TNA: Mustafa Ali Makes TNA Debut at Thurs. Impact Show, Hard To Kill 2024 PPV Buys Update, Mansoor on Interest in TNA Career

Mustafa Ali Makes Official TNA Debut at Thursday’s Impact Show

Thursday’s Impact! show for TNA Wrestling featured former WWE talent Mustafa Ali making his official debut in the company.

Following the main event match between Kazuchika Okada & The Motor City Machine Guns and The System, a post-credits video aired featuring Ali.

During the video, a voice spoke stating that TNA has recently undergone a change and now it is time for a different kind of change. This new different change was stated to be ignited by the introduction of an x-factor. Ali walked in and stated that he approved of the message.

TNA Hard To Kill 2024 PPV Buys Update

As noted before, TNA Wrestling was initially estimated to have generated around 3,400 pay-per-view buys for their Hard To Kill 2024 event earlier this month in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dave Meltzer reported in a recent episode of the Wrestling Observer Radio that TNA is currently estimated to have generated around 8,000 PPV buys for their Hard To Kill 2024 event based update data and late buy purchases from cable television PPV providers since their event.

Meltzer reported that TNA’s buys were the highest since their Rebellion 2021 event which featured the main event of Kenny Omega vs. Rich Swann for the Impact World Championship. In terms of ranking, Meltzer reported that Hard To Kill 2024’s buys are already the third biggest for an Impact/TNA event since their Spike TV era.

Meltzer also reported that he would consider this number to be great for TNA due to the very stiff head-to-head competition they faced that night from the NFL Playoffs, NJPW’s Battle in the Valley 2024 event, and AEW’s Collision show.

Mansoor Comments on His Interest in Potential Future TNA Career

As noted before, former WWE talents Mace and Mansoor were in attendance backstage at TNA Wrestling’s Impact television tapings this past weekend in Orlando, Florida.

A recent episode of Fightful’s In The Weeds podcast featured Mansoor as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Mansoor confirming that Mace and himself were backstage at TNA’s recent Impact television tapings in Orlando and his thoughts about his interest in working for TNA in the future.

“Yeah, we were backstage at TNA. It was awesome. Everyone there is super fucking cool. Scott D’Amore is amazing, told us some really funny stories, gave us a lot of his time, which was very kind of him. I got to see some old friends, got to meet some cool new people. I had never met Rich Swann. He’s the funniest guy in the world and an incredible impressionist. The guy has an amazing Bret Hart and an amazing Vince. As someone who is known for his Vince McMahon impersonation, I would say Rich Swann is much better than me. It was awesome. We got to meet Alex Zayne there. I had met him at the PC [WWE Performance Center] way back, but catching up with him was super cool. TNA, what a great team and what a great roster. We’ll see what the future holds, but it would certainly be an environment I would love to be in.”

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