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TNA: Year One DVD (Early Info)

By Bill Banks

Coming on Tuesday, November 20 from TNA Wrestling Home Video is the DVD release of “TNA: Year 1” - a comprehensive look at the beginning of Total Nonstop Action – featuring full matches, exclusive interviews, rare video from TNA’s first year, unforgettable moments and much more!

TNA Wrestling DVD releases are available at ShopTNA.com and major DVD retailers such as Best Buy, FYE, Cococnuts and many more!

The main feature on the DVD – a nearly two-hour documentary on the first year of TNA – covers the following topics:

- The story behind the origin of TNA Wrestling during a fishing trip in 2001

- Jeff Jarrett talks candidly about the early steps in the creation of TNA and his vision for the promotion

- The idea behind the weekly Pay-Per-View format

- Several TNA stars talk about the demise of WCW and how they first heard about TNA

- Setting up the TNA offices and bringing together the TNA roster

- Meetings with Pay-Per-View providers

- Problems that arose in the weeks leading up to the debut of TNA

- Mike Tenay and Don West talk about meeting for the first time

- How the ring broke just minutes before the start of the first Pay-Per-View

- Memories from many TNA stars from that first night

- How TNA almost didn’t make it after the first few months

- TNA President Dixie Carter talks about TNA and Panda Energy joining forces

- How Dixie Carter and Jeff Jarrett first met

- The creation of TNA’s X Division with stories from AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels

- The creation of TNA’s Tag Team Division with America’s Most Wanted, The New Church and Triple X, with comments from “Wildcat” Chris Harris, “Cowboy” James Storm, “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels and “Primetime” Elix Skipper

- TNA makes “The Asylum” their home in Nashville, Tennessee

- BG James, Chris Harris and Mike Tenay remember Curt Hennig

- The most-anticipated match in TNA’s first-year - Jeff Jarrett vs. Raven – with comments from both stars

- And much, MUCH MORE!

Also featured during the documentary are many of the unforgettable moments from TNA’s first year on Pay-Per-View:

- The in-ring debut of country music icon Toby Keith

- The Road Warriors come to TNA

- Jeff Jarrett brawls with the Tennessee Titans

- Chris Rock brings Hollywood to TNA

- Ken Shamrock vs. Sabu in a Ladder Match

- Raven vs. Sandman in the first-ever “House Of Fun” match

- The debut of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

- Battles over the NWA World Heavyweight Title featuring Jeff Jarrett, Ken Shamrock, AJ Styles, Ron “The Truth” Killings and Raven

- The wars between America’s Most Wanted and The New Church and Triple X

- X Division Championship matches with Senshi, AJ Styles, Chris Sabin and The Amazing Red

- Appearances by Ricky Steamboat, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, The Rock N’ Roll Express, Nikita Koloff, Vader and much more

The DVD features exclusive interviews and comments from such TNA personalities as:

Jeff Jarrett
“The Phenomenal” AJ Styles
TNA President Dixie Carter
“Wildcat” Chris Harris
BG James
“Cowboy” James Storm
“The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels
“Primetime” Elix Skipper
Mike Tenay
Don West
Bob Ryder
Ron & Don Harris
Jeremy Borash
Referee Rudy Charles
Referee Andrew Thomas

The matches included on “TNA: Year 1” are as follows:

June 19, 2002 – Gauntlet For The Gold
(20 Stars compete in a battle royal to become the first TNA-era World Heavyweight Champion – featuring Jeff Jarrett, Ken Shamrock, Scott Hall, Chris Harris and many more)

June 26, 2002 – Elimination Match
Jerry Lynn vs. AJ Styles vs. Psichosis vs. Senshi
(Witness history as the first-ever TNA X Division Champion is crowned)

August 28, 2002 – Triple Ladder Match For The X Division Championship
Jerry Lynn vs. AJ Styles vs. Senshi
(Regarded as one of the greatest matches in TNA Wrestling history)

January 8, 2003 – World Tag Team Championship Match
America’s Most Wanted vs. The New Church
(The violent feud that ignited a revolution in TNA’s tag team ranks)

April 30, 2003 – World Heavyweight Championship Match
Jeff Jarrett vs. Raven
(The legendary main event showdown between two bitter rivals)

All this and much more on the “TNA: Year 1” DVD coming November 20 from TNA Home Video!
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