TNA Wrestling’s Hard to Kill event brought about a seismic shift in the promotion, as it signaled the beginning of a whole new era for the company. During the Snake Eyes taping, Scott D’Amore decided to shoot on Bruce Prichard in a big way.
The Snake Eyes TV taping took place on January 14th, 2024 at the Palms Casino Resort in Paradise, Nevada. The tapings featured quite a few memorable moments and promos from not just talent but Scott D’Amore as well.
Following Will Ospreay and Josh Alexander’s singles match during TNA Snake Eyes, TNA President Scott D’Amore took to the ring and cut a very passionate promo to the fans in attendance.
Reflecting on his 30+ years in the business, he recounted his journey from WCW to Canada and the opportunities provided by Jeff Jarrett and TNA. D’Amore acknowledged the company’s past struggles and declared his commitment to its revival, referencing the metaphorical resurrection of the promotion pronounced “dead” by Bruce Prichard
”I’ve spent 30+ years in this business from getting murdered in every arena down south in WCW, to going through tours in Canada to that time Jeff Jarrett and this company gave me an opportunity. And I saw the lowest of the lows when I came back here years ago, And I’ve seen how that dead corpse that lie here, which Bruce Prichard pronounced dead right here.
Scott D’Amore would then mention how pro wrestlers such as Will Ospreay manually pumped the heart of TNA again and brought it back to life. He then noted that TNA will never go away.
And I watched you the fans and I watched people like Josh Alexander. And I’ve watched people like Will Ospreay roll up their sleeves, reach their hands into that chest and manually pump that f**** heart again. [After TNA chants from the crowd] And that’s the sound that rings in my ears and that’s the sound that never died.
And by god if I drop dead tonight, the second I walk through that curtain, I’m happy because of Hard to Kill, I’m happy cause TNA is back. TNA is back and it’s never, ever going away.”
In case you weren’t aware, Bruce Prichard took over the role of TNA head writer from Vince Russo in 2011 and in 2012, was promoted to Senior Vice President, Programming & Talent Relations. He also briefly came back in 2017 when TNA was known as Global Force Wrestling, which many fans felt was when TNA died for good.
TNA also had their largest gate in decade with the Hard to Kill pay-per-view. TNA is back and better than ever, so we’ll have to wait and see how the company will prosper this year.
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Transcription by Ringside News