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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.

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IMPACT Wrestling Results (March 31st, 2020): Sami Callihan insults Ken Shamrock and part-timers, a new competitor joins the Knockouts Division 

IMPACT Wrestling Results (March 31st, 2020): Sami Callihan insults Ken Shamrock and part-timers, a new competitor joins the Knockouts Division 

Impact Wrestling star says WWE lied about the inventor of Kurt Angle's signature move

Impact Wrestling star says WWE lied about the inventor of Kurt Angle's signature move

Classic TNA returns for a one-night-only special featuring Rhino, Scott Steiner, Manik & Suicide

Classic TNA returns for a one-night-only special featuring Rhino, Scott Steiner, Manik & Suicide

Ace Austin's next X-Division Title contender revealed 

Ace Austin's next X-Division Title contender revealed 

IMPACT Wrestling Results (March 24th, 2020): No.1 contender for X-Division title revealed, the Undead Realm returns 

IMPACT Wrestling Results (March 24th, 2020): No.1 contender for X-Division title revealed, the Undead Realm returns 

Impact Wrestling forced to cancel several upcoming events due to COVID-19 pandemic

Impact Wrestling forced to cancel several upcoming events due to COVID-19 pandemic

New General Manager appointed by Anthem to boost the growth of Fight Network and Impact Wrestling

New General Manager appointed by Anthem to boost the growth of Fight Network and Impact Wrestling

WWE Superstar EC3 reveals why he asked for his release from Impact Wrestling

WWE Superstar EC3 reveals why he asked for his release from Impact Wrestling

Former Impact Champion was set for a World title win against The Undertaker

Former Impact Champion was set for a World title win against The Undertaker

Former Impact World Champion claims he beat WWE Superstar Ricochet worse than Brock Lesnar

Former Impact World Champion claims he beat WWE Superstar Ricochet worse than Brock Lesnar

IMPACT Wrestling Results (March 17th, 2020): Ken Shamrock makes career announcement, Will the North lose the Tag Team Titles? 

IMPACT Wrestling Results (March 17th, 2020): Ken Shamrock makes career announcement, Will the North lose the Tag Team Titles? 

Former Impact World Champion refuses to wrestle until Coronavirus is contained

Former Impact World Champion refuses to wrestle until Coronavirus is contained

IMPACT Wrestling Results (March 10th, 2020): Main event ends in controversy, Tag-team breaks up

IMPACT Wrestling Results (March 10th, 2020): Main event ends in controversy, Tag-team breaks up

Scott Steiner's wife gives update on his condition in a heartfelt tweet

Scott Steiner's wife gives update on his condition in a heartfelt tweet

Tommy Dreamer provides update on Scott Steiner's condition

Tommy Dreamer provides update on Scott Steiner's condition

Sasha Banks praises legend of independent wrestling as surprising influence on her career

Sasha Banks praises legend of independent wrestling as surprising influence on her career

6 Wrestlers you forgot once wrestled in TNA/Impact Wrestling

6 Wrestlers you forgot once wrestled in TNA/Impact Wrestling

Madman Fulton comments on backstage morale in IMPACT Wrestling, influence of Kane and more

Madman Fulton comments on backstage morale in IMPACT Wrestling, influence of Kane and more

Madman Fulton on World Championship aspirations, Sami Callihan & more [Exclusive]

Madman Fulton on World Championship aspirations, Sami Callihan & more [Exclusive]

IMPACT Wrestling expands Indian broadcast footprint with DSPORT

IMPACT Wrestling expands Indian broadcast footprint with DSPORT

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