In an update to our previous report that some TNA executives behind the scenes were lobbying to get rid of the name “Total Non-Stop Action (TNA)” altogether in conjunction with the re-branding of their flagship Spike TV program, Impact Wrestling, I am told that both Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan are the names behind it. TNA President Dixie Carter has been against dropping the name for years now because of all the hard work they put in to the company to only drop the acronym they went by for the past eight years.
Bischoff and Hogan, however, want the name dropped because nobody takes them seriously in business meetings because of how the acronym “TNA” could be taken as having sexual undertones to it. During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s Right After Wrestling program, Hulk Hogan described more of a behind-the-scenes reason why he behind those that went to drop the letters from the company: “I personally thought it was a good idea because every time I went in a business meeting, the first five minutes of the business meeting, I would say, ‘I’m with TNA Wrestling.’ And they would look at me. ‘No, it’s not t**s and a**. It’s Total Nonstop Action.’ So, every time I had a business meeting, the first five or ten or 15 minutes, you’d have to explain yourself. For business reasons, I think it’s a great – very good – idea to change.”