is the nickname given to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds arena
that housed Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
for three years.
After filming their initial shows in the Martin Van Buren Arena
in Huntsville, Alabama
, then moving their next few to the Nashville Auditorium
in Nashville, Tennessee
, TNA Wrestling moved their weekly pay per view events to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in July 2002. It was about that time that the Fairgrounds were nicknamed the TNA Asylum in honor of the wrestling that occurred in the arena. The Asylum also served as the home of TNA Xplosion
, TNA's weekly syndicated television show, from its inception till October 2004.
After debuting TNA iMPACT! out of Soundstage 21 in Universal Studios, Florida, TNA decided that they would eventually shut down their weekly pay per view operations in favor of switching to a monthly pay-per-view format. Shortly after, they held their final weekly pay-per-view event (on September 8, 2004) before permanently departing from the Asylum in favor of running their shows exclusively out of Universal Soundstage 21.