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Impact Wrestling is the flagship television program of Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling (TNA Wrestling), a wrestling promotion headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, which holds the majority of its events at Universal Studios Florida theme park in Orlando, Florida. TNA tends to have a different booking style than World Wrestling Entertainment, as it tries to promote in-ring action over soap opera story lines whenever possible.
Although TNA ceased being officially affiliated with the National Wrestling Alliance (a group of allied promotions in existence since 1948) in 2004, TNA continued to use the NWA World Heavyweight and World Tag Team Championships as their main titles through a licensing agreement with the NWA until the NWA withdrew recognition of TNA's titleholders as NWA World Champions on May 13, 2007, from which point TNA began recognizing its own champions. The TNA X-Division Title, until recently the lone "in-house" title, is usually (but not exclusively) reserved for cruiserweight wrestlers.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Jeff Hardy
TNA World Tag Team Championship: Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Hernandez
TNA Television Championship: Joe Seanoa (aka Samoa Joe)
TNA X-Division Championship: Robert Szatkowski (aka Rob Van Dam)
TNA Women's Championship: Lisa Marie Varon (aka Tara)
Knockouts / Female Managers
Active tag teams and stables
Announcers and on-air talent
Backstage Workers of Note
Alumni of Note
- Chris Candido - Former NWA World Champion and former WWE and ECW Tag Team Champion; died in April 2005 from a blood clot in his leg
- Chris Harris - Former NWA World Tag Team Champion; left TNA Wrestling on January 11th, 2008
- Curt Henning - Former AWA World Champion and WWE Intercontinental Champion; passed away in 2003
- Jeff Hardy - Multiple time WWE Tag Team Champion, former WWE Intercontinental Champion; currently appears on Monday Night Raw
- New Jack (Jerome Young) - Controversial wrestling personality; Former ECW Tag Team Champion
- Hacksaw Duggan (Jim Duggan) - Currently appears on Monday Night Raw
- The Sandman (Jim Fullington) - Hardcore wrestling legend; former ECW World Champion, recently released from World Wrestling Entertainment
- Ken Shamrock - UFC Legend; Former NWA World Champion and WWE Intercontinental Champion
- Lex Luger (Larry Pfohl) - Former WCW World Champion; still appears in TNA from time to time, usually as Sting's friend
- Larry Zbyszko (Larry Whistler) - Former AWA World Champion
- Monty Brown - Former NFL star; recently released from the WWE
- Paul London - Recently appeared on WWE Monday Night Raw
- CM Punk (Phil Brooks) - Indy wrestling star; Former Ring of Honor (ROH) World and Tag Team Champion and current World Heavyweight Champion (WWE); currently appears on WWE Monday Night Raw
- Randy Savage (Randy Poffo) - Wrestling legend and Slim Jim spokesman; multiple time WWE and WCW World Champion; died of a heart attack on May 20, 2011
- "Rowdy" Roddy Piper (Roderick Toombs) - Wrestling legend; appeared in several feature films including "They Live" and "Hell Comes to Frogtown"; works for WWE sporadically; currently appears as a regular on Portland, Oregon station KPTV program Portland Wrestling Uncut
- Steve Corino - Former ECW, NWA, and AWA World Champion
- Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea) - Wrestling legend; Multiple-time AWA, WCW, and WWE World Champion; star of the VH1 reality series Hogan Knows Best
- Sabu (Terry Brunk) - Hardcore wrestling legend; former NWA and ECW World Champion; recently released from World Wrestling Entertainment
- Dusty Rhodes (Virgil Runnels) - Wrestling legend, multiple time NWA World Champion; former TNA creative head
- The Naturals (Andy Douglas and Chase Stevens) - Former NWA World Tag Team Champions
- Scott D'Amore - Former TNA talent scouter and manager
- Jerry Lynn - Former TNA X-Division Champion
- TNA began its life as a "pay-per-view" promotion - a live, two hour program was shown on PPV - in lieu of the traditional "television/monthly PPV" structure. TNA adopted the traditional progamming structure in November 2004, over two years after the promotion debuted.
- According to the book "The Development of NWA-TNA" by Jerry Jarrett, "TNA" originally stood for "Tuesday Night Attitude," which was the night the weekly pay-per-views were supposed to air. The PPVs were instead shown on Wednesdays nights.
- This is the second network and fifth time slot for Impact since its debut in June 2004. It was previously on Fox Sports Net from June 2004 to June 2005. It made its Spike TV debut in October 2005.
- In the summer of 2004, footage of Jeff Jarrett attacking wrestling legend Hulk Hogan was filmed in Japan. This angle was meant to set up "Bound For Glory," a three-hour PPV that was to air with the weekly shows. The show was postponed after negotiations with Hogan (and later, his arch-rival Randy Savage) fell through. The Hogan footage, which is now referred to "The night Jarrett took TNA to Hogan," is still shown on TNA broadcasts to this day.