TNA: Jordynne Grace on TNA Planning “Few Surprises” for Rebellion 2024, Nic Nemeth on Wanting to Represent TNA, Hard to Kill 2024 PPV Buys

Jordynne Grace Comments on TNA Having a “Few Surprises” for Rebellion 2024

Sports Illustrated held a recent interview with Jordynne Grace. One of the topics discussed included Grace’s thoughts about TNA Wrestling’s Rebellion 2024 event on Saturday and teasing TNA has a “few surprises” in store for the event.

“We’re going to put on an amazing show. Look at what else is on the card. Hammerstone and Josh [Alexander] are going to kill it, like they always do. I’m hearing there are a few surprises, too. My goal is for this to be better than Hard To Kill. I want to continue my legacy of being someone who delivers every single time.”

Nic Nemeth Comments on Wanting to Represent & Have His Name Be Synonymous with TNA

WrestleZone held a recent interview with Nic Nemeth. One of the topics discussed included Nemeth’s thoughts about his upcoming match against Moose for the TNA World Championship at Saturday’s TNA Rebellion 2024 event.

“For the last few months, I’ve had a lot of firsts. Showing up in different companies, being in the ring with people that one I never thought would be possible, or have never seen before or have only seen footage of. But the decision to go to TNA and New Japan is purely based on, I saw what they had to offer. I saw their business model, their business plan, and they had long-term goals for the company, for the champion, for the brand, everything. I said, this is the place that I want to be, and I want to help. So other than showing up and having some matches, I actually had a really good match with former TNA World Champion [Steve] Maclin, that was a blast. But now the current world champion, Moose, who I will not hear and pretend that he’s bad at wrestling because he’s a bad guy. He’s got a bunch of people protecting him, The System’s watching his back, but he has earned the right to be the champion. He dominated for a few years. He’s come into his own. He’s had the banner of TNA over his shoulder for the last few years, and someone who actually looks the part, backs it up, and can fight, can move quick, that linebacker breaking speed, he looks great. He can do a lot of different things. Hopefully, the thing that he may lack is the experience. I’m not experienced like, ‘Ah, I’m old, I got experience.’ No, no, I have a ring IQ that’s very high. There’s a reason somebody who does not have a relative in the business, did not work the independents, five-foot-eleven, 190 pounds, lasted 19 years in New York, two times as World Heavyweight Champion. It sure as hell wasn’t because I was getting favors done for me. It was someone who could break through, even if they didn’t want me to.”

Nemeth also gave his thoughts about his main goal for his TNA career is to represent TNA and have his name become synonymous with the company.

“So my plan now is to take that and pass that on. I’m not just sitting around giving advice to young up-and-comers. I want to be the best, I want to be world champion. I want to represent TNA. I want everybody to think of me and have that name be synonymous with TNA because I know that locker room has so much…they’re busting about this pay-per-view because we’re all gonna try and outdo each other. We want everyone want to be talking about TNA. We just had WrestleMania. AEW’s being talked about constantly. We want TNA to be the name when people say, ‘How awesome was that show? How great is that roster? Did you see what the hell just happened?’ That kind of buzz around is purely based on all the talent that we have here, and it’s really gonna shine through on Saturday at Rebellion.”

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TNA Hard To Kill 2024 PPV Buys Update

TNA Wrestling reportedly generated as high as around 66,000 pay-per-view buys for this past January’s Hard To Kill 2024 event, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Dave Meltzer reported that the final traditional cable PPV buys for Hard To Kill 2024 were around 22,400.

Meltzer speculated that TNA likely did around double that amount for streaming buys which would give a final PPV buys number of around 66,000. Meltzer reported that if this figure is accurate, Hard To Kill 2024 would have generated the highest amount of PPV buys for an event in TNA/Impact history. This would surpass the all-time record of around 60,000 PPV buys set by TNA Genesis 2006, which featured the first ever Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe match in TNA.