TNA Wrestling presents the Year 1 of the History of the TNA!
On June 19, 2002, the world witnessed history unfold with the debut of Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling on Pay-Per-View. TNA Home Video is proud to present TNA Wrestling: Year 1 an in-depth look back at the beginning of the promotion that revolutionized the sport. On this DVD release youll learn about the creation of TNA, the early days in Huntsville, the Asylum in Nashville, the memorable moments from the first year, the ups, the downs, the challenges, the triumphs and so much more!
The main feature on the DVD a nearly two-hour documentary on the first year of TNA covers the following topics:
- The story behind the origin of TNA Wrestling during a fishing trip in 2001
- Jeff Jarrett talks candidly about the early steps in the creation of TNA and his vision for the promotion
- The idea behind the weekly Pay-Per-View format
- Setting up the TNA offices and bringing together the TNA roster
- Meetings with Pay-Per-View providers
- Problems that arose in the weeks leading up to the debut of TNA
- How the ring broke just minutes before the start of the first Pay-Per-View
- Memories from many TNA stars from that first night
- How TNA almost didnt make it after the first few months
- TNA President Dixie Carter talks about TNA and Panda Energy joining forces
- How Dixie Carter and Jeff Jarrett first met
- The creation of TNAs X Division with stories from AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels
- The creation of TNAs Tag Team Division with Americas Most Wanted, The New Church and Triple X, with comments from Wildcat Chris Harris, Cowboy James Storm, The Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels and Primetime Elix Skipper
- TNA makes The Asylum their home in Nashville, Tennessee
- The most-anticipated match in TNAs first-year - Jeff Jarrett vs. Raven with comments from both stars
- And much, MUCH MORE!
Also featured during the documentary are many of the unforgettable moments from TNAs first year on Pay-Per-View:
- The in-ring debut of country music icon Toby Keith
- The Road Warriors come to TNA
- Jeff Jarrett brawls with the Tennessee Titans
- Chris Rock brings Hollywood to TNA
- The debut of Rowdy Roddy Piper
- Battles over the NWA World Heavyweight Title featuring Jeff Jarrett, Ken Shamrock, AJ Styles, Ron The Truth Killings and Raven
- The wars between Americas Most Wanted and The New Church and Triple X
- Appearances by Ricky Steamboat, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, The Rock N Roll Express, Nikita Koloff, Vader and much more
The DVD features exclusive interviews and comments from such TNA personalities as:
Jeff Jarrett, The Phenomenal AJ Styles, TNA President Dixie Carter, Wildcat Chris Harris, BG James, Cowboy James Storm, The Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels, Raven, Primetime Elix Skipper, Mike Tenay, Don West, Bob Ryder, Jeremy Borash, Referee Rudy Charles, Referee Andrew Thomas, & more.
The matches included on TNA: Year 1 are as follows:
- June 26, 2002 Elimination Match: Jerry Lynn vs. AJ Styles vs. Psichosis vs. Senshi (Witness history as the first-ever TNA X Division Champion is crowned)
-August 28, 2002 Triple Ladder Match For The X Division Championship: Jerry Lynn vs. AJ Styles vs. Senshi
(Regarded as one of the greatest matches in TNA Wrestling history)
-January 8, 2003 World Tag Team Championship Match: Americas Most Wanted vs. The New Church (The violent feud that ignited a revolution in TNAs tag team ranks)
-April 30, 2003 World Heavyweight Championship Match: Jeff Jarrett vs. Raven (The legendary main event showdown between two bitter rivals)
All this and much more on the TNA: Year 1 DVD.