When they first started, no one gave TNA Wrestling (then known as NWA TNA) much of a chance to compete with WWE. They started out as a weekly show on pay-per view, which had never really been done before. They brought in Toby Keith, and pro football players to try and increase interest. They brought in legends like Roddy Piper, Jimmy Snuka and Jim Duggan to try and keep old school fans interested.
In light of the return of the WWE King of the Ring tournament this week (with little hype and even less fan enthusiasm) I thought I'd assemble my list of the ten greatest matches to take place at this once-historic PPV event.
When Kurt Angle’s TNA contract expired in September, there were many people that expected him to wind up back in WWE to finish out his career. It turns out that WWE apparently wasn’t interested in the multi-time WWE Champion working a part-time schedule, so they didn’t bite.
According to reports, Triple H did offer Angle the opportunity to return in a full-time role, but he...
Total Non-Stop Action recently announced with only a one week notice its viewers that its flagship show Impact Wrestling is moving from its long running Thursday to Wednesday nights at 9:00 PM citing that basically the move to Wednesday’s won’t allow for viewers to choose between the NFL and Wrestling.
Dixie Carter is living in a land of delusion off of the river of denial. Carter recently made her first public comments about Spike cancelling Impact. Let’s just say it appears that Dixie never got the memo or read the news on TMZ.com.
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Kurt Angle returned to television for TNA recently in an executive role. It was revealed in May that Angle had suffered a torn ACL and would be out for about six months.
On this week’s episode of Jim Ross’ podcast, “The Ross Report”, Angle revealed that he was recently offered a new contract by TNA. The former WWE and TNA heavyweight champion told Ross that he turned down...
Kurt Angle hasn’t been seen on TNA Impact Wrestling since his match with Ethan Carter III last month. Angle confirmed after that match he suffered a torn ACL and was expected to be out of action four-six months.
The 1996 Olympic gold medalist released a statement on Twitter giving an update on his next TNA appearance.
I’ll be in #Dallas for #Slammiversary this weekend! important...
The WWE Network is responsible for making me miss Kurt Angle. This is a good thing. I had almost forgotten about Angle’s introduction and initial heel run in WWE; it was nothing short of legendary. Oh, it’s true. Searching WWE Network for Kurt Angle is definitely worth your time. In the midst of the Attitude Era, we had a milk-drinking Olympic gold medalist preaching to the crowds...
TNA produced a themed version of Impact titled “Genesis”. The show was expected to be a ratings increase from last week, but that ended up not being the case. Impact drew a 0.98 rating with an average of 1.32 million viewers, which is down from last week’s 1.18 rating with an average of 1.39 million viewers.
The show featured Sting vs Ethan Carter III, Bully Ray vs Mr. Anderson...