Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

American professional wrestling promotion
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Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling is a professional wrestling company founded in 2002 shortly after World Championship Wrestling closed down. They are the main rivals for World Wrestling Entertainment. They made a video game called TNA iMPACT! and a sequel to it called TNA Impact! 2011 after it's weekly program which was of the same name before it was renamed Impact Wrestling. The Impact name lasted until 2024 when they went back to using the TNA name.

Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions LLC
NWA: Total Nonstop Action (2002–2004)
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2004–2017, 2024–)
Impact Wrestling (March 2017–June 2017, September 2017–January 2024)
Global Force Wrestling (June 2017–September 2017)[1]
FormerlyJ Sports & Entertainment, LLC (2002)[2]
TNA Entertainment LLC (2002–2016)[3]
Impact Ventures LLC (2015–2016)[4]
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryProfessional wrestling
FoundersJeff Jarrett
Jerry Jarrett
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide[5]
Key people
OwnersAnthem Sports & Entertainment[8]
(majority owner)
Aroluxe Marketing[8]
(minority owner)
Dixie Carter[8]
(minority owner)

Jeff Jarrett left the company in December 2013 and announced that he was starting his own professional wrestling promotion called Global Force Wrestling.[9][10] It was later clarified that he still remains an "investor" of TNA.[11]

On November 19, 2014, it was announced that TNA would be ending their relationship with Spike, and that they would instead partner with Discovery Communications to distribute their shows beginning in January 2015.[12] In the United States, TNA programs, which include Impact Wrestling, will move to Destination America. Discovery will also hold rights in selected international markets. Spike's outreach at the time was estimated to be more than 97 million homes while Destination America was only estimated to reach 59 million households.[13]

On October 21, 2023 during Bound for Glory, it was announced that the company would be rebranding and would be going back to their previous name Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), starting at the Hard To Kill event on January 13, 2024.[14]

Champions change

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes
Impact World Championship Alex Shelley 1 June 9, 2023 296+ Columbus, Ohio Defeated Steve Maclin at Against All Odds.
Impact X Division Championship Chris Sabin 10 September 9, 2023 204+ White Plains, New York Defeated Lio Rush on the Impact 1000 tapings. (Aired September 14)
Impact Digital Media Championship Tommy Dreamer 1 September 8, 2023 205+ White Plains, New York Defeated Kenny King in a Title vs. Career match at Victory Road.
Impact World Tag Team Championship Bullet Club
(Ace Austin and Chris Bey)
2 October 21, 2023 162+ Cicero, Illinois Defeated The Rascalz (Trey Miguel and Zachary Wentz) at Bound for Glory.
(This match was Bey's Feast or Fired Tag Team Championship match.)
Impact Knockouts World Championship Trinity 1 July 15, 2023 260+ Windsor, Ontario Defeated Deonna Purrazzo at Slammiversary.
Impact Knockouts World Tag Team Championship MK Ultra
(Killer Kelly and Masha Slamovich)
1 July 15, 2023 260+ Windsor, Ontario Defeated The Coven (Taylor Wilde and KiLynn King) at Slammiversary

References change

  1. "TNA wrestling rebrands as GFW, eyes global expansion". The Tennessean.
  2. "J. Sports & Entertainment LLC Files Lawsuit Against Marketing & PPV Consultant". prnewswire.com. PR Newswire. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  3. Caldwell, James (June 2, 2016). "Inside TNA's new business name, official connection to Aroluxe Media & "notice of determination" issued this week -". pwtorch.com. Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  4. "IMPACT Ventures Names Billy Corgan Its New President; Current President Dixie Carter Becomes Chairman – Impact Wrestling". impactwrestling.com. Archived from the original on October 9, 2019. Retrieved August 12, 2016.
  5. "TNA IMPACT WRESTLING Worldwide Broadcast Schedules & Channels". impactwrestling.com. 2012. Archived from the original on October 14, 2013. Retrieved March 20, 2012.
  6. Sapp, Sean Ross (January 4, 2017). "Dixie Carter Resigns As TNA Chairman, Anthem Forms New Company For TNA". Fightful. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  7. "Company Overview of TNA Entertainment LLC". Bloomberg Business. bloomberg.com. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Clark, Ryan. "More On The Ongoing Billy Corgan vs. TNA Wrestling Lawsuit". eWrestlingNews.com. No. November 28, 2016. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  9. "Jarrett announces he's leaving TNA". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Archived from the original on 2014-02-16. Retrieved 2014-08-26.
  10. "Jeff Jarrett's Announcement Is..." PW Insider. Retrieved 2014-08-26.
  11. "TNA News: Update - TNA statement on Jarrett's departure". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2014-08-26.
  12. "Discovery Communications Acquires Exclusive Broadcast Rights to Top Professional Wrestling League, TNA Impact Wrestling, for Destination American". Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Archived from the original on 2014-11-22. Retrieved 2014-12-10.
  13. "LaBar: TNA Wrestling has new TV home". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 2014-12-10.
  14. "Impact reveals name change, TNA Wrestling to return in 2024". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2023-10-22.

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