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Let’s Say Nice Things About... TNA in 2005

Now more than ever, the world needs a good dose of positivity. We here at Cageside Seats will do our small part to bring that positivity on a daily basis. Throughout the entirety of 2017, we’ll say something nice about wrestling and everything around it, past, present, and future.

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Today’s subject: we go back to a time when TNA was still TNA. It’s TNA in 2005.

I’ll start. For a lot of people (myself included), 2005 was the year TNA arrived nationally. The TV deal with Spike right after the channel lost WWE, the addition of the Dudley Boyz, the addition of Samoa Joe, the addition of Christian, and Vince Russo isn’t booking it into the ground yet.

Plus 2005 did have probably the best TNA match ever. Whether you’re a fan of the company or not, it’s required viewing.

Seriously, it’s an awesome match.

Also, they survived having no TV deal for an entire summer. I guess that prepared them for what was to come a decade later.

Your turn. Say something nice about TNA in 2005.

Got a suggestion for a future “Let’s Say Nice Things About...”? Hit me up on the Twitter gimmick @notoriouseddie. I may not always respond, but I will read it.

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