In Chapter 11 of the NWA TNA story, TNA went out of business. The Total Nonstop Action totally stopped for two weeks, thanks to a “Best of the X-Division” special and the first anniversary of 9/11.
In the next chapter, [fanfare] the fine potted plants and cardboard cutouts at Panda Energy step in to bring the show back to life with a bigger budget, more stars, and (eventually) an emphasis on the second best woman named Dixie Carter to ever appear on television. It’s back, and it’s not going away! Ever, apparently!
If you’d like to keep up with these columns as they go, be sure to check out the NWA TNA Wrestling: The Asylum Years tag. I’d give you a direct link to the shows but the Global Wrestling Network redirects everything to their main page. I don’t think anybody’s paying attention. Did everyone already cross the line?
And now, chapter twelve of the TNA Wrestling story for September 18, 2002.