The Smarkdown Hotel – Hot Forum Topic of the Week: What Is TNA and Should I Watch It?

Michael Sullivan

Impact WrestlingEach week, WrestleZone columnist Michael Sullivan tackles an intriguing or controversial subject from the WrestleZone Forums.

From an initial forum post at

Total Nonstop Action, which is known by the rather sophomoric abbreviation “TNA,” is the second-biggest wrestling company in the United States, and the employer of some of the best professional wrestlers on the planet.  This does not necessarily mean that you’ll enjoy an episode of Impact, the promotion’s flagship program.  TNA – like every other promotion – has its strengths and weaknesses.  I’ll try to describe some of those, but first, you have to promise me that you won’t look at the comments on this article until after you’ve read everything.

This is important because some posters on the WrestleZone forums try to create an artificial barrier between the two companies.  It seemed like a quarter of the posts on this topic involved users arguing whether WWE or TNA catered to “grown men.”  This dismissive attitude is nonsense, of course.  If you enjoy the in-ring action in the WWE, there’s an excellent chance that you would enjoy watching Bobby Roode ply his trade in TNA.  It’s certainly worth a try, even if some of the differences I’m about to describe might seem jarring at first.

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