Book: History of TNA Wrestling



I recently had the opportunity to speak with Brian Solomon, one of the greatest professional wrestling journalists in the business. He invited me on his show, Shut Up And Wrestle to provide an update on my book about the first 20 years of TNA Wrestling. It was a pleasure speaking with Brian, and you can listen to the full episode below. Enjoy!



300 interviews covering 20 years of TNA Wrestling history, including the following:

  • Legendary wrestlers, including Jeff Hardy, Velvet Sky, Kevin Nash, Angelina Love, Matt Hardy, Gail Kim, Ken Shamrock, Chelsea Green, Rob Van Dam, Maria Kanellis, Diamond Dallas Page, Taryn Terrell, Raven, Nick Aldis, Petey Williams, Shane Douglas, Shark Boy, Al Snow, Eddie Edwards, Jazz, Deonna Purrazzo, Jordynne Grace, Ken Anderson, Konnan, and more
  • Tommy Dreamer’s first interview following his appearance on Dark Side of the Ring
  • Current and former employees, including those in creative, marketing, audio, music, production, licensing, affiliate relations, live events, merchandising, and more
  • First-ever interview with Andy Barton, TNA Executive Vice President and Dixie Carter’s right-hand man
  • First-ever interview with Keith Mitchell, Executive Producer for TNA Wrestling for 17 years; current Executive Producer for AEW, and former Executive Producer for WCW and WCCW
  • First-ever interview with Eric Sherman, TNA Chief Strategy Officer (2015-2017)
  • Spike TV, Fox Sports Net, Pop TV, and Challenge TV executives, including Kevin Kay, Scott Fishman, George Greenberg, and Bradley Schwartz, among others
  • Industry influencers, including wrestling promoters, writers, and the Editor-in-Chief of Pro Wrestling Illustrated
  • Referees, including TNA Hall of Fame inductee Earl Hebner and Brian Hebner
  • Broadcasters, including Don West
  • Managers, including Father James Mitchell
  • Management from Universal Studios Orlando, home of the original TNA iMPACT Zone
  • Midway executives who created the TNA iMPACT! video game
  • Dale Oliver, Head Music Composer and Director of Audio Production

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