Various: Three New Matches Announced for TNA Rebellion 2024, Dark Side of the Ring Ratings, Indies

Three New Matches Announced for TNA Rebellion 2024

TNA Wrestling announced three new official matches for the card of their Rebellion 2024 event, which takes place on April 20th at the Palms Casino Resort in Paradise, Nevada.

The first new match announced was a TNA X-Division Championship match of Jake Something vs. Mustafa Ali (c).

The second new match announced was a Full Metal Mayhem match of Eric Young vs. Frankie Kazarian.

The third new match announces was a TNA Knockouts World Championship match of Winner of 8-4-1 match vs. Jordynne Grace (c)

Current card for TNA Rebellion 2024:

  • TNA World Championship – Nic Nemeth vs. Moose (c)
  • TNA Knockouts World Championship – Winner of 8-4-1 match vs. Jordynne Grace (c)
  • TNA X-Division Championship – Jake Something vs. Mustafa Ali (c)
  • TNA World Tag Team Championship – Speedball Mountain (“Speedball” Mike Bailey & Trent Seven) vs. The System (Eddie Edwards & Brian Myers) (c)
  • Full Metal Mayhem match – Eric Young vs. Frankie Kazarian

Dark Side of the Ring Ratings – March 19, 2024

Tuesday’s episode of Dark Side of the Ring drew 193,000 viewers on VICE TV, up from last week’s 121,000 viewers.

It drew a 0.05 rating in the 18-49 demographic, up from last week’s 0.04 rating.

This episode focused on Terry Gordy.

Source: Spoiler TV

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

As noted before, Utami Hayashishita, MIRAI, Yuzuki, and Mai Sakurai are all expected to be leaving Stardom once their current contracts expire at the end of this month. Stardom recently provided an update confirming that Hayashishita, MIRAI, Yuzuki, and Sakurai will be leaving the company. It was also announced that Hayashishita and Giulia’s final date for the company will be at their April 12th event in Tokyo, Japan.

Josh Barnett announced that Janai Kai will be making an appearance for Game Changer Wrestling at their Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport X event on April 4th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Barnett also announced that Kai will be replacing Masha Slamovich in the one night Women’s Tournament at the event due to Slamovich being pulled and facing against Shanya Baszler in a singles match at the event.

The National Wrestling Alliance recently announced that this year’s Crockett Cup event will be taking place on May 18th at The OC Theatre in Forney, Texas.

Republic of Lucha recently announced that The Lucha Bros’ Rey Fenix and Penta El Zero Miedo will be holding an event called Hit The Lights on June 1st at The Temple in Los Angeles, California. This venue is the same location that hosted shows for former promotion Lucha Underground.

Alex Shelley filed trademarks for “Motor City Machine Guns” and MCMG” on March 19th for merchandise-related purposes to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

In a recent episode of the Talk Is Jericho podcast, host Chris Jericho revealed that New Japan Pro Wrestling’s originally had plans for him to work at their Wrestle Kingdom 15 and 16 events in matches against Minozu Suzuki and Will Ospreay. In response to Ospreay stating that NJPW had plans for a match between him and Jericho in 2021, Jericho stated “We had talked about it, yeah. It was either going to be me and you or me and Suzuki and you the next year. That’s what Gedo and I were discussing.” (Transcript h/t:

In response to a recent fan question on Twitter, ECW legend Rob Van Dam stated that the reason he canceled an upcoming booking for Big Time Wrestling was due to a schedule-related conflict caused by BTW. RVD also stated that despite what BTW claimed in their post blaming him for the issue, he was only ever booked for their event for 3 hours before he contacted them to cancel it and returned the money they gave him. RVD statedYes of course. I was booked before I had to unbook because Big Time Wrestling made me cancel due to a conflict. They said this promotion is shitty and spiteful , and the fact that they wrote this message when I was only booked for a few hours before cancelling and returning their money makes me sure that they are as catty as BTW claims. What did they do in 3 hours? Buy commercial time on RAW? Fuck their con artist promotion. Fuck them talking about my word. Who’s got a longer track record- me or this shitty fucking mark Kentucky promoter? #April 27weekend #dontgo

In a press conference event held by NJPW on Thursday, Yota Tsuji gave his thoughts about wanting to split up the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship back to its former IWGP Heavyweight title and retire the IWGP Intercontinental title if he wins the title at Sakura Genesis 2024. Tsuji stated “I want to make it exactly clear just how much IWGP means. That means I should take the IWGP World Heavyweight title, separate it again, officially retire the Intercontinental belt, and carry the IWGP Heavyweight. Lead us into a new era while properly respecting the lineage that came before. But that’s all after I beat Naito. First I have to beat him, and it would mean a lot to defeat Tetsuya Naito in order to achieve my goals. I want to restore the IWGP Heavyweight Championship and properly retire the IWGP Intercontinental. I would want the fourth generation IWGP Heavyweight Championship. And I do want to make this very clear. The World title came about because Tetsuya Naito at first wanted to be double champion, and he achieved that. After he did, there was talk of the unification, and Naito was against that. He fought against it, and he lost. In all honesty, Naito wants that World title he has now to be separated. But his story, the route he took to get here means that he feels he can’t. I plan on doing what he’s unable to.

NJPW also announced one new match for the card of their Road to Sakura Genesis 2024 event on March 31st in Hamamatsu, Japan:

  • Provisional 2024 King of Pro Wrestling Championship – Tanga Loa vs. Great-O-Khan (c)

Major League Wrestling recently announced one new match for the card of their MLW Fusion taping on March 29th in St. Petersburg, Florida:

  • Zayda vs. Sofi Castillo

Prestige Wrestling recently announced one new match for the card of their Roseland 8 event on April 14th in Portland, Oregon:

  • Miyu Yamashita vs. Kylie Rae