Contrary to what the name suggests, Total Non-Stop Action (TNA) Wrestling is frequently interrupted by long stops in the action, according to new research.
A study conducted by a television watchdog group concluded that the majority of TNA programming consists of lengthy stoppages in the action.
While commercial breaks account for many of these stoppages, the vast majority of the action-free segments include longwinded promos, backstage skulduggery and sophomoric skits.
“Total Non-Stop Action is clearly a misnomer,” reports the study. “A more accurate name for the company would be FSA — Frequently Stopping Action.”
The company has attempted to dodge such criticism by rebranding its programming as Impact Wrestling, but research shows that the amount of actual “impact” involved on the show is proportionately less than on a typical episode of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares.