Various: Digital Media Title Match & More Announced for TNA Rebellion 2024, Matt Cardona Underwent Surgery, Matt Hardy Free Agency Update, Indies

Laredo Kid vs. Crazzy Steve for Digital Media Title Match & More Announced for TNA Rebellion 2024

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

This new match announced was a TNA Digital Media Championship match of Laredo Kid vs. Crazzy Steve (c). It was also announced that this match will be taking place on Rebellion 2024’s Countdown pre-show.

In regards to non-match announcements, it was also announced that punk rock band Rancid’s Lars Frederiksen will be accompanying Spitfire to the ring for their TNA Knockouts World Tag Team Championship match at the event.

It was also announced that DJ Ashba will performing the national anthem at their event.

Current card for TNA Rebellion 2024:

  • TNA World Championship – Nic Nemeth vs. Moose (c)
  • TNA Knockouts World Championship – Steph De Lander 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
  • Last Man Standing match – Josh Alexander vs. Hammerstone
  • Joe Hendry vs. Rich Swann
  • Pre-show: TNA Digital Media Championship – Laredo Kid vs. Crazzy Steve (c)
  • Pre-show: TNA Knockouts World Tag Team Championship match – Decay (Havok & Rosemary) vs. Spitfire (Dani Luna & Jody Threat) (c)
  • Pre-show: ABC (Ace Austin & Chris Bey) & Leon Slater vs. The Rascalz (Zachary Wentz & Trey Miguel) & Myron Reed

Matt Cardona Torn Pec Injury Update – Cardona Underwent Surgery

As noted before, TNA Wrestling and indies talent Matt Cardona recently suffered a torn pectoral injury.

Cardona provided an update on Thursday on Twitter stating that he had underwent successful surgery to repair his torn pectoral.

Cardona also revealed that he had suffered the injury during a match he competed in at an indie event this past Saturday.

Matt Hardy Free Agency Status Update

As noted before, Matt Hardy’s contract with AEW expired at the end of this past March and is currently a free agent.

A recent episode of The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast featured Hardy providing an update on his current free agency status and talks with WWE and AEW for a potential new deal.

“Incredibly enjoying it. I’m having a great time. It’s like, this might spoil me a little bit. You know, like, I’m in no huge rush to sign anything to be an official employee. I’m digging what I’m doing. I had a couple signings these last couple weeks. WrestleCon was off the chart with me and Jeff, and I think most people know that. It was insane. This last week, I had Astronomicon which was in Detroit. I did Saturday and Sunday there. It was crazy as well. Thank you to everyone who came out in Astronomicon. It was insane on Saturday, and both days were really, really good. It was great hooking up meeting so many people that are big Hardy supporters.

Yeah, man — I’m enjoying this. And just being home, not having the stress of going to the airport, catching that early flight, whatever, it’s been really nice. I think you’ll see in my Matt Fact, I’m in no rush to leave the Hardy Compound …

I mean, full disclosure, I am doing what I should be doing as a free agent — creating hype around myself. Yes, I have been speaking with AEW constantly. I have been speaking with WWE. I’ve been speaking with several people across several different platforms. So I think the next couple of weeks are going to be fun. The next few weeks are going to be fun. As I said before, I think we’re getting to the point where we’re going to be doing some pretty cool stuff coming up.

So yeah, I am doing what I should be doing. And my job as a brand, which I have to look at myself as a brand, a lot of my social media stuff is ‘Matt Hardy Brand.’ My job as a brand is to promote myself and to create buzz around myself, and I feel like I do a pretty decent job with it whenever I am just able to kind of freelance and do whatever.”

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Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

House of Glory recently announced that Matt Riddle will be making his official debut for the company at their The War Within event on May 24th in New York City, New York.

In a recent interview with Tokyo Sports, Kenta Kobashi stated that Meiko Satomura got permission from WWE to compete at his upcoming Fortune Dream 9 event on June 12th in Tokyo, Japan. Kobashi stated “She is the person who is the most important point of this card. Since she has signed a contract with WWE, it was originally difficult for her to participate. However, under such circumstances, she directly appealed to me, saying, ‘I want to appear in Fortune Dream.’ She said she really wanted to appear. WWE also understood that enthusiasm and gave her the OK. I was glad. I thought that they could relate to her enthusiasm. I want people to never give up, even when things get tough. I want people to feel the spirit of never giving up from Satomura-san.” (English translation via

During a press conference event held by TNA Wrestling on Thursday in Las Vegas, Nevada, TNA aired a “Lights Out” video at the end of the event teasing a potential debut or returning talent for their upcoming Rebellion 2024 event.

TNA announced that they have recently signed a new television deal with Ayozat TV for the United Kingdom. It was announced that this new deal features classic TNA events being aired every Wednesday and Saturday night and also weekly TNA’s Greatest Matches and TNA in 60 shows every Monday and Friday night on the network.

TNA also recently launched a new series on their YouTube channel called Immersed. The debut episode focused on the Nic Nemeth vs. Steve Maclin match at this past March’s Sacrifice 2024 event.

TNA recently announced two new changed matches for the card of their Impact! tapings on April 21st in Las Vegas, Nevada:

  • Chris Bey vs. Mustafa Ali
  • Zachary Wentz vs. Leon Slater

New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced that they are holding a new online fan poll to determine the official match stipulation for the Provisional King of Pro Wrestling 2024 match between Yuya Uemura and Great-O-Khan at their Road to Wrestling Dontaku event on April 27th in Hiroshima, Japan. The options are a a Best 2-out-of-3 Falls Catch Rules match by Uemura and a Best 2-out-of-3 Falls Rural Revitalization Rules match by Khan.

NJPW recently announced one new match for the card of their Wrestling Dontaku 2024 Night 2 event on May 4th in Fukuoka, Japan:

  • Pre-show: Frontier Zone match – Katsuya Murashima & Togi Makabe vs. Jet Wei & Naoki Sakurajima

Major League Wrestling recently announced one new match for the card of their Azteca Lucha event on May 11th in Chicago, Illinois:

  • Star Jr. & Fuego vs. Averno & Magnus