ODB worked for TNA off and on between 2007 and 2014 and was a competitor who helped break the mold of how a female wrestler looks and acts. She competed in a Gauntlet For The Gold to determine TNA's first Knockouts Champion and although she lost, still captured the title four separate times.
Full and complete disclosure: I am not, personally, a fan of TNA Wrestling, and I haven't been for the past couple of years.
Why put together this Top 50 list, then? Several reasons. For one thing, the promotion has been around since 2002 - longer than WCW or ECW were in existence. Regardless of how "hanging on by a thread" TNA seems to be at any given time, that's still very impressive.
And regardless of how lousy their booking and business decisions have been over that time, the fact remains that they have produced some of the world's best wrestlers, and some extremely memorable matches to boot.
In selecting the Top 50 TNA Stars, Canadian Bulldog's World looked at the following criteria:
How important was this person to the overall product?
How much of an ambassador were they to the TNA brand?
How many memorable moments did they have in TNA?
How visible was this star on TNA television and pay-per-view?
Ready? Here we go!
Although he's better known for his work in WWE, Matt Hardy has been with TNA off and on since 2011. In that time, he has mostly teamed with his brother Jeff Hardy, holding the TNA World Tag Team Championship once and winning a tournament, plus he's faced TNA World Champions Sting and Ethan Carter III.
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ECW standout Rhino debuted in TNA in 2005, aligning himself with Jeff Jarrett's Planet Jarrett faction, feuding with the likes of Jeff Hardy and Raven. Later, he turned on Jarrett and held the NWA World Title for several months. Since then, Rhino has returned to TNA several times, as part of the EV 2.0 and Team Dixie.