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Exposing The Myth: TNA Was A WWE Rival

Examining whether the current day IMPACT Wrestling was ever a genuine rival to WWE.

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For nearly two decades, WWE dominated the pro wrestling business as Vince McMahon's sports entertainment juggernaut essentially turned the business into a one-horse race.

While McMahon's WWE did its best to monopolise the industry, one plucky upstart promotion to rear its head was what is now known as IMPACT Wrestling. Initially NWA-TNA, then just TNA, and now IMPACT, there was always that hope early in the promotion's formation that this was a company that could rise up to somehow compete with the glitz, glamour, and finances of Vinny Mac's WWE.

To some, TNA was at one stage a genuine rival to WWE. To others, TNA never got even close to laying a glove on WWE.

You can make your own mind up on where you stand on that topic, but there's no question that TNA certainly had its fair shares of highs and lows - and those highs were ridiculously high, and those lows were likewise devastatingly low.

In the latest edition of our semi-regular Exposing the Myth series, let's take a look at whether TNA ever really was a true and genuine rival to WWE.

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