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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.

Videos
5 things I learned attending IMPACT Wrestling & AAA's "LUCHA INVADES NY" 
5 things I learned attending IMPACT Wrestling & AAA's "LUCHA INVADES NY" 
WWE/Impact Wrestling News: Killer Kross challenges former World Champion to a match
WWE/Impact Wrestling News: Killer Kross challenges former World Champion to a match
IMPACT Wrestling Results (September 13th, 2019): Major star returns, LAX gets one last chance
IMPACT Wrestling Results (September 13th, 2019): Major star returns, LAX gets one last chance
Best and Worst of Impact Wrestling: Massive return, Former WWE star debuts
Best and Worst of Impact Wrestling: Massive return, Former WWE star debuts
Impact Wrestling Rumor Roundup: Misused former RAW Superstar's in-ring debut confirmed, Former Intercontinental Champion upset with WWE - 14th September 2019
Impact Wrestling Rumor Roundup: Misused former RAW Superstar's in-ring debut confirmed, Former Intercontinental Champion upset with WWE - 14th September 2019
Impact Wrestling News: Christian reflects on his favorite TNA matches and feuds
Impact Wrestling News: Christian reflects on his favorite TNA matches and feuds
Wrestling News: How long will Ken Shamrock continue to wrestle?
Wrestling News: How long will Ken Shamrock continue to wrestle?
Impact Wrestling News: Killer Kross updates his situation, says best 'to go separate ways'
Impact Wrestling News: Killer Kross updates his situation, says best 'to go separate ways'
IMPACT Wrestling News: Ken Shamrock returns to the ring at Bound For GLory
IMPACT Wrestling News: Ken Shamrock returns to the ring at Bound For GLory
Impact Wrestling News: Company announces historic move to AXS TV 
Impact Wrestling News: Company announces historic move to AXS TV 
WWE News: Former Impact Wrestling star joins company as 'on-air host'
WWE News: Former Impact Wrestling star joins company as 'on-air host'
Impact Wrestling News: Anthem Sports & Entertainment obtains major interest in AXS TV and HDNet Movies Network
Impact Wrestling News: Anthem Sports & Entertainment obtains major interest in AXS TV and HDNet Movies Network
Best and worst of Impact Wrestling- Live proposal on-air, Team leaves for AEW
Best and worst of Impact Wrestling- Live proposal on-air, Team leaves for AEW
Impact Wrestling Results (September 6th, 2019): LAX's last stand against the North, Brian Cage makes a life-changing announcement
Impact Wrestling Results (September 6th, 2019): LAX's last stand against the North, Brian Cage makes a life-changing announcement
Impact Wrestling Rumor Roundup: Former WWE Champion signs deal with company, Released star gets 'private tryout' with World Wrestling Entertainment - 7th September 2019
Impact Wrestling Rumor Roundup: Former WWE Champion signs deal with company, Released star gets 'private tryout' with World Wrestling Entertainment - 7th September 2019
WWE Rumors: Former Impact star Scarlett Bordeaux arrives at Performance Center
WWE Rumors: Former Impact star Scarlett Bordeaux arrives at Performance Center
Rob Van Dam on IMPACT Wrestling coming to Las Vegas, IMPACT's roster depth, comedy, music & more (Exclusive)
Rob Van Dam on IMPACT Wrestling coming to Las Vegas, IMPACT's roster depth, comedy, music & more (Exclusive)
Impact Wrestling News: Grado reveals the secrets behind his Monster's Ball Match with Abyss (Exclusive)
Impact Wrestling News: Grado reveals the secrets behind his Monster's Ball Match with Abyss (Exclusive)
Impact Wrestling star Moose taunts Ken Shamrock- 'I don't think MMA is a real sport' (Exclusive)
Impact Wrestling star Moose taunts Ken Shamrock- 'I don't think MMA is a real sport' (Exclusive)
IMPACT Wrestling News: Impact Plus partners with FITE TV
IMPACT Wrestling News: Impact Plus partners with FITE TV
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