Various: Laredo Kid Pulled from TNA Sacrifice 2024 Over Travel Issues, Matt Riddle on Interest in Future AEW or TNA Career, Dark Side of the Ring Ratings

Laredo Kid Pulled from TNA Sacrifice 2024 Event Due to Travel Issues & New Pre-show Match Announced

TNA Wrestling announced that they have pulled Laredo Kid from tonight;s Sacrifice 2024 event at the St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, Canada due to him dealing with travel-related issues.

It was also announced that Kid had been planned to face off against Crazzy Steve for the TNA Digital Media Championship for the event’s pre-show. It was also announced that Joe Hendry will be replacing Kid for this match.

Current card for TNA Sacrifice 2024:

  • TNA World Championship – Eric Young vs. Moose (c)
  • TNA Knockouts World Championship Three-way match of Tasha Steelz vs. Xia Brookside vs. Jordynne Grace (c)
  • TNA World Tag Team Championship – The System (Brian Myers & Eddie Edwards) vs. ABC (Ace Austin & Chris Bey) (c)
  • TNA Knockouts World Tag Team Championship – Jody Threat & Dani Luna vs. MK Ultra (Masha Slamovich & Killer Kelly) (c)
  • No Disqualifications match – PCO vs. Kon
  • Nic Nemeth vs. Steve Maclin
  • Josh Alexander vs. Hammerstone
  • Time Machine (KUSHIDA, Chris Sabin, & Alex Shelly) vs. Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake & Zack Gibson) & Mustafa Ali
  • Countdown to Sacrifice 2024 Pre-show: TNA Digital Media Championship – Joe Hendry vs. Crazzy Steve (c)
  • Countdown to Sacrifice 2024 Pre-show: The Rascalz (Trey Miguel & Zachary Wentz) vs. Speedball Mountain (Trent Sven & “Speedball” Mike Bailey)

Matt Riddle Comments on His Interest in Future AEW or TNA Career & Potential Future WWE Return

Monopoly Events held a recent interview with Major League Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling talent Matt Riddle. One of the topics discussed included Riddle’s thoughts about his interest in a potential future career in AEW or TNA Wrestling.

“Yeah, I’d like to see myself in AEW or TNA. I talked to TNA, and everything looks good there. It’s just that my schedule’s very packed. I got four kids. If somebody offers me a date that’s gonna pay my rate, I’m gonna show up and first come, first serve. But right now, I’m kind of focusing more on MLW and New Japan. Those are the guys that showed up first at my door, wanted to help me and believe in me. So I’m kind of giving them the ball first. But TNA, AEW, there’s always a possibility. But like we said earlier, with wrestling on TV, especially with live TV, it’s a, I don’t know if you can swear on this, but it’s a poop storm. It’s a poop storm. When you do live TV at any capacity, especially in pro wrestling, it’s a mess, it really is, unless you are very well-organized and perfect at it. Even WWE, even AEW, nobody is, and things happen, things change. I think j just wanted a break from that, and not only a break from that, but from the travel schedule. You know, WWE schedule, won’t say a bad thing about them, they’re great, they paid me, they treated me great. But the work schedule’s very tough. It’s hard, and then just the wear and tear of that and everything else and not just having the ability to go on vacation or do this or do that anytime ever. I just wanted to get away from that, I wanted to get away from the schedule, and then when I do work, I don’t want to be confined to time limits.”

Riddle also gave his thoughts about his interest in a potential return to WWE in the future.

“I would like to possibly hit AEW, TNA. I would like to hit as many [companies] as I could. So if I were to go back, I can at least be like, ‘At least I did it all before I came back.’ This might be my only opportunity, or maybe the next ten years will be an opportunity because they don’t take me back. Either way.”

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Dark Side of the Ring Ratings – March 5, 2024

Tuesday’s Season Five premiere episode of Dark Side of the Ring drew 141,000 viewers on VICE TV, up from the August 8, 2023 episode 115,000 viewers.

It drew a 0.05 rating in the 18-49 demographic, up from the August 8, 2023 0.04 rating.

This episode focused on John Tenta.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter