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Impact Wrestling as Total Non-Stop Action began it's life in June 2002 as the new promotional arm of the NWA. It presented weekly two hour shows on pay TV in the United States for more than two years in an initial effort to draw an audience. The promotion grew to the point that it felt that the NWA structure was restricting it and TNA left the NWA in mid 2004 - even though the NWA title continued to be defended in the promotion. In late 2004 TNA switched to monthly pay per views - starting with Victory Road in November.

TNA's cable program initially was TNA Xplosion, which began in late 2002. It ceased in the US in late 2004 about six months after it's flagship show - TNA Impact - began mid year. Between July and October 2005 Impact emanated from TNA's website due to no TV contract. In October TNA took advantage of WWE Raw's move from Spike TV to the USA Network, and Impact returned. It remained at one hour until October 2007 when a second hour was added.

Over the years TNA has picked up a number of former WWE wrestlers who had been let go. The biggest prior to 2010 was in 2006 when Kurt Angle was released in order to rest up long term. However Angle preferred to keep working and signed with TNA. Other former names include Christian, Billy Gunn, the Road Dogg, the Dudley Boys, Mick Foley  (who have all since returned to WWE),, Tyson Tomko, Gail Kim, Jackie Gayda and Victoria. And in the case of Victoria she couldn't use that name due to WWE trademarking.

On May 13, 2007, the agreement between TNA and the NWA regarding the world title clearly wasn't working as the NWA wanted their champion to travel through the territories. The NWA also wasn't happy about not having a say in who should be the champion, so the agreement was terminated. TNA recognises the NWA champions since June 2002 as TNA champions, but I do not. The title history of the TNA title began in May 2007, when it first separated.

At the beginning of 2010 major changes were made with the addition of Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff in an attempt to "swing for the fences". Other names followed, again from WWE including Ric Flair, Ken Anderson and Jeff Hardy amongst others. This led to a shift for Impact to Monday nights against WWE Raw, first as a one off on January 4 and then on a more permanent basis from March 8. However this only lasted until May 3 before reverting to Thursday again. In 2013 Impact started to move around but that also was soon canned and many wrestlers were being released as TNA struggled financially. A move to Wednesday nights in August 2014 didn't help and a move from Spike TV to Destination America from the start of 2015 was likewise useless. At the beginning of 2016 Impact moved to Pop TV. WWE also gained some former TNA names like AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode, Austin Aries and Eric Young with appearances by James Storm. At the beginning of 2017 there was a change of ownership and by the beginning of March the name was changed to Impact Wrestling. The TNA name remains on this website for now as it would be too much to change it.

TNA monthly pay per views have been shown in Australia since May 2006 when they debuted on a two week tape delay. This lasted for twelve months before they became live in May 2007. Due to financial restraints I could not see these shows.

TNA Impact debuted in Australia on April 5, 2008 with the April 3 edition and has remained on Saturday night at various times from 8.30pm to 11.30pm. This ceased at the beginning of November 2014 before a final six month stint until June 24, 2015 when Impact disappeared from Australian screens for good.