In 2002, after the demise of World Championship Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling. One company stood tall, the true giant of mainstream professional wrestling; the World Wrestling Federation. Vince McMahon, had taken it all. Jerry Jarrett and his son, world famous professional wrestler Jeff Jarrett saw that there were die hard wrestling fans out there that didn't want to give into the the McMahon wrestling giant. Fans that desperately seeked for an alternative, this formed the foundations of Total Nonstop Action. Desperate to make this dream a reality, Jeff and Jerry Jarrett signed an agreement with the National Wrestling Alliance, and so began the birth of NWATNA. On June 19th 2002, a historic PPV event took place. The first ever NWATNA event aired, instantly gaining popularity in momentum.
But by the end of 2002, Jeff and Jerry Jarrett found that it wasn't enough to run a professional wrestling company on the support of diehard wrestling fans. NWATNA, like many mainstream wrestling promotion dreams was seemingly coming to a halt financially. Until in a shock movement, Dixie Carter and her father Robert Carter; owner of Panda Energy International, purchased the controlling share of the company. Securing TNA financially for the foreseeable future.
In 2004, TNA broke free from the reigns of the National Wrestling Alliance. But secured an agreement to allow TNA to continue to use the two most prestigious championships in wrestling history. Another breakthrough for TNA came when they began airing their first unrestricted cable and satellite programme; TNA iMPACT!. TNA iMPACT was then extended as TNA signed with Spike TV, the former host of Monday Night RAW. With the addition of primtetime television, TNA's superstar roster expanded to new heights, when TNA signed such world reknowned superstars as; "The Icon" Sting, "The Olympic Gold Medalist" Kurt Angle, Christian Cage, Scott Steiner and many more. Alongside original homegrown talent such as; "The Phenominal" AJ Styles, "The Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe, Jay Lethal, Kazarian, Chris Sabin and many more. The TNA superstar roster makes an iMPACT with athletism and raw ability that you can't find anywhere else.
Now in 2010, Total Nonstop Action has reached an almighty high in an era simply known as the Hogan/Bischoff regime. With the "Immortal" Hulk Hogan signing with TNA Wrestling, not only is Hulkamania alive once more, but the level of professionalism within TNA has risen to a level not seen since WCW. Allowing TNA to sign such famous superstars as; "The Whole F'n Show" Rob Van Dam, "The Charismatic Enigma" Jeff Hardy, Mr. Anderson and "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair. TNA is rising fast and gaining popularity by the day.
This is Total Nonstop Action, this is wrestling and this is A New Regime!
On an all new episode of Thursday night iMPACT, TNA is rocked by a blockbuster main event. In a tag team match, the self-proclaimed Enigmatic Assholes; Mr. Anderson and Jeff Hardy do battle with an unlikely pairing of "The Monster" Abyss and "The Icon" Sting. With only two weeks until Victory Road, will the chance at the TNA World Heavyweight championship come between the newly alligned friends or will the pair be able to put their ambitions aside to stop a rampaging "Monster" Abyss on their way to Victory Road.
Don't miss this week's "iMPACT!" as the countdown continues to the July 11 "Victory Road" Pay-Per-View event!
The Pope makes his TNA return after months of injury
Jay Lethal is out for the revenge of his family following Ric Flair's assault on his brother last week
WIll Sting finally reveal the reasons behind turning his back on TNA Wrestling?
Also in action; Brian Kendrick, The Motor City Machine Guns and Desmond Wolfe. Be sure not to miss an all new edition of TNA Thursday Night iMPACT! only on Spike TV