The Six Greatest TNA Wrestling Matches

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Wrestlers Jeff Jarrett and A.J. Styles arrive at the Spike TV "Video Game Awards 2005" at the Gibson Amphitheater on November 18, 2005 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Wrestlers Jeff Jarrett and A.J. Styles arrive at the Spike TV "Video Game Awards 2005" at the Gibson Amphitheater on November 18, 2005 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) /

Looking back at the best matches in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling 

When I first heard of TNA, it was called  NWA: TNA because of their partnership with NWA wrestling and was a weekly pay per view series that came on every Wednesday. The first  TNA match I have ever seen was a Ladder match between Aj Styles, Jerry Lynn, and Low Ki. I was hooked on the product ever since that match. Jeff Jarrett, Jerry Jarrett, and  Bob Ryder helped change professional wrestling when they went on that fishing trip to talk wrestling.

I believe that TNA Wrestling was one of the best wrestling companies in the history of professional wrestling. When it came to wrestling, there was no denying that TNA had some of the best wrestlers in the world and could put on excellent matches. When people think of TNA, they usually think of it as a failing company because of all the changes that have taken place since the company’s arrival. The company is now called Impact wrestling, and even though it’s nowhere near where it uses to be, it is still a wrestling show worth watching every Tuesday.  TNA Wrestling has given us some of the greatest wrestling matches over the years.

To honor the Legendary wrestling company, I have decided to name my top Six TNA greatest matches to pay homage to the six-sided ring.

Kurt  Angle vs. Samoa Joe – Genesis 2006

The only thing that I would have changed about this match is that I would buildup to this match for at least a year.  It was a dream match. When we look back at this match, we can honestly say that this match was between arguably the greatest wrestler of all-time vs. the best wrestler at that time. I love how TNA built this match as believable as possible by having them brawl against each other. Even though the match itself is about 15 minutes, they made the most out of it and put on a classic match together. Kurt Angle would defeat Joe in his TNA debut in a match that many of TNA’s most important matches.

AJ Styles vs. Christopher Daniels vs. Samoa Joe –  Unbreakable 2005

When it comes to everybody’s favorite TNA match to watch 9/10 times, I’m sure they’re going to say this match right here. From start to finish, this was one of the best wrestling matches I had ever seen. AJ and Joe started the match with a double takedown on Daniels. There as flips and kicks all over, and we even see Joe use his high flying moves to slow AJ and Daniels down. In the end, AJ would win this match, but it would leave its mark on the professional wrestling industry, becoming the only match in TNA history to get a five-star rating from the Wrestling Observer.

America Most Wanted vs. Triple X – Turning Point 2004

When it came to Tag-Team wrestling, TNA wrestling made sure to push their teams to the front and give them good storylines that would keep the fans interested. This is one of the bloodiest matches in TNA history, and it deserved to be because the story that TNA was able to tell between these two teams needed this level of violence. This match had everything from high spots off, signature moves, and the most famous spot in the history of TNA Wrestling, which is Elix Skipper walking across the cage and hitting James storm with a Frankenstein off the top of the cage. America Most wanted would win this match using their Death Sentence finisher, but both teams were winners this night.

AJ Styles vs. Christopher Daniels – Against All Odds 2005

To me, AJ Styles vs. Christopher Daniels is the best feud in TNA history every time these two wrestled wrestling fans was always left with a treat.  Against All Odds was a particular time because it was the first time these two wrestled one-one, and it was under iron man rules, which made it more fun to watch. AJ would win this match in sudden death that was demanded by Daniels because he didn’t want it to end as a tie.

Kurt Angle vs. Sting – Bound for Glory 2007

Kurt Angle vs. Sting is the type of dream match that any wrestling company would want to have, so it wasn’t a surprise when TNA decided to go this route for their big wrestling show of the year. The buildup for this match was perfect because TNA saved the match for their biggest show that felt as big as a WrestleMania moment but in TNA. This was Stings’ best match since his early days of WCW and was Kurt’s second most important TNA match. When it was all set and done, Sting pinned Kurt and would leave with the World Title, but this wouldn’t be the last time these two legends would face off in a TNA ring.

Gail Kim Vs. Awesome Kong  – Final Resolution 2008

When it comes to women’s wrestling, history will have WWE women’s revolution as the start of the change, but TNA Wrestling was ahead of WWE when it came to women’s wrestling because Gail Kim and Awesome Kong were putting classic wrestling matches together years before WWE took their division seriously. Gail would win this match, but this match wasn’t an easy win for Gail because of how wild it was.