to promote Bellator.
  • Fan Community Nickname: In the same way that Cheff Jeff Hardy fans are called the Creatures of the Night, D'Angelo Dinero calls his fans the Congregation.
  • No Export for You and Screwed by the Network: Averted. In the UK, TNA aired on a channel called Bravo. It was taken over by Sky, who closed it down. As Sky already airs WWE, it was assumed that TNA would be dropped, but Sky put it on game show channel Challenge instead, which at the same time got launched on Freeview to replace Channel One, thereby increasing TNA's audience instead of removing it!
    • But inverted in the U.S. TNA's B-Show, Xplosion, isn't aired anywhere on U.S. TV, and is only shows in foreign markets. It is pretty easy to find online, however.
  • Recycled Script: An angle features a frustrated Ken Anderson joining a stable where Bully Ray is either field general or outright leader. It starts off great for him but eventually he hits a couple snags and Bully Ray begins to question and antagonize him. Inevitably the tension leads to him being betrayed and forcibly kicked out of the group, with Bully directing traffic. Finally, after a short time away, Ken comes back primed for vengeance and whoops him some Bully ass. This occurred with both Immortal in 2011 and Aces & Eights in 2013…the latter resulting in the end of the stable at the hands of Anderson.
  • Recycled Soundtrack: A few, recently.
    • Rashad Cameron's "Mr 360" is a repurposed version of Jerrelle Clark's "Mr 630".
    • Taeler Hendrix's theme is an instrumental version of Jenna Morasca's theme.
    • Mason Andrews uses an instrumental remix of Jeff Hardy's "Modest".
    • Taken Up to Eleven with "Sacrifice". It was originally used as the theme of the first PPV of the same name, and is repeatedly used as a stock theme. It has been used for, most recently, Gunner, Murphy and Alex Silva.
  • Role Ending Misdemeanor: TNA released Angelina Love in September 2009 after she found herself facing deportation due to not having a legal work visa. Eventually, everything was resolved.
  • What Could Have Been: Shortly before his death, Curt Hennig was planned to defeat Jeff Jarrett for the World Heavyweight Championship.
    • The return of the Main Event Mafia was cancelled when Kevin Nash, and Booker T instead made a deal with WWE to return there, forcing TNA to change who "they" where just before the reveal.
    • According to Vince Russo, the promotion was planned to be more adult oriented (as in explicit sex) during its early NWA years.
  • Word of God: Is it the show or the entire company that's been rebranded to "IMPACT WRESTLING"? According to Dixie Carter, it's just the show.
  • Write Who You Know/Reality Subtext: A rather unfortunate example with Dixie Carter due to the fact it's based on her current heel character as of late 2013-early 2014. Yet they seem to have been true about her in real life for a long time now.

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