May 10, 2002: Nashville, TN - Jerry Jarrett, CEO of J Sports & Entertainment, announces the launch of the new weekly NWA: Total Nonstop Action wrestling series, stressing the importance of the NWA name being attached to the product.
Ricky Steamboat signs on to make an appearance at the First NWATNA Pay Per View..
Starting next week TNA will be moving from the Nashville Municipal Auditorium to the much smaller Fairgrounds for the weekly shows.
On the August 14 TNA PPV, wrestler Don Harris wore a shirt to the ring with a swastika on it, which was taken very offensively by fans.. An apology was posted on the NWA-TNA website for the action..
October 31, 2002: A Panda Energy official confirmed that the Dallas based company has purchased a majority share of NWA-TNA from the Jarrett family. "Yes, that's true," said a Panda employee when asked if the company had purchased NWA-TNA. Representatives from Panda held a meeting with the wrestlers last night at the Nashville Fairgrounds to announce their involvement prior to the pay-per-view. Panda was represented by Dixie Carter, the daughter of Panda CEO Robert W. Carter and Executive V.P. Janice Carter, and Chris Sobol, who will be in charge of day to day operations. Sobol told the wrestlers that his is to oversee TNA finances and added that he will spend three-and-a-half days per week at the office Nashville. It is believed that the Jarretts retained a minority interest in the company. At the meeting, it was announced that the Jarretts will oversee the wrestling end of the company, while Panda officials will oversee the financial end of the operation and focus heavily on advertising and marketing.
April 2003: Vince Russo has more influence on the creative side of TNA, as Jerry
Jarrett is no longer helping to write the weekly shows. Jeff Jarrett has final say..
Indy talent looking to get work with NWA/TNA should send tapes to: TNA Entertainment, 209 10th Ave. South, Suite 302, Nashville, Tennessee, 37023.
February 2004: TNA is opening a wrestling school with Jerry Lynn involved. Those working at the TNA training school include Terry Taylor, Scott D'Amore, Glenn Gilberti, Chris Harris, James Storm, and Abyss.
April 2004: At one point, rumors suggested that Panda (which owns TNA) was interested in purchasing the WWC - An established promotion in Peurto Rico..