The internet is abuzz with discussion and debate today following the release of a controversial new study that suggests Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling continues to exist.
According to the report, published this week in the Harvard Review of Cryptocultural Studies, TNA Wrestling’s ongoing existence has been “confirmed” by small pockets of American southerners who claim to have witnessed the promotion, which has been presumed extinct for some time now.
“I swear, I saw it at the high school gym last Friday,” insisted one witness, Brandon Muldoon of Tuscaloosa, Tennessee. “There was some guy called Manik, I think.”
Like the wooly mammoth and the sabre-toothed tiger, TNA has allegedly been spotted in remote areas of North America, though eyewitness accounts are unreliable (and many have been explained as misidentified sightings of Ring of Honor).
Video footage purporting to show recent TNA events has reportedly aired on television, but the prominence of Bobby Roode, Eric Young and James Storm suggests that it is archival recordings from circa 2008.
The new study has been met with harsh criticism from most rational, critical-thinking people, who are convinced that TNA was driven into extinction by Hulk Hogan in 2013.