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Impact Wrestling

Originally known as TNA (Total Non-Stop Action) or TNA Wrestling, Impact Wrestling is a pro-wrestling company that came into existence in 2002.


Founded Jeff Jarrett and Jerry Jarrett in Nashville, Tennessee, the promotion was called NWA: Total Nonstop Action (NWA-TNA) or TNA Wrestling and was associated with the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) during the initial period. Even though the NWA tag was removed in 2004, TNA Wrestling still used the NWA Heavyweight Championship as it's top belt till 2007, when it created TNA World Championship with Kurt Angle as the first ever TNA (Impact Wrestling) Champion.


Impact Wrestling saw many Stallworths like Angle, Sting, RVD and AJ Styles win the top prize in Impact Wrestling.


The promotion was purchased by Anthem at the beginning of 2017, and it was renamed Impact Wrestling after its main television series.


Impact Wrestling was considered the second major pr-wrestling promotion behind WWE up untill 2015, when Ring of Honor took the lead from Impact Wrestling.


After WCW was purchased by WWE in 2001, WWE was left with no major competition and that is when Jeff Jarrett, Jerry Jarrett, and Bob Ryder came up with the idea to create a new promotion. The company put on its first show on June 19, 2002, which went smoothly after facing some hiccups.

Panda Energy purchased a controlling interest (72%) of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in October 2002.

In May 2004, Impact Wrestling introduced a television program, Impact! which was produced at Soundstage 21 at Universal Studios Florida and broadcast on Fox Sports. The transition included the use of a six-sided wrestling ring and had a more sports-like style than the sports entertainment style of WWE.


The golden era for Impact Wrestling was during 2005 - 2010 when guys like AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels, Kurt Angle, and Samoa Joe were at the helm. These men brought in a whole audience who were interested in great in-ring action instead of the soap opera-like style of WWE.

The X-Division was also at its peak and amazing performers were laying everything on the line to put on great shows.


In 2010 Impact Wrestling hired Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff, who made quite a few changes to the brand. They hired a lot of ex-WWE stars and moved the show to a more WCW style of storytelling - which was hated by most TNA fans.


On April 27, 2015, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan joined Impact Wrestling as senior producer of creative and talent development. However, relations with Corgan soured later and he left the company.


In December 2017, Anthem announced the hiring of Don Callis and Scott D'Amore as Executive Vice Presidents to take charge of Impact Wrestling’s day-to-day operations starting in January of the next year.

Currently, Impact Wrestling has tie-ups with various other promotions such as Lucha Underground and have constant talent exchanges.

Exclusive: Johnny Impact talks facing Brian Cage at Homecoming, babyfaces & heels in 2018 & more
Exclusive: Johnny Impact talks facing Brian Cage at Homecoming, babyfaces & heels in 2018 & more
Impact Wrestling Results: December 6th, 2018
Impact Wrestling Results: December 6th, 2018
Brian Cage News: Impact Wrestling superstar proposes to his girlfriend in the ring (Video)
Brian Cage News: Impact Wrestling superstar proposes to his girlfriend in the ring (Video)
Exclusive: Eli Drake weighs in on potentially facing Chris Jericho, James Ellsworth & more!
Exclusive: Eli Drake weighs in on potentially facing Chris Jericho, James Ellsworth & more!
Chris Jericho News: WWE Legend confirms talks with Impact Wrestling
Chris Jericho News: WWE Legend confirms talks with Impact Wrestling
WWE News: Chris Jericho reveals the big change he'll make during his next WWE run
WWE News: Chris Jericho reveals the big change he'll make during his next WWE run
5 Things TNA Did Better Than WWE
5 Things TNA Did Better Than WWE
Impact News: EVOLVE's Gabe Sapolsky states that he will no longer book Impact Wrestling talent
Impact News: EVOLVE's Gabe Sapolsky states that he will no longer book Impact Wrestling talent
Impact Wrestling Results: 11-29-2018
Impact Wrestling Results: 11-29-2018
Exclusive: Josh Mathews comments on Impact Wrestling potentially searching for a new network & more
Exclusive: Josh Mathews comments on Impact Wrestling potentially searching for a new network & more
Impact Wrestling Rumor Mill: Impact Wrestling in talks with three networks
Impact Wrestling Rumor Mill: Impact Wrestling in talks with three networks
Indie News: MLW Champion currently out with injury
Indie News: MLW Champion currently out with injury
Impact Wrestling Results: November 22, 2018
Impact Wrestling Results: November 22, 2018
Interview: In conversation with Impact Wrestling World Champion Johnny Impact 
Interview: In conversation with Impact Wrestling World Champion Johnny Impact 
Indie News: David Arquette suffers a gruesome injury 
Indie News: David Arquette suffers a gruesome injury 
Impact Rumor Mill: Impact Wrestling may sign with TruTV, WGN, or SyFy in 2019
Impact Rumor Mill: Impact Wrestling may sign with TruTV, WGN, or SyFy in 2019
WWE Rumor Mill: Former Impact X Division Champion to leave Impact Wrestling, possibly heading to WWE
WWE Rumor Mill: Former Impact X Division Champion to leave Impact Wrestling, possibly heading to WWE
Impact Wrestling Results: November 15, 2018
Impact Wrestling Results: November 15, 2018
Exclusive: Pentagon, Fenix & Taya discuss the difference between their Lucha Underground & Impact Wrestling characters
Exclusive: Pentagon, Fenix & Taya discuss the difference between their Lucha Underground & Impact Wrestling characters
"Being PWI Rookie Of The Year was a big accomplishment," says IMPACT Wrestling star Moose
"Being PWI Rookie Of The Year was a big accomplishment," says IMPACT Wrestling star Moose
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