Impact Wrestling Genesis

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Genesis is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event promoted by Impact Wrestling (formerly Total Nonstop Action Wrestling). The name was originally used on May 9, 2003, for a two-hour DirecTV special that highlighted early moments in TNA’s history.[1]

TNA Genesis Logo
TNA Genesis Logo
Promotion(s)Impact Wrestling
First eventGenesis (2005)

Genesis was actually not amongst the original names used by TNA for its first twelve pay-per-view events, but ultimately was added to the rotation as the thirteenth pay-per-view name during a time of name shuffling on the part of TNA Management. All events but three have been held in the Impact Zone. Originally, Genesis was held in November, but was moved to January starting in 2009. For this reason, 2008 did not have a Genesis PPV event. There have only been five World Championship matches in the main event. Genesis was later televised as an Impact Wrestling television special on Spike TV on January 16, 2014, and on Pop in 2017 and 2018.

On December 12, 2020 at Final Resolution, it was announced that Genesis would be revived as a monthly special for Impact Plus on January 9, 2021.[2]


# Event Date City Venue Main Event Ref
1 Genesis (2005) November 13, 2005 Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Rhino and Team 3D (Brother Ray & Brother Devon) vs. Jeff Jarrett and America's Most Wanted (Chris Harris & James Storm) in a Six-man tag team match
2 Genesis (2006) November 19, 2006 Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe
3 Genesis (2007) November 11, 2007 Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Kurt Angle (c) and Kevin Nash vs. Booker T and Sting in a Tag Team match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship; person who gained the pinfall won the championship.
4 Genesis (2009) January 11, 2009 Charlotte, North Carolina Bojangles' Coliseum Mick Foley and The TNA Front Line (A.J. Styles and Brother Devon) vs. Cute Kip and The Main Event Mafia (Booker T & Scott Steiner) in a Six-man tag team Hardcore match
5 Genesis (2010) January 17, 2010 Orlando, Florida Impact Zone A.J. Styles (c) vs. Kurt Angle in a Last Chance match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship [3]
6 Genesis (2011) January 9, 2011 Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Mr. Anderson for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
7 Genesis (2012) January 8, 2012 Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Bobby Roode (c) vs. Jeff Hardy for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship [4]
8 Genesis (2013) January 13, 2013 Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Austin Aries vs. Bobby Roode in a Triple Threat Elimination match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
9 Genesis (2014) January 16, 2014
January 23, 2014
Huntsville, Alabama Von Braun Center Sting vs. Ethan Carter III (January 16)
Magnus (c) vs. Sting for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship (January 23)
10 Genesis (2017) January 26, 2017 Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Eddie Edwards (c) vs. Lashley in a 30-minute Iron Man match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
11 Genesis (2018) January 25, 2018 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Aberdeen Pavilion Eli Drake (c) vs. Alberto El Patron vs. Johnny Impact in a Six-Sides of Steel match for the Impact Global Championship
12 Genesis (2021) January 9, 2021 Nashville, Tennessee Skyway Studios Willie Mack vs. Moose in an "I Quit" match [5]
(c) - refers to the champion prior to the match


  1. ^ "NWA-TNA Presents Genesis". Archived from the original on 2003-05-29. Retrieved 2007-09-16.
  2. ^ "Genesis Returns on IMPACT Plus – IMPACT Wrestling". December 12, 2020. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  3. ^ Gerweck, Steve (2009-11-04). "Locations for first 3 TNA PPVs of 2010". Retrieved 2009-11-04.
  4. ^ "Upcoming TNA PPV dates and locations in 2012". Wrestleview. November 29, 2011. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  5. ^ Lambert, Jeremy (December 12, 2020). "IMPACT Genesis Announced For January 2021". Fightful. Retrieved December 13, 2020.

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